Jun 032017

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 18 Jun 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.For every child, a champion

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organisation does – in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasising the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life – in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions- her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens – addressing inequity- not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realising the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Viet Nam is part of the global UN ‘Delivering As One’ reform initiative, whereby VietNam has agreed to capitalise on the strengths and comparative advantages of the different members of the UN family and look at ways to increase the UN system’s impact. In VietNam, the initiative brings together the expertise, experience and capacities of all UN agencies in the country to provide more coordinated and effective assistance. The six pillars of reform in Viet Nam include One Plan, One Budget, One Leader, One Set of Management Practices, One Voice and the Green One UN House. The UNICEF VietNam office is located within the Green One UN House, where UN Agencies are seated according to function rather than Agency.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Child Protection, the Programme Assistantprovides programme administrative support to the Child Protection Section in programme monitoring, promoting knowledge management, and providing administrative and secretarial support to ensure smooth operation of the section.

  • Administrative assistance and secretarial support;
  • Programme administrative support;
  • Information and discussions well recorded; and translation and interpretation provided to support communication with partners;
  • Correspondence drafted and communication with partners efficiently assisted to support programme implementation;
  • Programme assistance provided to facilitate systematic knowledge management within and outside the section.
  • For more information on the position, please refer to the attached Job Profile. JD for Child Protetcion Porgramme Assistant GS5.docx

    To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary school education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field relevant to the work of the organization.
  • Five years of work experience in clerical and programme administration work, accounting, financial or budget work.
  • Fluent in both English and Vietnamese is required.
  • Technical knowledge:
  • Strong clerical and excellent computer skills

    Good understanding of programme administration

    Good interpersonal skills

    Excellent English competence

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication (II), Working with People (II)and Drive for Results (II).

    What we can offer you?

    Competitive salary: Ranging fromUSD14,672 (net annually), depending on qualifications and experience.

    Pension benefits: You will become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

    Health insurance scheme: You and your eligible dependentswill be covered by the UN Medical Insurance Plan.

    Professional Development: you will havedifferent learning opportunities to strengthen your skills and competencies.

    Become part of the United Nations: As an International organization that is part of the United Nations system, UNICEF offers opportunities to learn from other countries, and possible career options outside Viet Nam.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply:

    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 our organization. To apply, click on the following link

    click here for more details and apply to position


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