Health and Nutrition Manager

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 in Vietnam (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 program 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.

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Vacancy: Health and Nutrition Manager
Based in Hanoi or an Area Office

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for the position of Health and Nutrition Manager (H&N-M) to join our Program Development and Quality (PDQ) Team. The successful candidate will be based in Hanoi or an Area Office in Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang.

Main Responsibilities

The H&N-M is a member of the Program Development and Quality team, and is responsible to guide all H&N work in Vietnam with the aim of further developing and implementing our H&N strategies and plans to improve the H&N status of children in Vietnam and to ensure provision of services for the most marginalised children and their families. The specialist will ensure that the programmes are in line with the Global Initiatives and priorities.

The Specialist will ensure that Save the Children Vietnam H&N 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. As part of Save the Children’s dual mandate, the H&N Manager will participate in emergency preparedness and response as requested by the country leadership team.

Key Competencies

  • At least 5 years H&N sector leadership/management experience in an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts
  • Bachelor’s degree in H&N or field related/relevant to international H&N work
  • Proven technical knowledge and capacity to lead implementation of H&N activities, projects, programs
  • Good understanding of challenges facing vulnerable children and communities in Vietnam
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, to motivate and inspire team work
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think strategically
  • Solid knowledge/experience of effective budget design and management: spending/control/reporting
  • Excellent (English language) narrative writing skills: reports, proposals, promotional materials, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of working in an emergency setting and/or commitment to build that capacity
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour – ability to work, live and thrive in challenging circumstancesS
  • Able and willing to learn from others and share experiences, professionally and personally (as per group living)
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

Please send CV and application letter in English addressing the list of competencies to HR section, Save the Children - by Email: [email protected]. If you have any question related to the position please contact Mr. Doan Anh Tuan, Deputy Country Director via email: [email protected]

The SC’s full job description is available at our wordpress:

The closing date for application is 5pm on the 20th August 2014. 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 (SC)
Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh or Da Nang
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2014-08-20