Project Officer - Human Rights and Social Justice (HR/SJ)

Since its presence in Vietnam (1996), Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam (Caritas) has been committed to improving the lives of poor and marginalized people through demand-based and right-based approaches to help address local development issues. Caritas focuses its support on Human Rights and Social Justice, Sustainable Livelihood, Water and Sanitation, and Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Caritas HR/SJ theme is further evolving with innovative projects focusing on support and advocacy for equal access of children with disabilities to education through early identification, intervention and inclusive education in which civil society organizations play essential advocacy roles. The HR/SJ team currently consists of two members: a Programme Manager and a Project Officer managing three projects running under this theme which are:

1. Support to Hearing Impaired Children, Especially of Ethnic Minorities in Ha Giang;
2. Inclusive Education and Social Development for Children with Disabilities in Quang Binh; and
3. Strengthen Government and Civil Society Organization (CSO) Partnership for Increased Access to Education For children with Disabilities.

While the “Support to Hearing Impaired Children, Especially of Ethnic Minorities in Ha Giang” is currently on its final phase, the two other projects are newly developed and in their inception periods.

Caritas works with various government agencies in Hanoi, Ha Giang and Quang Binh such as DoET, DoH, DoLISA, Centre for Disabled Children/People as well as other civil society organizations in the project areas in order to mobilize society participation ensure equity, social justice in education sector, particularly for children with disabilities. These partners are responsible for project implementation in the field.

Caritas is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated Project Officer to provide support for implementation and monitoring of the three above mentioned projects under the Human Rights and Social Justice Theme. A detailed Job Description this opportunity is attached.

Interested candidates are invited to send:

  • A cover letter in English concisely describing their qualifications and competencies as required for the post as well as explaining their motivation to apply for the position.
  • A full CV in English with a recent photograph and at least three referees preferably from their current and/or former employers/superiors.
  • Reference letters and other related supporting documents for their application.

Email address for applications: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 17.00, 10th June 2015

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam gives equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam (Caritas)
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2015-06-10