• STAFF WELFARE ASSOCIATE GL6 Jobs in Malaysia - 1014505

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • 6 - 8 Years
  • Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
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Job Description


Post No ADM/006/19

Grade GL6 (UNOPS Post) – 1 post

Language Fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia

Effective Date As soon as possible

Duration Until 31 December 2019 (with possibility of extension)

Location UNHCR Office in Kuala Lumpur

Salary approximately min MYR 4,79700 nett per month –GL6 (UNOPS)

General Background

UNHCR has dedicated personnel working in 134 countries around the world, from major capitals to remote and often dangerous locations Given the nature of work, the psychological risks range from workplace stress, exposure to traumatic situations and vicarious exposure to traumatic experiences of people of concern All these can reflect at the individual, interpersonal and team levels and can affect the staff well-being and in turnt the efficiency of the operation

UNHCR Malaysia is looking for a clinical psychologist to provide mental health and psychosocial support to its staff The Senior Staff Welfare Assistant will collaborate closely with the management team in the operation, human resources as well as the field safety focal point, maintaining respect for professional boundaries and confidentiality of individual cases The incumbent will work closely with the existing Peer Advisors in the office and collaborate with the Office of the Ombudsman as well as Ethics Office The Senior Staff Welfare Assistant will be a member of the UN Staff and Stress Counsellor Group, and will have to adhere to its professional and ethical standards as well as other technical issuances

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Staff Welfare Associate reports to the Head of the Administrative Services Unit, with support by the Head of the Health Unit and overall supervision by the Representative The incumbent will be responsible for

The provision of one- to one counselling, in a compassionate, ethical and professional manner, while respecting and maintaining client confidentialityDevelop clear and concise treatment plans that would contribute to client improvementProvide group counselling when requested, preparing relevant discussions and interactions in order to address staff challenges and emotional concernsProvide immediate crisis intervention and psychological support to individuals after a critical incidentProvide psycho-education group sessions on mental health issues and positive coping mechanismsDevelop and sharing mental health resources that would contribute to staff resilience and mind-setProvide tailored mental health and psychosocial initiatives in liaison with the Peer Support Network and Staff Council


6 years relevant experience with High school diploma plus Advanced Training/Certificate in Psychology (preferably those with Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with 4 years of experience and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with 1 year of experience)Registered with recognised professional bodyComputer skills (in MS office, Powerpoint, Excel)Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

Key Competencies and other competencies required

High level of self-awareness, with excellent observation and listening skillsAble to work with people of different backgrounds and cultureObserves and adhere to ethical, legal and therapeutic standardsExcellent written and verbal, and interpersonal communication skillsAbility to develop and tailor presentations to effectively deliver psychoeducationStrong critical thinking and problem-solving skillsFamiliar with CBT, motivational interviewing and solution-focused techniquesTraining in mindfulness or solution-focused counselling an asset

Managerial Competencies

Judgement and Decision Making
Empowering and Building Trust

Cross-Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking
Innovation and Creativity
Planning and Organizing



All candidates must have substantial relevant knowledge of the local conditions Proficiency in English and Bahasa Malaysia There will be a written test for this job openingCandidates MUST include a recent curriculum vitae or UN Personnel History Form (P11) with their application, without which their candidature will not be reviewedApplications in writing are to indicate the VN number and the post title on the envelope and to be addressed to the Administration/Finance Officer, UNHCR Kuala Lumpur, P O Box 10185, 50706 Kuala Lumpur Any decision to withdraw an application must be submitted in the same manner


Applications reaching the UNHCR Kuala Lumpur after the closing date will not be accepted

Profile Summary

Type:Company Job

Role:Senior Executive


Salary:Not Disclosed

Deadline:10th Mar 2020

Company Profile

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

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