Project Officer

Job Title: Project Officer

Based at: Center for Women and Development, 20 Thuy Khue ST, Hanoi

Position reports to: Director and Director Assistant, Project Office

Peace House Shelter Project, run by Center for Women and Development – a subordinate unit of Vietnam Women’s Union, was established as a joint effort by Vietnam Women’s Union and Spanish Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID) to combat trafficking in persons by providing assistance to trafficking victims. Need-based support services including safe accommodation, health care, counseling, vocational training, legal aids and job placement are provided for women and children who are victims of trafficking in persons. As a pilot model established in 2007, the Project has so far supported more than 150 trafficking victims from different provinces and backgrounds across the country.

The Project seeks to recruit the following position to support its activities:

Position title:  Project Officer to Peace House Shelter Project supporting victims of trafficking in persons
Location: Center for Women and Development in Hanoi, Vietnam
Expected starting date: February, 2014
Duration of Assignment: 10 months

Duties & responsibilities:
- Assist the project management board in preparing plans and logistics, organizing workshops, trainings, trips, etc;
- Carry out core administrative duties such as drafting correspondence, taking notes at meeting as a basis for minutes, filing of documents, general mailing and correspondence; maintaining project documents and other files (both paper and electronic) up to date
- Liaise with partners, local authorities, ministries and related agencies tracking assigned tasks/project steps/timetables, coordinating with relevant consultants and PMU member, and providing assistance and/or information on project related matters,
- Arrange appointments and meetings;
- Interpret bilingual communication at meetings, workshops, training courses, field trips and others as assigned by Project’s management board;
- Translate documents and reports assigned by Project Management board;
- Logistics
- Ensuring the office filling system and records are properly maintained and up dated in accordance with the existing framework for easy retrieval
- Carry out M&E tasks in accordance with the M&E tools of the project
- Other tasks as required by the Project Management Board

Qualifications & Competencies:
- University degree (good ranking or above) in English;
- At least 2 years working experience in similar positions, experience with development projects, working and/or studying in English speaking country are preferable;
- Knowledge and experience in the field of trafficking in person, gender and development is an advantage
- Good team work and communication skills.
- Good knowledge of office management operational practices and procedures
- Advanced computer skills, proficiency in accounting soft ware packages and use of e-mail and Internet
- Capacity to work independently and as part of a team, and willingness to travel to communes as needed
- Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, handle a variety of concurrent activities, rank priorities, organize work efficiently, and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;
- Fluency in spoken and written Vietnamese and English is essential (English will be tested).
- Ethical, responsible and enthusiastic
- Thorough understanding of relationships with relating agencies (such as MOLISA, Police, WU, etc.)
- The initial appointment period will be for one year (3 months probation) with the possibility of renewal subject to performance assessments, funding and project’s final duration.

Application Process
Interested candidates are advised to send their CVs, and cover letter to before January 20, 2014  to both addresses:  [email protected][email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Peace House Shelter Project
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2014-01-20