Project Officer – Child Rights Governance

Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organisation for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives in all over the world. 

Save the Children in Vietnam (SC) works to promote every child’s rights to survival, protection, participation and development as set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The current program focuses on the following core sectors: Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention, Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Child Rights Governance (CRG), including Civil society support; Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

Vacancy: Project Officer – Child Rights Governance (Re-advert)
Based in Hanoi

They are looking for a Vietnamese national for the position of Project Officer for Child Rights Monitoring Project to join Child Rights Governance team. The successful candidate will be based in Hanoi with frequent travel to project sites.

Main Responsibilities:
The Project Officer is responsible for ensuring effective, efficient and cost-sensitive Child Rights Monitoring (CRM) Project management in close coordination with partners under the guidance of the CRG Manager. The Project Officer is expected to contribute to the overall program planning, monitoring/reviewing, evaluation and reporting as well as to support other component projects to ensure the program interrelated coherence and synergies.

Key Competencies:
- University degree or equivalent in social sciences;
- 2-3 year experience/knowledge on children’s rights, advocacy and/or networking is essential; commitment to rights based approach to programming and monitoring of the implementation of the United - Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC);
- Familiarity with civil society concept and different ongoing perceptions of civil society situation in Vietnam;
- Good understanding of socio-political development in Vietnam, including the work of NGOs and local partners;
- Good  project management skills, including participatory budgeting and monitoring;
- Good facilitation, negotiation, networking and advocacy skills;
- Good interpersonal skills , and high team working spirit;
- Excellent English and Vietnamese written and oral communication skills;
- Ability to organize and coordinate complex activities within interrelated schedules and timelines;
- Computer literacy;
- Ability and willingness to travel.

A full job description is attached.

Please send CV and a completed application form, details of three references and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: HR section, Save the Children - E3, Ngoai Giao Doan Trung Tu, 6 Dang Van Ngu - Dong Da, Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]
The deadline for application is the 12th April 2011.  Applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs will not be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Their selection processes reflect their commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and their people are as diverse as the challenge they face. They 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
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2011-04-12