Programme Officer

Post Title : Programme Officer
Grade of Post : NO-A
Contract Type : National, Temporary Appointment
Duration : 364 days
Location : Ha Noi
Submission Closing Date : 18:00 hours, 11 February 2015
Candidates who have applied before need not reapply.

I. Summary of the Post:

Under the direct supervision of the Representative and close interaction with the Deputy Representative, SM provides assistance in initiatives related to UN coordination, relations with Donors and partners, Joint Programmatic interventions and provide interpretation support to the Representative for advocacy/programme events.

II. Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Active documentation support to advocacy and partnership building with national, development and private sector partners as part of the office’s advocacy plans (20%);
2. Perform vital liaison functions to support front office in organization, recording and follow up of UN and Development partners’ coordination engagements (20%);
3. Review and update key priority milestones for the Office emanating from CMT and partner engagement groups with the aim of maintaining/staying the course on agreed actions and follow up including in relation to advocacy and resource mobilization (15%);
4. Provide support to the Representative in convening, coordinating and providing input into the work of JPGs, functional clusters and other fora involving other development partners (20%);
5. Supporting in the interpretation and translation on the occasion of special engagements in Ha Noi and in the interior of the country as part of multi-stakeholder engagement for the sake of UNICEF’s programmes for children in Viet Nam (15%);
6. Contributing support to the planning of special 2015 events such as the 40th anniversary of the cooperation between UNICEF and Viet Nam, the 25th Anniversary of the signing of CRC by Viet Nam (10%).

III. Qualifications:

1. Education

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Public Administration and Management or other relevant field in social sciences. University degree may be considered in combination with progressive professional experience in the relevant field.
  • Specialized training in Office Administration or modern office procedures desirable, as well as knowledge of Protocol.

2. Work Experience: Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible work experience in the relevant area.

3. Language Proficiency : Fluency in English and Vietnamese.

4. OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES (Indicate what other skills and attributes required, such as drafting ability, organizational or analytical skills)

  • Familiarity with Government/Diplomatic Protocol.
  • Tactful and diplomatic.
  • Analytical skills and ability to use good judgement and discretion

5. Competency Profiles: (For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)

i) Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [ II ]
  • Drive for Result [ II ]
  • Working With People [ II ]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Relating and Networking [ I ]
  • Planning and Organising [ II ]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures [ II ]
  • Learning and Researching [ I ]

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please send via email (applications in hard copy are not accepted) detailed P11 form (UN Personal History Form)/resume, letter of interest (in English) and scans of relevant degrees to:

E-mail: [email protected]
Attention: Human Resources Specialist

Please clearly mention the post you apply for in your email.

The deadline to receive applications is 11 February 2015 at 18:00 hours.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for test/interview. Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
UNICEF Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2015-02-11