Youth Employment Project Officer (Citi Foundation-funded)

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 Youth Employment Project Officer (Citi Foundation-funded) based in Hochiminh City.

Main Responsibilities:

The Project Officer (PO) of Child Poverty/Youth Employment projects works under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager in close coordination with partners to ensure effective, efficient and cost-sensitive operations of the Child Poverty/Youth Employment Projects in the assigned geographical locations.

The PO will assist to ensure that Save the Children Vietnam activities are consistent with Save the Children International (SCI) and Members’ programming principles and approaches, draw on good practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the post holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications & Experiences


  • University degree in community development, social development, software development or related field;
  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience, preferably in Youth employment, Software development;
  • Experience of working with local governmental partners;
  • Excellent English and Vietnamese, both written and verbal;
  • Good experiences in materials developments, materials translation and editing;
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude to team work;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Solid experience in knowledge/experience of effective budget monitoring;
  • Experience writing/ preparing donor reports;
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles;


  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
  • Be both self-confident and humble;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

Please send your updated CV (in English), your cover letter and you SC application’s form to:

Save the Children International in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Office:
5th Floor, Kicotrans Building, 20 Song Thao street, Ward 2,  Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
or by Email: [email protected]

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

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 31st October 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: 
Wed, 2018-10-17