Jul 292017

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 13 Aug 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?

The position is housed in the Programme Partnerships Office in Ho Chi Minh City and supervised by the Corporate Alliances Specialist under the country programme structure Viet Nam. The proposed country programme 2017-2021 aims to achieve a sustainable and equitable impact to improve the well-being of all children in Viet Nam. In lower middle income context in Viet Nam, this will only be achieved by engaging all key stakeholders for child rights, through effective public advocacy, expanded partnerships to leverage government and non-governmental support, capacity, resources and action, for the realization of child rights. Viet Nam is part of the global UN ‘Delivering As One’ reform initiative, whereby Viet Nam has agreed to capitalize 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 Viet Nam, 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 Viet Nam office is located within the Green One UN House, where UN Agencies are seated according to function rather than Agency.

Duration: from 15 September 2017 to 31 March 2018 (with possibility of extension).

Purpose for the job

Under the direct supervision of the Corporate Alliances Specialist and overall guidance of the Chief of Programme Partnerships Office, the incumbent is accountable for supporting and facilitating the corporate partnerships and carrying out programme administrative functions for the Children’s Rights and Business work for the Programme Partnerships Section as well as office wide, in compliance with the organization’s administrative policy, procedures, rules and regulations. Key functions include (i) programme administrative assistance to facilitate the programme/project planning, implementation and monitoring (ii) facilitating knowledge management and partnerships with the corporate partners and other relevant stakeholders. (iii) providing administrative services for budget planning, disbursement of funds, monitoring of fund utilization and conducting financial assurance activities. (iv) providing administrative services for programme/project implementation.

For more information on the position, please refer to the attached Job Profile.JD – Senior Programme Assistant (Vacancy Notice).doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Education: Completion of Secondary School Education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to Social Sciences, Development or Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Administration or other relevant fields.

Experience: Seven years of work experience in cultivating relations with external partners, either in the public or the private sector including programme assistance covering administrative, accounting, financial or budgetary work.Familiarity on corporate engagement would be an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in both English and Vietnamese is required.

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing [II]
  • Relating and Networking [ II ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [I]
  • Following instructions and Procedures [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]
  • Learning and Researching [ II ]
  • What we can offer you?

    Competitive salary: Ranging fromUSD22,378 (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

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