Youth Employment 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: Youth Employment Senior Project Officer

Based in Hochiminh Office

Main Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Project Officer (SPO) works under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager and in close coordination with partners to ensure effective, efficient and cost-sensitive operations of the Accenture funded Skills to Succeed (S2S) Project in the assigned geographical locations.
  • To 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.

Key Competencies:

  • At least University Degree in Bussiness Management or advanced degree in Project Management;

  • Strong project management experience handling youth employment project targeting migrant youth workers;

  • Previous experience in child – centered programming.

  • Minimum of 3 years experiences working with NGO, including direct experience managing youth employment project;

  • Demonstrated experience in youth employment thematic areas and demonstrated experience in capacity building, technical support, advising and documentation of youth employment related program;

  • Experience working with government agency (MOLISA and DOLISA), vocational schools and corporate or private sector in the implementation of youth employment program  

  • Excellent communication skills  both verbally and in written form  in English and Vietnamese;

  • Excellent people management and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, and work effectively in a cross culture environment.

  • Good understanding of challenges facing migrant youth workers in Vietnam;

  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations;

  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, to motivate and inspire team work;

  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think strategically;

  • Commitment  to  and understanding  of  SCI  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches.


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 full job description are available here (attached JD)

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 06th October 2017. 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: 
Fri, 2017-10-06