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ILO is looking for Senior Administrative and Finance Assistant, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam (GS-7)

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The ILO Country Office for Vietnam is implementing a programme entitled Developing and Implementing a New Industrial Relations Framework in respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (“NIRF/FPRW Programme”). The programme has multiple projects with support from several donors including the United States, Japan, European Union (EU) and Canada. The Senior Administration and Finance Assistant will provide direct support for projects under the NIRF/FPRW programme funded by the US Department of Labour and Japan. The Senior Administrative and Finance Assistant will report to the Programme Manager of the NIRF/FPRW Programme.  He or she will provide guidance to the Administration and Finance Assistant will work in close collaboration with the NIRF/FPRW project team and other staff members in the Country Office. The incumbent will perform administrative and finance tasks in accordance with ILO rules. The incumbent will also be required to maintain close working contacts with the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and with ILO Headquarters as and when required.

The position is based in Hanoi, at the grade of GS-7 (UN Salary Scale).

Deadline for submissions: 18:00, 18 October 2017

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A consultant for developing policy briefs on key industrial relations issues for the New Industrial Relations Framework (NIRF) Programme

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The ILO Office for Viet Nam is seeking proposals for the delivery of a series of policy briefs to raise awareness of key issues relating to labour law reform with particular attention to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998) and commitments under the EU Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement. The successful consultant would be required to deliver outputs under the Terms of Reference during July and September 2017.

 

Proposals should be submitted by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than 5 pm, 11 July 2017 and include information specified in the Terms of Reference.

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