quarta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2010

ONU seleciona Conselheiro para o Haiti

Programa da ONU seleciona Voluntário Internacional remunerado para posto de Conselheiro Social no Haiti

United Nations Volunteers (UNV) é a organização da ONU que promove o voluntariado em prol da paz e desenvolvimento mundial. O voluntariado pode transformar o ritmo ea natureza do desenvolvimento, e beneficia tanto a sociedade em geral e do voluntário individual. UNV contribui para a paz e desenvolvimento, defendendo para o voluntariado a nível mundial, do incentivo aos parceiros para integrar o voluntariado em programas de desenvolvimento e mobilização de voluntários.

O Programa recebe inscrições até o dia 14 de fevereiro de 2010 para o cargo de Conselheiro da Missão Minustah no Haiti. A missão do Conselheiro é prestar assistência pessoal e serviços aos funcionários da ONU em missão naquele País.

Vale lembrar que os voluntário estão expostos a uma série de doenças tropicais e deve cumprir todas as formalidades médica prevista na proposta de atribuição antes de viajar e trazer com eles suficientes e adequados suprimentos médicos.

Segue abaixo todas as informações (em inglês) alusivas à contratação do Profissional.

Lembrando que inscrições e outras informações somente por meio do e-mail:
volvacancy@unvolunteers.org até o dia 14 de fevereiro.

Termo de Referência

Preamble: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development, and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers. In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UNV volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities. In all assignments, UNV volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UNV volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

1. UNV Assignment Title:
Staff Counselor

2. Type of Assignment :
International UNV volunteer

3. Project Title:
UNV Assistance to MINUSTAH, ID no. 00036527

4. Duration:
Initial contract up to 30 June or 31 December

(whichever comes first following arrival in Mission area),

with subsequent 6-month contract extensions

5. Location, Country:
Port-au-Prince, Haïti (exact duty station will be determined upon arrival in Mission area and can change in course of assignment)

6. Expected Starting Date:

7. Brief Project Description:
To render staff counseling and welfare services to staff of the UN peace-keeping mission

8. Host Agency/Host Institute:
Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH)

9. Organizational Context:
MINUSTAH was established in 2004 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

10. Type of Assignment Place:
Non-Family Duty Station

11. Description of Duties

The UNV Staff Counselor will work under the supervision of the Chief Staff Counseling Unit to carry out the following duties:

Provide adequate counseling services within the Mission area (e.g. overall assessment of the psycho-social needs of staff members, development of the services, etc.);

Perform individual assessments in the case of individual staff members experiencing difficulty coping and/or presenting mental health-related symptoms or syndromes;

Advise the Senior Staff Counselor and other Personnel Officers, as necessary, on individual cases where an identified problem is likely to have a professional, vocational and/or counseling impact (e.g. work-related problems due to a psychological issue, conflict resolution, need-oriented medication, etc.);

Advise Chiefs of Section, as necessary or upon request, with the aim at improving the working atmosphere in their Section and resolving problems of a work-related or personal nature that adversely affect job performance and productivity;

Perform critical incident stress defusing and/or debriefings (individual and/or in group) whenever and wherever there is a need for it;

Ensure, in conjunction with the Medical Services, a continuum of services (referral, short-term supportive intervention) to individual staff members who have HIV/AIDS or to those staff members suffering from other serious diseases or illnesses;

 Establish a link and liaise with the Staff Welfare Committee and its members in order to develop programmes designed to improve the quality of life of staff members within the Mission area;

 Provide training sessions on stress management, trauma, conflict resolution, teambuilding and communication as needed;

 Monitor environmental factors that could lead to stress, with particular focus on stress related to critical incidents, including emergency and crisis situations, with respect to civilian staff members of the Mission;

 Develop, organize and implement, in coordination with the programme manager, a stress management programme for such staff;

 To the extent possible, build capacity amongst staff to manage their own stress, conflict, welfare, teambuilding and related issues, e.g. through peer help, train-the-trainer or other mechanisms;

 Perform any other tasks related to staff counseling or staff welfare as may be required.

Furthermore, UNV volunteers are encouraged to:

 Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

 Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; network and build relationships with local organizations, groups or individuals and support and/or participate in local volunteering initiatives; reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;

 Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; initiate and/or participate in local volunteer groups, including assisting them in submitting stories and experiences to the World Volunteer Web site;

 Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible;

 Encourage, mobilize and support co-workers, fellow UNV volunteers and members of the local community to play an active part in peace and development activities on a voluntary basis;

 Discuss with supervisors on how volunteerism for peace and development can be mainstreamed through the assignment and integrate activities that promote volunteerism for peace and development into work plans;

 Assist with the UNV “buddy programme” for newly-arrived UNV volunteers.

12. Results/Expected Output

 Psycho-social needs of MINUSTAH staff are being adequately addressed, witness indicators such as reduced stress levels, reduced number of inter-staff conflicts, increased productivity and performance, increased feeling of well-being, increased capacity of staff for early identification of issues and ways to address them at an early stage, etc.;

 A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

13. Qualifications/Requirements & Core Competencies

Education: a master’s degree in psychology, social work, vocational counseling or adult education. A bachelor’s degree with significant work experience will be considered;

Experience: a minimum of three years of practical experience in guidance counseling, cross-cultural psychology and stress management; international (UN or NGO) field experience desirable;

Computer skills: excellent knowledge in common office software (word processing and spreadsheets) essential;

Language skills: fluency in oral and written French and English compulsory; knowledge of Spanish and/or Haitian Creole is an asset;

Other Skills: ability to perform duties under stress and in a potentially hostile atmosphere.

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