Program Officer

FAMILY HEALTH INTERNATIONAL (FHI) is an international non-governmental organization that works with the Vietnam Ministry of Health, other ministries, provincial health services, and local non-government organizations to promote the health and well-being of the Vietnamese population, particularly vulnerable and disenfranchised groups. FHI is currently building the capacity of local organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; clinical research for the development of vaccines and drugs for infectious diseases; tobacco control; and laboratory strengthening.

They are currently seeking qualified, experienced and highly motivated Vietnamese nationals to join FHI/Vietnam for the following position based in Hanoi:

Program Officer – Drug Use Interventions, Treatment and Capacity Building

The position will be responsible for supporting the monitoring and implementation of FHI Vietnam Country Program on (1) Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) and (2) drug addiction capacity building.

Main responsibilities:
- Coordinate in project development including the technical and programmatic design and workplans of implementing agencies on MMT and drug addiction capacity building programs.
- Work closely with local NGO/INGOs on the implementation of capacity building in drug addiction counseling and relapse prevention.
- Provide management guidance and technical assistance to ensure that projects follow workplan targets, achieve technical requirements and complete deliverables in accordance with FHI policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and abilities:
- Medical doctor (MD) preferably a Masters degree in social sciences or public health field.
- Two years experience in the designing and implementing HIV/AIDS care and treatment projects, including the introduction of ARV and  Methadone Maintenance therapy, in developing countries.
- Knowledge health education and development programs and interventions in Vietnam.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize and respond in a timely manner to stakeholders and implementation agencies for successful implementation
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge and skills with a culturally-sensitive approach to local counterpart organizations to build in-country capacity in treatment, care and support for MMT/HIV.
- Ability and enthusiasm to learn new areas and willingness to contribute to a dynamic team. 
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in both Vietnamese and English.
- Experience with computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, and the Internet.
- Work experience with NGOs/INGOs is preferred but not mandatory.

FHI offers competitive salary and benefits.
Please submit detailed curriculum vitae with cover letter (in English) clearly indicating the position you are applying for as well as copies of relevant certificates/degrees, by November 30, 2009 to: 

Human Resources Officer, Family Health International
3rd Floor, No. 1 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Email: [email protected]

To obtain a detailed job description for the position, please send your request to [email protected].
Only short listed candidates will be invited for interviews.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Family Health International
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2009-11-30