JOB: UNDP Bangkok Vacancy

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Subject: JOB: UNDP Bangkok Vacancy
From: Jyothi Kanics (
Date: Fri Mar 12 1999 - 09:54:11 EST

Project Manager for Combatting Trafficking in Women and Children in the
Mekong Sub-region
Bangkok, Thailand

The UN system in the Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR,
Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam), in partnership with governments,
non-governmental and community-based organizations, will seek to reduce
the trafficking in women and children in these countries and address the
problems related to trafficking by facilitating the coordination of
local, national and sub-regional level activities. To this end, a
project (RAS/98/H01) will reinforce and develop new national and
sub-regional dialogue, action, and mutual support systems; support and
develop locally-initiated, innovative approaches to prevention,
protection, recovery and reintegration; and increase national capacities
and sub-regional cooperation in strengthening laws and policies against
trafficking - particularly against perpetrators.

UNDP, as the lead agency, seeks a highly qualified candidate to manage
this UN inter-agency project. The Project Manager will be directly
responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of project
activities on the sub-regional level and providing substantive support
in planning and implementing national level activities in each of the
participating countries. She/he will be guided by the policies and
directions to be set out by a Project Steering Committee.

- Post-graduate degree, preferably at the doctoral level, in a relevant
social science discipline or law with substantial experience in
addressing women s and children s issues and concerns
- At least 3 years operational experience, with established networks, in
addressing the problem of trafficking in women and children in the
sub-region; having lived in the sub-region for an extended period of
time would be an advantage
- At least 3 years experience in project coordination and implementation
on a (sub) regional level
- At least 5 years experience, preferably at the managerial level, in
working with the UN system and/or its agencies, other international
organizations, governments, and NGOs
- Fluency in oral and written English; knowledge of one or more
languages of the sub-region would be an advantage
- Professional drafting and communication skills
- Experience in public relations, including acting as liaison with media
- Relevant experience in working in a multicultural environment
- Familiarity with Windows-based computer applications

Women and candidates from the sub-region are strongly encouraged to
apply. Please send detailed resume, in English, referencing RAS/98/H01,
to: Mr. Vishwa Khanna, Deputy Resident Representative (Operations), GPO
Box 618, Bangkok 10501; Fax: (66-2) 280 0556. Applications for this
position must be received by 16 April 1999. Acknowledgement will be sent
only to short-listed candidates.

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