Program Officer, Drug Use Interventions

FHI 360 is an international non-governmental organization that works with the Vietnam Ministry of Health, 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; clinical research for the development of vaccines and drugs for infectious diseases; and laboratory strengthening.

They are seeking a dynamic and creative thinking Vietnamese National to fill the following position based in Hanoi:
Program Officer, Drug Use Interventions  

The position is responsible for development and coordination to the management of implementation of interventions for drug users supported by FHI, with emphasis on social work/case management programming, training and service delivery. The position will also take the leadership in policy advocacy to promote a public health and humane approach to drug users.

Main Responsibilities:
- Assist the Team Leader in expanding comprehensive services for people who use drugs in Vietnam.  The project will focus on advocating to increase community based services as well as building the capacity of local organizations, project staff and government counterparts, with focus on building capacity for government paraprofessional social workers in delivering effective social work/case management services in the community.
- Take a lead role in organization, delivering and monitor training activities to ensure relevant project personnel are sufficiently equipped with the knowledge, skills, and techniques to deliver quality services
- Provide leadership and actively contribute to developing new and creative solutions to ensure the project is implemented in a timely fashion 
- Help set up a net work of social workers/case managers and contribute to the development of a spectrum of community based services for people who use drugs or who are seeking help to stop using
- Build partnerships between community groups and government partners to encourage dialogue and alternative solutions to address the problems caused by drugs.
- Promote and develop advocacy strategies that will promote evidenced base strategies to address the harms associated with drugs in Vietnam

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and abilities:
- Undergraduate degree in health policy, public policy, social science or public health and/ or related field.
- At least 3 years of experience working with non government organizations, foundations, or government agencies with expertise in policy advocacy as well as HIV program design and implementation, preferably related to drug use issues.
- Strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people throughout a complex organization.
- Ability and enthusiasm to learn new areas and willingness to contribute to a dynamic team.
- Good written and oral communication skills in both Vietnamese and English.

FHI offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Please send detailed curriculum vitae in English by July 29, 2011 to:

Senior Human Resources Officer, Family Health International
7th 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.

To obtain a detailed job description for any position, please send your request to [email protected]
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Family Health International
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2011-07-29