Program Coordinator

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 applying a social and behavior change communication approach to develop interventions to prevent the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases, building the capacity of local organizations in prevention, care, and treatment; clinical research for the development of vaccines and drugs for infectious diseases; and laboratory strengthening.
They are seeking qualified, experienced and highly motivated Vietnamese national to join FHI 360 for the position of Program Coordinator for Vietnam PREVENT EPT project, Hanoi based. *To obtain the full job description, please send a request to [email protected].
Project Summary: USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) Program consists of four projects: PREDICT, RESPOND, IDENTIFY and PREVENT. The PREVENT project has the goal of preventing the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases, building on USAID’s H5N1 avian influenza efforts. One of PREVENT’s main objectives is to develop, validate and implement effective social, behavior change and communication interventions that raise awareness of risks among the general public and policy makers and lead to appropriate actions needed to minimize EPT. Important areas of interest include hunting and consumption of wild animal meat, markets and wildlife trade, and development activities that affect human-wildlife contact rates, including mining, logging and hydropower development. Technical areas of interest include behavioral determinants of exposure to EPT and social norms, conventions and incentives that support or deter trade/use/consumption of wild animal products.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the PREVENT/EPT Senior Technical Specialist III (based in Bangkok), the Program Coordinator is responsible for providing day-to-day program and technical oversight of PREVENT/EPT project activities in Vietnam. These include formative and evaluative research, strategy and implementation plan development for behavior change and communication interventions; and interventions that may range from policy advocacy and social mobilization to social marketing. The Program Coordinator will represent PREVENT/EPT at national and international meetings and will work closely with the Senior Technical Specialist
III in Bangkok to manage relations and to ensure regional project flow.
Main Responsibilities:
- Act as liaison and maintain positive, productive and responsive relationships with USAID Missions and partner organizations, including the Vietnam government.
- Provide a behavior change/social change perspective on consumption of wild animal meat, markets and wildlife trade, and development activities that affect human-wildlife contact rates, including mining, logging and hydropower development.
- Provide overall guidance and coordination of PREVENT activities in Vietnam; advise on the design of research and development of intervention strategies and programs in all phases, from formative research, through design, production of media and materials, training, implementation, and evaluation.
- Respond to the specified deliverables and goals of the PREVENT/EPT project, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 contractual agreement and FHI 360 and USAID regulations.
- Manage technical aspects of contracts; oversee development of scopes of work for requests for proposals, purchase orders, subcontracts, and consultant agreements; ensure quality of work through site visits and review of deliverables; prepare quarterly, project, and donor reports; oversee staff to ensure financial and administrative efficiencies. Supervise and oversee the work of PREVENT/EPT country-based staff, if required, as well as consultants and subcontractors.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and abilities:
- Masters in one of the following or related fields: Anthropology or Applied Economics or Behavior Change Communications or Behavioral Science or
- Demography or Environmental Anthropology or Epidemiology or Geography or Health Promotion or Public Health or Sociology or Other Job-related Field required or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Doctorate preferred.
- At least seven (7) years of experience in international development, behavioral or social or environmental science programs and research.
- Knowledge about research-to-strategic design, implementation and evaluation of interventions and epidemic infectious disease required; knowledge about emerging diseases a plus.
- Expertise in social change, behavior change and behavior change communication.
- Appreciation for research and ability to apply research to program development.
- Demonstrated ability to think and write clearly, creatively and persuasively; high level of fluency in written and spoken English required.
- Demonstrated capacity to provide technical and managerial leadership and supervision – strong organizational, interpersonal and management skills.
- Ability and willingness to master new content areas.
- Experience implementing activities under USAID-funded projects.

To obtain the full job description, please send your request to [email protected]
FHI offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Please send detailed curriculum vitae in English by September 9, 2011 to:
Senior Human Resources Officer, FHI 360
7 Floor, Hanoi Tourist Building, No. 18 Ly Thuong Kiet Street,
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Email: [email protected]
In addition to curriculum vitae, a letter of application in English must include copies of certificates/degrees, and contact telephone numbers.
Please indicate which position you are applying for in your application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Family Health International
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2011-09-09