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Programme Officer, Thailand Country Programme (for Thai National Only) – UNDP jobs in Thailand

  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: UNDP
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline: 2024-03-10


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and women civil society globally to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that standards are effectively implemented to the benefit women and girls, in all their diversity. Through its Thailand Country Programme, UN Women builds on a long history of support to the government and women’s civil society organisations in the country. Under the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, UN Women delivers normative, operational and coordination support to ensure that women can fully, equally, and meaningfully contribute to building and sustaining inclusive, just and peaceful societies. The rise of cyber scams and cyber-facilitated trafficking in women in Asia-Pacific over the past year has brought new challenges to the fore, threatening women’s security and rights in the digital age. In response, governments, women civil society, and international organisations are mobilising to counter the threat.

Reporting to Programme Analyst, the Programme Officer provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the RO by supporting implementation of UN Women Thailand’s projects including the project on combatting cyber-facilitated trafficking of women along the Thailand-Myanmar border area. The Programme Officer will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of the projects in Thailand, working closely with UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and consulting with UN Women Myanmar Country Office. In addition, the Programme Officer will be responsible for supporting monitoring and reporting, budgets, engagement with partners and other key stakeholders, and advocacy strategies, communications materials, and events.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Thailand Country Programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to Thailand Country Programme

2. Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the Thailand Country programme

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of programme activities;
  • Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management.

3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project/programme partners

  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of programme activities with partners;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.

4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Monitor progress on programme activity, results and indicators;
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes.

5. Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of Thailand Country programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  • Provide inputs to financial reports;
  • Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.

6. Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

7. Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on Thailand Country programme to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners  in the country

  • Provide technical support to the Country Programme Coordinator on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

8. Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to Thailand Country programme;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on Thailand Country programme.



Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of working experience on gender in Thailand and/or Myanmar is an asset.
  • Ability to travel in the country


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.


  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting or capacity building;
  • Experience in the Thailand Country programme is an asset;
  • Experience working with government stakeholders and civil society organizations is required.
  • Experience working in the Asia-Pacific region on gender and/or trafficking is an asset.
  • Experience working with the UN is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Thai is required.


  • Fluency in English and Thai is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).
  • Knowledge of Burmese is an asset..


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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