Information Associate - United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP)

Location : HANOI, VIET NAM
Application Deadline :03-Nov-10 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-7
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year


The Information Associate for the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the information/knowledge center of the UNIAP Vietnam office.
(S)he will work closely with the National Project Coordinator (NPC) and the UNIAP regional technical team based in the Regional Management Office (RMO), who will provide technical oversight to his/her work. The Information Associate will report to the NPC.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the National Project Coordinator and the regional technical team, the incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities:
Setting and Implementing Information and Communications Strategies

1. Support the formulation and implementation of UNIAP publication activities such as drafting and editing articles for the newsletter, and drafting and designing other UNIAP publications and information materials such as brochures, briefing materials, and a directory of all organizations working on human trafficking.
Information Collection and Dissemination
2. Search out and review all relevant new information on human trafficking as it relates to Vietnam (ie news reports, research, etc) with a view to identifying new developments and trends.

3. Provide input to NPC and RMO technical team in the collection, mapping, and updating of information on the current human trafficking situation, and all current human trafficking projects and interventions in Vietnam. This includes in-person visits, telephone calls, and internet searches to gather information on government organizations, NGOs, international organizations, and UN agencies doing work on human trafficking issues.

4. Support the UNIAP Vietnam Office in analyzing the information collected as detailed above.

5. Maintain and distribute relevant information on human trafficking through the UNIAP Vietnam Weekly News Digest, post mail, and meetings.

6. Support RMO in regular updating of the Vietnam-related elements of the UNIAP website.

7. Collaborate with key partners and relevant agencies and organizations in the collection of materials for the UNIAP website.

8. Collect information on updated copies of Vietnam laws, regulations, etc. related to human trafficking and ensure their posting on the UNIAP website, in English and Vietnamese.

9. Take responsibility for developing and issuing a quarterly Vietnamese language newsletter on human trafficking.

10. In collaboration with RMO, provide contributions and research support to UNIAP SIREN reporting and research as requested.
Other Information Management Inputs
11. Translate key documents from English to Vietnamese and vice versa.

12. Support the regional technical team in the development and updating of national overview/analysis papers on human trafficking in Vietnam.
13. Assist the NPC in providing secretariat services (e.g. taking minutes) in relevant meetings.

14. Assist the NPC in organizing joint activities with partner organizations and agencies.

15. Participate in workshops, meetings, conferences relevant to the work of the UNIAP Vietnam office, including making presentations and acting as rapporteur as appropriate.

16. Continue to create and maintain cohesive communication linkages between larger organizations engaged in anti-human trafficking work, and grass-roots communities.
17. Assist the NPC in any media-related activities.

18. Assist with interpretation for trainings or other events as requested by RMO.

19. Any other related duties as requested by the NPC.


  • Strong written and spoken Vietnamese and English language skills.
  • Excellent communications and networking skills are required. 
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Sound understanding of Vietnamese social context.
  • Literacy in Window-based computer applications and Internet research

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary Education in a relevant field;


  • Seven (07) years of working experience at national or international level in public relations, liaise with a wide range actors, communications and advocacy. 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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