UNDSS Stress Counsellor Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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UNDSS Stress Counsellor Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNDSS Ethiopia looking for “Stress Counsellor”.

Applicants with a Master’s Degree may apply on or before 19th March, 2024.

The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is a department of the United Nations providing professional safety and security services to enable the United Nations to deliver its programmes globally. UNDSS reports directly to the Secretary-General. UNDSS manages a network of security advisers, analysts, officers and coordinators in more than 100 countries in support of around 180,000 United Nations personnel, 400,000 dependents and 4,500 United Nations premises worldwide.

The UNDSS has published a job vacancy announcement on 08th March, 2024 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Stress Counsellor to be based in Mekele, Ethiopia.

UNDSS Job Vacancy 2024

Tasks Description:

Within the delegated authority and under the administrative supervision of the Chief Security Adviser and the technical guidance of the CISMS Regional Stress Counsellor, the UN Volunteer Stress Counsellor, will administrate a wide range of stress management activities, actively participating in emergency preparedness in the country in collaboration with UNDSS and the UN emergency coordination group as per the UNDSS CISMS standard operational procedures on the Management of Stress and Critical Incident Stress (MSCIS). Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement a stress prevention and management plan applicable to all UN Agencies in the country.
  • Provide individual and group stress management and critical incident counselling sessions to the staff and dependents as/when needed,
  • Plan and facilitate training programmes on a variety of stress management related issues for UN personnel in the country and circulate useful reading resources related
  • to stress.
  • Assist in establishing the Critical Incident Stress Intervention Cells (CISICs) including selecting Peer Helpers and Family Focal Points; facilitating peer helper training
  • sessions (jointly with UNDSS CISMS); coordinating and following up on all relevant activities.
  • Liaise with existing local Staff Association to advocate for the organization of welfare activities for UN personnel.
  • Identify, address and follow up on high stress cases and critical incident stress cases among the UN personnel and dependents in the country.
  • Be willing to visit & travel regularly to the UN Offices/Sub Offices in the country in order to implement preventative stress management training activities and offer
  • technical consultations when needed.
  • Collaborate with UN managers, agency counsellors, medical doctors, local experts and institutions on psychosocial issues with the objective of establishing a network
  • of professionals ready to support and intervene in case of need.
  • Under the guidance of the CISMS Regional Stress Counsellor, coordinate all critical incident stress management activities with relevant stakeholders, including UN staff
  • counsellors in the country and in neighboring countries, Peer Helpers, Family Focal Points, Mental Health Professionals etc.
  • Advise UN management on stress mitigating strategies and activities.
  • Perform ongoing psychosocial needs assessments and monitor the determinants of stress in UN personnel, including activities such as data collection, analyses,
  • resource mapping and coordinating collective psychosocial capacity across UN agencies and partners.
  • Provide monthly reports to the Chief Security Adviser with copies to UNDSS CISMS on all his/her activities.

Position in Organization:

  • Job Title: Stress Counsellor
  • Description of assignment title: Stress Counsellor
  • Assignment country: Ethiopia
  • Expected start date: 15/04/2024
  • Sustainable Development Goal: 3. Good health and well-being
  • Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist
  • Host entity: DSS
  • Type: Onsite
  • Expected end date:31/12/2024
  • Number of assignments: 1
  • Duty stations: Mekele

Minimum Requirements:

Required education level:

  • Master degree or equivalent in Clinical Psychology or Psychiatry.

Required experience:

  • 3 years of experience in stress counselling, clinical psychology, psychiatry, or related field.
  • A valid certification to practice at national level in clinical psychology or psychiatry is required.
  • Additional training or experience in a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, stress management, critical incident stress and cross-cultural communication would be an asset.


  • English, Level: Fluent, Required.

How to Apply UNDSS Stress Counsellor Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://app.unv.org/opportunities/1750653299029248

The Closing Date: 19th March, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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