About UNICEF: Employment

Temporary Appointment: Staff Counselor, UNICEF Staff Well-Being Unit, DHR, NYHQ

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.


UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a  UNICEF Staff Well-Being Unit, DHR, NYHQ


Please see Terms of Reference


Advanced University degree in counselling, clinical psychology or related mental health profession. Additional training or certification in staff support and traumatic / critical incident stress as well as a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, family counselling, training, stress management.

- Minimum eight years of national and especially international work experience in staff support, mental health, cross cultural communications, counselling, and related areas, preferably gained within the UN system or international development/humanitarian aid sector.
- Fluency in English and another UN Language. Knowledge of French / Spanish / Arabic desirable.


UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed and up-to-date CV/resume, UN Personal History Form (P-11), as well as a cover letter explaining their interest in and suitability for this position, to: landersson@unicef.org (email subject “Application Staff Counsellor TA”) by 22 August 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.








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