Project Officer

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Vietnam is looking for a Project Officer for Commune Development Fund (CDF), based in Cao Bang City with frequent travels to districts and communes within Cao Bang province for the project “Public Service Provision Improvement Programme in Agriculture and Rural Development in Cao Bang” (PSARD CB). PSARD CB is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and has the goal of contributing to province and district wide mainstreaming of participatory local planning, financial decentralization and improved public service delivery in agriculture, in order to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods in disadvantaged areas of Cao Bang.


* Collaborate with Project Officer for CDF/CFM and Project Officers in Bao Lac office to provide direct technical assistance on his/her working area to project partners at all level (provincial, district, commune) to achieve the set outcomes formulated in the Project Document and Logframe. Act as Master Trainer (TOT) on his/her competences, as and when required.
* Provide specific and direct support to communes and districts on technical aspects of CDF, especially regarding design, construction and maintenance of small scale rural infrastructure and cost estimation and appraisal of infrastructure activities.
* Support the provincial and district partners, particularly the Seconded Staff from Provincial Department (DOF) and District Coordinators in compiling YPO and Progress report in result-based manner.
* Monitor and control project field activities on regular basis, compile monitoring data from provincial and district partners.
* Check and verify the AS/FAR submitted by project partners for the activities in the supporting areas.
* Writing semi- and annual progress report on his/her supporting area and provide recommendation on improving progress and management of project base on observation.


·  University degree in Engineering, Construction or other related field.
·  At least 3 to 5 years practical working experience in rural small scale infrastructure design, estimation and construction and/or other related fields.
·  Experience of working in ODA development projects and knowledge of result based management approaches to development.
·  Excellent communication and facilitation skills (especially related to working with partners at local level including at commune and village level).
·  Willingness to travel frequently to remote areas within Cao Bang.
·  Team oriented spirit with inter-personal and cross-cultural communication skills and outcome oriented spirit.
·  Good command of Vietnamese and English. Knowledge of Tay, Mong or Dao languages is a distinct advantage.

Interested candidates should send applications (CV plus motivation letters and copies of diplomas) to Ms Nguyen Tu Anh, Human Resources Manager, email: [email protected] or post to 298F Kim Ma Street, Hanoi before 06 March 2013. Please name the Email subject as “Project Officer based in Cao Bang”. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Vietnam
Cao Bang
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2013-03-06