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Stress Counsellor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Growth Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ world improvement community. It advocates for change and connects international locations to information, expertise and assets to assist individuals construct a greater life for themselves. It offers professional recommendation, coaching and grants help to growing international locations, with rising emphasis on help to the least developed international locations. It promotes technical and funding cooperation amongst nations.

Headquartered in New York Metropolis, the standing of UNDP is that of an government board inside the United Nations Common Meeting. The UNDP is funded fully by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The group operates in 177 international locations, the place it really works with native governments to satisfy improvement challenges and develop native capability.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Stress Counsellor

Job ID: 33066
Location: Abuja

Follow Space – Job Household: Administration – STRESS MANAGEMENT

Grade: P3

Emptiness Kind: FTA Worldwide

Posting Kind: Widespread System

Bureau: Africa

Contract Length: 1 12 months with chance for extension


  • Below the executive supervision of the Chief Safety Adviser for Nigeria and the technical steering of the CISMU Regional Stress Counsellor, the appointed Stress Counsellor will administrate a variety of stress administration actions, actively taking part in emergency preparedness within the nation in collaboration with UNDSS and the UN emergency coordination group as per the UNDSS CISMU commonplace operational procedures on important incident stress.

Duties and Obligations

The primary position of the Nationwide Stress Counsellor will probably be:

  • To construct a sustainable stress administration system within the UN Places of work working within the nation;
  • To enhance important incident stress administration preparedness of the UN safety administration system (UNSMS) in case of emergencies. That is relevant to the present COVID 19 disaster that’s thought-about as a protracted well being emergency that has complicated psychosocial repercussions for UN personnel within the brief and the long run that requires professional psychological interventions.

Different duties which may be required:

  • Develop and implement a stress administration plan relevant to all UN Companies within the nation.
  • Present particular person, group and significant incident counselling periods to workers and dependents as/when wanted.
  • Plan and facilitate preventative stress administration coaching on quite a lot of stress-related points to UN workers within the nation and flow into helpful studying assets associated to emphasize periodically.
  • To oversee, help, and coordinate actions of Nationally Recruited Nation Based mostly Stress Counsellor (NOB) primarily based in Maiduguri.
  • To help in establishing the Essential Incident Stress Intervention Cells (CISICs) together with deciding on Peer Helpers and household focal factors, facilitate peer helper coaching periods (collectively with UNDSS CISMU) and coordinate and comply with up on all related actions associated to see helpers.
  • Throughout the interval of workers teleworking from residence, ship group stress counselling periods to small goal teams utilizing teleworking services/strategies relating to COVID-19 and every other associated subject (e.g. stress administration, peer help, resilience).
  • Ship group nose to nose periods the place potential as will probably be organized by the workplace, to make sure that workers usually obtain related info, and are conscious of sources the place to seek out info or help.
  • Present steering/help to activate buddy methods, teaching, intervention and workers help teams
  • Present grief counselling for households, buddies and colleagues of deceased workers members.
  • Establish, deal with and comply with up on important incident stress circumstances amongst UN workers and dependents within the nation.
  • Have the ability to go to and journey usually to UN Places of work/Sub Places of work within the nation as a way to implement preventative stress administration coaching actions and supply technical consultations when wanted.
  • Liaise with native consultants and establishments within the nation for referral functions. Collaborate with UN managers, medical docs, and native physicians on psychosocial wellbeing points with the target of creating a community of execs able to help and intervene in case of want.
  • Advise UN administration on stress mitigating methods and actions
  • Carry out ongoing assessments and monitor the determinants of stress in UN workers to incorporate actions resembling knowledge assortment, analyses and associated documentation.
  • Present month-to-month stories to the Chief Safety Adviser with copies to UN Headquarters UNDSS CISMU Regional Stress Counsellor on all psychosocial help companies.

Key Aims;

  • The worldwide goal is to offer culturally delicate counselling companies for UN workers in Nigeria, actively taking part in emergency response with key stakeholders within the nation.

