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UN Stress Counsellor
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor JAM10 - 07-2020   Click here to participate
Office :Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline :24-May-20 @ 11:59 PM (New York time)
Posted on :04-May-20 @ 01:58 PM (New York time)
Reference Number :65568
Link to Atlas Project :
00042506 - Management Plan
Documents :
Terms of Reference
Financial Proposal Template
UNDP Contract Template with GTC
e-Tendering Guide for Bidders
Overview :

Post Level: National Consultant

Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy

Expected start date: July 2020

Period of assignment/services: 12 months (Part-time)


The main role of the UN Stress Counsellor will be to build a sustainable stress management system in the UN Offices operating in the country and to improve critical incident stress management preparedness of the UN Security system in case of emergencies.


Under the supervision of the Security Advisor, and the UNDSS/CISMU Regional Stress Counsellor, the incumbent is responsible for designing a sustainable stress management system in the UN Offices operating in Jamaica. The UN Stress Counsellor will be specifically responsible for the following tasks:


  • Monitor (follow-up) the factors of stress identified by the previous Stress Counsellor in the UN Offices as well as stress levels among UN staff and identify new ones; visiting regularly the UN Offices in the country to implement preventative and mitigating stress management activities.
  • Organize and conduct a minimum of 6 training sessions/workshops on stress and stress related issues for UN personnel (related training expenses will be covered by UNDSS)
  • Advise UN Management on stress mitigating strategies, decisions and activities

Response and follow-up:

  • On need basis (no maximum limit). Provide on-site specialized assistance on a critical incident within 12 hours.
  • Follow-up of critical incident and stress cases among UN staff in the country following UNDSS/CISMU Standard Operational Procedures: provide individual and/or group counselling and refer to the already identified External mental health professionals (EMHP) when needed.
  • Coordinate and supervise (quarterly coordination meetings) the peer helper group and organize a yearly-training workshop jointly with the UNDSS CISMU.
  • Provide monthly reports to the Regional Stress Counsellor and the Security Advisor on all activities.
  • Participate in at least two CISMU (regional and global) annual meetings in other countries.
  • Strengthen the already existing network of professionals ready to intervene in case of need by liaising with local experts and institutions as well as with UN line managers, medical doctors and local physicians.
  • Participate in the UN wellness day (held annually) for UN staff in the country.
  • Be in regular contact with all UN agencies in the country to implement preventative and mitigating stress management activities.
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