Coordinator of CIAI Intercountry Adoption Program in Vietnam

The Italian Association for Aid to Children (CIAI) is a Non Governmental Organization founded in 1968. It since has been working to promote the recognition of the child as a person and protect its fundamental rights to life, to health, to a family, to education, to play and to innocence, wherever it may be.
To protect and promote these rights, CIAI has chosen to operate on three interrelated levels: development cooperation, promotion of the culture of children’s rights and international adoption.
The conviction that every child has fundamental rights that must be guaranteed becomes practice through projects of development cooperation, which CIAI implements in 7 countries. This objective is pursued through the fight against poverty and marginalization, and by stimulating the creation of legal standards, including the development of local foster care and of domestic adoption systems. CIAI’s development cooperation activities also include a Sponsorship Programme.
CIAI works in the following countries: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Colombia, India, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
CIAI started working in Vietnam in 1993.It has been the first Italian Agency for Adoption to get the accreditation from the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam. At the present moment CAI is working in Bac Giang and Vinh Long Provinces. Our activities include a sponsorship program, development projects in the communities and inter-country adoption.
Position : Coordinator of CIAI intercountry Adoption program in Vietnam
Description :
The  Coordinator for  intercountry Adoptions will have the following main duties and responsibilities:
- To implement the  intercountry adoption program in all its stages under the supervision of the Country Representative and CIAI head quarter in Italy;
- To assist Italian adopting families during the procedure of adoption once arrived in Vietnam (having the possibility to travel few days to a specific Province in order to take care of the adoption procedure and support each family);
- To maintain communications and build relationships with Vietnamese Central Authority and local authorities working in  intercountry adoption;
- To participate to meeting related to  Intercountry Adoption;
- To be constantly updated on Law and decrees regarding  Intercountry Adoption in Vietnam;
- To provide administrative and logistic assistance to the Country Representative regarding Intercountry Adoption issues;
- To assist in writing regular progress reports,  and to maintain accurate records
- To attend training events and additional learning activities if needed.
- Perform other tasks, as assigned by the Country Representative
Duty Station:
Hanoi with field visits to the Provinces if requested.

6 months with possibility of renewal
Start date: July 2011.

- University degree or Master Degree , preferably in social working, social sciences or related field
- 2  years of  proved experience working as Minors/Family Specialist or related field
- Community organizing, development projects, or children protection experience is an asset;
- Previous experience in NGOs is an asset;
- Ability to secure appropriate support services for family and child;
- To maintain confidentiality at all times;
- Strong interest in social issues with particular reference to issues related to children and families;
- Proficiency in English;
- Knowledge of Italian is an asset;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Good computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office package and user of internet
Flexible:  willingness to travel domestically and available to work evening hours and weekends, when necessary;
Tolerates pressure and deadlines;

Contact Person:
Miss Quan Thi Phuong Lien
CAI Project Officer
Mobile: +84 (0) 975309917
Tel: +84 (04) 62961820
[email protected]

Deadline and Application:
Candidates interested should send their CV with 3 references and a Cover letter by mail at the
following address [email protected] , not later than the July the 1st, 2011. All in English.
Interviews will be held from the 4th to the 8th of July 2011.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2011-07-01