Director, Social Development Division, D1



Assistant Project Manager

Preferred Education:  Master’s in Construction Engineering and Infrastructure Management

Deadline :  30 November 2018

Target Field :  Thai

Employment Type:  Permanent

Location :  Bangkok, Thailand

 

Job Description :

Assist the Project Manager with all preconstruction and construction activities including preparation of procurement strategies, project scheduling, project logistical planning, cost control, site inspections, preparation of corrective action reports, site control and coordination including chairing of coordination meetings.

preferably 2/3 years of “on the job training”

Applicants should have graduated from the Asian Institute of Technology with the following curricular successfully completed.

Qualification of interested are:

  • Project Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring using Microsoft Project.
  • Project Performance, Project Cost Financial Analysis
  • Legal Contractual Risk Management( FIDIC)
  • Organization Management
  • Occupational Safety, Health & Management
  • Infrastructure Analysis Management

Portfolio Associate

Background Information – UNOPS


UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


UNOPS Thailand Operations Hub (THOH) is under the UNOPS Asia Regional Office and was established to better support, develop and oversee the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the Hub comprises two main offices – THOH Thailand and THOH Indonesia and its current portfolio spans HR transactional services, financial management services, procurement services and project implementation services currently being provided to a wide range of other UN entities, INGOs and Governments/Government agencies in South East Asia and the Pacific.

​​​​​THOH is looking for a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual for the role of Portfolio Associate. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Portfolio Associate works in close collaboration with both internal and external clients especially with UNOPS Bangkok Shared Service Center (BSSC), HR, Finance, Operations, and programme and projects personnel as well as with the focal points of the partner organizations to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery. The incumbent is responsible for implementation of operational strategies, portfolio planning, administration and management, knowledge building and knowledge sharing. The Portfolio Associate may supervise one or more Operations Assistant as required and assigned.


Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Background Information – THOH

UNOPS Thailand Operations Hub (THOH) is under the UNOPS Asia Regional Office and was established to better support, develop and oversee the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific.

Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the Hub comprises two main offices – THOH Thailand and THOH Indonesia and its current portfolio spans HR transactional services, financial management services, procurement services and project implementation services currently being provided to a wide range of other UN entities, INGOs and Governments/Government agencies in South East Asia and the Pacific.

​​​​​THOH is looking for a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual for the role of a Portfolio Associate.  Reporting to the Project Manager, the Portfolio Associate works in close collaboration with both internal and external clients especially with UNOPS Global Shared Service Center (GSSC), HR, Finance, Operations, and programme and projects personnel as well as with the focal points of the partner organizations to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery. The incumbent is responsible for implementation of operational strategies, portfolio planning, administration and management, knowledge building and knowledge sharing. The Portfolio Associate may supervise one or more Operations Assistant as required and assigned.

Functional Responsibilities

Implementation of operational strategies

  • Full compliance with UNOPS rules and regulations of programme/project management, financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up, human resources management, procurement processes; implementation of the effective internal control framework.
  • Contribution to the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in programme/project management, in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.

Portfolio planning, administration and management

  • Manage of all aspects of project implementation and service delivery in full compliance with UNOPS rules and regulations; monitoring of progress for all projects/service agreements under his/her responsibility, anticipating operational and budgetary issues and taking pre-emptive action.
  • Interact with colleagues, clients and partners and undertaking of missions, as may be required, to guide operational issues and UNOPS service provision. Focus on resolution of operational and process issues, referring complex issues to supervisor with clear recommendations for courses of action.
  • Review of service requests, assessment of their complexity, level of effort and UNOPS service fee levels for compliance with the UNOPS self-financing principle, and feedback prior to acceptance of projects for execution and/or service requests.
  • Assist in the preparation of service request documents and analysis of submissions for project and/or UNOPS service acceptance; coordination of inputs from different parties; preparation of business case, legal document, budget, associated documentation and presentation of requests to the The Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS).
  • Prepare required documents such as incurred expenditure reports, budget status reports, GL transactions, project stage approval, payment process to be authorized by the Project Manager and Hub Director to endorse for project-related activities and to advise/inform clients/partners and funding agencies with the expenditure and budget status
  • Prepare project budgets and revisions and other related documents.
  • Initiate for the procurement of goods or services by requesting quotations, examining cost estimates, evaluating cost effectiveness and compliance with provisions contained in the UNOPS Procurement Manual and related guidelines and actively follow-up from procurement to delivery.
  • Initiate recruitment and contribute in preparation of TOR. Process all administrative requirements (e.g. funding source, clearances, and documentation) and request THOH HR focal point to undertake recruitment action; follow-up to completion.
  • Verify for the accuracy of requests/transactions and completeness of documentation. Initiate action and certification for approval at the higher level as required.  Monitor expenditures regularly and inform supervisor and clients of budget status and any need to reallocate resources to meet objectives.
  • Undertake administrative arrangements (e.g. funding, logistics) for training and study tours, evaluating relevance of event with project objectives and review of nominations.
  • Prepare briefing materials as required for mission travel and/or discussion on project activities.

Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Maintain accurate data and information to enable effective monitoring and evaluation of project and service activities, and to institutionalize and disseminate knowledge.
  • Coach and/or mentor junior colleagues on portfolio management and service administration and encourage feedback for improvement and standardization.
  • Document and share knowledge and information with colleagues, clients and partners.
  • Participate in the trainings relevant for the portfolio, projects and operations management.
  • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.


Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education:

  • Secondary education required.
  • First university degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) in one or more of the following disciplines: international affairs; business administration; social sciences; economics; environmental studies; development studies or another field relevant to international development assistance preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years work experience in supporting project implementation as a member of a project/portfolio team, provision of administrative/logistical support to projects/programmes is required in combination with secondary school education.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience required in combination with a first university degree.
  • Experience with an international organization required.
  • Experience in formulating, implementing and/or monitoring project budgets or similar budgets required.
  • Experience in conducting or substantively supporting procurement processes an added advantage.
  • Experience in implementing grant/fund management projects desired.
  • Experience in facilitating official travel, events organization and providing logistical support to missions desirable.
  • Experience in supporting HR processes such as contract administration, payroll preparation and recruitment and selection desirable.
  • Experience in preparation of periodic and project expenditure reports required.
  • A thorough knowledge of UN rules and procedures in budget management, contracting, purchasing and recruitment of project personnel is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in ERP environment and handling of web-based management systems desired. Experience in using oneUNOPS a distinctive advantage.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Contract type: Local ICA

Contract level: LICA-6
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx


  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Consultancy: Early Childhood Development and Education in Emergencies, EAPRO

How can you make a difference?

The Education Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual consultant to provide capacity development on the early childhood development and education in emergencies in East Asia and the Pacific.

 

Background:

‘Each year disasters have a major impact on children, youth and education systems. Big or small, they result in children missing school days, absenteeism by teachers who themselves may be affected by the disasters, disruption of education cycles, school closure because of damage and destruction to school infrastructure, or repeated or prolonged use of schools as emergency shelters. For particularly disaster-prone countries, this can mean that every year some children are losing many precious student-teacher contact hours, which severely impacts educational outcomes and a child’s overall development.

 

‘The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone in the world and is 25 times more likely to be affected by disasters than Europe or North America.[1] In 2014, around half of the world’s disasters occurred in the Asia-Pacific region.[2] Children are especially affected and face particular risks to their health, psychosocial well-being, protection, nutrition, and access to education. While in pursuit of their right to education, children are also at risk of injury or death in school facilities that are often neither constructed nor maintained to be disaster resilient.[3]’ [4]

 

For example, typhoon Haiyan damaged and destroyed more than 3,000 schools in Philippines alone, about 500 schools were damaged or destroyed in Indonesia in 2018 after the series of earthquakes in 2018. In each of these disasters, thousands of students and teachers lost time in school and learning.’ With climate change on the rise and the number and scale of disasters increasing, the impact of disasters on children’s learning in the region stands to increase. ‘Looking forward, researchers estimate that 200 million children per year will have their lives severely disrupted by emergencies in the coming decades.[5][6]

 

UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children provides a global framework for humanitarian action for children undertaken by UNICEF and its partners.  In education, UNICEF has five basic commitments in education.

 

  1. Effective leadership is established for education cluster/ inter-agency coordination (with co-lead agency), with links to other cluster/sector coordination mechanisms on critical intersectoral issues.
  2. Children, including preschool-age children, girls and other excluded children, access quality education opportunities.
  3. Safe and secure learning environments that promote the protection and well-being of students are established.
  4. Psychosocial and health services for children and teachers are integrated in educational response.
  5. Adolescents, young children and caregivers access appropriate life skills programmes and information about the emergency, and those who have missed out on schooling,especially adolescents, receive information on educational options.

 

In addition, UNICEF, with Save the Children, is also mandated to lead coordination of the education sectors during emergencies through the cluster system.

