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Project Officer - Enhancing Resilience for Ethnic Minorities

Job Description

World Vision International - Vietnam invites Vietnamese competent candidates for the following positions:

01 Project Officer to work for Enhancing Resilience for Ethnic Minorities (EREM) Project in Luc Yen district, Yen Bai Province.

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the

lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless

of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children,

ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVV has a total income of more than USD

19,000,000 (FY14) with funding from 12 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

WVV employs about 500 staff.

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to human beings. Climate change can lead to serious impacts on production, life and environment on a global scale. Higher temperature and sea level rising will cause inundation and water salinity, which can bring about negative effects on agriculture and high risks to industry and socio-economic systems in the future.

Luc Yen is a mountainous district in northern western region of Yen Bai province with its terrain is characterized with medium high mountains, rivers and lakes. Elephant Mountain has its right side - Hong River and its left side - Chay River and Thac Ba Lake. Heavy rains often happen at this mountain area and cause flash foods, landslides, especially every time the storm circulation moves to the northern mountains region. The population of Luc Yen district is about 107,300 people (2014) including four main ethic minority groups including Tay, Nung, Dzao and Kinh. Around 80% of Luc Yen’s population live at flanks, footsteps of mountains and hills, while the others reside close to rivers, springs, and lowland. Livelihoods of local people are mainly dependent on subsistence agro-forestry activities.

World Vision Vietnam (WVV) has currently been implementing a long term Area Development Program (ADP) in 5 target communes in Luc Yen district with funding source from WV Australia since 2012. The overall goal of Luc Yen ADP is “to improve living quality towards sustainable child well-being for households with children, especially vulnerable children in 5 target communes of Luc Yen district“. The BRICK 3 project will be directly implemented in three out of these five target communes of Luc Yen district.

To increase resilience of the local communities in Luc Yen district, from October 2015 to April 2018, Luc Yen ADP and Luc Yen district people’s committee will implement the Enhancing Resilience for Ethnic Minorities (EREM) in Luc Yen project at 3 target communes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position is in charge of coordination, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the Enhancing Resilience for Ethnic Minorities (EREM) in Luc Yen Project, which aims at increasing resilience of the local communities in Luc Yen district, Yen Bai province, against disaster risks and impacts of climate change with children and poor women focus. 3 target communes of EREM project are Trung Tam, Phuc Loi, Lam Thuong communes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY:

Project start up:

Provides clear orientation on the project for key project stakeholders – Department of Education and Training, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, schools, commune peoples’ committees

Coordinates, facilitates district and commune key stakeholders in preparing annual Plans of Action & Budget with the participation from local partners and community

Liaises and builds partnership with local partners and communities

Performs other tasks assigned by the line manager

Project Implementation & Management:

Coordinates with local partners in daily implementation of project activities against approved POAs at district and grassroots level

Documents “good practices”

Organizes workshops, training, and other capacity building activities as necessary.

Performs administrative tasks as assigned by the line manager

Works with other ADP staff to integrate the project into the current ADP in Luc Yen effectively

Develops specific plan of Capacity building for the main stakeholders of the project

Project Monitoring & Evaluation:

Supports ADP Manager to work with Program Quality Department (PQD) at WV National Office, local stakeholders in preparing for and implementation of a Baseline survey, a final evaluation.

Works with other ADP staff who are in charge of 3 target communes in Luc Yen to set up and maintain the project M&E system

Work with key project partners (DoET, DARD, CPCs) to ensure effective regular monitoring and reflection of the project activities

Liaison with relevant local partners and NGOs at both provincial and district levels to promote CBDRR/CCA for the whole district:

Liaison and effective relationships with other local partners, NGOs in project implementation and coordination in Luc Yen are built and strengthened

Promotes CBDRR/CCA for the whole Luc Yen district

Networking with local partners in Luc Yen district

Reporting:

Periodical reports in line with WVV and donors’ requirements

Other reports within responsibilities are made in a timely manner

REQUIREMENT:

A university graduate, preferably in social sciences.

Strong command of report in English and Vietnamese.

Reasonable networking and diplomacy skills.

Sound project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation skills.

Basic understanding on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Strong knowledge in computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets.

Team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.

Willing to travel extensively and cover difficult assignments

A minimum of 02 year experience in NGO working in disaster risk reduction/climate change adaptation and/or in development field.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: 4th floor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long street, Hanoi

Tel: 04. 39439920 (ext.114)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.