DRR & ER Project Officer (temporarily)

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 Vietnamese national for:


The following are the main accountabilities:

1. Program Planning and Implementation

Disaster risk reduction

  • Monitor and support the implementation of DRR project in Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces and other DRR projects when requested.
  • Provide technical assistance in terms of DRR and ER to partners on approaches and implementation methods consistent with acknowledged good practice to achieve sustainable results.
  • Work closely with local partners in project implementation to ensure quality and timely delivery of project activities.
  • Support Project Manager in liaise and managing relationships and contracts with key project partners including provincial government agencies and local partners.
  • Support Project Manager in developing project work plans including that of partner organizations.
  • Work closely with the team to share information and support the implementation on time.
  • Provide direct supervision to Project Assistant and volunteers to ensure the project team works productively in field implementation
  • Participate in Country Annual Planning and gather necessary information, as required
  • Support project manager in developing Project Detailed Implementation Plan and provide support for partners in developing their respective Detailed Implementation Plan
  • Field test and make recommendations on the quality of SC project materials including training manuals, documentation, and other project materials
  • Maintain database, records for case studies, photos, and other data for project planning and documentation
  • Coordinate all logistical issues for visits, project activities and other related things

Emergency Preparedness and responses

  • Be one of the core members of the Emergency Response team of SCI Vietnam.
  • Keep track and manage relief items in the warehouse of each region.
  • Be in charge of implementation of disaster preparedness that includes planning activities in country.
  • Work with potential partners to get pre-agreement for the cooperation in Emergency Response.
  • Follow up the minimum preparedness actions of the country annually.
  • Support regional advisors/trainers and line manager, organize trainings for staff on Emergency response and related topics.
  • Ready to be deployed in case of emergency response

2. Finance Management and Budget Control

  • Work closely with line manager and finance team in overall project budgeting, cash forecast, phasing budgets and expense claim.
  • Support project manager in monitoring project budgets and partners’ budgets and financial reports.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep cost-efficiency of the actions.
  • Frequently monitor the budget of each Emergency Response award.

3. Program Development, Monitoring, reporting, accountability and learning

  • Actively participate and provide input for developing new concept notes/proposals and program strategies.
  • Keep self-up-to-date with developments in the regional, and national community in regards to DRR&ER and share with team where relevant.
  • Ensure the field MEAL, including regular monitoring visits to provinces and the post distribution monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability across team.
  • Maintain the feedback mechanism for all project implementation.
  • Initiate the development of case studies and other project materials.
  • Support line manager in preparing relevant reports (regular internal and donor reports) for submission to program manager for review and compilation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, social work, environment or related fields.
  • At least 2 years’ experience at project officer’s level in an NGO environment, including experience implementing programs in related fields.
  • Experience in community based disaster risk management and children focused programming is desirable.
  • Good understanding of disaster risk challenges in the Central is desirable.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Well organized and good experience of effective budget monitoring, developing and management.
  • Good skills in communicating in English and Vietnamese.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches



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


All application packages must be submitted via


In case you cannot access to the above link, please send your updated CV (in English), your cover letter and your SC’s application form to Email: [email protected]

The closing date for application is 5pm on 14 November 2019. 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
Da Nang
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2019-11-14