 

In order to enable country offices in East Asia and the Pacific to meet their commitments, regular efforts are required to build capacity among UNICEF staff, partners and government counterparts. Such efforts aim to connect education front line responders with the most up to date tools and strategies for ensuring children’s right to education in emergencies.

 

Work Assignment:

The primary task of the consultant is to lead priority education in emergency capacity development tasks in the EAP region.

 

Task 1. Develop a regional education and ECD in emergencies resource depository. The consultant will map and compile recent, practical tools and resources on key technical areas of education in emergencies programming. The consultant will work with the UNICEF Education, Emergency and Technology teams to organize and present the resources using the UNICEF Teams Site platform.

Task 2. Update and adapt selected existing EiE and ECD in emergency training modules based on sub-regional context and trainings needs. The consultant will decide on the materials to be selected and the training agenda in collaboration with the UNICEF Education and ECD teams. The consultant should share a first and final draft of the training modules with UNICEF staff in advance of the trainings. The consultant should explore options for presenting the training resource materials using ICT tools.

Task 3. Organize three EiE and ECD in emergency trainings.The trainings should target UNICEF staff responsible for education in emergencies, government counterparts and relevant partners. The consultant will prepare the agenda and all supporting resources needed for each training in collaboration with the EAPRO ECD and Education teams. The consultant will communicate all materials needed for the trainings to UNICEF in advance of the training.

Trainings should take place between January and July 2019 (exact dates to be agreed with countries and consultant). The consultant should facilitate all training sessions; consultant may propose to include an assistant or co-facilitator as part of methodology. Upon completion of the three trainings, the consultant should submit a report summarizing the key outcomes and remaining capacity gaps in EiE and a roadmap for responding to the remaining capacity gaps. Each training should be for a duration of 2.5-3 days.

 

The sub-regions will tentatively be organized as follows (this is subject to change based on availability):

  • Pacific Islands: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Niue, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
  • Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Timor Leste.
  • East Asia and Mekong countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Thailand and DPRK, Mongolia and China.

 

Task 4. Follow up technical assistance to priority countries.The consultant will provide targeted technical assistance to priority countries to further build the capacity and preparedness levels of those countries offices in follow up to the training. UNICEF Regional Office will identify the priority countries and the ToR for their support. The consultant will complete a report based on the support to country offices. The support to country offices will take place between January and June 2019.

 

Work Schedule, and Deliverables:

Deliverable: Functional resource depository       

Tentative Timeframe:  December 2018

No. of consulting days: 15

 

Deliverable: Final training modules

Tentative Timeframe: February 2019

No. of consulting days: 30

 

Deliverable: Three trainings and respective outcome summary reports

Tentative Timeframe: July 2019

No. of consulting days: 30

 

Deliverable: Technical assistance summary report           

Tentative Timeframe: September 2019

No. of consulting days: 25

 

Estimated Duration of Contract:  100 working days within 11.5 months

Official Travel:  Travels in the region in agreement with supervisor.

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced degree in Education, Humanitarian Studies and/or Social Sciences with relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 10-15 years relevant professional experience, ideally in ECD, education, emergencies and/or related fields.
  • Previous experience working in issues relating to ECD, education, emergencies and/or related fields.
  • Strong experience in research, program management, monitoring and reporting; experience in emergency contexts an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and previous experience communicating with partners at different levels.
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing and facilitating trainings and report preparation.
  • Demonstrated skills in professional high quality writing in English.
  • Experience working in the East Asia Pacific region highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Experience working for a United Nations organization an asset.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 30 October 2018.

 

FORM P11.doc

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

 

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[1] Asian Development Board 2012, ADB’s Response to Natural Disasters and Disaster Risks.

[2] UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2015, Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: 2014 Year in Review.

[3] Lim, Bernadeth et al 2015, Comprehensive School Safety Practices in Asia, World Vision International.

[4] Save the Children – Education Disrupted: Disaster impacts on education in the Asia Pacific region in 2015

[5] Nazar, Simon 2015, Children on the Frontline: Natural Disasters in Asia-Pacific

[6] Save the Children – Education Disrupted: Disaster impacts on education in the Asia Pacific region in 2015

Consultancy – Documentation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Response Models, UNICEF

How can you make a difference?

The Adolescent Development and Participation Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking an individual consultant to document the process, the results and lesson learns from the UNICEF’s supported project on the participatory development of adolescent pregnancy prevention and response models.

