Staff Counsellor

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

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 Counsellors, the counsellor will be responsible for:

• Research and compile 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 counselling services or tele-counselling in allocated global locations and languages whenever face-to-face is not possible; • Design, prepare and implement stress management trainings, 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. Results/expected outputs • As an active UN Women team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-oriented and high-quality support rendered to UN Women and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of their functions, including; • Support UN Women in strengthening its Staff well-being; • Develop appropriate psychoeducation materials regarding Staff well-being; • Maintain confidentiality and professional practice standards; • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment; • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Core Values: • Respect for Diversity • Integrity • Professionalism Core Competencies: • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues • Accountability • Creative Problem Solving • Effective Communication • Inclusive Collaboration • Stakeholder Engagement • Leading by Example

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

The assignment will take place in the nation’s capital, Dakar, a family duty station (Hardship classification A) with missions to the region. Dakar is a liveable city. The spontaneous reception and hospitality of the Senegalese are among the characteristic features of this West African country. The living conditions in Dakar are good, as well as the access to health services. The yellow fever vaccine is compulsory, and vaccination cards should be presented at the entrance. Vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis A and B are also recommended. The basic drugs are available in pharmacies, but it is recommended to bring specific prescription drugs. According to ANSD/RGPHAE 2020 official estimates, the Dakar metropolitan area population reaches over 3,9 million people. The total population of Senegal is 16 705 608 inhabitants (ANSD 2020). Senegal is located on UTC/ GMT. Senegal has a warm climate and sunny days throughout the year that make it a comfortable duty station. Daytime temperatures are, on average, around 30°C. The rainy season is in the northern hemisphere’s summer/fall. The currency used in Senegal is called Franc CFA (XOF). On 1st March 2021, the average exchange rate is 1 USD = 535,913XOF. Many hotels, restaurants and businesses in Senegal accept the leading international credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc.). It is also possible to withdraw cash from automatic telling machines found in all the major cities. The accommodation facilities are in general good, and the choice is vast. It is possible to rent unfurnished and furnished accommodations from 450 to 2000 USD. UN Volunteers can also co-rent and share private concessions, which must comply with Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards (MORSS). Local taxis can easily arrange Transportation in town. A valid passport is required to enter Senegal and a negative COVID-19 test. ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) nationals are not required an entry visa. Citizens of other countries may be required an entry visa or long-stay visa. They should contact the closest Senegalese representation. Senegalese Embassies and consulates in various West African countries and other parts of the world issue visas before travel.

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