Legal Officer, Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme at UNDP, Hanoi, Viet Nam


Deadline: 12 May 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Legal Officer, Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The duation of this post is 1 year.

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The Legal Officer, Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme is responsible for providing technical implementation of the PAGoDA’s within the area of justice empowerment.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Legal Officer, Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme will perform the following functions-

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  • Ensure effective implementation of PAGoDA’s component within the thematic area of justice empowerment focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation achieving the following results:
    • Ongoing analysis and research of the political, legal and social situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to research and other documents produced on the thematic areas assigned
    • Design and formulation of the Programme activities within the area of responsibility, translating the Programme’s priorities and Programme description into interventions.
    • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned.
  • Ensure creation of strategic partnerships in cooperation with the management support and Governance & Participation Team focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Development of partnerships with government institutions, relevant donors, UN agencies, private sector, civil society active in the specific thematic areas based on the Programme description.
    • Analysis and research of information on partners, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new interventions, active contribution to the overall office effort in partnership building.
  • Ensure provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government, facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Provide technical and substantive support to the delivery of high quality and measurable PAoDA’s component results by monitoring and reporting results achieved in the implementation of the thematic areas assigned
    • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.
    • Development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners. Active contribution to UNDP/UN advocacy on SDGs and governance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s Degree or advanced study in law.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing policy research/advisory/advocacy services and programme management including partnership building in the area of law; experience in criminal justice is an asset/advantage.
  • First-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience in the area of criminal justice may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation and management of development projects; sound knowledge of international best practices, national policies, legal and institutional frameworks in the area of law.
  • Good analytical, conceptualization and communication skills; ability to work as team member in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English and Vietnamese, including excellent drafting skills.
  • Nationality of Viet Nam.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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