DRR and Emergency Response Senior Project Officer

Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives all over the world.

Save the Children (SC) works to promote every child’s rights to survival, protection, participation and development as set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The current programme focuses on the following core sectors: Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention; Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Climate Change adaption Child rights agenda, including Civil society development, Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for:
Vacancy: DRR and Emergency Response Senior Project Officer
Based in Hochiminh City

Main Responsibilities: The Senior Project Officer (SPO) DRR and Emergency Response (DRR&ER) in Southern region is a member of DRR&ER team and is primarily responsible for the management of the Samsung funded DRR&WASH Project in Tien Giang with a view to ensuring provision of services for the most marginalised children and their families.
The SPO will assist to ensure that Save the Children Vietnam activities are consistent with SCI and Members’ programming principles and approaches, draw on good practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.

Key Competencies:


  • University degree in community development, social development or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience, preferably in DRR and/or WASH projects;
  • Experience of working with local government and partners;
  • Experience writing donor reports;
  • Solid experience in knowledge/experience of effective budget monitoring;
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude to team work;
  • Working level of spoken and written English;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values.


  • Familiarity with Mekong Delta.
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
  • Be both self-confident and humble;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

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 job description are available at the website: http://savethechildrenvietnam.wordpress.com/vacancy

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 15th January 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
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2017-01-15