The Hanoi School of Public Health, Ministry of Health seeks to recruit a Project Coordinator under the Project entitled “Partnering with the Hanoi School of Public Health in Vietnam to Enhance Health Workforce Development, Health Systems Strengthening and Public Health Information funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Description of HSPH/MOH: The HSPH is a unique, stand-alone Public Health education institution in Vietnam. Presently, having a university status, the HSPH has introduced an undergraduate degree in public health (both in-service and pre-service courses) to complement its graduate programs, including Masters and PhD degrees in Public Health. Under the seven faculties of HSPH are different academic departments, including not only the “traditional” public health fields such as Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Maternal Child Health/Nutrition, Demography and Environmental Health, but also new fields such as Social Sciences, Occupational Health, Health Economics and Health Policy, etc.  The HSPH provides undergraduate and graduate students with a basic and comprehensive knowledge of modern public health with a very strong focus on computer skills/data management and analysis. The use of a multidisciplinary model for public health training is unique in Vietnam and sets the HSPH apart from the other public health training programs in the country.
Currently, the School is actively involved in a number of activities in the areas of health management, reproductive health, burdens of disease, injury control, non-communicable and communicable diseases, emerging diseases, HIV/AIDS, etc. as well as policy-relevant research projects such as the essential functions of public health, and developing demographic and health information surveillance systems in Vietnam 

Brief description of CDC-HSPH Cooperative Agreement
The CDC-PEPFAR project was developed in response to funding opportunity PS10-10154 of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the development of Hanoi School of Public Health into a Center of Excellence (COE) to enhance health workforce development, health systems strengthening and public health information. 
This COE will be based on the following constituents:
(1) strategic information including public health informatics, quantitative methodology, surveillance data hub for HIMS development, technical support and consultancy, IT infrastructure for HSPH campuses to fulfill tasks in quantitative methods in health; and
(2) health system strengthening including an integrated Vietnam public health training network from 3 existing networks: Vietnam HIV/AIDS Management Training Program (VHMTP) with three current regional management training centers, Vietnam Public Health Association (VPHA) established since 2002 and covering 11 provinces, and the network of public health faculties under medical training institutions; Vietnam management and leadership training program in collaboration with CDC’s SMDP, and application of social and behavioral sciences for strengthening public health capacity. Those constituents also formulate the components of the proposed project.

Project duration:  January 2011 - December 2015

Project site locations: Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City

Job description:
Assist the project managers and component chief officers in planning, managing and coordinating activities supported by CDC and implemented by HSPH. The Project Coordinator will be recruited and assigned by HSP Hanoi School of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

The Project Coordinator will have the following responsibilities and tasks
Develop and update monthly, quarterly and annual work plans according to targets of the project proposal based on coordination with the project officers and under the direction of the HSPH project management team.
Prepare documents and plans including activities, estimated budgets and implementation progress, and send to CDC as requested and according to the rules and regulations of the Cooperative Agreement.
Act as the primary focal point for management of the CDC Cooperative Agreement; and responsible for liaising between CDC and DSEP regarding all Cooperative Agreement matters

Coordination of project activities as scheduled and planned as agreed between CDC and HSPH          
Provide documents, templates, guidance, and other project support to different components in implementation the project activities.
Provide recommendations to the project managers in dealing with issues as they arise and coordination in achieving goals of progress and quality.
Coordinate with component coordinators in preparing, finalizing and corresponding with CDC, PEPFAR team / US Embassy in all activities
 Ensure compliance with CDC Cooperative Agreement financial and technical requirements
Assist the managers of project to implement daily management activities. When assigned, represent the Project Managers in key meetings with partners.
Being assigned, act as the focal point related to management of the cooperative agreement, including reporting, budgeting, development of proposals and other necessary management tools, and to be in-charge of corresponding with similar focal point staff at CDC Vietnam and PEPFAR coordination office
Monitoring and evaluation:
Monitor implementation of project activities as needed;
Coordinate with project technical branches to monitor the technical provision from professional consultants;
Coordinate the collection  and analysis of  information and data and  prepare  general plans, and make periodic reports  on  project  activities;
Prepare reports on implementation progress, audit reports, monthly, quarterly, yearly summary reports.
Respond to other M&E related tasks as needed for the Cooperative Agreement

Qualifications i.e. education, working experience, languages and skills:
All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
a) Minimum Master’s level degree or higher, preferably in Public Health.
b) At least 5 years of experience in project management, project coordination. 
c) At least 5 years of working in the field related to public health, preferably in HIV-related projects, activities.
d) Must have extensive knowledge of and experience with the principles, theories, and practice of USG grant, cooperative agreement and contract regulations and procedures management.
e) Knowledge of project management tools and techniques to plan, schedule, implement, and evaluate complex programmatic and operational projects is also recommended.
f) Skills in coordination, communication and relationships with colleagues.  Office computer skills, preferably being fluent in MS Excel and other budgeting tools
g) Fluent Vietnamese and English
Salary and other benefits:  12,202 $/year (Starting salary, negotiable upon qualifications)
Guidance for Application:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following, in either English or Vietnamese or both, or the application will not be considered.
a) Cover letter with 3 references
b) Job application as instructed in this notice
c) Curriculum vitae with photo
d) Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned, etc.) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

CDC/HSPH Project
Hanoi School of Public Health
Ministry of Health
Add: No 138 – Giang Vo – Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi

All applications must be put in sealed envelopes and addressed to above-mentioned address of CDC/HSPH Project to receive consideration.  Please write clearly on your envelope the position for which you are applying.

Please submit two applications, one in paper copy to the address below and on via soft copy to: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

All applications must state the position to which you are applying to in the subject line of the email.

Only applications received in hard and soft copy will be reviewed.

Mr. Nguyen Huy Quang, Vice Director of CDC/HSPH Project
Hanoi School of Public Health
Tel:    84 - 4.3736 5933; Fax: 84 - 4.6266 2385

Note: Applications will not be returned for non-selected candidates
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  at 4 p.m on 30 July 2011
Receiving applications from: 8 a.m on 21 June 2011
(All applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration)./.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Hanoi School of Public Health
Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2011-07-21