One Livelihoods Officer for HIV/AIDS Project

CARE in Vietnam is a Non-Government Organization representing the CARE International network. CARE in Vietnam is a creative and dynamic organization, working with Vietnamese partners in the sectors of health, rural development and disaster mitigation and preparedness.

CARE in Vietnam is looking for one experienced and qualified candidates to fill in Livelihoods Officer for the HIV/AIDS project.

Project information:
Pathways for Participation: Strengthening the Civil Society Response to HIV in Vietnam Project (PfP) is a PEPFAR funded project being implemented in partnership by CARE International in Viet Nam (CVN) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI).

PfP aims to place people living with and affected by HIV at the centre of the response in Vietnam. PfP works with civil society organisations (CSOs) representing most at risk populations (MARP’s) including injecting drug users (IDUs) and their sexual partners, male and female sex workers and their clients, men who have sex with men (MSM), and people living with HIV (PLHIV).

PfP focuses activities in three core program tracks:
1. Organisational and technical capacity building of CSOs delivered through ‘local capacity building agencies’ (LCBLAs);
2. Supporting CSO’s to develop and deliver standards based models for HIV prevention and care services through the provision of grants and technical support;
3. Facilitating CSOs to engage in advocacy and policy dialogue with the Government of Viet Nam on HIV related legal and health policy issues.

Through this program of activities, PfP will institutionalise the engagement of CSOs and the MARPs/PLHIV they represent in the design and delivery of services and programs needed to prevent and mitigate HIV.

Position information:
Position title:        Livelihoods Officer
Reporting to:        Community Based Interventions Manager
Contract:             One year contract with possibility of extension
Base in:            Ha Noi with travel to project provinces and Ho Chi Minh City

Main duties:
Under the management of the Community Based Interventions Manager, the Livelihoods Officer is responsible for the following task areas:

Task Area 1: Develop models for livelihoods development and income generation targeting PfP’s priority populations;
Task Area 2: Establishing operating procedures, guidelines, manuals and tools to support livelihoods development and income generation activities;
Task Area 3: Provide capacity building to CSOs and interested members of target populations to implement and replicate livelihoods developmen and income generation models;
Task Area 4: Provide technical oversight for all PfP livelihoods projects, including support for project staff and/or partner organisation staff involved in livelihoods activities;
Task Area 5: Facilitate shared learning and skills transfer to and between partner organisations on livelihood development activities;
Task Area 6: Assist the Community Based Interventions Manager in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on activities funded under PfP.
Task Area 7: Participates in NGO and government forums to represent and promote program activities as required.

Selection Criteria:
- University and/ or advanced degree in a field relevant to livelihood development and income generation;
- Previous experience with international or local NGO or aid management organizations;
- A minimum of five years demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livelihood development/income generation/microfinance programs;
- Previous experience with the business sector, banks and other finance institutions.
- Experience in capacity building with national staff and/or civil society organisations;
- Experience developing business plans for small enterprises and community based groups.
- Demonstrated commitment to PfP’s core value of positioning people living with and affected by HIV at the center of the HIV response in Vietnam;
- Demonstrated skills and practical experience in either one or more of the areas of gender, advocacy and M&E would be a major advantage;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Vietnamese and English.

Child Protection:
CARE International in Vietnam is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work around the world. Applicants are advised that CARE International in Vietnam reserves the right to screen candidates to ensure a child-safe environment. Further information can be found in the CARE Vietnam child protection policy.

Interested candidates should send a full English CV and stating the position title to email: [email protected]. Closing date to apply for this position: 6 December 2011. The short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please no telephone contact after submitting the application.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
CARE in Vietnam
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2011-12-06