Deputy Project Director – Against Child Exploitation (ACE)

Quan Hoan Kiem
International Role - Yes
2+ Years

*Position location: Hanoi or Da Nang.

*Local Contract.

*Please submit your CV in English.


The proposed Deputy Project Director will be responsible for provision of expert advice, analysis and technical leadership on policies and operational strategies to to strengthen the capacity of Vietnam’s government to address the worst forms of child labor (WFCL) including online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), and violations of acceptable conditions of work. The Deputy Project Director shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in child protection, child labor, OSEC, systems strengthening, capacity building, and delivery of services at both government and community levels, as demonstrated by the major responsibilities below, a solid professional reputation,

interpersonal skills and professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the program description. S/he has principal responsibility for representation for the projects to USDOL and local Government entities. Experience interacting with host country government agencies including local governments, development partners, and civil society organizations including community-based organizations is essential. Coaching, advising, and enforcement are essential functions of this position.


Leadership & Management:

  • Direct and oversee World Vision's work in the assigned project, ensuring that all project goals are met.

Organize and direct the work of grant staff and short-term consultants:

  • Provide supervision, training and performance management.

  • Provide leadership and oversight of quality improvement and quality assurance activities implemented by the program.

  • Provide supervision, training and evaluate performance of staff.

  • Develop and update workforce planning.

  • Develop Job Descriptions for staff under the support of People and Culture department.

  • Demonstrate strong staff management practices, consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws.

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff is available.

  • Serve as a resource for disseminating knowledge and skills to WVV, other WV entities and agencies.

  • Seamless integration of ACE project activities into existing WVV APs where applicable.

Co-ordination and Relationship:

  • Liaise with Ministry officials; coordinate and collaborate with top-management officials of Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, and/or Ministry of Information and Communication, other line ministries, provincial governments, and other agencies related to the project.

  • Liaise with host government officials, local communities, farmers, and other organizations as appropriate.

  • Represent WVV in external meetings and act as the contact person with relevant government officials.

  • Effective links with the wider target community is built in order to raise awareness of WVV’s philosophy and approach to development in general and to ACE measures in particular and foster the ownership and participation of the community in ACE activities.

  • Coordination is fostered and duplication of effort is avoided in the ACE target areas by interacting with other NGO’s, United Nations agencies, and Government/Mass Organizations.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Monitoring Tools for each ACE output and outcome are developed.

  • Semi-annual narrative progress reports are timely prepared for submission to SO/donor.

  • A mid-term project review and an end-of-project evaluation are planned and implemented.

  • Lead the team to document best practices of the programme and share to others.

Finance and Administration:

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to SO and donor.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits.

  • Financial reports are monitored and used as management tools for evaluating Project progress.

  • Oversee supply and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.


  • 6+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grants, working with local governments, civil societies and communities.

  • Experience in managing and supervising staff, with strong liaison and interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.

  • Experience integrating gender and youth into complex programming (inclusive programming).

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

  • Experience in managing large teams.

  • Past experience of working with USG supported projects and knowledge of financial rules and regulations at a senior level.

  • Experience in integrating teams of professionals around common goals and motivating through visionary leadership.

  • A Master's degree in related field or equivalent experience in grant management in developing countries.


  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams and ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in Vietnam.

  • Familiarity with USDOL/US Government programs, their history and their development; mastery of USDOL/US Government regulations governing such programs.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Excellent managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor projects involving coordination with multiple program partners or institutions in Vietnam or the region.

  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English and Vietnamese.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and meet all donor deliverables.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

  • Understanding of the humanitarian industry.

  • Excellent computer and organizational skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work in a team environment.

  • Project team members are based in a different workplace (virtual team).

  • Intensive travel to the project sites to support the field staff (30% of time).