WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:
In 1997, World Vision Vietnam (WVV) introduced its Area Program (AP). An AP 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. APs 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 AP 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 APs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. Each AP usually has one AP 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 AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Under the supervision and support of the AP Manager, to provide management to a specific project of AP 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.).
ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION
1. RELATIONSHIP & COLABORATION:
Effective partnership with relevant sectoral district officers, commune officials, members of VDBs, HFs is built and nurtured.
Good collaboration with other staff to ensure good integration of other AP projects is demonstrated.
Effective assistance is provided to AP Manager in receiving visit from donors, sponsors, WV staff from other APs /National Office and other interested parties.
Assistance is provided to AP Manager in building effective partnership and networks with various development partners, for example community-based organizations or local business.
Assistance is provided to AP Manager in raising awareness of WVV’s Christian, child-focused and community-based philosophy and approach to development among local partners and community.
Good collaboration with SR PA for meeting SSO standards is maintained.
Good cooperation with National Coordinators and sectoral cluster staff is maintained to ensure the sufficient technical inputs for project implementation.
2. SECTORAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
High level of participation from local partners and community in all steps of project cycle, such as need assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring, is obtained to achieve stipulated project objectives and ownership of community.
Child Participation and Child focused with community based approach is understood and applied in all steps of project implementation.
The integration of the project with other AP projects as in PDD and on-going projects of the government and other organizations in the AP areas is implemented.
Capacity Building for local sector partners and project HF network are carried out effectively.
Available/potential local resources are identified and mobilized for project implementation.
Good budgeting for project budget lines, including accurate amounts, suitable time frame is incorporated in annual POA.
Acceptable underspending and no overspending of the project are ensured.
RC inclusion in the project is ensured.
Child Protection Policy is understood and followed.
Good practices and lesson learnt of the project are documented and replicated.
The transparency and integrity of all expenses are ensured.
3. PROGRAM DESIGN, MONITORING & EVALUATION (DME)
The real needs of the community in the assigned sector, especially the needs of disadvantaged people and children, are identified in the annual POA development.
The Child Participation approach are accessed and applied appropriately and effectively to the community.
The Child Participation are improved for contributing to the CWBOs
Project activities, which are realistic, feasible, suitable to local context and linked with outputs/outcomes planed in the log frame, are designed in annual POA.
The necessary technical inputs for implementation of POA activities are obtained.
Effective monitoring system for the project, including human resource, methodologies and tools, is developed.
The achievement of outputs/outcomes is monitored periodically.
Monthly/ quarterly/ semi/ annual project reports are well prepared and timely submitted to AP Manager.
The findings in the reports are followed up to ensure that corrective actions can be taken in a timely manner.
Periodical reflection with local partners/community on project impacts, which are towards the planed outcomes/objectives, is carried out.
DME process and products are in alignment with LEAP standards and other associated guidelines.
The cross-cutting themes, such as gender, environment, child protection, child participation, disability are integrated into planning and implementation of the project.
Effective participation in AP evaluation is ensured.
A Bachelor Degree.
Major in education, public health, community development, social work and/or business administration.
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
Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused,ommunity-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 organisation and mobilisation 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.