Health and Nutrition Project Officer

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 22 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 a Vietnamese national for:

  • Position: Health and Nutrition Project Officer
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Main Responsibilities:

1. Project Management (planning, implementation and monitoring)

  • Support project’s Budget Holder(s) in drafting the monthly, quarterly and annual implementation plan, in coordination with Tien Giang local partners
  • Act as a focal point to manage daily contact, provide technical inputs and upport to partners (province, districts, communes/ wards, and schools) in implementation of activities to ensure activities are implemented in a high quality, effective, and timely manner.
  • Conduct regular monitoring trips to supervise and coach partners to implement project activities
  • Collect data from schools, districts to develop monitoring data of the project
  • Provide inputs and assist Project’s Budget Holder(s) in the compilation of data and information for monthly, quarterly, six-month, and annual reports for the assigned project sites.
  • Report to Southern Area Manager, Project’s Budget Holder(s), and work with relevant teams to address arising issues at the field
  • Maintain database, records for case studies, photos, and other data for project planning and documentation;
  • Monitor and support project partners to comply with key SCI/ project policies including Child Safeguarding, Fraud, Code of Conducts, Anti-Harassment and Financial regulations
  • Coordinate all logistical issues for visits, project activities and other related tasks.
  • Assist and provide information within his/ her responsibility to Project’s Budget Holder(s) in the development of Country Annual Plan and Country Annual
  • Report, if required

2. Finance Management and Budget Control

  • Support local partners to develop activity and financial reports and cash advance in quarterly basis
  • Collaborate with finance team to provide financial orientation for those partners, provide support to local partners and ensure partners’ compliance with SCI and donor requirements on expenditures
  • Monitor partners’ budget, expenditures, burn rate, and advise Project’s Budget Holder(s) of any potential risks or identified issues
  • Prepare monthly cash projection, advance requests and expense claims for the implementation of the project activities within the assigned locations
  • Collaborate with finance team to conduct financial visits, financial trainings, review partners’ activity and process financial reports and fund transfer to
  • local partners
  • Comply with SCI and donor requirements on expenditures

3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Capacity Building

  • Work with Project’s Budget Holder(s) to follow up monitoring MEAL data of the project
  • Participate in, support and prepare logistics for researches, surveys and other monitoring and/or evaluation activities in project areas such as endline survey
  • Conduct regular monitoring trips to partners and collect data for the project
  • Support Project’s Budget Holder(s) with reporting task, such as providing inputs to projects reports including weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reports, donor reports
  • Monitor project activities conducted by partners to ensure project activities implemented as per work-plan
  • Collect case stories and write up case studies for the project;
  • Provide training for local partners as required.

4. Advocacy and Networking

  • Actively build partnership with Tien Giang local partners and other relevant stakeholders in school health areas
  • Participate in national and international forums on School Health and Nutrition when required
  • Participate in project meetings regularly with partners

5. Other tasks as assigned

  • Additional tasks will be identified and assigned as needed.

Qualifications & Experiences

  • University degree in public health or social science
  • 3 - 5 years of experience working in development projects, preferably in health and nutrition


  • Practical experience of conducting and/or commissioning evaluation and its methodologies
  • Ability to learn quickly and respond to multiple demands;
  • Good analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills on monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong knowledge and experience in project monitoring and implementation, including construction – related activities
  • Experience in working with government partners to deliver project activities
  • Experience in managing budget spending of partners and compliance
  • Ability to conduct regular travelling to project sites
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of child participation, child right governance is a plus;
  • Good at English speaking and writing;
  • Good computer skills; MS office;


  • Experience in working in school health project is an asset
  • Flexibility and positive and constructive working spirits – ability to work, live and thrive in challenging circumstances.

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 SC application form and the full Job Description are attached.

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 29 September 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
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2019-09-29