If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
For every child, a better future Reporting to the Regional Chief of Human Resources and under technical supervision of the NYHQ Staff Counsellor, your role as Regional Staff Counsellor will be to serve UNICEF staff and Offices in the specific region(s) and contribute to the global staff well-being functions and activities. You will ensure mental health support is available to staff members and their families for individual counselling and other psycho-social needs in the region(s). This may include travel to various UNICEF offices in the region(s). Currently, there is a vacant post of Regional Staff Counsellor based in Bangkok, East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), serving UNICEF staff in the East Asia and Pacific Region. Successful candidates may be considered for vacant positions in other duty stations, should they arise.
If you are creative and passionate about promoting a healthy and balanced work-life of employees, this is the chance to make a difference by: Collaborating with the Regional Director(s), the Staff Counsellor (NYHQ), Regional Chiefs of Human Resources and colleagues in facilitating the development, implementation and coordination of the corporate Staff Well-Being framework aimed at improving staff well-being globally. Developing strategies for implementing the Staff Well-Being framework in the regions and monitoring the impact of the framework at regional and country levels. Facilitating psycho-social support to staff leadership, managers and staff during emergencies and other crises, supporting leadership and offices on healthy work practices and recommending staff support strategies to managers during and following emergencies and other crises. Providing Critical Incident Stress Management to groups and/or individual staff following critical incidents, employing a holistic approach which may include services such as practical support, psychological first aid, strategic advice to leadership, family support and individual and group interventions. Coordinating the regional network of Peer Support Volunteers (PSVs), including selection, training and technical supervision. Raising awareness on staff well-being and related topics and cooperating with Regional and Country Offices to integrate subjects such as health work practices, managing stress and trauma into learning strategies. Coordinating and working in collaboration with the network of UN counsellors regionally, sharing experiences to the extent possible. Coordinating with UNDSS and Peer Support Volunteers to ensure provision of adequate psychosocial support during emergencies.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will need to have … An Advanced University Degree (Master’s) in counselling, clinical psychology or related mental health profession or related technical field A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant progressive work experience, at the national and international levels, in staff support, mental health, cross cultural communications, counselling, and related areas; of which five years should be international experience preferably gained within the UN system or the international development/humanitarian aid sector. Track record showing resourcefulness and keen social awareness and sound judgment pertaining to common counseling caveats. Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.
For Every Child, you demonstrate: Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here.
This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation