Staff Counsellor Job at UNOCHA

Website United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)

The UNOCHA has published a job vacancy announcement on 30th April 2022 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Staff Counsellor to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recruiter United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Position Staff Counsellor
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Country Kenya
Total Vacant Post 22
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Five years
Application Deadline 28th May 2022

UNOCHA Job Vacancy 2022

Job Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Staff Counsellor will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop and implement employee assistance programs and services aimed to reduce stress levels of OCHA staff and associated parties, in particular those who are exposed to severe emotional and psychological elements related to humanitarian response.
  • Assist OCHA managers to identify and resolve issues and situations in OCHA’s operations which may induce stress and stress related symptoms.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of staff wellbeing and mental health programmes/projects, including: monitoring and analyzing programme/project development and implementation; reviewing relevant documents and reports; identifying challenges and issues to be addressed and proposing supportive actions to overcome them; liaising with relevant parties; identifying and tracking follow-up actions.
  • Support the informal resolution of workplace relationship matters; assist all parties concerned to find agreements suitable to all; liaise with other relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures governing employee relations and safety issues, identify potential areas or issues that would benefit from stress-reducing measures (e.g., staff/relations, gender and cross-cultural management issues, contingency procedures etc.) and propose or recommend possible solutions.
  • Collaborate closely with the Office of the Ombudsman and the Ethics Office.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: STAFF COUNSELLOR, P3
  • Job Code Title: STAFF COUNSELLOR
  • Department/Office: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Duty Station: NAIROBI
  • Posting Period: 29 April 2022 – 28 May 2022
  • Job Opening Number: 22-Human Resources-OCHA-178627-R-Nairobi (O)
  • Staffing Exercise: N/A

Qualification:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in clinical psychology, counselling psychology, or in a related academic discipline, supplemented with other relevant studies/extensive courses in psychological assessment, cross-cultural communication, substance abuse, stress management or related field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience in developing and implementing counselling and Employee Assistance Programmes at international level is required.
  • Work experience with stress-related management issues applied in field environments is required.
  • Experience providing counselling and psychological support in an emergency operational setting is desirable.
  • A minimum of two years within the last five years of international field experience in humanitarian and/or development contexts is desirable.

How to Apply UNOCHA Staff Counsellor Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=178627

The Closing Date: 28th May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

To apply for this job please visit careers.un.org.