Area Development Program Manager

World Vision International – Vietnam (WVV) invites Vietnamese competent candidates for the following position:

Area Development Program Manager

Regular work base: Muong Cha Area Development Program, Dien Bien province

Interested candidates are invited to apply ONLINE via WORLD VISION VIETNAM'S WEBSITE by 24 September 2017 -


WVV’s Area Development Programs (ADP) focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. ADPs are mainly funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementation, 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. 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.

The current ADP structure is based on sectoral approach with one staff in charge of one sectoral project. In FY11, WVV pilots new ADP structure in 7 ADPs. Under each ADP, there will be 6-8 staff, including 1 ADP manager, 1 Sponsorship Facilitator, 1 Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, 1 ADP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of all projects and programme activities for around 2 assigned communes/wards in their ADP (from assessment to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition) . For each cluster (3-6 ADPs), there are 4 technical cluster staff, including Health/Watsan/HIV/AIDS; Education/Child Participation, Agriculture/Economic Development, DME/Capacity Building. DFs will be coached by the ADP manager programmatically and the cluster technical staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward Child Well being Outcomes.


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.).




  • Demonstrate Incarnational leadership and life style by living as close to the target community as possible;

  • Provide strategic direction for the development of the ADP;

  • Closely supervise, coach, mentor 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.

  • Identify pproblems, concerns and issues in the ADP as well as appropriate solutions by working with team members and others as necessary;

  • Analyze and plan for appropriate staffing levels; ensure the hiring of staff in co-coordination with Human Resources Department (HRD); provide appropriate orientation to new staff.

  • Properly conduct  performance management of staff in coordination with HRD;

  • Identify and address pprofessional development and training needs of ADP staff in consultation with Programs Regional Manager/Director and HRD to ensure their commitment, ethical values, interpersonal skills, competency and critical thinking are enhanced to be capable to carry out quality work;

  • Promote Ongoing reflection and learning culture among staff;

  • The ADP office is well organized; a working environment of trust, mutual respect, and care among all staff are facilitated.


  • Build and nurture eeffective 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; involve support office partners in key events/milestones of the program, with support from Regional Program Manager/Director or Operation Director for strategic issues

  • Identify opportunities for non-sponsorship funding.

  • Effectively coordinate Visits to the ADP by donors, sponsors, WV staff from other offices and interested parties.


  • Comply with WVV Integrated Operation Manual.

  • Implement the designed activities 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  advocacy in the program and projects.

  • Mobilize and utilize necessary technical, human, financial resources within WVV and from other stakeholders to support program implementation as appropriate.

  • Responsibly manage program budget to reach the level of funding commitment and/or provide adequate explanations 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.

  • Child Sponsorship is in compliance with Partnership standard and is integrated with development programming in accordance with sponsorship programming guideline.

  • 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.


  • 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 standards and other associated guidelines.

  • Base the projects priorities and approaches on community and partners’ capacities, needs, resources and opportunities and in alignment with national strategies and standards.

  • Intergrate 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 all 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.  


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

  • 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 reflectAt 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.


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: 024. 39439920 (ext.114)

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.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
World Vision Vietnam (WVV)
Dien Bien
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2017-09-24