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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.


The "Responsible Supply Chains in Asia" project conducted by the ILO and the OECD and financed by the EU aims to contribute to an enhanced respect for human rights, labour and environmental standards by businesses engaged in supply chains in Asia including Viet Nam, in line with international instruments. This initiative is one of the expressions of the EU's long-standing commitment to promote human rights, decent work and sustainable development, a pledge underpinned by the EU Treaties and reinforced in the European Commission's trade policy strategy of 2015 "Trade for All". It falls in particular under the Commission's commitment to identify opportunities for responsible supply chain partnerships and the EU's strategic approach to responsible business conduct, which is based on internationally agreed principles and guidelines. It will also contribute to the EU strategic approach to CSR/RBC as put forward in the Commission 2011 Communication "A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility."

The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the EU funded project on "Responsible Supply Chains in Asia" in Viet Nam with focus on four pillars of activities: research, outreach, policy advocacy and training, at national, local and sectoral level.

The National Project Coordinator will be based in Ho Chi Minh City and will report to the ILO Country Director for Vietnam and in close collaboration with Programme Unit of the ILO Hanoi Office. The National Project Coordinator will be technically supported and supervised by the Programme Manager of the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme, based in Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), Bangkok, Thailand. Due to the cross cutting nature of the project's work on CSR, the National Project Coordinator is expected to work with related development cooperation projects in Viet Nam in coordinated and integrated manner under the guidance of the Director of the Country Office

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

Minimum Requirements include:

Education: First level university degree in economics, social, public policies, development studies or a relevant field. Advanced degree on studies on business management and labour economics, knowledge/experiences related to UN/international interventions in the project's target sectors would be strong advantages

Experience – One to two years of professional experience at the national level in the area of project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Proven experience in working effectively with government bodies in charge of policy making and with development partners would be an asset.

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

Technical requirements: Good knowledge of employment issues as well as business/economic developments, poverty reduction, and social policies. Knowledge of the policy making process

Languages – Excellent command of English and Vietnamese.

Competencies –

  • Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration and evaluation concepts and procedures and of the mandate and structure of labour market institutions in Viet Nam
  • Knowledge of the office's financial rules and regulations
  • Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution and good drafting skills
  • Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information
  • Demonstrate collaborative and team work experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team as well as work on his/her own initiative
  • Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, web-browsers and database applications
  • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy

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

Deadline for submissions: 17:30, 26 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.




1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


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Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.


Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


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The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December


Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.