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Associate Stress Counselor

Job Category:
Stress Counselors
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
09 November, 2005
Last Date to apply:
23 November, 2005
Experience in years
2 to 4

Minimum of three years professional experience in psychological counseling with special emphasis on critical incident stress;
Well-developed communication, leadership and team-building skills;
Fluency in written and spoken English and in Pakistan local language(s);
Professional experience with the United Nations is desirable.


The main role of the Associate Stress Counselor will be to assist the Stress Counselor in building a sustainable stress management system in UN Offices in the country with special focus on the earthquake-affected provinces of the country, and in improving critical incident stress management preparedness of the local UN security system in the case of an emergency.


Under the supervision of the Stress Counselor, the duties of the Associate Stress Counselor are: 

To provide direct stress counseling services to UN staff and their dependents;

To work extensively in the earthquake-affected provinces in order to implement preventative and mitigating stress management activities and to visit other parts of the country as per needs;

To assist with data collection and analysis;

To conduct training sessions on stress management for UN staff;

To enforce and to facilitate the activities of the Critical Incident Stress Management Cells (SMC) at the country level with special focus on the earthquake-affected sites;

To perform all other stress-related activities deemed necessary by the Stress Counselor;

To provide regular written reports on performed activities to the Stress Counselor;

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeAdvanced university degree in psycho-educational studies, psychology, psychiatry, clinical social work or other clinical mental health professions; Certification or country-specific licensure authorizing the incumbent to deliver mental health services; Additional training or experience in a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, family counseling, stress management, critical incident stress and cross-cultural communication would be an asset;