Project Officer

Project Officer

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Contract Type: Local, Full Time (100% FTE)
Travel requirements: May require infrequent travel
Duration: One year (with possibility of extension based on performance and funds availability)


Friends for International TB Relief or “FIT” is a registered non-profit organization whose work is based on the vision of a world free of Tuberculosis (TB). Our mission is to promote progress on the field of TB prevention and to stop the spread of the disease.

Over the past three years, we have actively participated in the eradication of TB by providing financial and technical assistance to local organizations involved in TB care and control in India and Vietnam. Simultaneously, we engaged in advocacy work through fundraising events in Germany and other industrialized countries to contribute to build and improve awareness about this global threat.

In particular, since 2014 we have been supporting the implementation of a grassroots TB elimination intervention based on a holistic package of outreach activities, stakeholder engagement and comprehensive care. Besides our project work in high TB burden countries, FIT also organizes events to strengthen the awareness and understanding about TB.

FIT was founded in 2012 and consists of TB activists as well as former patients. Our members reside all over the world ranging from Germany to Vietnam, Australia and the U.S., where they do their part in raising awareness and fighting the disease. Past and current partners include the Global Health & Education Trust, Otsuka, Stop TB Partnership, RESULTS Australia, HCMC Public Health Association, Vietnam National TB Control Program, Johnson & Johnson and most recently via the IMPACT TB project FIT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733174.

For additional information please refer to our website:


  • Prepare protocols, standard operating procedures, and other project documents;
  • Support training and capacity building of staff, particularly in relation to standard operating procedures and processes specific to PROPER CARE, FIT and its partners;
  • Support the compilation of project data and relay to M&E team;
  • Trouble-shoot issues with project implementation, data quality and productivity;
  • Conduct site assessment and monitoring visits to District TB Units, Provincial TB Hospitals, National TB Program, etc. to liaise and coordinate with project participants and assess progress;
  • Liaise with public sector healthcare staff to improve data collection practices and improve scale-up of project interventions;
  • Attend periodic meetings with FIT and the Ho Chi Minh Public Health Association to report project progress;
  • Ensure that all project administrative documents are accurately updated and maintained;
  • Maintain detailed notes on project activities;
  • Assist with the implementation and monitoring of TB screening activities at pediatric and general hospitals;
  • Conduct project-related operational research in conjunction with the M&E and Research teams;
  • Manage the provision and evaluation of social support for TB patients;
  • Develop advocacy and marketing material for FIT;
  • Translate documents between Vietnamese and English when required.


  • At least two years of experience implementing and evaluating projects;
  • Master’s degree in public health, development studies, project management, or a related field;
  • Basic knowledge of M&E, epidemiology and biostatistics;
  • Detail oriented with exacting standards to maintain accuracy and impartiality in all work products;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills;
  • Fluent in Vietnamese;
  • Excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English;
  • Ability to balance numerous tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity and comfort with using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Good attitude, self-motivated, and ability to work well individually as well as in teams.


  • A cover letter written in English
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopy of degree certificate(s) / diploma(s)
  • Two employment references (Name, Phone Number, Email Address)


  • By e-mail to [email protected] addressed to Ms. Rachel Forse
  • Subject: “Project Officer Application HCMC”
  • No later than Sunday, 11 March 2018

All applications will be carefully considered, but only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful.

FIT is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2018-03-11