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Title: Project Coordinator

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

As an implementing entity of Adaptation Fund (hereinafter referred to as "AF"), UN-Habitat Viet Nam office is developing a full-size proposal for sustainable eco-human settlement development along with small-scale infrastructure intervention that includes technical support such as water purification system in consultation with the Government of Vietnam.

UN-Habitat Vietnam is looking for a project coordinator to lead the overall Adaptation Fund project development in Vietnam towards the full size project proposal for submission, based on the comments from AFB and other stakeholders.

To Apply: Candidates must send his/her detailed curriculum vitae and UN Personal History Form to the address below: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.


- Lead Adaptation Fund project development team in Viet Nam

- Coordinate with Vietnam governments: Ministry of Natural Resources, Bac Lieu and Tra Vinh provincial governments

- Lead workshop/meeting and TOR development

- Review and revise the Adaptation Fund concept note

- Develop the Adaptation Fund full size project proposa

Expected Output

• Task report for field missions, meetings and workshops

• Drafting and compiling of project proposals

• Presentations

• Project progress reports (narrative and financial) for consolidation of UN-Habitat



Minimum advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Climate change, Social Science, Economics or related field that is relevant for urban planning and climate change adaptation in developing countries. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

Minimum 3 years of experience for research project, project development and implementation, and global climate financing in developing countries, especially Viet Nam; in urban planning and climate change adaptation; exposure to participatory and community base climate change adaption. A combination of academic and public sector experience would be considered an asset.

Technical Knowledge:

• Project development on global climate financing in developing countries

• Knowledge about climate change adaptation and community-based project development and implementation

• Research and analytical skills combined with good communication skills, including drafting skills and writing skills, in English and possibly another UN language;

• Able to work independently and as part of team and deliver on time under pressure.

Language Skills

For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Although not a requirement, knowledge of French, Spanish, or Arabic will be an advantage


Deadline for submission: 30 March 2019




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