Youth Employment Project Assistant

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: Youth Employment Project Assistant
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh city

Main Responsibilities:

1. Program Planning and Implementation

  • Support project team in project implementation activities;
  • Assist the project team in the management of partnership agreements, including submission by the partner of financial reports and program reports in line with the agreed procedures of SCI;
  • Assist the partner to organize and facilitate activities in the partnership agreement;
  • Support data collection and inputs to project monthly reporting/plan;
  • Ensure effective communication so that the partner is well informed of project objectives and activities.
  • Assist in developing needs assessment tools, designing training modules, and conducting training as necessary;
  • Monitor project activities conducted by partners to ensure project activities implemented as per the project work-plan;
  • Meet with local partners, teachers and students of target vocational schools on a regular basis, record minutes, cooperate and collaborate on program design and implementation; and
  • Compile monthly activity reports from project staff and share it with Project Manager, Project Officer(s), MEAL Officer for monthly review.
  • Support the pilot implementation of BecaXR app; E-learning component of the projects;
  • Assist in communicating with third party companies on the pilot implementation of Beca XR app, and E-learning component of the projects;

2. Program administration and finance management

  • Review partners’ financial report and supporting document when requested by Project Manager/ Project Officer(s)/MEAL Officer;
  • Provide support to partners on SCI and donor requirements on expenditure;
  • Prepare advance requests and expense claims;
  • Maintain collegial working relationships with all stakeholders through collaboration and cooperation;
  • Represent the project in workshops and meetings as requested by Project Manager/ Project Officer(s)/MEAL Officer;
  • Coordinate all logistical issues for visits, project activities and other related tasks;
  • Actively collaborate with sectoral colleagues in SCI to promote shared directions, exchange best practices, and provide assistance;
  • Assist the project team to arrange project meetings and events, workshop logistics, in collaboration with project staff and admin/logistics staff – includes printing, accommodation, allowances, food, presenter issues, travel etc; and
  • Additional tasks as required

Qualifications & Experiences

  • University degree in relevant area


  • University degree in social sciences, software development or related field;
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience working in development areas, or software development;
  • Ability to learn quickly and respond to multiple demands;
  • Positive attitude to working with youth and vocational schools and community leaders;
  • Solid English speaking and writing skills.


  • Experience working in vocational schools with school management and youth;
  • Experience working with children, especially ethnic minorities ones is a plus;
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour – ability to work, live and thrive in challenging circumstances;
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
  • Be both self-confident and humble.

All application packages must be submitted via

In case you cannot access to the above link, please send your updated CV (in English), your cover letter and your SC’s application form to Email: [email protected]

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

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 23 June 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: 
Sun, 2019-06-23