Senior 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:

  • Vacancy: Senior Project Officer
  • Based in: Hanoi
  • Main Responsibilities:

Support Sponsorship Manager to oversee all sponsorship funded project implementation (including phase-in and phase-out) on technical aspect within Sponsorship impact area(s), ensuring effective implementation and partnership, donor communications, in line with global sponsorship strategy and compliance with the Country Office as well as Sponsorship policies and procedures.

1. Technical management:

  • Providing overall technical management and support for Sponsorship program including, staff capacity building, provide guiding and monitoring implementation of field staff and partners in the child-centered methods effectively;
  • Providing technical, coordinating and facilitating all the work related to quality issues with Technical Advisors, other thematic teams, other organizations;
  • Developing and compiling all the required documents such as reports, strategic papers, phase-in and phase out proposal, planning, etc.
  • Strengthening and developing the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) mechanism for the program; delivering guidance and support its operation for sponsorship program; capacity building for partners and staff on this MEAL);
  • Support Program Manager in providing initiatives and innovations to improve the impact of Sponsorship interventions in archiving its goals.

2. Human Resource Management:

  • Support in managing project and support staffs and provide direct supervision to staff to ensure they perform productively as required;
  • Support in managing the performance of related staff to make sure that they can effectively use of the performance management system including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, on-going feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching and mentoring direct report staff (in technical term);
  • Coordinate the recruitment process of the office as per SC recruitment policies and conduct reference checks on job applicants;
  • Providing the induction program for newly recruited staff;
  • Support Field Coordinator/Sponsorship Manager in the process of contract termination of SC staff in Cao Cai office including exit interview, assets and inventory handover;
  • Maintain rapport and promote teamwork with province based team and across teams within SCI.

3. Representation and Partnership:

  • Represent Save the Children in the province on general issues and technical issues as assigned;
  • Participate in the related meetings of province level as representative of Save the Children;
  • Support in providing the report to provincial authorities as required by local Government;
  • Develop, build and maintain positive and effective relations with local partners and authorities to create real shared ownership and collaboration.

Key Competencies:


  • University degree in social science, development studies, or a related field
  • At least 6 years in relevant field including 3 years in managerial capacity, particularly good management skills related to organizational development project and
  • international, cross-functional team
  • Experience in office management including operation, admin, logistics, fixed assets and inventory
  • Demonstrable skills in staff supervision, planning and organisation of events/activities
  • Strong facilitation and good interpersonal, communicational, presentational skills.
  • Proven capacity to build and maintain effective partnerships with provincial and local partners.
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude to team work
  • Experience working with government counterparts and community-based intervention.
  • Good computer skills including MS Office
  • Working level of spoken and written English
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values


  • Master degree or higher in social science, development studies, or a related field
  • Experience in training, program planning, design, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting is preferred.
  • Working experience at a child-focused organization

Please send (in English):

  • Curriculum Vitae updated
  • Completed Application form (template attached)
  • Contact of three referees
  • Covering letter addressing the list of competencies


Save the Children International in Vietnam,
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 Sunday, 13th May 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
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2018-05-13