On 24th May 2021, the project “Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children in Viet Nam’´was launched by the Government of Australia and the United Nations (UN) agencies (UNFPA, UNICEF, and UN Women). The overall goal of the project is to ensure all women and children in Viet Nam, including those most vulnerable, are able to live a life free of violence through strengthened prevention strategies and multi sectoral responses.

The project is co-implemented by UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women under overall coordination of UNFPA during period 2021-2025 with active engagement of Government Agencies (Gender Equality Department, Children’s Affair Department of Ministry of Labours, Invalid and Social Affairs, Family Department of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), CSOs and other national partners. The project will fund two positions: (i) an International VAWC Technical Adviser (TA), who will support the UN agency partnership by leading the coordination and management of project implementation, stakeholder engagement, and support high quality project deliverables, knowledge products and reporting; and (ii) a National Project Associate who will provide support the project Steering Committee, Technical Committee and TA.

The Project Associate of the DFAT-funded project will be located in the UNFPA Country Office at the Green One UN House in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. S/he will work under the overall supervision of and report directly to the TA.

Job purpose: The Project Associate supports the implementation of the DFAT funded project by providing administrative, financial, logistical and secretarial support to the project Steering and Technical Committees for project delivery. S/he is instrumental in facilitating project implementation, using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures. S/he assists, where and when needed and suitable, in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to Gender-Based Violence issues.


Summary of Key Functions:

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results
  • Being accountable
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen
  • Thinking analytically and strategically
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships
  • Communicating for impact

        Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programme
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
  • First level university degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Finance or similar discipline desirable.
  • 6 years of relevant experience in supporting programme/project management in public or private sector.
  • Knowledge/experience in similar projects on violence against women and children will be an asset.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.
  • Fluency in oral and written English

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Contract Duration: 1 year with possible extension

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