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National Project Coordinator, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam (NO-A)

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To achieve the goal of decent work for all in Viet Nam, the ILO Country Office in Viet Nam operates through the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2017-2021, which is the main vehicle for delivery of ILO support in the country. Its' three main priority areas are (i) Employment and Sustainable Enterprise Development (ii) Social Protection for all (iii) Labour Market Governance. In the implementation of the DWCP, the ILO Office works in close partnership with the Government of Viet Nam, in particular its technical line ministry, MOLISA and its social partners, the employers' and workers' organizations. The Vietnam DWCP is an integral part of the One UN Strategic Plan 2017-2021.

Within the context of the National Action Plan for the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Vietnam, the program aims at strengthening constituents' engagement in integrating the decent work agenda in employment policies and facilitating their engagement and influence in SDG related processes, in particular making progress towards the realisation of SDG8 and its related indicators and fostering its linkages with other SDG indicators that are relevant for Vietnam.

In line with the Government's roadmap, the programme will specifically (i) build the capacity of Government and social partners to identify, produce, analyse and monitor SDG targets and indicators for which the ILO is custodian with a focus on SDG8 (ii) support the acceleration, implementation and monitoring of specific SDG8 related targets and indicators by supporting the implementation of employment policies and programmes and promoting the role of employment and labour market issues at the core of policy making processes.

The National Project Coordinator on SDG will be based in Hanoi Office and will report to the Labour Economist. The incumbent will work in collaboration with Programme Unit of the ILO Hanoi Office as well as specialists of Decent Work Team in Bangkok. Due to the cross cutting nature of the work, a strong coordination within the various projects and specialists of the ILO will be required.

The position is based in Hanoi, at the grade of NO-A (UN Salary Scale).

Minimum Requirements include:

  • Education: University degree in social science, economics, business, or a related discipline, or equivalent in experience. An advanced degree on studies on labour and employment labour would be a strong advantage
  • Experience – One to two years of proven professional experience at the national level in program management, coordination and implementation. Technical experience in the field of employment, labour market policies, economic development, research and statistics or related fields is highly desirable;
  • Experience in coordinating and implementing large-scale programs funded by international development organizations and sound knowledge of UN applicable procedures of performance planning, contracting, monitoring and reporting requirements
  • Languages – Excellent command of English and Vietnamese.
  • Competencies – Demonstrated ability to implement and manage technical co-operation projects of international organizations; Ability to work effectively in an international project team and participate in technical and advisory missions to the provinces; Ability to prepare reports of a sound technical quality; Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills; Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and project evaluation concepts and procedures. Good organisational skills; Ability to supervise support staff; Proficient in basic computer software (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and WP)

Details of the vacancies are available at the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam website: 

Deadline for submissions: 17:00, 19 January 2018

The application letter together with CV should be submitted to the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam at the email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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