Project Officer - Child Protection and Advocacy Project

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

Project Officer - Child Protection and Advocacy Project (1 positions), based in Yen Bai province.

World Vision is a child focus organization, supporting the poor communities for improvement of child wellbeing. In Yen Bai which is one of ten poorest provinces of Vietnam, World Vision is implementing 6 Area Development Programs in 6 districts of Van Yen, Tram Tau, Tran Yen, Luc Yen, Van Chan and Yen Binh  focusing mainly in agriculture, health, education and local leadership development. World Vision is now supporting with a special project that aims to reduce the risk of child abuse, exploitation, neglect and violence, through strengthening the community based child protection system in Yen Bai Province. This project will include a range of interventions from the provincial level to community level, not only raising awareness but also providing knowledge and techniques for local partners, communities and children about child protection. The project will last for 4 years, from 2013 to 2016 and cover Yen Bai City and six above-mentioned ADPs. However, the project will not implement the activities in all districts right at the beginning but gradually based on the readiness of the ADPs to integrate with the project.


The position supports WV Vietnam to set up a community-based CHILD PROTECTION system (or mechanism) in Yen Bai province from the provincial level to the village level to enhance the capacity of child protection in communities. He/she will assist the Zonal Manager and ADP Managers in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the child protection project in Yen Bai province including Yen Bai City and 6 ADP districts.

Results Expected:

  • Appropriate child protection project activities/interventions are designed for target populations in the impact area to ensure effective interventions in working with the community and counterparts.
  • The facilitation of accurate inputs for intervention strategy is ensured by assisting in developing research, designing data collection tools, implementing research in the field, analysing data and presenting findings to relevant audiences.
  • Community project ownership is facilitated by conducting community participation activities to ensure that the resources of the project will create direct benefit to community members, especially towards the most vulnerable children and children in need of protection.
  • Capacity of local partners/counterparts is built through the provision of training on research, management and training skills in the field of CHILD PROTECTION to ensure the project sustainability.
  • Surveys are carried out and survey reports are prepared, including presentation of survey results to government counterparts and the community.
  • Appropriate training materials are contextualised for use in the local community development work and informal educational activities of target beneficiaries,
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reports are prepared on the progress of the project (in YEN BAI PROVINCE) to the Zonal Manager.
  • Planning sessions are  carried out with government counterparts, community representatives and children in the development of long term program strategies to ensure the sustainability of the project;
  • Liaison and collaboration are ensured with other agencies to keep track of project’s progress and update information;
  • The quality of indicator report from collaborators of the targeted districts in YEN BAI PROVINCE is managed; project quarterly indicator report are combined in closely working with Project Manager before submitting to project donor.
  • Quarterly, semi-annual and annual narrative reports for the targeted districts in YEN BAI PROVINCE are prepared.
  • The POA is followed and the financial regulations are complied by coordinating the project activities in the targeted districts in YEN BAI PROVINCE.
  • The project staff cash advance, EER, short term consultancy and supply contracts are reviewed before submitting to project manager to ensure that the project activities in the targeted districts are implemented in the same way.
  • Technical supports are provided to other project staff in charge of child protection in YEN BAI PROVINCE


  • Bachelor degree in child development, humanitarian aid/development, child rights, public policy, law, social work or other related field.
  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes;
  • Good understanding of CRC and other relevant international human rights standards protecting the rights of children.
  • Good understanding of latest developments, research and trends in the relevant aspects of the field of child protection.
  • Strong understanding of a systems approach to child protection programming.
  • Community mobilization skills, including networking/coordination among different local partners;
  • Demonstrated training and group facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated skills to work with children
  • Good time management and organizational skills;
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills; 
  • Good English, especially report writing and reading skills;
  • Good computer skills in Word, Excel, Power point and email;
  • At least 2 years of experience working in child protection: including child protection programme design, implementation and monitoring; staff training and coaching with an emphasis in the special technical capacity for the focus of the project.
  • Experience in INGO-funded project planning and implementation.
  • Work in a team environment with great diversity; Zonal Manager, Finance staff and another project team are based in a different office (in Yen Bai).
  • 50% time is expected for field visits

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian humanitarian 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] before 16 August 2014

WVV Application Form and the detailed job description for this position can be found at World Vision Vietnam’s website: Re-advertise_Project Officer - Child Protection and Advocacy Project

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. 39439920 (ext.114). Email: [email protected]

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)
Yen Bai
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2014-08-16