Programme Officer


Working together to make Decent Work a global reality

The ILO Country Office for Vietnam invites applications from Vietnamese nationals for the positions below:

The responsibilities and tasks of the position will be carried out within the ILO results-based management system and in line with ILO rules and regulations.

Programme Officer (NO-A)

Organizational Setting

This position is located in the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam (ILO CO Hanoi). ILO CO Hanoi provides technical support to the government and social partners in Viet Nam, through regular budget and extra budget based programmes and projects, under the framework of Decent Work Country Programme, towards common goals of ensuring decent work, by promoting international labour standards, by providing policy advice and capacity building service, and by facilitating tripartite social dialogue.

Main Purpose

As a team member, the incumbent provides professional services for the efficient, effective and client-oriented delivery and administration of a range of programming activities. These services cover programming and administrative support in the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of programmes and projects in selected technical areas. Work involves providing professional programming services for the formulation and implementation of Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Work to strengthen national capacity and activities in ILO mandated areas. Services are delivered in an efficient, effective and client oriented manner and include the use of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The incumbent applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM).

The position works under the direct supervision of the Director of ILO CO Hanoi or a senior officer designated by the Director. Day-to-day work requires minimum supervision. Detailed instructions and guidance are provided for special assignments or the handling of unusual or complex matters.

Working Relationships

Internal contacts are with staff and managers in field offices, project locations and headquarters to maintain effective working relationships, exchange information and obtain assistance on programming matters. The incumbent regularly liaises with and receives guidance from the Regional Programming Unit.

External contacts are primarily with counterparts in government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, United Nations (UN) agencies and other international organizations and donors to maintain effective working relationships and discuss project initiatives and areas for cooperation

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide professional services for an identified set of programming services. Provide inputs for developing country operations plans for overall compliance with regional and global strategic priorities as well as with programming instructions. Conduct basic research and analysis and draft components of reports and presentations for situation analyses at the national level.
  • Provide timely, accurate and pertinent information on the overall programme and budget matters for operational decision-making purposes through the strategic use of the results-based management. Use baselines, milestones and indicators to measure, analyse and report on performance. Regular monitor, verify accuracy and sharing the programming data and report.
  • Participate in the assessment of country development plans and priorities. Contribute to the design, setting and monitoring of programme objectives within the framework of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) and highlight the priorities and outcomes in alignment with the ILO strategies and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework. Stay abreast of the political and socio-economic situation and propose actions in response to new and emerging operational challenges.
  • Work in cooperation with government and social partners and technical specialists in the preparation of the development cooperation projects. Ensure the agreement between ILO and partners are consistent with administrative regulations and technical requirements as well as timelines for project implementation. Request and follow up on the timely submission of progress reports/final evaluation and raise areas of concern with related parties.
  • Under the coordination of Programme Unit, actively collaborating with other Programme Officers, Project Managers/CTAs and National Project Coordinators for the implementation and monitoring of the DC project’s contribution to the DWCP’s outcome/outputs. Ensuring the timely and cost-efficient delivery of outputs under Global/Regional strategy and Country DWCP’s priorities and outcome(s).
  • Participate in inter-projects and UN agencies fora and meetings and contribute to the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of the DWCP in line with the UNSDCF. Collaborating with other UN agencies in Viet Nam to strengthen the inter-agency partnership and implementation of joint programming and funding opportunities.
  • Coordinate key technical components of the DWCP Outcome(s) under her/his responsibility with the DWT specialists, the Regional Office in Bangkok, the Headquarters in Geneva, and international and national experts.
  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of work methods and processes and make recommendations for improvements. Liaise closely with staff and managers to ensure effective and smooth service design and delivery, recommending improvements on interrelated processes.
  • Participate in missions to monitor and report on programme implementation. Identify issues and propose corrective actions.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by Country Director.

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Application deadline: 28 April 2020 (midnight Local time)

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Tue, 2020-04-28