Project Support Assistant - Southern Area Office

Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives all over the world.

Save the Children (SC) works to promote every child’s rights to survival, protection, participation and development as set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The current programme focuses on the following core sectors: Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention; Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Climate Change adaption Child rights agenda, including Civil society development, Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

Vacancy: Project Support Assistant - Southern Area Office
Based in Ho Chi Minh city

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for the position of Project Support Assistant to work for our Southern Area Office. The successful candidate will be based in Ho Chi Minh city.

Main Responsibilities:

In collaboration with and under the supervision of Southern Area Manager to ensure the Southern Area Office functions smoothly, efficiently and effectively by provide administrative, operational and HR support.

Key Competencies:


  • Graduate degree in related field, such as business administration, or finance
  • At least 3-year experience of providing an admin and HR service to managers
  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese essential
  • Experience in translating and interpreting 
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision within a team
  • Good problem solving , negotiating and mediation skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of activities
  • Ability to manage cash and keep proper records of cash disbursements and petty cash documentation
  • Ability  to  exercise  tact  and  diplomacy  and  to  deal  with  a  variety  of  highly  confidential  and  sensitive issues with discretion
  • Skills in Customer Relations; Interpersonal & Communications 
  • A proven commitment to children’s rights and equality of opportunity
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office

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, Machinco 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 available at the website:

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 25th December 2014.  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 (SC)
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2014-12-25