United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) – Consultancy (Mental Health For Managers).

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Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: Academic qualifications and required level of education: Preferred Ph.D.  in Clinical Psychology/organizational psychology.
  • Working experience: A minimum of 8 years working experience in mental health/leadership in Organizations and corporations
  • Must exhibit the UNICEF Core Values of:
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Competencies include the following: 
  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Proficiency in English language is a requirement. French is an added advantage.

Desired
competencies, technical background, and experience

  1. a)      Education: 
    Academic qualifications and required level of education: Preferred Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology/organizational psychology.
  2. b)      Working experience:

A minimum of 8 years working experience in mental health/leadership in Organizations and corporations

  1. c)      Must exhibit the UNICEF Core Values of:
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  1. d)      Competencies include the following: 
  2. Builds and maintains partnerships
  3. Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  4. Drive to achieve results for impact
  5. Manages ambiguity and complexity
  6. Thinks and acts strategically
  7. Works collaboratively with others
  8. Proficiency in English language is a requirement. French is an added advantage.

Responsibilities

Goal and Objective:

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Staff Counsellor and with support from the Chair of the Human Resources Development Committee (HRDC), the consultant will initiate the first phase of the project aimed at assessing the specific role of the managers and their integration of wellbeing in workplans, the strategies used (and challenges experienced) by managers as they strive to develop psychologically safe and organizational mental fitness informed working
environments. The consultant will also assess the current preventive measures utilized by managers vs. reactive/response-driven measures to support the wellbeing of staff.

As part of phase 1 of a broad-based consultancy, the selected consultant will conduct the following activities:   

  • Interview different categories of managers and leaders (a minimum of 12 countries) using both qualitative and quantitative measures to better assess the current scope of the implementation of the integrated organizational mental health framework across relevant domains. Particularly, the specific roles of the managers in integrating wellbeing in work plans and develop psychologically safe and organizational mental fitness-informed working environment.
  • Assess the current measures utilized by managers (preventative vs.  reactive/response driven measures) to support the wellbeing of staff, with a focus on resilience among managers and mental health fitness.
  • Conduct a thorough systematic assessment of current leadership skills as it pertains to staff wellbeing management, supporting mangers in improving the “quality of life within the working environment” and de-stigmatizing the reality of mental health needs while balancing wellbeing and managing performance/delivery of services, including managers ‘needs related to the Duty of Care for managers.
  • The consultant will provide a comprehensive report/review on the best organizational trainings available in comparable settings to better equip managers in integrating an organizational mental health fitness approach.
  • Also, the consultant will make recommendations on what to include in the tailored training packages for the second phase based on the initial-phase assessment’s outcomes while comprehensively reviewing the already existing training packages/literature and assessing relevant resources focusing on resilience among managers and mental health fitness.   
  • Provide tailored and detailed recommendations on categorical thematic topics to be included in the development of orientation package(s) on the mental health fitness approach to be presented to the RMT in an introductory session of the training.
  • Flexible training package aimed for different categories of managers and leaders to
    better equip in designing psychologically informed organizational mental health fitness approach with clear assessment tools, behavioral markers, and outcomes.

Practical tools for Duty of Care

The consultant will conduct a thorough systematic assessment of current leadership skills as it
pertains to staff wellbeing management, the support of managers in improving the “quality of life within the working environment”, and methods to de-stigmatize the reality of mental health needs while balancing wellbeing and managing performance/delivery of services, including their own needs related to the Duty of Care for managers. Both quantitative and qualitative means of assessments will be conducted to collect comprehensive results covering the different typology of Country offices in ESAR.

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