Disaster Risks Reduction Project Manager

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.

Child Safeguarding 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 consultancy services for:

  • Vacancy: Disaster Risks Reduction Project Manager (Disaster Risk Reduction & Emergency Response Program)
  • Based in Ho Chi Minh City

Main Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for overall project planning, implementation and management of the SCK-funded DRR Project in Ca Mau province. The post holder is expected to contribute to our emergency response, in the event of any disaster in Vietnam, by providing an interim management support for any specific project or activities as designated DRR&ER Program Manager.

In the event of a major emergency response, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Competencies:


  • At least bachelor’s degree relevant to DRR&ER and training in project management
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in project management, particularly in DRR-ER sector.
  • Experience in the implementation of DRR or Emergency Response project funded by institutional donors.
  • Experience in WASH and/or solid waste management.
  • Good understanding of WASH challenges in Mekong Delta is desirable.
  • Demonstrated capacity in project planning, implementation and management covering the preparation of annual work plan, budgeting and procurement.
  • Experience working with government counterparts and the community with proven results. 
  • Solid understanding of the Vietnamese government system at provincial, district and commune levels.
  • Strong leadership skills, good communication skills and team work, analytical skills and problem solving.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and can stay in the field for extended period of time.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Good computer skills: MS Office required.
  • Willingness to abide by SCI Child Protection Policy/Child Safe Guarding and Code of Conduct.


  • Prior experience working with Save the Children and familiarity to organization’s policies and procedures will be an advantage.

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, Mercury Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and Job Description are attached.

The closing date for application is 5pm on 31st October 2018. 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
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-10-31