Mental Health Consultant, Belgrade, Serbia

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Serbia

City: Belgrade, Serbia

Office: OSCE Mission to Serbia, Belgrade

Closing date: Thursday, 25 February 2021

Issued by: OSCE Mission to Serbia

Vacancy number: VNSRMC00668

Vacancy type: Experts/Consultants

Number of posts: 1-2

Duty station: Belgrade

Date of issue: 17 February 2021

Deadline for application: 25 February 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Date of entry on duty: 15 March 2021


This vacancy is open both for citizens of the Republic of Serbia and for candidates with another nationality.

The restrictions that have disrupted many of the usual living and working routines due to the global Covid-19 pandemic have also brought about increased levels of stress and anxiety among working people, as well as heavily disturbed work-life balance. Consequences of the disruption on people’s mental health, resilience and the ability to manage stress are bound to be long lasting.

Therefore, the OSCE Mission to Serbia is looking for a Mental Health Consultant, to support personnel in re-establishing their wellbeing, resilience and ability to manage stress, both in the course of the pandemic and in its immediate aftermath.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the OSCE Human Resources Section, the consultant(s) will be responsible for:

Delivering an introductory presentation (of approx. 2 hours) to all Mission personnel on "Mental Health Matters" comprising such elements as:What is mental health; Factors which affect mental health; Stigma; Stress and stress management; Spotting signs of distress; Mental health conditions (Depression; Anxiety disorders; Psychosis; Eating disorders; Suicide; Self-harm); Recovery; Supporting mental health in the workplace; Useful statistics; Helpful resources; Providing individual mental health/therapeutic support to individual members of the Mission as the Mission’s "on-call" mental health adviser in 2021. Such sessions are to be done in a totally confidential and safe surrounding, including over the phone or on an online platform (no recording is allowed), in the duration of up to 60 minutes (maximum 5 sessions per employee); If needed and if agreed, delivering 3-hour workshops on such topics as:Stress management; Employee wellbeing and resilience; Work-life balance and mental health:Leading and managing remotely.Performing other assignments as agreed.

Necessary Qualifications

Advanced university degree (MA/MSc, MPhil or PhD) in Clinical Psychology or a degree of Doctor of Medicine with specialization in Psychiatry.

Minimum 10 years of professional work experience in providing psychotherapy and occupational health support to groups and individuals.

Membership of the relevant national professional body and licence to practice psychotherapy or medicine;
For applicants who are citizens of the Republic of Serbia: professional fluency in Serbian language, both oral and written, and very good knowledge of English language;
For applicants with another citizenship: professional fluency in English, both oral and written;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural, national and religious background;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE Competency Model available at: //">https: //

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

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Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

The consultant(s) will be employed on a Special Service Agreement for the duration of 2021, subject to satisfactory performance, and will be paid for the actual services provided, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience. The proposed fees are as follows:

delivering the introductory presentation and any subsequent workshops: up to RSD 30,000 or EUR 250 per workshop;
individual mental health/therapy sessions: up to RSD 4,000 or EUR 30.

How To Apply

Please apply online through this website ( //">https: // no later than 25 February 2021. Only applications received through this website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 22 March 2021 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.