Staff Counsellor - IOM
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Close on 28 Sep 2020
Location: Thailand
Grade: Int. Expert Volunteers
Occupations: Mental Health
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Job Description

Minimum age: 35 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority Clinical and technical supervision to be provided by Staff Welfare personnel nominated by the Staff Welfare Officer, Administrative supervision to be provided, when possible, at the Regional Level.

  • Establish collaborative working relationships with counterparts and senior personnel in the respective Regions;
  • Provide tele-counselling services in allocated global locations and languages;
  • Offer and participate in the preparation of education material and seminars;
  • Provide management consultation as needed;
  • Refer on to Staff Welfare for complex mental health issues;
  • Participate in supervision and team meetings;
  • Be proactive in reaching out to missions/specific groups of staff
  • Maintain confidential records and submit monthly statistics as agreed and end of assignment report;
  • Maintain confidentiality and professional practice standards;
  • Any other duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

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

6 Months
  • 15 years of working experience and expertise in counseling, with experience in/counseling deep field or in the multilateral sector an asset.
  • Fluent in Russian or Arabic is required (priority would be Russian language)
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Fluent
Social work

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28-09-2020

About UNV

UNV is based in Bonn, Germany, with around 150 staff members at headquarters, and 6,500 volunteers deployed in the field. UNV also has an Office in New York, five Regional Offices in Amman, Bangkok, Dakar, Nairobi, and Panama City and around 60 Field Units that represent the organization at the country level.

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UNV seeks to leverage the power of volunteerism and volunteers as a means of implementation and people engagement for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

UNV's Strategic Framework 2018-2021 focuses on two main outcomes, and on institutional effectiveness:

  1. The efforts of Member States to deliver on the 2030 Agenda are supported through volunteerism as an effective means of implementation and people engagement.
  2. The United Nations system is supported to deliver on the 2030 Agenda through the engagement of UN-Volunteers and the integration of volunteerism.