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WVV Coordinator of EMEE Project

Job Description

World Vision Vietnam (WVV) invites competent Vietnamese candidates for the position:

Project Coordinator of the Ethnic Minority Economic Empowerment project

(EMEE project) in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri 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 USD19,000,000 (FY14) with funding from 12 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. WVV employs about 500 staff.

“Ethnic Minority Economic Empowerment” Project (EMEE Project) is a new project supported by WVV in Huong Hoa district of Quang Tri province. Ethnic minorities in Huong Hoa, Quang Tri province, Vietnam suffer from poverty and lack of economic opportunities due to limited crop diversification, poor market access, and low financial literacy. This project aims to improve the economic well-being of 1,200 poor ethnic minority households over a five-year period (2015-2020). It is expected that the annual income of target households will be increased by 20% through supporting 50 Producer Groups (PGs) in six communes to implement Accumulating Savings and Credit Associations (ASCA), Local Value Chain Development (LVCD), and receive training on sustainable farming techniques. The Inclusive Business (IB) approach will strengthen private sector business relationships to create demand for market-matched local products.

WVV is responsible for managing the implementation of this projectwho leads on the Inclusive Business aspect of the project. Being implemented within the location of Huong Hoa Area Development Program (ADP) – a 10 to 15-year community development program, the project aims to towards adoption and expansion of the selected models introduced by the project by the ADP and local government to maintain food security and increase incomes sustainably for target households. Promising approaches and practices will be documented, shared and applied not only in the province but also throughout the country where possible, with a focus on improving price, efficiency and sale volumes of Producer Group products, as well as improving linkages with markets that offer long-term sustainable prospects for poor ethnic communities.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position will provide support to the Project Manager and MFs in coordinating key activities of project management, including maintaining a routine DME system, working with technical departments and partners at relevant levels, compiling project reports, coordinating training courses and events held at district/province level, accompanying visitors and helping with other administrative tasks of the project.

Coordination: (Time Spent: 30%)

  • Good assistance is provided to Project Manager in building effective collaboration and networks with various development partners, private sectors at district and provincial.

  • Good integration within EMEE project activities and between EMEE with Huong Hoa ADP is performed at the district level, in collaboration with MFs and other ADP staff (e.g. ADP Coordinator and DFs).

  • Specific assistance is provided to the Project Manager on ongoing and effective documentation of promising approaches and practices piloted by the project and proved to be successful, with a focus on pro-poor market based approaches (e.g. successful models that helps improving linkages with markets).

Administration (Time Spent: 50%)

  • PMB meeting and other stakeholder meeting events are effectively prepared and coordinated.

  • Effective assistance is provided to Project Manager in coordinating and receiving visit from Donors, WV staff from other ADPs /National Office and interested parties.

  • Support Project Manager to manage overall office management (assets, security and safety)

Monitoring & Evaluation (Time Spent: 20%)

  • A filing system is maintained to accommodate all documents pertaining to the project, including the filing of project document such as: project design, reports, minutes agreed between project and partners, survey results, monitoring and evaluation data etc.

  • Support is provided to the Project manager to complete key DME events (e.g. Baseline, Mid-term and final Evaluation)

  • Project M&E plan and monitoring system are conducted in alignment with donor request and LEAP standards and ensuring Horizon 3.0 for grant project is developed and maintained effectively.

  • Trainings/workshops for staff and project stakeholders are organized to introduce the DME system and management information system.

  • Assistance is provided to MFs, VDBs, HFs, PGs and local partners in collecting and analysing monitoring data using the log-frame and WVV’s standardized monitoring tools.

  • Project monthly, semi-annual, annual and donor reports are prepared in collaboration with other project staff and used by the project team for decision making and for meeting the reporting standards of WVV and donor.

  • Assistance is provided the Project Manager and MFs to update a feedback mechanism from the community, business/companies, and other key stakeholders for the application of monitoring results for improving project activities.

  • Monitoring information is documented and shared with other staff/other ADPs and projects when appropriate.

  • Conduct other tasks as assigned by the supervisor

MAJOR CHALLENGES:

Challenge

  • The work base is at the ADP site, which means that he/she might be required to live far away from the family.

  • The job requires a combination of DME skills, high level of coordination, communications and negotiation skills.

  • Large coverage of project area and intensive level of travelling within project communes for DME work

Possible Approaches/Solutions

  • Area Allowance is given to support transportation and accommodation costs based on the current AA policy (if applicable).

  • Staff care activities

  • On-the job coaching/training

  • Be self-directed and a quick learner

  • Reasonable transportation support and provision of working equipment and facilities.

  • Support by DME Cluster and line manager

KNOWLEDGE – SKILL – ABILITIES (The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.)

Education

University degree in Development Studies, Agriculture, Economics, Business Administration, Community Development or related field/s

Knowledge & Skills

  • A good understanding of the culture and conditions in the area.

  • Prior rich experiences working with ethnic minority groups are preferred.

  • 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 relating to livelihood development, and commercial market operations and systems, including knowledge of value chain analysis and its effect on poor producers

  • Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation, mobilisation and influence of partners (especially at district level) and networking among different development partners as well as private sectors.

  • 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.

  • Good English skills.

  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.

  • Ability to think critically and reflect.

Experience

  • At least 3 years work experience in community development, especially on livelihood development projects

  • Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners and WVV’s DME system

  • Experience of working with ethnic minorities would be an advantage

Work Environment

  • Close coordination and cooperation within the project team and ADP as well as SNV staff, working with great diversity and minimum supervision

  • Based in Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province

  • Travel frequently.

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

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department – Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hang

World Vision International - Vietnam

Address: No. 988 Ngo Quyen street, Son Tra District, Danang.

Tel: 0236. 3828459 Ext: 21

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.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization which works to improve the quality of life of people, especially children, who are marginalized and living in poverty regardless of religion, race and gender.