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Terms of Reference

Project Advisor

UN Inter Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region


 The Project Advisor will be responsible for providing technical advice and assisting the work of the project. (S)he will work in close cooperation, in a mutually respectful partnership, with the National Project Coordinator.  The Project Advisor will come under the supervision of the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar and the UNIAP Project Management Office in Bangkok and provide technical and managerial support to the project in the following areas:

 1.     Project Implementation

  • Drafting reports, surveys, and research documents;
  • Provide support and advice as necessary to the COMMIT Process, particularly in liaison with the international agencies in Myanmar;
  • Organizing information and discussions on the project’s mailing-list;
  • Working as a team with the NPC to convene  groups of key actors in specific areas to better cooperate in developing and implementing analysis, strategies and advocacy; in particular in providing secretariat services to the quarterly interagency trafficking working group meeting and in other interagency meeting on human trafficking as requested
  • Support the mapping of anti-trafficking dynamics and activities in Myanmar;
  • Support the collection and organizations of reports and other trafficking-related materials in English;
  • Provide substantive support and advice to the Coordinator in planning and implementing national level activities in accordance with the national work plan;
  • Participate in project activities (research, training) as appropriate, according to the project’s requirements;
  • Preparing project related materials, and make available up-to-date information to the public through appropriate media;
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be identified  by the National Project Coordinator from time to time, and provide advice to the National Project Coordinator on such additional tasks, as requested

2.     Liaison and Co-ordination

  • Maintain regular contact with the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator and agencies and organizations involved in anti-trafficking activities

3.     Sub-Regional Activities

  • Support implementation of sub-regional project activities at a country level as appropriate.



  • Strong inter-personal communication skills
  • Proven capacity to implement programmes and activities
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e. ability to identify program opportunities, priorities)
  • Strong skills in political analysis, and ability to operate in sensitive contexts
  • Strong skills in gender analysis and high gender awareness
  • Working experience in a government, NGO, or UN agency dealing with one or more of the following issues: trafficking, social research, women’s and children’s issues, community development human rights, migration or governance
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written English skills, with an ability to write quickly and clearly
  • Ability in Myanmar language, an asset
  • Strong report-writing skills
  • Familiarity with Windows-based computer applications


  • Degree, preferably at post-graduate level, in a relevant social science discipline, including law
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in resource mobilization


The identified person will be hired under Special Service Agreement (SSA) contract, with an expiration date of 30 June 2006 (the formal end date for UNIAP Phase II).   UNIAP fully expects to extend the contract of the person hired in the likely event that a UNIAP Phase III is initiated on 1 July 2006.   

 UNIAP reserves the right to appoint at the indicated or lower level and prior to the closing date.  This is a project funded post. The deadline for submitting the application is Close of Business, 
6 September 2005.

 Applications to be submitted to:

National Project Coordinator,

UN IAP, 5th Floor, Yangon International Hotel, Ahlone Road, Yangon, Myanmar

Or by email to




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