 

Background:

Adolescent pregnancy rate in Thailand is still high even though in the past 3 years the rate is on decline. Despite the decrease in the overall adolescent pregnancy rate, repeat pregnancy rate is still high. Without proper response, this situation has several negative impacts on pregnant girls and the children of the adolescent mothers. UNICEF has been supported Department of Mental Health to develop the model to prevent and response to teen pregnancy in 13 districts (one in each province) based on the participatory approach which aims to bring all concern stakeholders in the process. The project is implemented by each regional mental health office which locates at different province. Therefore, each model is developed based on the situation of teen pregnancy in their own areas and based on the analysis of the factors contributing to the increase of adolescent pregnancy.

 

This documentation will capture all aspects of the development of the model and its implementation including: the situation analysis, identification of stakeholders and the roles that they play, identification and design of models to be implemented, tools and technical support used in the intervention, equity and gender dimension of the models, benefits of the models, lessons learned from implementation and finally possibility for sustainability or scaling up.

 

Work Assignment:

Under the supervision of Adolescent and HIV/AIDS Officer, the consultant will:

1. Discuss with supervisor on methodology and approach to documenting good practices and the content to be included.

2. Review existing materials and documentation relevant to teen pregnancy prevention and intervention models in Thailand with particular focus on the 13 models developed by the Department of Mental Health.

3. Attend and document the results from the stakeholder workshop expecting to be organized during 15-16 November 2018.

4. Field visit work involving travel and interviews, for data collection in preparation for case studies for the documentations.

5. Creation of 4-5 case studies to provide practical example and success stories of how selected pilot models bring about changes and improve collaboration among stakeholders as well as the determinants of success.

6. Draft the documentation.

7 Revise the documentation based on feedback from UNICEF, and other stakeholders.

8. Develop design and layout format of the report.

9. Develop 1 page infographic summarizing the key findings from the documentation.

 

Work Schedule and Deliverables:

  1. Initial document to be produced:
  1. Proposed methodology to develop documentation. Including content, methodology, filed visit plan and agenda for the stakeholder workshop.
  2. A draft outline of the documentation.
  1. Documentation:
  1. Draft Documentation of 4-5 case studies.
  2. First draft of the documentation materials.
  3. Final draft of documentation materials.
  4. Final document (design and layout file).
  1. End products:
  1. Documentation of the adolescent pregnancy prevention model with particular focus on selected models with potential for scale up. The documentation report should include 4-5 case studies to depict the pilot models indicating best practices for comprehensive/integrated approach to adolescent pregnancy prevention including stakeholder collaboration, determinants of success (Thai and English version in designed format ready to be used)
  2. Infographic summarizing the key findings from the documentation (Thai and English version in a designed format ready to be used).

 

This documentation should be 30 pages in length (not including annexes) and will contain the details about the integrated teen pregnancy prevention and intervention models – how the models are developed, their specific objectives, lesson learnt, strength and weakness; the series of good practices around the country, and lesson learnt as well as the effective strategies identified from the good practices.

 

Estimated Duration of Contract:   30 working days within the period of November 2018-January 2019

 

Official Travel:   Travel to 4-5 provinces where the programme has been implemented for information generation, data collection, monitoring, and interviews and photo taking.

 

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • University degree in Communication, Social science, Anthropology, Community Development or related field.
  • At least five years’ experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health especially on adolescent pregnancy, and project monitoring.
  • Expertise and experience in research and documentation, specifically related to sexual and reproductive health.
  • Proven communication, facilitation, and writing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Thai (oral and in writing).
  • Thai National only.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and daily professional fee in THB by 29 October 2018.

 

 FORM P11.doc

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Digital Marketer

Role & Responsibility

  • Develop and implement SEO and PPC strategies.
  • Create and manage link building strategies, content marketing strategies, and social media presences.
  • Innovate and present new marketing platforms and strategies.
  • Develop engaging online content including clickbait, forums, videos, graphics, and blogs; monitor and analyze content success.
  • Forecast marketing campaign growth and ROI for marketing campaigns.
  • Manage email and social media marketing campaigns.
  • Contact, interview, and hire third party graphic designers, web designers, and videographers to create unique and engaging content.
  • Use Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and other relevant sites.
  • Drive traffic to company pages.
  • Develop and manage projects and team members, including delegating tasks, reviewing team member work, adhering closely to deadlines and to budget, developing and revising ideas, and implementing projects.
  • Keep abreast of new social media sites, web technologies, and digital marketing trends; implement these new technologies in developing campaigns and update current campaigns to include new information.

