Cluster Officer (Technical Officer) - Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS

World Vision Vietnam (WVV) invites competent Vietnamese candidates for the position:
Cluster Officer (Technical Officer) - Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS (1 position), based in  Dien Bien province.


WVV’s Area Development Programs (ADP) focuses 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.

By the end of FY13, WVV rolls out new ADP structure to support partnership DPA application, in 21 ADPs. Under each ADP, there are 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 (3-5 ADPs), there are 4 technical cluster staff: Health/WASH/HIV/AIDS; Education; Agriculture/Economic Development; DME/Capacity Building. Child participation is a cross cutting theme which should be taken care of by every ADP staff role. DFs will be coached by the ADP Manager programmatically and the technical cluster staff technically. One of the strengths of this structure is to allow better integration of the program toward holistic Child Well being Outcomes.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To support WVV to implement its overall strategic direction to maximize the quality and impact of WVV programs in Health, in the assigned ADPs;
  • To lead the process of identifying, developing, testing, implementing and mainstreaming best practices in Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS in the assigned ADPs;
  • To provide technical support, advice, and capacity building opportunities to WVV staff and partners to enhance the quality of Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS activities;


Strategic Direction

  • Inputs are given to WVV the Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS Strategies annually.
  • Inputs and assistance are provided to develop and improve Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS training modules/ manual annually/ guidelines, produced to support the ADPs.

Technical Support

  • Review Design documents of the designated ADPs, ensuring that these documents are aligned with WVV Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS Strategies and respond to the real needs of the children in the ADPs;
  • Ensure that assessment and planning processes have active participation of the parents, community people, children and key project partners. This might include reviewing the process, documents of assessment & planning of the ADPs in the cluster;
  • All Log frames and POAs of the ADPs in the cluster are reviewed annually;
  • All annual reports of the ADPs in the cluster are reviewed and feedbacks are provided for improvement;
  • Relevant national indicators are reviewed and updated annually for MIS;
  • Tools, methods and models for monitoring the best practices of Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS are introduced to the ADP staff for their use;
  • Support is given to the ADP staff through daily contacts to ensure that the Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS activities, are monitored periodically (quarterly-annually) to ensure that the ADP provides maximum benefits to children;
  • Participate in the following events within a year: assessment of the ADPs in the cluster, Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS review and ADP Evaluation;
  • At least three visits for each ADP per year is carried out and suggested solutions are given to problems identified during the field trip to enhance the quality of services of Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS;

Capacity Building

  • Support such as trainings, mentoring, coaching, advices on material resources, external/ internal consultant/ trainer is given to ADP staff, so that they could implement their POAs effectively according to the plan with the participation of the community people and children.
  • All TOT Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS trainings are coordinated annually for the cluster ADPs.
  • Act as the trainer assistant to the TOT trainings.
  • Support is given to the ADP staff to organise study visits, learning networks and regional workshops relating to Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS best practices;
  • Best practices on Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS mainstreaming are documented, shared and used for adjustment, in consultation with NCs Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS, Communication and Advocacy staff;
  • Technical Training needs of staff is identified and workshops and learning network are organized to ensure that ADP staff got adequate technical trainings as per their training needs.


  • Assistance is provided to the ADP managers in establishing, and maintaining relationships with government departments, at the Provincial and District levels and local partners involved in Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS activities and external experts in and outside WVV;
  • Represent WVV at relevant forums, meetings, working groups and workshops relating to Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS in the cluster.
  • Working relationships with the ADP staff in the cluster are built by meetings and setting working plans with them at least twice a year.
  • Attend meeting with NC Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS for sharing and learning;
  • Networking skills are improved by actively joining Community of Practice initiative of WVI.
  • Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS Interest groups are established and sharing is promoted among these groups and Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS staff outside WVV.
  • Others
  • Explore needs for further funding to address the burning problems faced by the children relating to Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS;
  • Assistance is given to NC Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS to propose these issues through Concept paper, proposals;
  • Carry out other tasks and any assignments when required by the organization;
  • Ensure WV standards of child protection are maintained;


  • Bachelor degree in relevant disciplines like Public Health, Environment, Community Development...
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience in working in the area of community development and/or with non-governmental organization. 
  • Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of multi-lateral, and government bodies;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and ensuring that recommendations are implemented.
  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.
  • Ability to communicate and relate effectively with a diverse range of people (i.e. project beneficiaries, Government officials, project partners, WVV staff).
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and motivate staff and partners.
  • Good reading and report writing skills in English.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, excel, power point & email).
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Willing to learn to advance career in Health, Watsan, HIV/AIDS fields;
  • Have Research ability and interest;
  • Be willing to travel to the ADPs in the cluster.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian humanitarian organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.
Interested candidates are invited to apply ONLINE via WORLD VISION VIETNAM'S WEBSITE BY 10 OCTOBER 2015 -

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.123)

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)
Dien Bien
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2015-10-10