Three Capacity Building Officer for HIV/AIDS Project

CARE in Vietnam is a Non-Government Organization representing the CARE International network. CARE in Vietnam is a creative and dynamic organization, working with Vietnamese partners in the sectors of health, rural development and disaster mitigation and preparedness.

CARE in Vietnam is looking for experienced and qualified candidates to fill in three Capacity Project Officers for the HIV/AIDS project with the details as follows:

Project information:
Pathways for Participation: Strengthening the Civil Society Response to HIV in Vietnam Project (PfP) is a PEPFAR funded project being implemented in partnership by CARE International in Viet Nam (CVN) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI).

PfP aims to place people living with and affected by HIV at the centre of the response in Vietnam. PfP works with civil society organisations (CSOs) representing most at risk populations (MARP’s) including injecting drug users (IDUs) and their sexual partners, male and female sex workers and their clients, men who have sex with men (MSM), and people living with HIV (PLHIV).

PfP focuses activities in three core program tracks:
1. Organisational and technical capacity building of CSOs delivered through ‘local capacity building agencies’ (LCBLAs);
2. Supporting CSO’s to develop and deliver standards based models for HIV prevention and care services through the provision of grants and technical support;
3. Facilitating CSOs to engage in advocacy and policy dialogue with the Government of Viet Nam on HIV related legal and health policy issues.

Through this program of activities, PfP will institutionalise the engagement of CSOs and the MARPs/PLHIV they represent in the design and delivery of services and programs needed to prevent and mitigate HIV.

Position information:
Position title:  Capacity Building Officer
Reporting to: Capacity Building and Organizational Development Manager
Contract: One year contract with possibility of extension
Based in: Two Capacity Building Officer are based in Hanoi, one is based in Hochiminh City with travel to the project sites when required.

Main duties:
Under the management of the Capacity Building and Organizational Development Manager, the Capacity Building Officer is responsible for the following task areas:

Task Area 1: Collaborate with PfP technical staff and ‘lead capacity building agencies’ (LCBLAs) to undertake assessments of the organizational and technical capacity of CSO’s and to prepare capacity building plans based on the needs identified;
Task Area 2: Provide technical assistance to LCBLA’s in the design and delivery of capacity building programs for CSO’s and monitor implementation quality;
Task Area 3: Develop and support mentoring and coaching programs that links expertise of PfP technical staff and partners with CSO needs;
Task Area 4: Develop mechanisms for shared learning and skills transfer between partner CSOs;
Task Area 5: Coordinate closely with key Vietnam HIV/AIDS and health programs to align PfP funded activities to complimentary programs, national guidelines, policies and procedures;
Task Area 6: Assist the Community Based Interventions Manager in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on prevention activities funded under PfP;
Task Area 7: Participates in NGO and government forums to represent and promote program activities as required;

Selection Criteria:
- University and/or advanced degree in a field relevant to capacity building/adult education;
- Previous experience with international or local NGO or aid management organizations;
- A minimum of five years demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of capacity building programs with national staff and/or civil society organisations;
- Demonstrated understanding of best practice approaches to capacity building and adult learning;
- Demonstrated commitment to PfP’s core value of positioning people living with and affected by HIV at the center of the HIV response in Vietnam;
- Demonstrated skills and practical experience in either one or more of the areas of gender, advocacy and M&E would be a major advantage;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Vietnamese and English.

Child Protection:
CARE International in Vietnam is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work around the world. Applicants are advised that CARE International in Vietnam reserves the right to screen candidates to ensure a child-safe environment. Further information can be found in the CARE Vietnam child protection policy.

Interested candidates should send a full English CV and stating the position title to email: [email protected]. Closing date to apply for this position: 6 December 2011. The short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please no telephone contact after submitting the application.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
CARE in Vietnam
Ha Noi and HCMC
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2011-12-06