Qualifications

  • Strong Editing, Written and Verbal Communication Skills.
  • Self-Motivated and Team-Oriented.
  • Strong Attention to Detail, SEO, PPC, Google AdWords, Content Management Systems, Photoshop, InDesign, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Office.

Benefits

  • Annual performance bonus based on management discretion
  • Participation in our Group Medical Plan
  • Reimbursement of business-related travel expenses
  • 50% of Professional Training courses
  • Use of Y-Spa and Gym Membership
  • Monthly party & fun activities

Account Executive

Role & Responsibility

  • Identify potential clients with hiring needs for both contract and permanent opportunities.
  • Engage new and maintain existing clients through regular contact and events.
  • Create a solid working relationship with clients to understand their business resourcing and growth requirements from a cultural and functional perspective (Effective Account Management).
  • Document, initiate and educate clients to utilize GetLinks platform to create company profiles.
  • Create and maintain weekly activity and business development reports.
  • Support teams where needed to achieve GetLinks objectives and goals.
  • Work closely with the services team ensure delivery of requirements given by clients.
  • Liaise with internal team’s client feedback for continuous process improvements.

Qualifications

  • Ability to form new and maintain existing relationships with clients.
  • Proactive and a burning desire to achieve against targets consistently.
  • Manage accounts and deliver on requirements given by clients.
  • Understanding of company recruitment processes.
  • Highly motivated working with set KPI’s and targets and driven by results.
  • Strong English Communication skills are a must, proficiency in the local language is an advantage.

Benefits

  • Annual performance bonus based on management discretion
  • Participation in our Group Medical Plan
  • Reimbursement of business-related travel expenses
  • 50% of Professional Training courses
  • Use of Y-Spa and Gym Membership
  • Laptop and Phone allowance
  • Monthly party & fun activities

Full Stack Engineer

Role & Responsibility

  • Strive to create visually appealing websites that feature user-friendly design and clear

Navigation.

  • Manage the interchange of data between the server and users.
  • Maintain code integrity and organization.
  • Collaborate with the team to design and launch new features.
  • Understanding and implementation of security and data protection.
  • Develop all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database.
  • Ensure high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.
  • Create database schemes that represent and support business processes.
  • Implement automated test platforms and unit tests.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies.
  • Strong proficiency with JavaScript (both Front- and Back-end), Node.js, React, HTML, CSS.
  • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs. desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform.
  • Ability to think out of the box.
  • Fluent English communication skills are a must.

Benefits

  • Annual performance bonus based on management discretion
  • Participation in our Group Medical Plan
  • Reimbursement of business-related travel expenses
  • 50% of Professional Training courses
  • Use of Y-Spa and Gym Membership
  • Monthly party & fun activities

Project Manager/ Programme Officer – Foreign Policy Instruments

The Delegation of the European Union to Thailand is seeking a ‘Project Manager/ Programme Officer – Foreign Policy Instruments’ to join its team in Bangkok. Please find relevant details below.

Context

The Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) is a service of the European Commission working alongside the European External Action Service (EEAS) to support EU foreign policy priorities globally. It does so through different financing instruments such as the Partnership Instrument (PI), promoting the external dimension of EU internal policies and supporting political partnerships of the EU with like-minded countries on areas of mutual interest, and the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), supporting security and peace-building initiatives in partner countries.

This vacancy is for a newly established post within the FPI Regional Team – Asia&Pacific, which operates from the EU Delegation to Thailand, in Bangkok. The Regional Team was established in 2017 and consists of 13 staff, divided in an operational section, where this post will be based, and a finance and contract cell.

The Regional Team collaborates with EU Delegations and relevant actors in the Asia-Pacific region, with FPI Headquarters and other services in Brussels to conceptualise elaborate and implement international cooperation actions funded under the PI and the IcSP.

Specialist knowledge

  • Excellent ability to think analytically and innovatively
  • Good capability for converting ideas into practical results
  • Good project management skills
  • Knowledge of the existing EC procedures and guidelines would be an asset

 

Further details on the job framework, on the job content and on the job requirements are given below.

JOB PROFILE

JOB CONTENT

 

OVERALL PURPOSE

Within the FPI Regional Team for Asia&Pacific, he/she will contribute to the full Project Cycle Management, and in particular to the strategic planning and implementation of the actions of the Partnership Instrument (PI) in support of the EU’s foreign policy objectives (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/fpi/what-we-do/partnership_instrument_en.htm).

