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Category Host entity Country
Staff Counsellor Int. Specialist UNDP Jordan

Staff Counsellor

Staff Counsellor

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Amman (JOR)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
6 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Supervision to be provided by the Staff Counsellor, Office of Human Resources.

  • Provide psychological support to individual personnel working in different geographic locations in person or through tele-counselling services; deliver group sessions for offices and teams on issues of common concern.
  • Provide advice and other support to managers to help them ensure a psychologically healthy workplace.
  • Contribute to the design of policies and guidelines, as well as information / booklets to increase awareness about issues related to mental health and well-being; contribute to/develop promotional materials on key topics.
  • Deliver workshops, trainings, and information sessions on a wide range of topics (e.g. stress management, domestic violence, mental health promotion etc) to ensure that staff regularly receive relevant information and are aware of sources where to find information or assistance.
  • Actively engage with management and staff with a view to identifying their concerns.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, and plan and implement other staff counselling activities to ensure the provision of cohesive counselling services.
  • At the request of Country Offices in RBAS, undertake missions to assess psychosocial risks and propose interventions to support UNDP personnel.
  • Support the implementation of the UN Psychosocial Response for Covid-19.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Masters or equivalent in clinical psychology, counselling, clinical social work or psychiatry.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • 5 to 7 years of working experience and expertise in counselling is required; experience in working in a hardship location and/or providing counselling in field locations is an asset.
  • Registration as a mental health professional in the country of origin is required.
  • Additional certification in trauma intervention, substance abuse counselling, cross-cultural communication is an advantage;
  • Experience in counselling victims of gender-based violence is an asset;
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Working knowledge of one other language (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian) would be an asset;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other health related experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 17 August 2021