Project Officer

CARE in Vietnam is a Non-Government Organization representing the CARE International network. CARE in Vietnam is a creative and dynamic organization, working with Vietnamese partners in the sectors of health, rural development and disaster mitigation and preparedness.

CARE in Vietnam is looking for an experienced and qualified Vietnamese individual to fill the position of Project Officer for the project named Joint Advocacy Network Initiative, aiming to strengthen community-based disaster risk management advocacy and implementation through effective networking and joint initiatives. 

The Project Officer is responsible for assisting the day-to-day administrative, financial and programmatic management of the project. The Project Officer works closely with staff of CARE’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Program as well as partner organizations. The Project Officer will be based in CARE office located in Hanoi, reports to the Project Manager, and travels to local sites as required.

Major responsibilities:
- Assist with the day-to-day project management activities in close collaboration with CARE’s DRR Program staff and partner organizations;
- Coordinate the implementation of project work plans and budgets in compliance with approved donor and government guidelines. 
- Maintain liaison with local government agencies and partner organizations that implement community-based disaster risk reduction projects or work in the same area of natural disaster management such as DMC, World Bank, UNDP, NGOs and DMWG;
- Make funding transfer requests and keep tracks of such funding to JANI partners
- Prepare, update and monitor budgets, costed-work plans, etc. for the project;
- Assist in preparing financial reports;
- Review acquittal of contracts and payments in accordance with CARE in Vietnam rules and procedures;
- Prepare regular/monthly project progress/monitoring reports to CARE in Vietnam as required;
- Prepare other reports on the project as required by donors.
- Undertake logistics for training, workshops and other meetings/project missions
- Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of project implementation as per the M&E plan
- Ensure the transparent and efficient procurement of project supplies
- Keep the filing system and perform administrative tasks in the DRR management unit.
- Translate documents and interpret for expatriates during field trips, meetings or workshops.
- Work with the Team on early warning forecasts and emergency preparedness and responses.

Selection criteria:
- University degree in social studies, development practices, water resource management or related fields
- At least 02 years experience in disaster risk reduction projects in international organizations
- Proven professional skills in advocacy, communications, facilitation, logistic arrangement, financial management, documentation/research and training
- Good working knowledge of written and spoken in English and Vietnamese
- Good computer skills in MS-applications
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
- Experience in coordination in networks or consortiums will be an advantage.

Interested candidates should send a full CV in English to email: [email protected].
Closing date for applicants is 25 June 2010.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please no telephone contact after submitting the application.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
CARE in Vietnam
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2010-06-25