Monitoring Assistants for Alive & Thrive Vietnam

FHI 360 is an international non-governmental organization that works with the Vietnam Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development and other ministries, provincial health services, and local non-government organizations to promote the health and well-being of the Vietnamese population, particularly vulnerable and disenfranchised groups. In Vietnam, FHI 360 is currently building the capacity of local organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; drug treatment policies and practices; clinical research for the development of vaccines and drugs; non-communicable disease prevention; laboratory strengthening; and social and behavior change communication approaches to preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases.

We are seeking qualified and highly motivated Vietnamese nationals to join FHI 360 for Monitoring Assistants for Alive & Thrive Vietnam (two positions: one in Da Nang and one in Ho Chi Minh City).

Project Summary: Alive & Thrive, a multi-year initiative (2009-2014) aimed at improving the nutritional status of infants and young children, is led by the Family Health International 360 and in Viet Nam is being implemented through a partnership with Save the Children, GMMB, the International Food Policy Research Institute & the University of California, Davis. The initiative will contribute significantly to the Government of Viet Nam’s (GoV) priorities and accelerate ongoing efforts to reduce stunting. The initiative will also create synergies with other stakeholders such as the Viet Nam Women’s Union, UN agencies, other international and local non-government organizations and the private for-profit sector. While aiming to impact nutritional status in all 63 provinces, more intensive capacity building/provincial planning activities will be undertaken in 15 areas (10 rural provinces and 5 cities).

Position Summary:

The Monitoring Assistant will assist the monitoring specialist and the implementation team in the implementation of the monitoring and supportive supervision system for A&T activities in Central and Southern regions.

Main Responsibilities:
- Provide support to the implementation team in supportive supervision and related activities
- Gather monitoring and supervision data from the local partners on a regular basis
- Enter data and manage data for franchise and IYCF support group models
- Provide support in the development of high quality, timely reports and presentations in Vietnamese and English
- Ensure timely and effective communication of monitoring results to a variety stakeholders
- Perform data analyses under the guidance of monitoring specialist and country director
- Contribute to development of annual work plans, budgets & reports
- Other tasks as assigned by the monitoring specialist, regional manager and country director

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and abilities:
- Bachelor degree in nutrition, health or related field. Master or medical doctor degree is a plus.
- 1-2 years experience in working in the field of public health in Viet Nam. Experience with data management and analyses is a must.
- Working experience with management information systems and a range of quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques and approaches
- Proficiency with various software applications (e.g. MS Excel, Word) and statistical packages (SPSS, Stata)
- Demonstrated ability to learn new things, and open with new knowledge
- Ability to work independently as well as in cooperation with a multi-cultural team
- Ability to think creatively and strategically
- Good at written and spoken English, fluent in written Vietnamese
- Required frequent travel within the region to support local partners

***To obtain the full job description, please send your request to [email protected]***

FHI 360 offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Please send detailed curriculum vitae, letter of application in English including copies of certificates/degrees, and contact telephone numbers by August 24, 2012 to:
Alive & Thrive Project,
Room 203 E4B Trung Tu Diplomatic Compound
No. 6 Dang Van Ngu, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Email: [email protected].
Please indicate which position you are applying for in your application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
FHI 360
Location: 
Da Nang; Ho Chi Minh City
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2012-08-24