UNV tuyển Tình nguyện viên

UNV cần tuyển Tình nguyện viên làm việc tại Hà Nội. Hạn chót nộp hồ sơ: 21/07/2008. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:



The United Nations Volunteers is the UN organization that supports sustainable human development globally through the promotion of volunteerism, including the mobilization of volunteers. It serves the causes of peace and development through enhancing opportunities for participation by all peoples. It is universal, inclusive and embraces volunteer action in all its diversity.

This post is a UNV volunteer assignment based on the values of free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity, which are the foundations of volunteerism. Volunteering brings benefit to the individual volunteer as well as the society at large. It enhances social cohesion and enriches communities.

In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UNV volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.

In all assignments, UNV volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich your understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between yourself and the people in your host community. This will make the time you spend as UNV volunteer even more rewarding and productive.

UNV Post Title: National UNV volunteer Specialist on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Programme

Unit: Programme Unit of the ILO Office in Ha Noi

Duty Station: ILO Office, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Duration: 12 months, with possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds

Report to: ILO-Hanoi Director (with technical oversight by ILO’s HIV/AIDS Regional Specialist in Bangkok).

Expected starting date: August 15, 2008


The International Labour Organization (ILO) seeks to expand its workplace responses to HIV in Vietnam. As such, the ILO is recruiting a National UNV specialist, to assist in the coordination of its HIV workplace responses and to support action by the ILO’s tripartite constituents (Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations and the Government). The incumbent will be based at the Programme Unit of the ILO Office in Hanoi and will work closely with members of the Joint UN Team on HIV.

The ILO, the oldest specialized agency of the United Nations, is dedicated to promoting the safety and security of workers through its Decent Work programme. As a part of this, the ILO assists its partners to develop HIV workplace policies, design educational programmes and lower HIV related stigma and discrimination. Central to these activities is the promotion of the ILO’s Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work.

The ILO is one of 10 Cosponsors to UNAIDS, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS. In Vietnam, these cosponsors – and other important actors – work together in the Joint UN Team on HIV. The partner agencies take part in joint programming, with each participating agency taking the lead on a specific issue (the ILO has a mandate to promote HIV workplace policies and to mobilize the private sector). The ILO’s participation in the Joint UN Team on HIV is a crucial part of the United Nations’ coordinated response to HIV in Vietnam.

Description of Duties

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the ILO Hanoi, the incumbent will undertake the following duties in close collaboration with the Programme Officer from ILO Hanoi, technical backstopping from the ILO HIV/AIDS Regional Specialist in Bangkok and with the technical guidance from ILO/AIDS in Geneva:

1. Assist in the implementation of ILO activities within the Joint UN Programme on HIV, in particular assisting in the establishment of and support to a Business Coalition on AIDS

2. Assist the ILO-Hanoi Office in the preparation and follow-up of activities related to the ILO’s coordination/participation in the Joint UN Team on HIV

3. Promote the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work and assist in its implementation, in close collaboration with Ministry of Labour and employers’ and workers’ organizations,

4. Work with the Programme Unit of the ILO-Hanoi Office to ensure that issues on HIV and the world of work are integrated in Decent Work Country Programme and project documents,

5. Promote the active participation of the Ministry of Labour, employers’ and workers’ organizations in national multi-sectoral bodies on HIV and assist them in formulating and implementing ILO related components of national strategic plans of action on AIDS,

6. Monitor developments in the ILO’s global HIV/AIDS Programme for its application in the country, and collaborate with the follow-up to international AIDS-related commitments and recommendations, at country level,

7. Follow-up on the implementation of technical cooperation projects and activities on HIV and the world of work including documentation of good practices in programme implementation

8. Other tasks related to the Office’s work on HIV.


Education and Knowlege Background:

– First level university degree in social science, public health, occupational health, development studies, health economics, gender equality, psychology, medicine or other relevant fields.

– Excellent knowledge of HIV related issues.

– Sound knowledge of the roles of international organizations, national governments, social partners and civil society and the interrelation among them.

– A sound knowledge of socio-economic conditions and public health related matters in the country.

– Knowledge of the work of the ILO is an asset.


– At least four years of professional experience in the social area, preferably dealing with HIV or other similar programmes.

– Experience in implementing HIV and/or occupational safety and health programmes at workplaces will be an advantage.

– Prior volunteering experience is an asset


– Full proficiency in English and Vietnamese, including excellent written and spoken skills in both languages

– Good communication skills, both written and verbal and interpersonal relations. Ability to represent the ILO Office in AIDS related events.

– Strong interpersonal and networking skills; Ability to mobilize resources and to formulate technical cooperation project proposals. Demonstrated skills to prepare promotional and training materials, make public presentations, organize events, draft reports and carry out research.

– Ability to work effectively in a team under time pressure and to meet deadlines.

– Good computer skills.

Other Requirement:

– Proof of Vietnamese Nationality is required.

Conditions of service

National UNVs in Viet Nam receive a volunteer living allowance (VLA), which is intended to cover their accommodation and basic living expenses. In Vietnam the VLA is VND 6,900,000 per month. They also receive a resettlement allowance on successful completion. Full medical and life insurance is provided, and they are entitled to 30 days annual leave.

Promotion of Volunteerism

As a UNV volunteer, you are expected to promote volunteerism and/or engaging in volunteering activities. As such you are encouraged to:

* Attend UNV annual result workshop (2-3 days)
* Strengthen your knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and other publications and taking active part in UNV activities;
* Get acquainted with traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host community;
* Network and build relationships with local organizations, groups or individuals and support and/or participate in local volunteering initiatives;
* Encourage and mobilize co-workers, fellow UNV volunteers and members of the local community to play an active part in the development of their community;
* Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
* Initiate and/or participate in local volunteer groups. Assist them in submitting stories, experiences to the World Volunteer Web site;
* Promote or advise local groups in the use of OV (online volunteering), or encourage relevant local individuals and groups to use OV whenever technically possible.

Application procedures

Interested Vietnamese candidates should include a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and an application letter (both in English) marked: “Application for the post of National UNV volunteer Specialist in Support of HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Project” to the address below or via email to unv@undp.org.vn. (preferable)

UNV Office

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

25-29 Phan Boi Chau Street Hanoi

Deadline: July 21, 2008

Acknowledgements will be sent to short-listed applicants only.