United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

National Volunteer (Research)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task Under the direct supervision of the designated UNODC focal point in Viet Nam, the National Volunteer for Research will:
  • Conduct interviews of people living in border areas in designated provinces to understand the key factors behind a community’s attitude towards illicit trafficking and the possible remedial actions that could be put in place;
  • Travel between designated provinces and to communities in border areas of each province to reach out to more individuals to understand the local dynamics in those communities.
  • Compile the information and data collected and send them every week to the National UN Volunteer in Ha Noi (Data Compiling and Translation Officer);
  • Create communication contents on the implementation of the assignment (e.g. pictures, short films, narrative accounts – including human stories), while respecting Security and safety rules, and send those to the National UNV in Ha Noi for forwarding to UNODC;
  • Be in constant contact with the National UN Volunteer in Ha Noi to understand the latest instructions from UNODC regarding the implementation of the initiative;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by UNODC.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments: A first-level university degree in Journalism, Law, Political Science, global studies, international development, public policy or related fields; Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • At least two years of professional work experience is required at the national and/or international level in journalism, Programme Implementation, policy/legal advice, research/Analysis or other relevant experience with one or more of the fields of UNODC mandates (transnational organized crime, Criminal Justice, anti-corruption, drugs and health, sustainable livelihoods)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with Database Management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Language skills: Working knowledge of languages of any minority groups in Viet Nam is an advantage;
Language skills:
  • Vietnamese(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Journalism, mass media and broadcasting Driving license: No Application deadline: 16 March 2021
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