Temporary Project Officer – Child Rights Governance

Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives in 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 program focuses on the following core sectors:
Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention, Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Child Rights Governance (CRG), including Civil society support; Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

Vacancy: Temporary Project Officer – Child Rights Governance

Based in Hanoi Office

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for a short term position of Project Officer for Child Rights Monitoring Project for 04 months. The successful candidate will be based in Hanoi with frequent travel to project sites.

Main Responsibilities:
The Project Officer is responsible for ensuring effective, efficient and cost-sensitive Child Rights Monitoring (CRM) Project implementation in close coordination with partners under the guidance of the Child Right Governance (CRG) Manager. The Project Officer is expected to contribute to the overall program planning, monitoring/reviewing, evaluation and reporting as well as to support other component projects to ensure the program interrelated coherence and synergies.

Key Competencies
• University degree or equivalent in social sciences
• 2-3 year experience/knowledge on children’s rights, advocacy and/or networking is essential; commitment to rights based approach to programming and monitoring of the implementation of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
• Familiarity with civil society concept and different ongoing perceptions of civil society situation in Vietnam
• Good understanding of socio-political development in Vietnam, including the work of NGOs and local actors
• Good project management skills, including participatory budgeting and monitoring
• Good facilitation, negotiation, networking and advocacy skills
• Good interpersonal skills , and high team working spirit
• Excellent English and Vietnamese written and oral communication skills
• Ability to organize and coordinate complex activities within interrelated schedules and timelines
• Computer literacy
• Ability and willingness to travel

Please send CV and a completed application form, details of three references and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: HR section, Save the Children - E3, Ngoai Giao Doan Trung Tu, 6 Dang Van Ngu - Dong Da, Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]

The Job Profile in details and SC application form are available at the website: http://savethechildrenvietnam.wordpress.com/vacancy

The deadline for application is the 07th May 2012. Applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs will not be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Their selection processes reflect Their commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and their people are as diverse as the challenge they face. They 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
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2012-05-07