When needed, he/she will also be requested to support FPI action in Asia/Pacific under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)

(http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/fpi/what-we-do/instrument_contributing_to_stability_and_peace_en.htm).

This is a regional post covering the Asia/Pacific region. Frequent missions in the region are an integral part of the assignment.

The work will involve close cooperation with the European Commission line Directorates General (DGs), the European External Action Service, the EU Delegations in the region, and the EU Member States representations.

FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  • Identification of PI/ICSP projects and Policy Coordination
  • In the geographical region of responsibility, follow closely the policy developments and windows of opportunity in order to identify proactively the scope for new or additional PI interventions (or ICSP as needed);
  • Contribute to the shaping of the overall EU policy in a given geographic and thematic scope, in close cooperation with EEAS geographic services, EU Delegations and line DGs through proactive participation in related meetings, and contribution to related briefings and other documents;
  • Where appropriate, engage with other services to help define and plan the overall EU intervention and avoid possible overlapping;
  • Advise the Head of Delegation on opportunities of use of existing PI projects for political leverage and activities;
  • Carry out missions in the region as needed.

 

  • Specific project/process management – preparation and management of PI/CSP projects
  • Prepare timely, solid and accountable programmes under the PI (or ICSP as needed), by identifying the issues to be addressed and designing the proposed actions, fulfilling the criteria of political desirability, legal eligibility and practical and procedural feasibility;
  • In the case of programme proposals submitted from EEAS/Commission services and EU Delegations, ensure rapid screening of proposals for political desirability, legal eligibility and practical feasibility, and help improve proposals from these perspectives;
  • During the preparation stage, consult and co-ordinate in the field or in Brussels as appropriate, with all appropriate EU or outside actors, not least the EEAS and Commission services, EU Member States’ local representations, third parties or other relevant international organisations;
  • Contribute to the screening of concept notes and action document as part of the process of Annual Action Programmes (AAPs);
  • Following formal adoption of the above referred AAPs, follow up on the contracting phase in view of the implementation and in accordance with the applicable rules and procedures governing the award of EU external action funds ;
  • During the implementation phase of programmes, follow up on the activities in cooperation with the implementing partners and prepare, in coordination with FPI HQ and EU Delegations, any relevant amendments or extensions, and periodically review the need for additional measures;
  • To undertake any other assignments on PI and IcSP projects that may be reasonably requested in support of the well-functioning of the team.

 

  • Procurement and Contract Management – contracting and follow up of PI/ICSP projects
  • For new projects to be contracted by the FPI Regional Team in his/her area of responsibility, ensure timely and accountable negotiation of technical and financial aspects, and act as operational initiator in view of preparing the signature of contracts or award of grants (drafting ToRs, launching tenders, managing and monitoring calls for proposals, tenders, evaluations and selections of projects etc.), in close co-ordination with the implementing partners, Delegations,  finance cell, and EU colleagues at HQ;
  • For all ongoing contracts under his/her direct responsibility, monitor closely, and react to implementation reports, treat or suspend payment requests, invoices, and requests for contract amendments without delay;
  • Report and contribute as appropriate to geographic or thematic reports and documents, including the PI/ICSP regular reporting exercise, overview tables, briefings, formal or informal inter-service consultations, etc;
  • During and after the period of implementation, supervise evaluation and audit of projects, disseminating results as appropriate. Ensure recovery, de-commitment, and regularization of finance, and all other activities of an operational manager as may be required;
  • Contribute to horizontal issues related to financial rules and procedures, modalities for the implementation of EU projects, as requested;
  • Follow-up of financial circuit and provide necessary operational initiation visas according to the current regulations and financial circuits approved by FPI.

 

  • Institutional representation, negotiation and external coordianation
  • Support FPI in its representation at meetings with regard to the preparation and implementation of PI and IcSP projects;
  • Consult and support negotiations with all partners in the preparation and implementation of PI/ICSP projects, including EEAS and Commission services, Member States’ services and representatives of third countries.

 

  • External Communication
  • Support FPI in its Information and reply to questions from European Institutions, Member States and the general public;
  • Produce and disseminate best practices. Participate in exchanges of experiences;
  • Contribute to external FPI visibility and communication towards partners, institutions, and the general public.

