Community Education Project Officer

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is a US non-governmental organization that has been operating in Vietnam for more than 15 years. CRS projects assist local counterparts to build capacity in the areas of Education, HIV/AIDS care and treatment, Emergency preparedness and response. Reflecting our commitment to carry out quality programming to benefit the poor, we are now seeking dynamic Vietnamese candidates for two positions of Community Education Project Officers based in Ha Noi.

Title:        Community Education Project Officer
Reports to:    Community Education Program Manager
Supervision:    Not applicable
Project sites:    2 provinces to be determined in central and/or southern Vietnam

Ensure effective implementation and oversight of the “Social Resilience to Climate Change in Rural Vietnam” project, which is co-funded by Caritas Australia, CORDAID and Catholic Relief Services. These positions are based in Hanoi with estimated 50% travel to project sites.

Internal:     Head of Programs
Community Education Program Manager
Community Education Program staff
Administrative and Finance staff

- Local government counterparts (Provincial, district and commune People’s   Committees)
- Vietnamese NGOs and civil society organizations
- Project consultants


- Project Implementation: Participate in the planning and implementation of the “Social Resilience to Climate Change in Rural Vietnam” project with a focus on strengthening community resilience to climate change.  Provide oversight and support to the project team in implementation of provincial and district level activities. 
- Project Quality Management: Support development of program quality and monitoring quality indicators. Maintain Monitoring & Evaluation system and feedback mechanisms between CRS and partners.
- Technical support: Participate with external consultants to strategize training for community on climate change related issues, which includes: designing tools for assessing community KAP, developing training plan and training materials; conducting and/or facilitating training process and; evaluating the impact of training at community level. Facilitate local action planning on climate change.
- Field Monitoring: Make regular field visits to project sites, meeting with project counterparts and participants to monitor quality or implementation of activities. Follow up the implementation and monitoring plan.
- Reporting: Provide regular recording, internal trip, activity reports and information for preparation of reports to donors, and others required by supervisor.
- Documentation: Participate in compiling lessons learned, designing and implementing events for exchange of program experience. Ensure effective recording and dissemination of results of all experience sharing activities. Contribute to designing system to compile and disseminate best practices within and outside CRS.
Program Strategy Development: Contribute to strategic planning and program development within CRS Vietnam.

Financial Oversight: Provide support to project team in developing and monitoring annual program budgets.  Maintain regular financial planning, review and adjustment.
Financial Reporting: Cooperate with Finance team and partners to ensure effective tracking and reporting on budget expenses, to include financial reports, quarterly cash forecasts as required by supervisor.

Partnership, Advocacy and Networking
Partner Relations: Maintain positive working relations with relevant government bodies, international organizations, civil society organizations and local partners.
Consultant Relations: Supervise planning, work output and personnel management of consultants. Ensure effective implementation of consultancy contracts, including development of scopes of work, contracts and monitoring.
Networking and Advocacy: Maintain positive relations with partners and relevant civil society organizations. Attend external meetings and networking activities related to climate change and community education.

Other: Troubleshooting and other tasks as necessary, education program activities / projects as requested by supervisor.

1. University degree in fields relating to Environment, Social Sciences and/or Education
2. At least three years professional experience, preferably with Vietnamese or international NGOs in the area of community development
3. Practical knowledge of environmental and climate change issues in Vietnam is an advantage
4. Knowledge and practical experience in working with Civil Society organizations.  
5. Good organizational and computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, E-mail and Internet - required)
6. Excellent spoken and written English
7. Good communication and interpersonal skills
8. Confident, proactive and flexible in work duties
9. Ability to work independently as well as in a team
10. Availability to travel to project sites.

Application documents required:
Curriculum Vitae in English, with names and addresses of three references
Application Letter in English
Copies of diplomas, certificates and relevant documents

Please send completed applications to:
Human Resources, Catholic Relief Services, No 1 Alley 7, Nguyen Hong street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.
Or email: [email protected]
Deadline for Applications: February 19, 2010.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2010-02-19