Monitoring Specialist for Grants and Capacity Development

The PARAFF secretariat in Hanoi is seeking to hire an experienced Vietnamese national to fill the position of “Monitoring Specialist for Grants and Capacity Development”.

·        The position is based in Hanoi, Vietnam with frequent travel in the provinces.
·        The contract period is up to the end of December 2015. The position is expected to start as soon as possible and preferable by January 2014.
·        A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the Fund Manager, NIRAS A/S (Denmark), in line with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The Public Participation and Accountability Facilitation Fund (PARAFF) is a sub-component of the “Good Governance and Public Administration Reform Programme, Phase II (GOPA II), agreed upon between the Government of Denmark and Government of S.R. Vietnam.

Under PARAFF, support is provided to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) through a Grant Fund which will provide core and project funding to Vietnamese NGOs on an application basis, combined with a Capacity Building Facility for NGOs and key partners.

PARAFF provides support within the following areas:

·        Research on key issues related to the legislative process, democratic governance and NGOs roles in promoting public participation and accountability.
·        Awareness raising of NGOs and key partners regarding the rights and opportunities provided by the present legislation related to public participation and accountability.
·        NGO lead initiatives on monitoring of legislative processes, implementation of government policies and budgets at national and sub-national levels and feedback to Government and Elected representatives.
·        Strengthened networking among NGOs and other key stakeholders for enhanced engagement in legislative processes and policy dialogues with the National Assembly and the People’s Councils, and Government agencies at various levels.
·        Institutional and organisation capacity building initiatives for enhanced NGO engagement in legislative and policy making processes and monitoring.

The “Monitoring Specialist for Grants and Capacity Development” will be integrated within the PARAFF Secretariat in Hanoi and will together with the rest of the PARAFF team contribute to ensure that PARAFF fulfils its objective.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

·        A relevant university degree
·        Relevant professional experience
·        Fluent in Vietnamese and English
·        Experience from donor supported projects and initiatives
·        Sound knowledge of and documented experience with development of monitoring and evaluation systems appropriate to the nature of work of PARAFF, the size of grants and capacities of its grantees
·        Experience in providing capacity building to NGO and civic society initiatives
·        Experience from advocacy work will be an added advantage
·        Knowledge of legislative processes will be an added advantage

A detailed Terms of Reference can be found at the PARAFF website

Interested candidates are invited to send their application in English, including application letter, curriculum vitae and copies of relevant degrees, by e-mail to the PARAFF Secretariat at [email protected] with copy to [email protected] before 09:00 on Wednesday 08 January 2014 (Vietnamese time).

Interviews will be conducted in the week of 13-17 January 2014. Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For further information please contact the PARAFF Team Leader by e-mail at [email protected]. Inquiries about the position by phone will not be answered.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2014-01-08