The Stress Counsellors will:

  • Carry out psychosocial wants evaluation amongst UN workers and monitor the evolving determinants of stress
  • Usually temporary UN workers and managers on the psychosocial facets of tCOVID-19.
  • Advise UN administration on short- and long-term stress mitigating methods and measures.
  • Present systematic stress counselling companies to UN personnel and households throughout and after the pandemic to stop stress-related illnesses together with melancholy and PTSD
  • Present psychoeducation and coaching to UN personnel and households in managing isolation, telecommuting stress and distressed relations
  • Apprise the DO/RC, the Chief Safety Adviser and UNDSS CISMU Regional Stress Counsellor on psychosocial companies offered.
  • The stress counsellors will handle all psychosocial help companies for UN personnel within the nation, in collaboration with the UN doctor primarily based in Abuja, below the executive steering /supervision of the UNDSS Chief Safety Advisor (CSA) for Nigeria and the technical supervision of the UNDSS CISMU Regional Stress Counsellor, New York.

Required Abilities and Expertise


  • MD (Physician in Drugs) with specialization in Psychiatry
  • Grasp’s Diploma in Psychology (Scientific Psychology or Counselling Psychology (Grasp’s Diploma ought to have been obtained after a Bachelor’s diploma in Psychology, Counselling or Social Work)
  • Extra coaching or expertise in a broad vary of associated fields resembling alcohol/substance abuse, stress administration, important incident stress and cross-cultural counselling and communication could be an asset
  • Certification (country-specific or worldwide licensure or equal) authorizing the incumbent to ship psychological well being companies as a Psychologist, Scientific Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist or Psychiatrist is required
  • Information concerning the area and its cultural practices associated to psychological well being and well-being is fascinating


  • A minimal of 5 (5) years of progressively accountable expertise in medical psychology, counselling psychology, psychoeducation or psychiatry, with a minimum of two (2) years of expertise managing psychological well being packages at worldwide stage.
  • Qualifying years of expertise are calculated after the receipt of an accredited superior stage diploma recognised by the United Nations.
  • Expertise in disaster administration or emergency response is required.
  • Expertise in offering stress counselling inside the United Nations system or every other Worldwide Group is fascinating

Language Necessities:

  • English and French are the 2 working languages of the United Nations.
  • For the publish marketed, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in every other native language is very fascinating.




  • Capability to make new and helpful concepts work .


  • Capability to influence others to comply with
  • Ensures groups are resourced for achievement  and empowered to ship

Folks Administration:

  • Capability to enhance efficiency and satisfaction.
  • Creates ambiance of belief to construct acceptance and search various views, cultures and particular person wants throughout the group


  • Capability to hear, adapt, persuade and rework.
  • Reliably and constantly listens and interprets info and instruction accurately


  • Capability to get issues finished whereas exercising good judgement.
  • Takes accountability for addressing important conditions and delivering core worth

Technical / Useful Detailed:

  • Replicate Reliably: Perform work, as directed, and exhibit motivation to develop
  • Professionalism: Execute & Study: Performs outlined duties effectively and deepens information of space of labor
  • Respect for Range: Implement & Handle: Workout routines expertise and information independently, demonstrating capacity to handle self and staff duties, in space of labor
  • Creativity: Apply & Adapt: Contributes expertise and information with demonstrated capacity to advance innovation and steady enchancment, in skilled space of experience
  • Innovation: Originate: Catalyzes new concepts, strategies, and functions to pave a path for innovation and steady enchancment in skilled space of experience
  • Dedication to steady studying: Navigate & Information: Charts a course for a methods method to steady studying, adaptation, and excellence, creating institutional imperatives to appreciate progress inside throughout the related career
  • Communication: Combine & Empower: Leads integral work of groups using experience, imaginative and prescient, problem-solving functionality, and collaborative vitality in skilled space of experience
  • Technological Consciousness: Position Mannequin & Resolve: Creates an setting to facilitate full institutional potential and governs UNDP’s strategic and political investments according to organizational values and ideas.

Software Closing Date

twenty second October, 2020.

The best way to Apply

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Necessary info for US Everlasting Residents (‘Inexperienced Card’ holders)

  • Below US immigration legislation, acceptance of a workers place with UNDP, a global group, could have important implications for US Everlasting Residents. UNDP advises candidates for all skilled stage posts that they need to relinquish their US Everlasting Resident standing and settle for a G-4 visa, or have submitted a legitimate utility for US citizenship previous to graduation of employment.
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Applicant details about UNDP rosters:

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