Temporary Project Assistant - Health - Van Yen, Yen Bai
In 1997, World Vision Vietnam (WVV) introduced its Area Development Program (ADP). An ADP is a 10-15 year community development program that is an integrated approach to community development, emphasizing the process of community participation, ownership and sustainability, while addressing the macro and micro causes of poverty. ADPs are funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, and implementing, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each ADP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities.
WVV’s ADPs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. Each ADP usually has one ADP manager, one bookkeeper/finance officer, one Sponsorship staff and 3 to 5 other staff who are in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation, Capacity Building, and sectoral projects such as education, health, agriculture and livelihood etc. A uniqueness of WVV’s ADP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the ADP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Under the supervision and support of the ADP Manager, to provide management to a specific project of ADP to achieve stipulated objectives in accordance with relevant sectoral strategies, policies (e.g. Finance and Child Protection policies etc.), and standards (sectoral standards, LEAP, etc.).
Build & nurture effective partnership with relevant sectoral district officers, commune officials, members of VDBs(Village Development Board), HFs(Hamlet Facilitator).
Demonstrate good collaboration with other staff to ensure good integration of other ADP project.
Provide effectiveassistance to ADP Manager in receiving visit from donors, sponsors, WV staff from other ADPs /National Office and other interested parties.
Provide assistantto ADP Manager in building effective partnership and networks with various development partners, for example community-based organizations or local business.
Provide assistantto ADP Manager in raising awareness of WVV’s Christian, child-focused and community-based philosophy and approach to development among local partners and community.
Maintain goodcollaboration with SponsorshipProject Assistantfor meeting SSO standards.Maintain good cooperation with National Coordinators and sectoral cluster staff to ensure the sufficient technical inputs for project implementation.
Health Project Management
Obtain highlevel of participation from local partners and community in all steps of project cycle, such as need assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring, to achieve stipulated project objectives and ownership of community.
Understand and apply child focused and community based approach in all steps of project implementation.
Implement theintegration of the project with other ADP projects as in PDD(Program Design Document)and on-going projects of the government and other organizations in the ADP areas.
Carry out Capacity Building for local sector partners and project HF networkeffectively.
Identify and mobilize available/potential local resources for project implementation.
Good budgeting for project budget lines, including accurate amounts, suitable time frame is incorporated in annual POA.Ensure acceptable underspending and no overspending of the project.
Ensure Registered Childreninclusion in the project.Understand and follow Child Protection Policy.
Document and replicate goodpractices and lesson learnt of the project.
Ensure thetransparency and integrity of all expenses.
Program Design, Monitoring & Evaluation
Identify thereal needs of the community in the assigned sector, especially the needs of disadvantaged people and children in the annual POA (Plan of Action) development.
Design projectactivities, which are realistic, feasible, suitable to local context and linked with outputs/outcomes planed in the log frame, in annual POA.Obtain thenecessary technical inputs for implementation of POA activities.
Develop effective monitoring system for the project, including human resource, methodologies and tools.
Monitor theachievement of outputs/outcomes periodically.Well prepare monthly/ quarterly/ semi/ annual project reports andtimely submit to ADP Manager.
Follow up with thefindings in the reports to ensure that corrective actions can be taken in a timely manner.
Carry out periodical reflection with local partners/community on project impacts, which are towards the planed outcomes/objectives.
DME process and products are in alignment with LEAP standards and other associated guidelines.
Integrate the cross-cutting themes, such as gender, environment, child protection, child participation, disability into planning and implementation of the project.
Ensure effective participation in ADP evaluation.
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on the job training:
Bachelor degree. Major in education, public health, community development, social work and/or business administration.
Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.
Basic knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including health, education, economic development, HIV and AIDS programming, food security, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, child protection, environment, disability), and integration of advocacy and disaster management in development programming.
Knowledge of capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.
Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organization and mobilization of communities and networking among different development partners.
Demonstrated capacity in project management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions.
Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese.
Basic English skill.
Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.
Ability to think critically and reflect.
At least 1 years work experience in community development.
Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.
Experience of working with ethnic minorities & experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach is preferable.
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 DepartmentWorld Vision International - VietnamAddress: 4th floor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long street, HanoiTel: 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.