Programme Development Officer

Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service (BftW-PDS) is a German non-government organization. As an ecclesial organization BftW-PBS works the globe to contribute to an inclusive socio-economic development to overcome poverty. The key guiding principles are social justice and ecological responsibility.

The regional office (VEST) for Laos and Vietnam in Hanoi is cooperating with local and international partner organisation since 1996.

For our operations in Vietnam and Laos, we are looking for a Programme Development Officer

If your application is successful you will work as part of our team from our regional office in Hanoi and support our partners in Vietnam and Laos in the development of projects and programmes complying with international standards in the area of:

  • Sustainable agricultural and economic development focusing on poverty reduction and value chains
  • Social infrastructures
  • climate change and renewable energies

Your main tasks are to

  • Strengthen partners’ capacities throughout the project cycle
  • Support partners in developing impact oriented projects and programmes and enhancing their monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Assess, finalize and submit project proposals, including detailed budgets presented by the partners ready for approvability to the authorizing committees
  • Assess, prepare and conduct all required reporting, including administrative and financial documents for:
    • Partners’ budget requests and fund transfers from the BftW Head Office
    • Progress reports
    • Audit reports
    • Project closures
  • Prospect new partner organizations and future areas of cooperation
  • Actively participate in at least one working group of the Vietnamese and Lao NGO Resource Centers and other networks
  • Frequent travel to partner organizations and their projects in Vietnam and Laos and the Head Office in Germany
  • Support the Regional Representative in all diverse areas upon request

You execute your tasks under the supervision of the Regional Representative and in cooperation with the team members and partners in Vietnam and Laos, considering the professional and job-specific objectives, the legal and operational framework and the corporate guidelines.

Your profile

  • University degree (Master) in a field of study central for the position (e.g. Economics; Social, Political, Environmental Science or related fields of study with relevance to the subject
  • 7 to 10 years working experience in development cooperation
  • Knowledge of the Vietnamese and Lao Development Policies and the Public Administrative System at national and local levels
  • Knowledge of frameworks of multilateral and European, especially German development cooperation
  • Experience with projects of international cooperation and Vietnamese and Lao civil society organizations
  • At least experience in one development sector like agriculture, including value chain
  • Experience in project cycle, especially qualitative project application in compliance with international donor requirements, qualitative reporting and knowledge of result-based monitoring and evaluation of international cooperation projects
  • Experience in administrative management in compliance with international donor requirements
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of Formal English is a must, good skills in German would be an advantage
  • Excellent essay writing skills are a must with a continually cultivated passion for writing
  • First experience in the region, especially in Laos would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills such as being open-minded to developing and dynamic working environments, applying sound advisory and communication ability, intercultural sensitivity, time and stress management, team spirit and resilience
  • Good working knowledge in ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, internet researches) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

We welcome job applications of Vietnamese, Lao and international residents. BftW-PBS is an equal opportunity employer and women and people with impairments are specifically encouraged to apply.

If you are interested and you see yourself matching the above profile and prerequisites, especially we are looking forward to your application and significant documents, including CV, diploma and references, all in English to [email protected] until September 30, 2018

Selected candidates who best match the profile only will be invited for initial interviews and a subsequent assessment center process. The competitive remuneration package is based on BfTW-PDS policies and considers relevant qualifications and working experience.

The assignment shall start at November1, 2018

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Sun, 2018-09-30