Maternal & Newborn Health 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: Maternal & Newborn Health Project Officer

Based in Hanoi with frequently travel to project sites in Yen Bai province

Main Responsibilities:Project Officer is responsible for assigned tasks among the implementation of the GSK project of saving children’s lives in vulnerable communities in Yen Bai province. The Officer will   provide effectively technical support to central, provincial and district partners under the guidance and support of the Project Managers, particularly in the areas of the project planning, implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation. This position will also be responsible for the training/capacity building activities under the guidance of the project managers.

Key Competencies:


  • Education: Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Medical Doctor or related fields

  • Experiences:

  • 2-5 years of significant experience working on Maternal and Newborn health issues or neonatal care

  • Three years working experience with international organisations or health – focused projects

  • Experiences in working with government counterparts and community based intervention

  • Good communication skills, skilful and positive attitude to team work

  • Excellent computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • Master Degree or equivalent on Ob/Gyn, neonatal or Master of Public Health

  • Excellent training and facilitation skills

  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate well, even on sensitive and difficult topics with high government officials as well as local communities

  • Experience with project design and implementation, including baseline surveys and evaluations

  • Experience with developing resource materials and manuals

  • English speaking and writing skills

  • Skilful in use of statistical package


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 closing date for application is 5 pm on09th Jul 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
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2017-07-09