Area Development Program (ADP) Manager

World Vision International – Vietnam (WVV) invites Vietnamese competent candidates for the following position:
01 Area Development Program (ADP) Manager,
Regular work base: Nhu Xuan district, Thanh Hoa province.

Interested candidates are invited to apply ONLINE via WORLD VISION VIETNAM'S WEBSITE BY 23 FEBRUARY 2015 -


In 1997, World Vision Vietnam (WVV) introduced its Area Development Program (ADP). An ADP is a 10-15 year community development program that is an integrated approach to community development, emphasizing the process of community participation, ownership and sustainability, while addressing the macro and micro causes of poverty. ADPs are funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementing, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each ADP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities.

WVV’s ADPs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. Each ADP usually has one ADP manager, one bookkeeper/finance officer, one Sponsorship staff and 3 to 5 other staff who are in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation, Capacity Building, and sectoral projects such as education, health, agriculture and livelihood etc. A uniqueness of WVV’s ADP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the ADP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.


Purpose of the position:

Provide overall leadership and management to the program in accordance with relevant strategies (e.g. national strategy, sectoral strategies, disaster preparedness plan, etc.), policies (e.g. Human Resources, Finance and Child Protection policies etc.), standards (e.g. Integrated Programming Model, LEAP, child sponsorship, etc.).

Key responsibilities

  • Provide the strategic direction for the development of the ADP; Incarnation leadership and life style is demonstrated by living as close to the target community as possible;
  • Supervise, coach, mentor closely and provide adequate feedback to team members to ensure that they have a common focus, are working together, understand the common goals and maintain high quality performance in their work.
  •  Work with team members and others as necessary to identify problems, concerns and issues in the ADP as well as appropriate solutions
  • Analyze and plan for appropriate staffing levels; co-ordinate with People and Culture Department (PnC) to ensure the hiring of staff. Provide appropriate orientation to new staff
  • Conduct the performance management of staff properly in coordination with PnC. Indentify and address professional development and training needs of ADP staff in consultation with Zonal Programme Manager and PnC to ensure their commitment, ethical values, interpersonal skills, competency and critical thinking are enhanced to be capable to carry out quality work;
  • Organize the ADP office well; facilitate a working environment of trust, mutual respect, and care among all staff. Promote ongoing reflection and learning culture among staff;
  • Build and nurture effective working relationships with province, district and community officials and members of the Project Management Board (PMB). Build effective partnership and networks with various development partners such as community-based organizations, other NGOs, local businesses… to avoid duplication and share resources  in order to promote the well being of children, especially the most vulnerable; Raise awareness of WVV’s Christian, child-focused and community-based philosophy and approach to development among local partners and community.
  • Build effective relationships with support office; provide vital program information, documentation, stories and reports to support office on a timely manner; with support from Zonal Program Manager or Operation Director for strategic issues
  • Identify opportunities for non-sponsorship funding. Coordinate effectively visits to the ADP by donors, sponsors, WV staff from other offices and interested parties
  • Ensure that ADP is complied with WVV Integrated Operation Manual. The designed activities are implemented by the team in a manner that ensures the attainment of the defined objectives, goals and impact. Adjust project design as necessary in light of changing context, resources and opportunities, with proper justification and documentation. Ensure effective strategic, operational and administrative coordination between all projects within the program, regardless of funding type.
  • Integrate all aspects of HEA/disaster management and advocacy in the program and projects. Integrate Child Sponsorship with development programming in accordance with sponsorship programming guideline and in compliance with Partnership standard. Ensure that Child Protection Policy is understood and followed by staff and efforts are taken to prevent child abuse cases and respond promptly and appropriately to child protection incidents. Awareness for prevention and reporting of child protection incidents are raised within the program area.
  • Mobilize and utilize necessary technical, human, financial resources within WVV and from other stakeholders to support program implementation as appropriate. Manage responsibly program budget to reach the level of funding commitment and/or adequate explanations are provided for any significant variances, while ensuring the highest levels of financial stewardship and integrity. Keep project overheads as low as reasonable.
  • Use Financial and Program MIS reports as management tools for monitoring project progress. Facilitate meetings with team members and PMB regularly to discuss and reflect ADP progress and activities.
  • Ensure DME to enable the program and projects to make a defined and measurable contribution to the well being of children in working together with local development partners. DME process and products are in alignment with LEAP/ Horizon standards and other associated guidelines. The projects priorities and approaches are based on community and partners’ capacities, needs, resources and opportunities and in alignment with national strategies and standards. Integrate the cross-cutting themes such as gender, environment, child protection, child participation, disability into planning and implementation of projects.
  • Develop and use monitoring tools to track the progress of project implementation and to capture learning. Communicate al monitoring reports to the appropriate persons and followed up to ensure that corrective actions can be taken in a timely manner.
  • Revise plans and budgets in response to monitoring, reflection and learning with community and the ADP team. Plan and implement evaluations to provide an accurate picture of progress against objectives. Design, implement and document best practices and promising models toward CWB well for sustainable CWB.


The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on the job training:

  • Bachelor degree in education, public health, community development, social work and/or business administration.
  • Master degree in similar fields is preferred
  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including health, education, economic development, HIV and AIDS programming, food security, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, child protection, environment, disability), and integration of advocacy and disaster management in development programming.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including leading, building, and supporting a team with diverse roles and capacities.
  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation and mobilisation of communities and networking among different development partners.
  • Demonstrated capacity in program management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese and English, especially report writing skills.
  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and email.
  • Ability to think critically and reflect.
  • At least 4 years work experience in community development.
  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.
  • Experience in managing and supervising staff.
  • Experience of working with ethnic minorities.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:
People and Culture Department
World Vision International - Vietnam
Address: 4th floor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long street, Hanoi
Tel: 04. 39439920 (ext.118)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization which works to improve the quality of life of people, especially children, who are marginalized and living in poverty regardless of religion, race and gender.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
World Vision International Vietnam (WVV)
Thanh Hoa
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2015-02-23