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Staff Counsellor 05 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNWomen Thailand

Staff Counsellor

International Specialist
Bangkok (THA)
6 months with possibility of extension
05 February 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the guidance and supervision of the HR Workplace Relations Specialist, and in close collaboration with HR Business partners, and the technical supervision of the CISMU Regional Stress Counsellor, the counsellor will be responsible for:

  • Research and compile a comprehensive list of psychosocial resources and support available for UN Women personnel across all locations;
  • Identify stressors in the workplace, analyse emerging trends and discuss with Workplace Relations Advisor and provide suggestions for policy and procedures implementation as needed;
  • Provide counseling services or tele-counseling in allocated global locations and languages whenever face-to-face is not possible;
  • Design, prepare and implement stress management training, awareness materials, psychoeducation sessions and other events;
  • Provide managerial consultation to line and senior managers as needed;
  • Liaise with the Department of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) on complex mental health issues with support from the Department of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety;
  • Participate in team meetings as requested;
  • Conduct proactive outreach resilience building activities targeting specific group based on formal psychosocial risk assessment, or their potential vulnerability related to frequent exposure to risk factors that may impact their resilience;
  • Maintain confidential records and submit monthly statistics to supervisor and CISMU as agreed and end of assignment report;
  • Establish collaborative working relationships with counterparts and senior personnel at HQ and in the field;
  • Identify and remain up to date with inter-agency counter-parts;
  • Coordinate with UNDSS/CISMU regional stress counsellors;
  • Any other duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

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

60 Months
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience and expertise as clinical psychologist/psychiatrist or counsellor with experience in field.
  • Working experience in an international organization is an asset.
  • National License as clinical psychologist or psychiatrist is required
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Occupational health and safety

Accountability, Client Orientation, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 05 February 2021