Northern Area 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 (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.

Vacancy: Northern Area Manager – Northern Area Office

Based in Hanoi

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for the position of Northern Area Manager to work for our Northern Area Office. The successful candidate will be based in Hanoi.

Main Responsibilities: Be a member of SMT, shares leadership, management and the overall responsibility for the direction, management, coordination and integration of the country program and primary accountable for the direction and management of the whole area operation (program operation and support services functions) to ensure effective and efficient system and procedure for harmonization, integration and alignment of program delivery across all projects.  The manager in his/her capacity is responsible to ensure effective risk management mechanism, safety & security of the resources at the area office and field sub-offices, capacity building and evaluation of staff to deliver the quality program outcomes in both development and emergency preparedness/response settings (including DRR/CCA) for children’s lives.

Key Competencies:

  • Master’s Degree in development or any relevant field.
  • Extensive and substantive relevant practical experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience in leading the development and implementation of REGIONAL programmes and/or development of REGIONAL Networks.
  • Experiences in managing multi-sectoral programs and various stakeholders in development and emergency
  • Have professional relationship with government departments and NGOs leaders in different sectors
  • Excellent IT (Microsoft Office), interpersonal and communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English and Vietnamese.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills will be considered a definite advantage.
  • Ability to manage multi-tasks and dealing with complexity of programming and coping with stress
  • Ability and willingness to travel to all parts of the country, and willingness to abide by SCI Child Protection Policy/Child Safe Guarding and Code of Conduct.

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 SC’s application form and full job description are available at the website:

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 3rd April, 2015.  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)
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2015-04-03