Capacity Building and Organisational Development Manager

CARE International in Vietnam is a Non-Government Organization representing the CARE International network in Vietnam since 1989. CARE in Vietnam’s Program Strategy is explicitly oriented around achieving impacts for particularly vulnerable and marginalised groups in Vietnam. To achieve this, we work with Vietnamese partners across sectors such as health services, rural livelihood development, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. We recognise that women’s empowerment is a critical pathway for poverty reduction and place women and girls from marginalised population groups at the heart of our programming efforts.

CARE in Vietnam is looking for an experienced and qualified Vietnamese to fill in Capacity Building and Organisational Development Manager – Pathways project.

Position information:

Position title:      Capacity Building and Organisational Development Manager
Reporting to:     Health Program Manager
Contract:     04 months contract with possibility of extension
Base in:        Ha Noi with travel to project provinces as required

Project Information:

Pathways for Participation: Strengthening the Civil Society Response to HIV in Vietnam Project (PfP) is a PEPFAR funded project being implemented in partnership by CARE International in Viet Nam (CVN) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI).

PfP aims to place people living with and affected by HIV at the centre of the response in Vietnam. PfP works with civil society organisations (CSOs) representing most at risk populations (MARP’s) including injecting drug users (IDUs) and their sexual partners, male and female sex workers and their clients, men who have sex with men (MSM), and people living with HIV (PLHIV).

PfP focuses activities in three core program tracks:

1.    Organisational and technical capacity building of CSOs delivered through ‘local capacity building agencies’ (LCBLAs);
2.    Supporting CSO’s to develop and deliver standards based models for HIV prevention and care services through the provision of grants and technical support;
3.    Facilitating CSOs to engage in advocacy and policy dialogue with the Government of Viet Nam on HIV related legal and health policy issues.

Through this program of activities, PfP will institutionalise the engagement of CSOs and the MARPs/PLHIV they represent in the design and delivery of services and programs needed to prevent and mitigate HIV.

Main duties:

Under the management of the Pathways for Participation Project Chief of Party the Capacity Building and Organisational Development Manager is responsible for the following task areas:

1.    Develop selection criteria and facilitate processes for the selection of LCBLAs.
2.    Supervise a team of four Capacity Building Officers responsible for implementing organizational and technical capacity building programs for participating LCBLA and CSOs
3.    Work with the LCBLAs to identify CSO clusters based on technical speciality and geographic location.
4.    Provide technical assistance and support to LCBLAs in organizational development and capacity building, e.g governance, financial and organizational management, HR management, grants management, resource mobilization, strategic planning and reporting, and M&E.
5.    Adapt and operationalise the international Code of Good Practice for NGOs Responding as a platform for peer review and commitment to standards-based professional development.
6.    Support LCBLAs to mentor CSOs, provide technical assistance and host regular learning exchanges.
7.    Conduct performance monitoring including annual reviews of LCBLAs to ensure that quality is maintained and performance milestones are met and support the LCBLAs to undertake similar processes with the CSO clusters.
8.    Support the process of CSO registration through facilitation of learning exchanges and dissemination of advice.
9.    Participate as a member of the LCBLA Management Committee and other PfP operational groups as required.
10.    Participates in NGO and government forums to represent and promote program activities as required;
11.    Any other relevant duties related to the project as directed by the Pathways for Participation Project Chief of Party or the CARE Vietnam Health Coordinator.

•    University and/ or advanced degree in a field relevant to capacity building/adult education;
•    Previous experience with international or local NGO or aid management organizations;
•    A minimum of five years demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of capacity building programs with national staff and/or civil society organisations;
•    Demonstrated understanding of best practice approaches to capacity building and adult learning;
•    Demonstrated commitment to PfP’s core value of positioning people living with and affected by HIV at the center of the HIV response in Vietnam;
•    Demonstrated skills and practical experience in either one or more of the areas of gender, advocacy and M&E would be a major advantage;
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Vietnamese and English.

Child Protection:

CARE International in Vietnam is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work around the world. Applicants are advised that CARE International in Vietnam reserves the right to screen candidates to ensure a child-safe environment. Further information can be found in the CARE Vietnam child protection policy.

Interested candidates should send a full CV and application letter in English stating the position title to email: [email protected]. Closing date to apply for this position: 12 June 2013.

The short-listed applicants will be contacted for written test and interviews. Please no telephone contact after submitting the application.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
CARE International in Vietnam
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2013-06-12