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Purpose for the job :
to support the overall well-being of UNICEF staff and their families, as well as teams in UNICEF offices in the region.
The post will contribute towards the development of a corporate framework for Staff Well-Being and promote its implementation at the regional level.
facilitating the provision of assistance to staff / family experiencing work-related and / or personal problems; facilitating the provision of immediate support following a traumatic incident and related tasks.
The Regional Staff Counsellor will coordinate and work in collaboration with the network of UN counsellors regionally. Frequent field missions and close collaboration with Country Offices are required.
The position is office-based, located in the regional office and reports to the Regional Director, is technically supervised by the Chief of Staff Wellbeing NYHQ and works in close collaboration with the Chief of HR.
Summary of key functions / accountabilities :
1. In collaboration with the Regional Director, the Staff Wellbeing Chief (NYHQ), Regional Human Resources Chief and colleagues, facilitate the development, implementation and coordination of a corporate framework aiming at improved Staff Well-Being regionally and where required globally :
d) Lobby and provide input for improvement.
2. Facilitate the provision of effective psycho-social support to staff leadership, managers and individual staff prioritizing emergency locations with the aim to mitigating stress and boost protective factors by :
a) Providing support and advice to the leadership and managers in offices on healthy work practices and approaches on how to effectively support staff and encourage resilience.
g) Assess and monitor psycho-social needs and issues affecting the wellbeing of staff.
3. Provide Critical Incident Stress Management to groups-and / or individual staff following critical incidents, employing a holistic which may include services such as practical support.
Psycho-education, psychological first aid, strategic advice to leadership, family support and individual or group interventions by :
c) Recommending and arranging for individual and / or group follow-up support to staff and their dependents.
4. Training and awareness raising on Staff Well-Being related topics :
b) Cooperate with Regional and Country Offices to integrate subjects such as health work practices, managing stress and trauma, building resiliency, etc.
into learning strategies, in consultation with and guidance by the Regional Director.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
g. overzealous client advocacy, burnout, the need for self-care and personal counselling. An empathic non-judgmental clinical approach with tact and confidentiality.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
Core competencies skills
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.