Youth Employment 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 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 Officer
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Main Responsibilities:

1. Project Management

  • Closely working with team in building positive and productive partnership with the implementing partners, vocational training schools and several factories to ensure its continuity and improvements throughout the project;
  • Together with the Project Manager to work with the partners and stakeholders to design the detail project implementation plan following the approved project proposal; development of technical tools with adequate consultation and participation of staff and other key stakeholders at all stages of project implementation;
  • Be responsible for assigned project component (Skills building for youths, Job linkages and support for self-employment of youths);
  • Be responsible for regular finance monitoring and annual budget revising of respective partners. To ensure financial and administrative requirements of project are completed in a timely manner;
  • Work with Project Manager to be responsible for regular performance review meetings to assess progress; agree on; and communicate any changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders;
  • Work with Project Manager to develop a system for capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lesson learnt and best practice to stakeholders while maintaining project records for accountability purposes;
  • Collect data and preparing and submitting quality and timely project reports to Project Manager for report consolidation as per donor’s requirements and the project monitoring & evaluation plan;
  • Support the pilot implementation of Beca XR app; E-learning component of the projects;
  • Serve as key focal point person in communicating with third party companies on the pilot implementation of Beca XR app, E-learning component, and Vbloggers of the projects;
  • Provide support and assistance to the direct Supervisor as required.

2. Financial Management

  • Monitor partners’ budgets, burn rate and advise Project Manager of any anticipated problems;
  • Support Project Manager to develop and monitor project budget, cash forecast and budget phasing as required;
  • Comply with SCI and donor’s requirements on expenditures; and provide support to partners on compliance.
  • Support partners in budget management to ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated in accordance with grant conditions.
  • Ensure financial and administrative requirements of project are completed in a timely manner.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Development of case studies and other project materials;
  • Compile reports from partners, Project Officers and/or Assistants for submission to the Project Manager and support to produce regular internal and donor reports.
  • Collect data of all events of training, job fair, youth clubs, entrepreneurship grant, etc.
  • Collaborate with MEAL officer in activities related to MEAL aspects.

4. Advocacy and Communications

  • Together with Project Manager collaborate with other thematic leads to ensure that thematic advocacy objectives are included into youth employment program work as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Communications team in production of communication materials related to youth employment and the Every Last Child Campaign.
  • Support national level project activities, including advocacy and coordination;

5. Contribution to Child Poverty/ Livelihood Programme Development

  • Actively participate in, and provide inputs to, developing new concept notes/proposals and program strategies;
  • The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience, including adjustment on job description.                           

Qualifications & Skills:


  • 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 organisational 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

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 11:59 pm on 09 August 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
Vị trí: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2019-08-09