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National Project Coordinator

Bangkok (Thailand)


The UNDP regional project, United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT), was established to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

The main approach for the project is to build the capacity of key stakeholders, and facilitate coordination and cooperation among all relevant actors in order to achieve the following long-term project outcome: 

  • Key anti-trafficking stakeholders in the region are working in a more cooperative and mutually supportive manner to effectively combat trafficking in persons.

To work towards this outcome, the project has identified the following five interlinked outputs:

Output 1: Countries and regional actors increase their cooperation to effectively counter human trafficking;

Output 2: The COMMIT Process is strengthened to become sustainable and self-reliant;

Output 3:  Policy makers, academia, non-governmental actors, and the public have increased access to evidence-based research and knowledge on trafficking;

Output 4: Civil society and other non-governmental actors are able to contribute more effectively to anti-trafficking efforts;

Output 5: Effective project management and operations.

The National Project Coordinator for UN-ACT will report to the Regional Project Manager of UN-ACT who is located in Bangkok.

Duties and Responsibilities

The National Project Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Project Manager. S/he will also collaboratively work with the UN-ACT team in performing his/her duties.

Specifically, the National Project Coordinator will undertake the following duties:

Project Management

  • Provide leadership and strategic thinking on national issues to ensure proper implementation of project activities;
  • Overall management and planning of the implementation of the project’s national level outputs and activities;
  • Manage and administer the day-by-day operations to ensure the effective implementation of the national level activities;
  • Undertake all necessary financial arrangements, processes, request for authorizations, payments and ensure financial accountability for national level activities;
  • Prepare and oversee implementation of the UN-ACT annual work plan for the country;
  • Timely submission of country-level monthly and annual reports;
  • Monitor and evaluate progress towards country level programme outputs and goals;
  • Ensure close coordination between the planning of the project and government activities to achieve better synergy;
  • Manage and provide technical guidance related to the country to UN-ACT staff.

Technical Support

  • Collaborate with and provide support to the UNDP country office on UNDP country office priorities that link to migration, trafficking and other related issues;
  • Provide talking points, briefing and background papers to UN management, if requested;
  • Regularly update the UN-ACT’s regional management office, the Resident Coordinator’s Office and UNDP country office;
  • Assist the National COMMIT (Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking) taskforces in the implementation of their national annual workplans based on the COMMIT Sub-regional Plan of Action;
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to the implementation of national level activities, trainings and workshops as required;
  • Support and inform data collection initiatives as required;
  • Support partner agencies in design and implementation of anti-trafficking activities;
  • Organise and implement training on different aspects of anti-trafficking work;
  • Maintain a watching brief on events and knowledge development in the areas of human trafficking and migration issues.

Coordination and Networking

  • Organize and facilitate regular country level anti-trafficking stakeholder meetings, and ensure appropriate follow-up;
  • Identify and reach out to new actors, including relevant national organizations, private sector actors and civil society organizations, where necessary;
  • Represent the project in external meetings;
  • Coordinate with relevant anti-trafficking partners and mechanisms;
  • Participate in and conduct workshops and seminars on trafficking and facilitate the strengthening of networks among key partner agencies;
  • Establish and maintain collaborative bilateral relationships and linkages with the National Project Coordinators of other participating countries and strengthen inter-country networks within the framework of the sub-regional project.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Functional Competencies:
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
  • Provides information for linkages across programme activities to help identify critical points of integration;
  • Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation;
  • Provides background information to identify opportunities for project development and helps drafting proposals;
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals.
Building Strategic Partnerships 
  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agenda;
  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners;
  • Promotes UNDP’s agenda in inter-agency meetings.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
Client Orientation
  • Anticipates client needs;
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider;
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective;
  • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Thai National with a Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in a relevant social science, law or management.


  • At least 5 years for Master's or 7 years for Bachelor's holder, of professional working experience in development projects’ coordination/management with UN system organizations and/or NGOs as well as with government partners;
  • At least 3 years for Master's or 5 years for Bachelor's holder,  of professional experience in the field of human trafficking and/or migration for Thailand; understanding of current national anti-human trafficking mechanisms is an asset;
  • Literacy in Window-based computer applications;
  • Experience in budget management is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of gender and human-rights issues an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Thai.


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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Grade: SB-5 (SC10/SC11), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-31

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