SCK-funded DRR&ER Project Officer

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 22 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:

  • Position: SCK-funded DRR&ER Project Officer
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Main Responsibilities:

The DRR Project Officer is a member of DRR&ER team and primarily responsible for the implementation of the DRR Project in Ca Mau province. She/he will assist to ensure that project implementation is consistent with SCI and Members’ programming principles and approaches, draw on good practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.

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.

Qualifications & Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, social work, environment or related fields.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in an NGO environment, including experience implementing programs in related fields.
  • Experience in construction works supervision, children focused programming and disaster risk reduction is desirable. 
  • Good understanding of disaster risk challenges in Mekong Delta is desirable.


  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Well organized and good experience of effective budget monitoring, developing and management.
  • Good skills in communicating in English and Vietnamese.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.


  • Prior experience working with Save the Children and familiarity with organization’s policies and procedures will be an advantage.

Please send your updated CV (in English), your cover letter and your SC’s application form to:

Save the Children International in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Office:
5th Floor, Kicotrans Building, 20 Song Thao street, Ward 2, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
or by Email: [email protected]

The SC application form and the full Job Description are attached.

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 25 April 2019.

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
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2019-04-25