 

  • Other tasks
    • Any ad hoc task as request by the Head of Section (Head of FPI Regional Team – Asia/Pacific;

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • He/she must hold a University Degree in a relevant field to the assignment (e.g. international relations, political and social sciences, economics, business administration, science studies, etc.).
  • He/she must have a substantial understanding of the political context in Asia and/or South East Asia.
  • Knowledge of geo-political aspects related to the Asia/EU relations is an asset.
  • A University post-graduate degree is an asset.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • He/she must have at least 3 years of working experience in a field relevant to the work of FPI (e.g. public diplomacy, economic diplomacy, international relations, trade and business cooperation political and policy dialogues, environment/climate/energy, security etc.) and proven project management experience throughout the project management cycle
  • Knowledge of EU rules and functioning are valuable assets. Working experience in or with Asia/Southeast Asia is an essential requirement

 

KNOWLEDGE 

Specialist knowledge

As indicated on the “Basic Information” sheet

 

Technical knowledge

  • Computer literate (and knowledge of commonly used programmes such as Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Capabilities to perform the technical evaluation of proposals and workplans including for the following aspects: policy, technology, socio-cultural issues, institutions, economic and financial issues, contract management and sustainability
  • Capable of producing high quality results within often tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with gender issues and with environmental issues

 

LANGUAGES

  • Excellent command of English is an essential requirement (written and spoken)

 

SKILLS

Analysis and problem solving

  • Ability to conceptualise problems, identify and implement solutions
  • Capacity to analyse and structure information

Communicating

  • Ability to communicate in meetings
  • Drafting skills
  • Negotiation skills

Interpersonal skills

  • Able to work in a team;
  • Diplomatic skills;

Delivering quality and results

  • Ability to work in a proactive and autonomous way

Prioritising and Organising  

  • Capacity to deliver in a structured way
  • Coordination skills

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • A keen interest in promoting partnerships between Europe and Asia/South East Asia
  • Ready to travel, sometimes for long periods and sometimes in difficult conditions.

Consultancy: Review and Roadmap of UNICEF’s Inclusive Education Programming in East Asia and the Pacific Region, EAPRO

How can you make a difference?

The Education Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual consultant to map the progress of countries and UNICEF programmes in the region of East Asia and the Pacific in advancing inclusive education for children, with a particular focus on children with disabilities of pre-primary and primary school age, and to recommend a theory of change and roadmap for UNICEF’s regional work on inclusive education for children with disabilities based on the experiences in the countries.

The consultancy has the following objectives:

  1. To review and document the nature, successes, challenges and gaps of UNICEF supported Inclusive Education programmes for children with disabilities in each country in the EAP region, implemented since 2015;
  2. Develop a regional theory of change for Inclusive Education and recommendations for future programming; and
  3. Propose a roadmap for the next 3-5 years, which includes staged approaches (or game changers) to Inclusive Education for a variety of contexts to scale up interventions and accelerate results for children with disabilities.

Geographically, the evaluation will cover UNICEF Offices in: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, DPR Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Viet Nam and the 15 Pacific islands.

 

Work Assignment:

The primary task of the consultant is to undertake a review of UNICEF’s Inclusive Education programming in EAP to identify successful practices, innovative approaches, gaps and Country Office needs for technical support. The end goal of the assignment is to produce a regional Theory of Change and roadmap for Inclusive Education programming at the regional level.

It is expected that the methodology will employ both a theory-based (re-constructing the theory of change) and a mixed-methods approach drawing on key background documents, monitoring frameworks at country and regional levels and interviews with key informants.  Key documents, data and a contact list of relevant informants will be provided once a contractual agreement has been made.

The review and analysis should be structured around the following general categories of UNICEF interventions:

  • Improving laws and policies;
  • Improving the quality of the learning environment;
  • Developing teaching and learning materials;
  • Building capacity of human resources and institutions;
  • Changing negative attitudes toward inclusive education; and
  • Improving data and monitoring systems on inclusive education.

 

The methodology should include the following steps:

Step 1. Desk review. The consultant will review prominent regional literature on Inclusive Education, UNICEF strategy documents from global, regional and country levels, data (where available) on the levels of education enrolment, participation and learning (against M&E indicators) regarding children with disabilities; and policy and programme documents provided by country offices. This step should produce: 1) a 5-page summary of key frameworks, strategies and data in the region on Inclusive Education; and, 2) a basic mapping of what UNICEF is doing in Inclusive Education at country and regional levels, using the six categories above as a framework.

