Stress Counselor, P-4

Posting Title: Stress Counsellor, P-4

Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 19 May 2016 - 17 July 2016
Reference Link: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=53109
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the security programmes and activities of the United Nations System. This position is located in the Critical Incident Stress Management Unit within the Field Support Services (FSS), Department for Safety and Security. CISMU coordinates the management of stress and critical incident stress UN system wide to promote the psycho-social wellbeing of all UN staff and their dependents and ensure that their psycho-social needs are addressed. The incumbent reports to the Chief, CISMU.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in clinical psychology or a medical doctorate with certificate of specialization or completion of residency in psychiatry. A valid certification to practice at national level in clinical psychology or psychiatry is required. Additional certification in a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, family counselling, health, policy or mental health program design and management, critical incident stress management, and or cross-cultural communication is desirable.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in clinical psychology, psychiatry, or related field, with at least three years at the international level or at a national level with cross border experience is required. Experience in crisis or emergency response is required. Experience in providing cross border stress counseling, clinical psychology or psychiatry is desirable. A minimum of two years experience in managing, planning and organizing mental health programmes or projects is desirable.
English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in another UN Official language is desirable.
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