National Consultant


(Vietnamese national only)

Position Title : National Consultant

Duty Station : Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Type of Appointment : Short term 6 months contract (With possibility of Extension)

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 5:00 PM, February 07, 2020

Reference Code : VN2020/HN/03 (C)


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the lead United Nations agency on Migration, delivers and promotes comprehensive, preventive and curative migrant health programmes which are beneficial, accessible, and equitable for migrants and mobile populations.

IOM in Viet Nam implements migration health activities with the goal of enhancing the Vietnamese government capacity to promote and support local community responses to address migration health related challenges. In 2019, the Ministry of Health (MOH), Viet Nam, IOM and World Health Organization jointly undertook the Situation Analysis of Migrant Health in Viet Nam which aimed to identify health needs, gaps and priorities for future migrant health planning. The findings from the analysis were shared with other ministries, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and academia at a validation workshop in December 2019.

In order to build on and ensure the sustainability of the findings attained under the Situation Analysis of Migrant Health in Viet Nam, IOM, MOH and WHO plan to continue carrying out migrant health initiatives in Viet Nam based on key recommendations from the analysis study.

Core Functions/Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM) and Head of Programme Unit IOM Viet Nam and the direct supervision of the Migration Health Project Development and Implementation Officer, the successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Research, collect and analyse relevant information on identified issues within the field of migration and health
  • Support drafting of project documents
  • Assist in translation work from Vietnamese to English and vice versa
  • Support logistics and organization of events, meetings and workshop when needed
  • Undertake duty travel as required
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Vietnamese national
  • Bachelor’s degree with five years experience, preferably with public health, medicine, nursing, social science, or Master’s degree with two year experience in public health
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and respect diversity
  • Working experience or knowledge in migration issues for non?governmental organizations, international governmental organizations or government institutions is a strong asset
  • Proven written and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to produce quality work to set deadlines
  • Team work oriented but with a capacity to work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese

How to apply:

All interested candidates should download and complete an IOM Personal History Form from the IOM Viet Nam website at

Completed applications, including IOM Personal History Form, application letter, and copies of diplomas and certificates, recommendation letters, etc. may be delivered to the IOM Mission Office in Hanoi at 304 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi or submitted electronically to [email protected] referring to this Vacancy Notice’s Position Title.

IOM only accepts profiles with IOM Personal History Form duly completed.

Applications are non-returnable and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2020-02-07