Step 2. Data collection and discussions with key stakeholders.Based on the desk review, the consultant will develop an interview tool to collect and compile feedback from country offices on ongoing initiatives, approaches used, opportunities and challenges faced at the country level for each of the categories above. With UNICEF support, the consultant will discuss with 25 UNICEF Country Offices and other stakeholders to answer the questions in the interview tool.

Step 3Good practices case studies. Based on the analysis above, the consultant will identify good practices as well as the use of innovative approaches and develop at least three case studies of ten pages each to document them.

Step 4. Data analysis Based on the data and analysis in Steps 1and 2, the consultant will compile and analyze the data based on the categories above. The consultant should use the following key questions to guide the analysis: 1) What is the nature of UNICEF programmes in the categories above and to what indicators are being used to track progress? 2) What are the successes, challenges and gaps in current work at country and regional level? 3) What changes if any should be made to the Theory of Change for Inclusive Education in the region? 4) What is the recommended roadmap for UNICEF’s programming in Inclusive Education from 2018-2021?

Step 5. Theory of Change and Roadmap. The consultant will use the analyses above to construct a Theory of Change for advancing inclusive education in the region. the consultant will then suggest a roadmap for inclusive education programming in the region at country and regional level from 2018-2021. It should include staged approaches for a variety of contexts to scale up interventions and accelerate results for inclusive education for children with disabilities.

Step 6. Draft report. The consultant will prepare a report, with the following sections:

  • Situation of education for children with disabilities in the region;
  • Mapping of UNICEF initiatives in Inclusive Education for children with disabilities;
  • Successes, challenges and gaps in Inclusive Education programming at the country level;
  • Case studies and current good practices in Inclusive Education for children with disabilities;
  • Theory of Change for Inclusive Education at the Regional Level; and
  • Roadmap for advancing Inclusive Education for children with disabilities in EAP.

The analysis and report should also consider the following cross-cutting issues:

  • To what extent do initiatives address gender specific needs and barriers?
  • To what extent do initiatives address the specific needs and barriers of children with disabilities?
  • To what extent do initiatives address the specific needs and barriers of children of different age groups, including young children and adolescents?
  • To what extent are initiatives specific to a particular country context (HIC, LMIC, LIC, humanitarian, emergency…), needs and available resources?

Step 7. Present the findings.  After sharing the draft report with UNICEF and receiving feedback from the RO, the consultant will develop a PowerPoint and webinar presentation, which will be presented to relevant UNICEF colleagues. The webinar presentation will serve to gather final inputs into the ToC to facilitate the finalization of the report.

Step 8. Finalize report. Based on discussions during the presentation in Step 7, incorporate suggested changes to finalize report.

 

Work Schedule and End Product:

Stage: Step 1. Desk review.

Intermediate Outputs: Summary report of desk review (5 pages)

Timeline: November 2018

 

Stage: Step 2. Data collection and discussions with key stakeholders.   

Intermediate Outputs: A basic mapping of what UNICEF is doing in Inclusive Education at country and regional levels, using the six categories above as a framework (Format TBC)

Timeline: December 2018 -January 2019

 

Stage: Step 3. Good practices case studies.       

Intermediate Outputs: Three case studies of no more than 5 pages

Timeline: January 2019

 

Stage: Step 4. Data analysis.    

Intermediate Outputs: Discussion of preliminary findings with UNICEF EAPRO     

Timeline: February 2019

 

Stage:  Step 5. Theory of Change and Roadmap.

Intermediate Outputs:  Theory of Change diagram (based on UNICEF guidelines) and 2 page narrative

Timeline: February 2019

 

Stage:  Step 6. Draft report.

Intermediate Outputs: Draft report (25 pages), including sections listed above

Timeline: February 2019

 

Stage: Step 7. Present the findings.

Intermediate Outputs: Webinar Presentation and PPT

Timeline: March 2019

 

Stage:  Step 8. Finalize report.

Intermediate Outputs:  Final report (25 pages plus annexes)

Timeline: March 2019

 

Estimated Duration of Contract: 60 working days between November 2018 – May 2019.

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced degree in Education, and/or Social Sciences with relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 10 years relevant professional experience, Experience working in issues relating to education, disability, social inclusion and/or related fields in developing country contexts.
  • Strong experience in research, program management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and previous experience communicating with partners at different levels.
  • Demonstrated ability in work planning and report preparation.
  • Demonstrated skills in professional high quality writing in English.
  • Experience working in the East Asia Pacific region highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Experience working with UNICEF an asset.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, complete the attached two templates, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 24 October 2018.

FORM P11.doc

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.