Project Officer – Forecast Based Financing Project Officer

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:

  • Vacancy: Project Officer – Forecast Based Financing Project Officer
  • Based in: Ha Noi

Main Responsibilities:

The FbF Project Officer in Hanoi is a member of DRR&ER team and is responsible for overall project planning and implementation of the Forecast-Based Financing Project, a humanitarian project funded by ECHO through FAO in Gia Lai Province. In addition to this role, the post holder is expected to contribute in our humanitarian response, in the event of any disaster in Vietnam, by providing an interim management support for any specific project or activities as designated DRR and Humanitarian Program Manager.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Project Implementation and monitoring:

  • Implementation of project activities
  • Responsible for the implementation of the all activities in the Drought Forecast Based Financing project with focus on Food Security/Livelihoods (FSL) and WASH in partnership with partners within the NGOs Consortium.
  • Contribute to effective and timely implementation of the DRR/FbF interventions and initiatives with communities and partners.
  • Closely work and support Provincial Management Board (PMB) in project planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Mobilize and sensitize representatives from local Government and other stakeholders to proactively take part in strengthening community resilience to shocks.
  • Develop and impart necessary trainings for staff, community members and partners related to DRR/CCA, early forecast and early action planning strategies and community based approaches.
  • Jointly with partners carry out vulnerability and capacity assessment exercises and develop and update hazard risk maps, simulation exercise of early action plan (SoP).
  • Develop and maintain networks with external actors in the Triangle and across the border on DRR, Early Warning/Early Action and emergency response/recovery.
  • Support the contingency planning process including cross border disaster preparedness and response interventions, gender mainstream in FbF and early action planning, child safe guarding.
  • Liaise with the Project Manager to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements – baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in
  • accordance with SC’s established standards, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Project Manager and MEAL Officer to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely
  • manner in the project measurement.
  • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources
  • Participate in concepts and proposal development and general resource mobilization/acquisition.


Financial Management:

  • Prepare the sub-grant to partners based on the agreed activities, releasing the sub-grant, monitoring the sub-grant and in submitting sub-grant finance report.
  • 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

Qualification & Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in an NGO environment, including experience implementing programs in related fields
  • Bachelor’s degree in community develop, social work, environment or related field
  • Be experience in working in Gia Lai and emergency response.
  • Experience in FSL and/or WASH is desired.
  • Good understanding of challenges facing vulnerable children and communities in Central Vietnam regarding DRR, Emergency response and resilience.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Good knowledge/experience of effective budget monitoring
  • Good skills in communicating in English and Vietnamese.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

Please send (in English):

  • Curriculum Vitae updated
  • Completed Application form (template attached)
  • Contact of three referees
  • Covering letter addressing the list of competencies


Save the Children International in Vietnam,
4th Floor, Machinco Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and full job description are attached here.

The closing date for application is 5 pm on Wednesday, 30th May 2018.

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
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-05-30