Project Officer

World Vision International – Vietnam (WVV) invites Vietnamese competent candidates for the following position:

PROJECT OFFICER FOR the Coastal Areas of Thanh Hoa province Resilient to Natural Disasters (CATREND) project, work base: Thanh Hoa city.

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met.

Stretching along the Eastern Sea (“Bi?n ?ông”), for 1,650 kilometers from north to south, and with a coastline of over three thousand kilometers, Vietnam is the largest of the lower Mekong countries.  Almost 75% of the land is mountainous, leaving the remaining valleys and plains. Vietnam is one of the most disaster-prone countries in Asia.   

According to recent reports, under impact of the Climate Change, Vietnam will be amongst the most hit countries “Sea levels could rise rapidly with accelerated ice sheet disintegration. Global temperature increases of 3–4°C could result in 330 million people being permanently or temporarily displaced through flooding. Over 70 million people in Bangladesh, 6 million in Lower Egypt and 22 million in Viet Nam could be affected” (UNDP, Human Development Report 2007/2008). According to the IPCC, a one metre sea-level rise could flood 15,000 to 20,000 square kilometres of the Mekong River Delta and affect half a million square hectares of the Red River Delta. In this scenario, 2,500 square kilometres of mangrove will be lost, and around 1,000 square kilometres of cultivated farmland and agriculture areas will become salt marshes.

Purpose of the position:

The position assists the Project Manager in design, implementation, M&E of CATREND project, which is aiming at helping communities in coastal and estuary areas in Hoang Hoa and Quang Xuong districts to reduce vulnerability and negative socio-economic impacts of natural disasters by linking disaster preparedness with mitigation and climate change adaptation measures in a comprehensive way.

In the project’s framework, in addition to the assigned district, the position is also expected to provide support to strengthen integration of Community- based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into Area Development Programs (ADPs) in 07 on-going ADPs (Thuong Xuan, Lang Chanh, Cam Thuy, Ba Thuoc, Nhu Xuan, Quan Hoa and Quan Son) in Thanh Hoa Province as well as implementation project activites at provincial level.


  • A degree or equivalent experience in disaster risk reduction, or related field.
  • Strong command of report and proposal writing in English and Vietnamese.
  • Reasonable networking and diplomacy skills.
  • Sound project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Sound understanding on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
  • Strong knowledge in computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.
  • Willing to travel extensively and cover difficult assignments
  • Requires ability to adjust to harsh living conditions.
  • A minimum of 02 years experience in disaster risk reduction and/or development in Vietnam

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Interested candidates are invited to send detailed Curriculum Vitae and WV Vietnam’s standard Application Form to [email protected] by 10 October 2014.

WVV Application Form and the detailed job description for this position can be found at World Vision Vietnam’s website: Job description_Project Officer_CATREND

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department
World Vision International – Vietnam
Address: 4th floor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long street, Hanoi
Tel: 04. 38439920 (ext. 118)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization which works to improve the quality of life of people, especially children, who are marginalized and living in poverty regardless of religion, race and gender.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
World Vision International Vietnam (WVV)
Thanh Hoa
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2014-10-10