Consultant Engineer for Construction Related Activities in Schools

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 20 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

CS positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for:

Vacancy: Consultant Engineer for Construction Related Activities in Schools

Main Responsibilities:The local engineering consultant is expected to work in coordination with SCI’s ARO Shelter and Construction Advisor to address technical and construction management issues and SCI’s RO Supply Chain team to build the technical capacity of our staff on procurement related activities for schools and improve our procedures to ensure compliance with SCI Procurement Manual and SCI Construction Policy, Benchmark Standards and Tools, thereby ensuring improvements in the quality of our construction works.

Key Competencies:


  • A registered Engineer/Architect (educated to Masters level) with at least 5 years post qualification experience providing consultancy services in design, specification, construction project management and construction procurement activities

  • Previous experience in directing construction projects from concept through to construction phase

  • Relevant experience relative to assessment of construction quality against National standards or International best practice, whichever takes precedence

  • Familiarity with Government/Ministry (local and National) procedures and standards in Vietnam

  • Experience in delivering training

  • Strong organization and management skills required

  • Proven strategic thinker, experience with participatory approaches for multiple stakeholders and strong analytical skills

  • Proven communication and writing skills, including relevant reports in both English and  Vietnamese

  • Experience in working with NGO/Donor organisations desirable

Please send CV and a completed application form, contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: 4th Floor, Machinco Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and full Scope of Work are available here (attached JD).

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 25th Sep 2017 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)
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2017-09-25