Project Officer; Project Assistant

Save the Children in Vietnam (SC) works to promote every child’s rights to survival, protection, participation and development as set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The current programmed focuses on the following core sectors: Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention; Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Child rights agenda, including Civil society development, Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

They are looking for qualified Vietnamese nationals for the following positions based in Ho Chi Minh city for the Child Protection Programme:

1. Project Officer
Job Purpose: The Project Officer will be responsible for supporting the implementation of programme’s advocacy strategies and networking; participating in project planning, budgeting, implementation, reporting, monitoring, supervision and evaluation and programme development.

Key Competencies
- University degree in Law, Social Justice, Social work or Development
- 5 years experience working in development projects
- Experiences in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks within a project environment with tight timeframes and under pressure
- Understanding of child protection, trafficking, migration and social work.
- Demonstrated “Training of Trainers” experience
- Experience in networking and advocacy
- Familiar with Government, UN and NGOs’ work in Vietnam
- Capacity to work effectively in a team and as an active team member
- Fluent written and spoken English
- Excellent liaison and negotiation skills
-  Good computer skills in Word, Excel
2. Project Assistant
Job Purpose: To provide general administrative and programme support to Child Protection projects in the South of Vietnam and the programme as a whole to ensure the quality implementation of programme activities.

Key Competencies:
- University degree in social sciences or relevant field
- At least 2 years experience with project administration.
- Basic knowledge of child rights, child protection
- Experience in supporting project team with programme implementation (including planning, monitoring activities, reporting)
- Willingness to take on new challenges, to learn and share experiences with colleagues, partners, and supervisors
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Good interpersonal, communicational and organizational skills
- English language skills.
- Good computing skills (word processing, spread sheets, email).
Full job descriptions are available at the website:
Please send CV and a completed application form, details of three references and a covering letter addressing the list of competencies in to:
Admin/HR section, Save the Children – 26 Dang Tat, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City or by
Email: [email protected].
The closing date for application is 5 pm on 24th December 2009. Applications will be treated in confidence. Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs will not be returned.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2009-12-24