Project Officer

THE OPPORTUNITY - Project Officer

The Project Officer is a member the Child Poverty team and primarily responsible for the implementation of the Emergency Reponse Project in the South. She/he will assist to ensure that project implementation is consistent with 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.

As the nature of a major emergency project, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly


1. Program Planning and Implementation

  • Take the lead in working with the assigned local partner and its subgrant, in consultation with Project Manager, to ensure all project’s activities run as required and agreed workplan.
  • Ensure that project progress will be in accordance with donor’s contract and subgrant agreement, activities are completed within timeframe and on budget.
  • Work closely with team members, especially with Senior Project Officer and local partners to draft and finalise workplan for emergency response, detailed implementation plan and distribution plan which are aligned with community’s needs
  • Facilitate beneficiary identification, relevant training for local partners, and provision of emergency items for the affected communities,
  • Asist Project Manager in the day-to-day management of the project to ensure an effective, efficient and cost-sensitive management by assigned partner. It includes support to short-term planning, implementation of activities, monitoring/reviewing of activities, reporting through coordination with assigned partner.

2. Finance Management and Budget Control

  • Work closely with Project Manager and finance team in assigned project budgeting, cash forecast, phasing budgets and expense claim. 
  • Provide assistance to Project Manager in sub-grant management - in preparing the sub-grant to partners based on the agreed activities, releasing the sub-grant, monitoring the sub-grant and in submitting sub-grant finance report. 
  • Ensure that SCI and donor finance and procurement policies and procedures are strictly followed by the implementing partners. Report to higher level any suspected violation of SCI finance and procurement policies and procedure for proper investigation.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Facilitate a project effective monitoring and evaluation framework and conduct regular field visit to project sites for technical assistance, monitoring and follow-up.
  • Use quality benchmarks, MEAL toolkit when conducting M&E visit and responsible for updating the M&E tracker on reporting requirements of the project.
  • Be responsible for the field MEAL, including regular monitoring visits to targeted provinces and the post distribution monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability across team.
  • Ensure the daily/ weekly communication with Project Manager and team members to update project progress and project issues if any. 
  • Provide data and inputs from his/her assigned project locations regularlyor upon request to the Senior Project Officer for drafting the report to submit to project manager for review and compilation.
  • Collect feedbacks from beneficiaries and partners on project implementation and any other project related issues.
  • Interview beneficiaries, local implementing partner staffs and children to prepare stories and/or activity reports and photos to show progress, lessons and challenges on a quarterly basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, social sciences or related fields.


  • At least 2 years’ experience at project officer’s level in the NGO environment, including experience implementing programs in related fields.
  • Experience in community development – Emergency Response and children focused programming is desirable. 
  • Experience in working with government partners at different levels and CSOs
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Well organized and good experience of effective budget monitoring, developing and management.
  • Good skills in communicating in English and Vietnamese.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches


  • 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;
  • Willing to travel
  • Prior experience working with Save the Children and familiarity with organization’s policies and procedures will be an advantage.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at:

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Closing Date for Application: 15th December, 2021

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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 believe that gender equality is a basic right for all people

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Vị trí: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2021-12-15