Admin and Logistic Officer

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 22 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

Child Safeguarding positioning statement

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for Admin and Logistic Officer based in Ho Chi Minh city.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Under the suppervion of Area Manager, the position will responsible for all admin and logistic tasks of Ho Chi Minh Office and ensuring effective admin and logistic systems and processes are in place and functioning as per SCI and government requirement.
  • To provide professional advice to staff and visitors in Ho Chi Minh office on all admin and logistics related issues to ensure the quality implementation of project activities of programe. The position will work closely with Area Manager and other team members to strengthen capacity for partners in Admin and Logistics, especially procurement. He or she is also in charge of getting special approved requests from local authority, office registration, asset management and manage office petty cash.
  • Support Area Manager to establish and maintain relations with local authorities related administrative legal affairs of office operation and personnel in Ho Chi Minh
  • Provide daily implementation of all logistics and procurement activities in Ho Chi Minh such as logistics support for meetings, workshops, handling office supplies, equipment, furniture, office permit, and other Ho Chi Minh related activities.
  • Ensure bidding procedures are fully compliant with SCI’s policies and procedures and goods and services are purchased to meet identified project needs in quality and time;
  • Review and update the preferred list of suppliers and ensure that the list is updated and maximize cost efficiency;
  • Ensure regular inventory physical check for all asset in Ho Chi Minh Office and together with Area Manager to ensure all asset are proper manage arcording to SCI policies.
  • Maintain contracts for office services including office lease, Telephone, Internet, Office supply, car rental, hotel, air faires, insurance for office’s assets and cars, ect.
  • Arrange and schedule meetings with government officials, as needed
  • Maintain the files and filing system in the Ho Chi Minh Office.
  • Maintain hard copies of all legal documents including office licence, property registration and insurance, vehicles policies and insurance; keep record of all accidents and report them to the insurance company; answer queries regarding related policy and insurance package.
  • Type letter, memo, faxes and other typing materials as per Area Manager’s instruction.
  • Support Administration and Supply Chain Manager in updating and maintaining staff’s emergency files.
  • Coordinate induction of new staff in Ho Chi Minh Office and ensure that they are properly registered with appropriate Vietnamese government institutions.
  • Support Area Manager to arrange the annual medical check for Ho Chi Minh Office.
  • Act as focal person and under supervision of Area Manager to contact with POSCO in Ho Chi Minh for social insurance related issue in Ho Chi Minh Office.
  • Provide technical support and help buiding capacity of the relevant staff and partners through training, coaching, regular visits and remote support.
  • Supervises the duties of Project Support Assistant and cleaner; arrange their replacement and back up plan
  • Ensure that reports submitted by subordinate staff are communicated to Area Manager and Administration and Supply Chain Manager immediately.
  • Make sure that the maintenance and repair of office assets is done in proper and timely manner
  • Ensure Ho Chi Minh offices petty cash are properly manage and monitor as per SCI policies.
  • Implementaion of Safety and Security plan in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Work with Office Aid to ensure basic stock of office supplies is available at all times, including stationary items and pantry stuff. Ensure proper storage and security of all items, and track usage of all such supplies.
  • Provide back up support to other team members in their absence when required

Key Competencies:

  • 3 years in work experience in administration field, 1 working years with NGO is preferable
  • Good English written and verbal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Good problem solving , negotiating and mediation skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of work activities.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and documents and to prepare written reports, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Ability to manage cash and keep proper records of cash disbursements and petty cash documentation.
  • Knowledge of Vietnam development issues and NGO networks
  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration or graduate degree in related field

For further information and how to apply, please go to our website at

The closing date for application is 5 pm on Monday, 11 June 2018.

Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2018-06-11