Climate Change Programme Manager

Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives all over the world.

Save the Children (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 programme focuses on the following core sectors: Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention; Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Climate change adaptation; and the Child rights agenda, including Civil society development, Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

Vacancy: Climate Change Programme Manager
Based in Hanoi

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for the position of Climate Change Programme Manager to work in our Emergency Team. The successful candidate can be based in Hanoi with travels to project sites.

Main Responsibilities

This position is responsible for management of Save the Children’s climate change portfolio in Vietnam, including consortium management of a major AusAID-funded community-based adaptation project, with an emphasis on maintaining a strong relationship with key donors, implementation partners and other organisations active in climate change adaptation in Vietnam. The position will also aim to strategically position Save the Children to be the leading child-centred climate change adaptation organisation in Vietnam and to grow our climate change portfolio.

Key Competencies:

• University degree in a related subject, e.g. environment, FSL, community development, etc.
• Minimum 5 years of program management experience
• Experience managing project teams remotely
• Experience of working with local government and partners in a consortium structure
• Experience representing projects to donors and meeting donor requirements
• Proven ability to deliver project outcomes on time and in budget
• Excellent written and spoken English (including proven ability to draft clear donor reports)
• Excellent communication skills in Vietnamese language
• Experience managing large project budgets
• Strong networking skills
• Proven ability to secure project funding
• Commitment to Save the Children’s values

• A background in climate change adaptation in Vietnam
• Previous experience in managing consortiums
• Experience working in a management position in an International NGO in Vietnam

Please send CV and a completed application form, contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: HR section, Save the Children - E3, Ngoai Giao Doan Trung Tu, 6 Dang Van Ngu - Dong Da, Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and full job description are available at the website:

The closing date for application is 5 pm on the 10th November 2013. 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 (SC)
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2013-11-10