Country Programme Coordinator

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :19-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-C
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 year with renewal

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.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Regional Director (DRD), the Country Programme Coordinator assists the Asia and Pacific Regional Office (RO) in taking responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions in Thailand, with additional coordination support to Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) programme presence.   She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team at RO, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the Thailand and Lao PDR country programmes:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor the country  programme annual workplan and individual programme workplans, including budget and results framework;
  • Manage delivery of the day-to-day programme activities to ensure prompt and adequate delivery of results;
  • Ensure effective use of resources and compliance with UN Women rules, policies, and procedures as well as donor/fund requirements;
  • Prepare for programme audits and implement its recommendations.

Lead technical support and capacity development to national partners:

  • Build relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the country programme; respond to any potential problems;
  • Manage capacity building opportunities and initiatives of key institutions and mechanisms;
  • Provide timely inputs and suggestions on programmatic areas;
  • Provide partners with technical assistance, training, and capacity development initiatives as needed.

Manage the implementation of programme/ project activities through monitoring and reporting:

  • Establish an effective monitoring system for the delivery of programme results;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual progress reports and donor reports and organize progress reviews as necessary;
  • Attend field missions and write reports on monitoring missions.

Manage people and financial resources of the programmes:

  • Manage programme budgets;
  • Write financial reports  in accordance with UN Women procedures and submit the reports to the Regional Office and donors;
  • Supervise and coach programme staff and manage performance;
  • Write terms of reference for new staff, consultants and contractors and oversee the recruitment process, as necessary.

Manage inter-agency and country coordination support for UN Women in Thailand and Lao PDR:

  • Participate in country level Comprehensive Country Assessment (CCA)/UNDAF processes and similar exercises related to the RC system, as necessary;
  • Provide guidance to the UNCT in supporting enhanced response to national partners in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment;
  • Write progress reports on UN Women’s programme experiences in support of UN women inter-agency coordination role;
  • Collaborate with the Regional Office, provide coordination support to UN Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and national authorities to promote gender equality and women empowerment activities in Thailand and Lao PDR;
  • Identify and inform the RO of joint programming opportunities and participate in the development of UN joint programmes, as necessary.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Manage knowledge building and sharing:

  • Develop knowledge management strategies and methodologies;
  • Identify and synthesize of best practices and lessons learned to dissemination information.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality programme design;
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans;
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely and quality of reports;
  • Quality monitoring and reporting.

• Increased awareness of UN Women’s work


Core values:


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Respect for Diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Very strong knowledge of general gender equity and women’s empowerment issues;
  • Very strong knowledge of UN system and understanding of inter-agency coordination processes;
  • Ability to lead the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects;
  • Ability to establish and maintain broad strategic networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets;
  • Very strong interpersonal skills;
  • Very strong leadership skills;
  • Very strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills;
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches;
  • Very strong knowledge of local country contexts.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification: 

  • Master’s degree in international relations, development studies, public policy, gender or other social science field.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national and/or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments;
  • Experience in the in the field of gender and human rights of women is significant advantage;
  • Prior experience in the UN System will be an asset, particularly in South-East Asia;
  • Experience in working independently with minimal supervision.

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

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