United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Research and Coordination Assistant (Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Under the direct supervision of project managers, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Summary of Key Functions: 1) Research Assistance
  • Conduct Desk Research in the areas of violence, peace and conflict, justice, community resilience, social inclusion, national security policy and national Development Plan or others as assigned;

  • Produce a comprehensive data set (extract, input, copy and filing data) from various sources in electronic file;

  • Edit and prepare reports and translate documents;

  • Take meeting minutes in programme and project meetings;

2) Provide effective and efficient support in Coordination, Administration, travel arrangements focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Provide organization and coordination support for international and external meetings with other teams and external bodies (UN Agencies, Government, Civil Society, etc.), as well as efficient interpretation/translation (Thai-English and vice versa) when required;

  • Liaising and communicating with stakeholders as required to support the operation of an effective and efficient organization of workshop/event/conference/series of meetings and training;

  • Provide administrative support to National Chief Technical Advisor and Project Manager, in organizing official travel arrangements, goods and service delivery;

3) Provide secretarial services focusing on the achievement of the followings:
  • Maintain effective filing system to maintain all hard and electronic files, reference materials and confidential records as required;

  • Prepare minutes of meetings, write official communications, proof-read outgoing communications, and translate documents;

  • Prepare documents, agendas and materials related to meetings and missions; and

  • Perform other duties as assigned;

Bachelor degree or equivalent Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Law, Social Science, Development, Public Administration, International Relations, or other related fields. 24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional experience on Social Science, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, or related field;

  • Experience in research skills including ability to conduct literature reviews, Design and administer questionnaires or surveys, and synthesize such data and information;

  • Experience in meeting arrangement, data gathering, documentation in Thai and English of the new initiatives, power point presentation;

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint;

  • Strong Interpersonal skill and experience working with government and civil society is an asset;

  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraint;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and-

  • Previous work in assisting project management is an asset;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • Thai(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Development programme/project administration Administration and project management No Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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