Program Officer (Law implementation and enforcement)

Vacancy Announcement with The Union’s Tobacco Control Department

For nearly 100 years, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) has been working to advance solutions to the most pressing public health challenges facing people in poverty around the world. We began as an alliance of experts working to cure tuberculosis, and have since extended our remit to related public health challenges with a focus on serving low- and middle-income populations. Tobacco use is a leading risk factor for chronic lung diseases, as well as cancers, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes; tobacco control is therefore vital to The Union’s mission and the Department of Tobacco Control is one of four key technical departments within The Union.

The Union is an influential network of members, including over 850 staff based in 10 offices, and 25,000 rural health care providers, 15,000 community volunteers and thousands of partner organizations worldwide. As well as being a scientific institute, The Union is also a federation, with thousands of members active in 147 countries. Our membership forms a global network of experts – individuals and organizations – collaborating to create and share new research and to build capacity for increasing the quality and success of our work to improve public health. Members affiliate by region so that they can work together to address common challenges.

In Viet Nam, the Union has been working closely with the Viet Nam Tobacco Control Fund (VNTCF), Ministry of Health and other partners to provide technical support in different areas of tobacco control. We are looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions:

Program Officer (Law implementation and enforcement)

The Program Officer will work under the supervision of the Union Technical Advisor in Viet Nam with strong support from The Union Program Manager of the Tobacco Control Implementation Program. She/he will be based at VNTCF, Ministry of Health office and will work to support VNTCF in Tobacco Control Law enforcement, especially the implementation of the Union-supported projects to strengthen Law implementation. She/he will be the key person to support VNTCF and other Union grantees in implementation of enforcement projects as well as documentation of lessons learned and helping to build capacity. She/he will work with central and local-level stakeholders and law enforcement counterparts to promote evidence-based approaches in Law implementation. Full job description can be found here.

  Minimum Requirements:

·           Advanced/University degree in law, political sciences, international relations, public policy, public management, public health or other relevant fields.

·           At least 5 years of professional experience in the area of policy analysis in health sector.

·           Superior research and analysis skills, including risk assessments, and attention to details.

·           Significant experience in drafting reports and intelligence analysis products – including both on a regular production schedule and on a quick turnaround basis – preferably for law enforcement or security sector audiences.

·           Ability to conduct data research and management.

·           Proficient in written and verbal communication skills in English.

·           Computer skills mandatory, proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.

·           Understanding of tobacco control program is desired.

 Apply via email to lanhuynh.phuong@theunion.org by October 16th, 2020. Please indicate the position you apply in the subject line.

Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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