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 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 consultancy services for:

  • Vacancy: Senior Project Officer
  • Based in Ho Chi Minh

Main Responsibilities: The BOTNAR Senior Project Officer (SPO) will work with Tien Giang Trafic Safety Committee to implement Botnar/GRSP funded project on road safety for children. He/she should hold self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values, hold the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, provide the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Key Competencies:


  • University degree in social sciences or related field;
  • Have at least 3-5 years experience working in the development areas in general, road safety education among and school health and education in particular;
  • Ability to learn quickly and respond to multiple demands;
  • Positive attitude to working with children in schools, parents, school and community leaders;
  • Experience working in schools with school management and students;
  • Knowledge of child participation, child right governance is a plus;
  • Knowledge of construction work at school setting is an asset;
  • Good project management, communication and capacity building skills;
  • Solid understanding of the Vietnamese government system;
  • Good at English speaking and writing.


  • Experience of managing sub-grants;
  • Experiences in working with education projects.

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 the JD are attached here

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 31st 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
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2018-05-31