Project Officer (Health and Nutrition Program)

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 20 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

Child Safeguarding positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for:

  • Vacancy: Project Officer (Health and Nutrition Program)
  • Based in Hai Phong city

Main Responsibilities:

The project officer is responsible for managing and implementing activities of the project “Improving access to and utilization of adolescent responsive health services for urban migrant young women and girls in Hai Phong, Vietnam in Hai Phong city in collaboration with Hai Phong city Labour Union and Hai Phong city Department of Health with technical  and management support from project manager.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



  • University degree, preferred in Medicine or Public Health or social development


  • Master degree, preferred in Medicine or Public Health

Experiences and skills


  • Good working knowledge in English in both speaking and writing skills.
  • Experience in financial procedures and accounting.
  • Knowledge of progressive health and medical approaches for public health
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in project management in related field.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a team environment. Work independently, focused on maintaining high quality work.
  • Experience working with government counterparts, health facilities at province, district and commune levels and community based interventions;
  • Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks within a project environment to tight timeframes and under pressure.
  • Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization of NGOs/INGOs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Ideally, experience in Health project management with NGOs/INGOs.
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Be both self-confident and humble.

Please send CV and a completed application form, contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: 4th Floor, Mercury Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and full job description are attached.

The closing date for application is 5pm on 28th September 2018. Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Hai Phong
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2018-09-28