Staff Counsellor, P4, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), Budapest, Hungary (Not for Hungarian nationals)

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United Nations Children’s Fund Staff Counsellor, P4, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), Budapest, Hungary (Not for Hungarian nationals) Hungary UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “Staff Counsellor, P4, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), Budapest, Hungary (Not for Hungarian nationals)”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 12-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 05-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Staff Counsellor, P4, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), Budapest, Hungary (Not for Hungarian nationals) to be based in Budapest, Hungary. For more jobs, please visit

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: Staff Counsellor, P4, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), Budapest, Hungary (Not for Hungarian nationals)

Duty Station: Budapest, Hungary

Country: Hungary

Application Deadline: 12-Jul-24




This is a temporary appointment for 364 days.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a calling.

We are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not a job, it’s a calling.

UNICEF’s Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary provides services to UNICEF offices globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology. For more information about GSSC please visit our webpage at Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) and check this YouTube.

How can you make a difference?

The GSSC Office is looking for a Staff Counsellor who could support the overall well-being of UNICEF staff and their families in GSSC, PFP, ICTD and EMOPS Offices. This involves raising awareness about mental health and healthy work practices; improving the work-life balance of UNICEF staff on work-related and/or personal problems.

This will involve:

  1. Facilitate the development, implementation and coordination of a framework aiming at improved Staff Well-Being.
  2. Facilitate effective psycho-social support to staff leadership, managers and individual staff to mitigate stress and boost protective factors.
  3. Provide Critical Incident Stress Management to groups and/or individual staff following critical incidents, such as Psycho-education, psychological first aid.
  4. Training and awareness raising on Staff Well-Being.

For Key function, Accountabilities and related duties/tasks please check Job Description HERE

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


  • Advanced University degree in counselling, clinical psychology or related mental health profession is required. 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 is an asset.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of professional 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.
  • Track record showing resourcefulness and keen social awareness and sound judgement pertaining to common counselling caveats, e.g. overzealous client advocacy, burnout, the need for self-care and personal counselling.
  • An empathic non-judgmental clinical approach with tact and confidentiality.
  • Evidence of previous experience in adhering to professional boundaries, e.g. administrating only those services for which supervised training has been administered.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, Leads and Manages People.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will receive…

  • A competitive salary 2022 ICSC Professional Salary scale (UN) access the UN Salary Scale worldwide Salaries and Allowances (UN), and here a salary calculator SalCalcInt ( for simulation.
  • Holidays and leave 18 days of annual leave per year
  • Parental leave
  • Dependency allowance
  • United Nations sponsored medical insurance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Optional life insurance plan
  • Access to professional development and learning programs, online learning and learning path.
  • Access to staff well-being support
  • Access to career development support

Please visit Compensation and Benefit site on UNICEF Career page

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to delivering the best results for children.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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