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National Project Coordinator, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam (NO-A)

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1) As part of the Irish Aid-ILO Partnership Programme (2017-2020), the global project "Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs" intends to promote and strengthen social protection in selected countries and foster South-South cooperation and exchange of knowledge. The project contributes to the implementation of the ILO's Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, (SPF's) 2016-30. Viet Nam is one of the countries supported by the ILO/Irish Aid project.

Social Protection falls under the remit of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). A number of targeted social assistance programmes were introduced since 2001 with the aim to support ethnic minorities and marginalized mountain populations. By 2013, the social assistance programmes covered 3 per cent of the population, with an estimated 20 per cent of the intended target group receiving no benefits. The Master Plan on Social Assistance Reform (MPSAR) (2017-2025), approved by the Prime Minister in April 2017, aims to improve effectiveness of delivery, in particular outreach to those most in need, and to increase coverage and adequacy of benefits by 2030.

In addition, the project provides an opportunity to contribute to global debates on social protection through South-South exchange, knowledge generation and capacity building, with the explicit objective of ensuring that these debates are informed by country and regional experience and best practices.

2) Today nearly 73% of the world's population lacks access to adequate social protection coverage. In low-income countries an estimated 90% of people have no financial protection against catastrophic health expenditures. Globally, about 39% of the population is lacking such coverage. As a result, about 40% of health expenditures globally are shouldered directly by the sick and their families. Countries in Southeast Asia, including Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam, are no exception to this global trend.

The importance and potential of social protection in reducing poverty and inequalities and contributing to a more inclusive and sustainable economic development is recognized in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Financial health protection is recognised as one contributing factor to reach universal health coverage, one of the targets under SDG3 on healthier lives.

The "Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia" aims at increasing financial health protection in the three target countries Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam under the overall umbrella of national strategies towards UHC and the global development agenda including ILO's Flagship Programme on Social Protection Floors. Under the regional component of the Project, a regional facility providing a platform for exchange, joint research and regional training opportunities for experts, academic institutions and practitioners in the area of social health protection, will be established. At country level activities will be aligned with national social health protection strategies and complement initiatives of other development partners. As a component of the Global Flagship Program strong links with the flagship programme will ensure efficient use of already developed tools, coordination with other social protection interventions and a solid yet country adapted approach built on best practices for enhanced impact. The Project will have a total duration of 42 months including an inception phase of 6 months that will be used to agree with national stakeholders and the donor on a detailed work plan for each country; as well as for a better definition of the regional component.

The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating social assistance activities under "Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs" Project and social health insurance activities under "Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia" Project. The position is located in the ILO Country Office, Hanoi. He/she will work in close collaboration with other related programmes/projects of the Country Office as required, and with ILO's project partners.

The National Project Coordinator will work under direct supervision of the Regional Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO/Luxembourg Project "Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia" and under the guidance of the International Social Protection Programme Officer of the ILO/Irish Aid Project "Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs". He/she will work in close collaboration with other project team members and other related programmes/projects of the Country Office as required. He/she will also collaborate with Luxembourg project offices in Lao PDR and Myanmar as required

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

Minimum Requirements include:

Education: First level university degree in economics, public policies, social science, development studies or a relevant field. An advanced degree on studies on labour economics would be a strong advantage

Experience – At least one year 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

Languages – Excellent command of Vietnamese language and a good knowledge of English language.

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: http://www.ilo.org/hanoi/Aboutus/WCMS_445482/lang--en/index.htm

Deadline for submissions: 17:00, 21 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.

 

)               As part of the Irish Aid-ILO Partnership Programme (2017-2020), the global project “Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs” intends to promote and strengthen social protection in selected countries and foster South-South cooperation and exchange of knowledge. The project contributes to the implementation of the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, (SPF’s) 2016-30. Viet Nam is one of the countries supported by the ILO/Irish Aid project.

 

Social Protection falls under the remit of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). A number of targeted social assistance programmes were introduced since 2001 with the aim to support ethnic minorities and marginalized mountain populations. By 2013, the social assistance programmes covered 3 per cent of the population, with an estimated 20 per cent of the intended target group receiving no benefits.  The Master Plan on Social Assistance Reform (MPSAR) (2017-2025), approved by the Prime Minister in April 2017, aims to improve effectiveness of delivery, in particular outreach to those most in need, and to increase coverage and adequacy of benefits by 2030. 

 

In addition, the project provides an opportunity to contribute to global debates on social protection through South-South exchange, knowledge generation and capacity building, with the explicit objective of ensuring that these debates are informed by country and regional experience and best practices.

 

2)            Today nearly 73% of the world’s population lacks access to adequate social protection coverage. In low-income countries an estimated 90% of people have no financial protection against catastrophic health expenditures. Globally, about 39% of the population is lacking such coverage. As a result, about 40% of health expenditures globally are shouldered directly by the sick and their families. Countries in Southeast Asia, including Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam, are no exception to this global trend.

 

The importance and potential of social protection in reducing poverty and inequalities and contributing to a more inclusive and sustainable economic development is recognized in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Financial health protection is recognised as one contributing factor to reach universal health coverage, one of the targets under SDG3 on healthier lives.

 

The “Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia” aims at increasing financial health protection in the three target countries Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam under the overall umbrella of national strategies towards UHC and the global development agenda including ILO’s Flagship Programme on Social Protection Floors. Under the regional component of the Project, a regional facility providing a platform for exchange, joint research and regional training opportunities for experts, academic institutions and practitioners in the area of social health protection, will be established. At country level activities will be aligned with national social health protection strategies and complement initiatives of other development partners. As a component of the Global Flagship Program strong links with the flagship programme will ensure efficient use of already developed tools, coordination with other social protection interventions and a solid yet country adapted approach built on best practices for enhanced impact. The Project will have a total duration of 42 months including an inception phase of 6 months that will be used to agree with national stakeholders and the donor on a detailed work plan for each country; as well as for a better definition of the regional component.            

               

The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating social assistance activities under “Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs” Project and social health insurance activities under “Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia” Project. The position is located in the ILO Country Office, Hanoi. He/she will work in close collaboration with other related programmes/projects of the Country Office as required, and with ILO’s project partners.

 

The National Project Coordinator will work under direct supervision of the Regional Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO/Luxembourg Project “Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia” and under the guidance of the International Social Protection Programme Officer of the ILO/Irish Aid Project “Inclusive Growth, Social Protection and Jobs”. He/she will work in close collaboration with other project team members and other related programmes/projects of the Country Office as required. He/she will also collaborate with Luxembourg project offices in Lao PDR and Myanmar as required

 

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

 

Minimum Requirements include:

Education:  First level university degree in economics, public policies, social science, development studies or a relevant field. An advanced degree on studies on labour economics would be a strong advantage

 

Experience – At least one year 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

 

Languages – Excellent command of Vietnamese language and a good knowledge of English language.

 

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:  http://www.ilo.org/hanoi/Aboutus/WCMS_445482/lang--en/index.htm

17:00, 21 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.

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