Programme Specialist

NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist (Human Rights and Gender), Ha Noi, Viet Nam Country Office, NOC

3 May 2018

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 3 May 2018 - 5:00pm (Viet Nam time)
Duty station: Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Job ID: 15524


Positions summary:

The Programme Specialist works to ensure the effective leadership and management of UNFPA initiatives in influencing policy and programmes on gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights in Viet Nam. 
S/he is responsible for and substantively contributes to the effective management for programme support and management of the One Strategic Plan (OSP)/Country Programme Document (CPD) outcomes on gender and human rights under the broad principles of human rights, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  
S/he oversees project formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and joint programming initiatives in line with relevant OSP/CPD expected results, and establishes and strengthens collaborative relationships with counterparts in the government, multilateral and bi-lateral donor agencies, academic institutions and civil society organizations (CSOs) to address emerging issues in the areas of gender and human rights. 
S/he closely collaborates with other programme specialists, operations/administrative support staff of the CO to facilitate programme delivery.
Qualifications and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in social science field, including development studies, gender studies, human rights, law, economics, management, sociology/anthropology. 
Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in programme management in the public or private sector, which demonstrates expertise in the substantive area of work and management experience, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners and donors. Strong track record of technical leadership, policy advocacy, analytical skills and proven ability to produce demonstrable results.
  • Demonstrated research skills, both quantitative and qualitative.  
  • Demonstrated ability to build and strengthen partnership and coordination in supporting development issues, particularly on GBV and harmful practices, men’s engagement for ending violence and harmful practices.
  • Able to withstand considerable pressure of work and tactfully handle sensitivity of the gender related issues.
  • Field experience would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards in gender programming, experience in culturally sensitive programming and in advising and supporting initiatives on eliminating Gender Based Violence (GBV) and harmful practices would be an asset.
  • Solid understanding of the Vietnamese Government’s gender related policies, laws, policy making processes and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the relevant Government and CSO partners.

Languages: Strong verbal and written communications skills in English and in Vietnamese

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