Project Manager – LGBT Project

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 22 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

Child Safeguarding positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for:

  • Position: Project Manager – LGBT Project
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City


This position is responsible for overall project planning, implementation and management and for achieving project’s objectives of the LGBT (Norad funded) Project in Ho Chi Minh and Can Tho city and other sites. The post holder is expected to work in close coordination with Southern Area Manager, Child Rights Governance Program Manager and local partners to ensure effective, efficient and cost-sensitive implementation of the “VNM-CRG to promote non-discrimination of vulnerable children & youth in Vietnam” project activities in the assigned geographical locations. This post is also expected to ensure that the project activities are consistent with SCI and Members’ programming principles and approaches, draw on good practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.


CRG LGBT (Norad funded) project technical assistance and oversight

  • Ensuring project implementation quality and further develop the program in line with Child Rights Governance (CRG) strategic direction and long term planning;
  • Be updated on and follow recent and cutting edge developments in the international and national community in regards to CRG and LGBT children rights
  • Provide technical assistance in terms Gender Mainstreaming and Advocacy to staff members and to partners on approaches and implementation methods consistent with acknowledged good practice to achieve sustainable results;
  • Support CRG Program Manager with inputs on Country Annual Plan and Country Annual Report
  • Actively participate in, and provide inputs to, developing new concept notes/proposals and program strategies;
  • Coordinate closely with other sectors especially the advocacy and MEAL team, to provide technical management support and contribute to the advocacy efforts in CRG and other sectors as appropriate.

Management of project activities

  • Directly manage the sub-grants agreements of partners to ensure effective program implementation;
  • Develop Project Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), Budget Phasing, Procurement Plan and ensure they are match to each other. Regularly review these plans and make necessary adjustments if needed.
  • Oversee field implementation to ensure quality and timely delivery of project activities;
  • Liaise and manage relationships and contacts with key project partners including cities/provincial government agencies and local partners;
  • Apply and documentation of Quality Benchmark using in ensuring the quality of the project.
  • Ensure the achievement of operational and program quality KPIs.

Staff management

  • Provide direct supervision to Project Officer and Project Assistant to ensure the project team works productively in field implementation;
  • Work together with project team’s members to identify clear performance objectives for each member including capacity building, and support and motivate them to develop and implement their plans to achieve their objectives.
  • Provide direct coaching and mentoring to project staff in the implementation of project activities and facilitate their technical capacity building, when necessary.

Financial management

  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep cost-efficiency of the actions;
  • Manage project budgets including developing, reviewing, and monitoring project budgets and partners’ budgets, cash forecast, and phasing budgets;
  • Reviewing monthly financial reports and listing of expenditures prepared by Finance Team.
  • Ensure that SCI finance and procurement policies and procedures are strictly followed by project staff and implementing partners. Report to FSSD any suspected violation of SCI finance and procurement policies and procedure for proper investigation.
  • Facilitate the delivery of direct finance and procurement management support to implementing partners by the finance and procurement team by integrating finance and procurement orientation during kick-off meeting with partners, organizing a regular finance visit and if needed organizing a finance and procurement training to partners during project implementation.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Lead project-level M&E, including regular monitoring visits to provinces and the project mid-term review and end line study;
  • Lead development of case studies and other project materials;
  • Collate reports from Project Officer and Project Assistant for submission to senior managers and produce regular internal and donor reports.

Representation, advocacy and networking

  • Support engagement and communication with Save the Children Member and donor on project progress with thematic lead ;
  • Support national level project activities, including advocacy and coordination;
  • Serve as the main contact to represent the project in operation locations and maintain effective links with local partners at all levels to facilitate implementation, sustainability and scalability of the project;
  • Maintain effective collaborations with other partners and organizations and related projects in the same provinces for better integration and coordination;
  • Build and maintain effective partnerships and networks with relevant technical groups, civil society groups, NGOs, and UN agencies for effective implementation and scalability of the project.


  • University degree in community development, social development or related field;
  • Good at project cycle management.
  • Good at project financial management
  • Good at team leadership
  • Good at partnership



  • At least 5 years management experience in an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts;
  • Experience of working with local government and CSO partners; Proven technical knowledge and capacity to lead implementation of CRG activities, projects and programs;
  • Experience in LGBT project and with non-discrimination of vulnerable children & youth in Vietnam is desirable;
  • Excellent organisational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Solid experience in knowledge/experience of effective budget monitoring;
  • Experience in advocacy implementation;
  • Good understanding of challenges facing vulnerable children and communities in Vietnam;
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations;
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, to motivate and inspire team work
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think strategically;
  • Excellent English language and narrative writing skills: donor reports, proposals development…
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles


  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
  • Be both self-confident and humble;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

All application packages must be submitted via:

In case you cannot access to the above link, please send your updated CV (in English), your cover letter and your SC’s application form to Email: [email protected]

The SC application form and the full Job Description are attached.

The closing date for application is 11:59 pm on 22 September 2019.

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
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2019-09-22