World Vision International

WVV Project Assistant_Livestock Gift Catalogue Project

Job Description

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 USD18,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. WVV employs about 440 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

Area Program (AP) is a 5-10 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. WVV’s AP’s are located in diverse geographic locations: from remote mountainous ethnic minority communities, to the Red River Delta and to the urban slums of Ho Chi Minh City.

“Gift Catalogue Livestock Initiative” Project (GC Project) is a new project supported by WVV in 2 APs of Quang Ngai (Minh Long and Son Tay) and 1 AP of Quang Tri province (Hai Lang). Lasting for 3 years (FY2018 – FY2020),the goal of the project is to improve food security for poor households with children through sustainable livestock initiative.

Household Livelihood Development is one of the priority ministries in WVI as well as WV Vietnam strategies. Indeed it is an essential component to create sustainable food security, income and transformational development for target households toward child well-being. Over the past few years, WVV has had experience with the LIFT project (Livestock Initiative For live Transformation) in Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh, Quang Tri provinces and several small funding of livestock Gift Catalogue in some other APs each year. WVV has designed this project to expand this initiative to increase the profile of Livelihood programming as a means of contributing sustainably to child well-being, in particular to address issues of food security, especially malnutrition in community.

This project seeks to support households with malnourished children less than five years meet their household nutritional needs through food production and income generation while at the same time strengthen community capacity to effectively plan and utilize food and livelihood resources effectively. In the target locations identified in this project, poor rural households lack knowledge, skills, capacities and opportunities in agriculture production, especially animal husbandry and nutrition education. To reach their full potential, this project will explore and innovate better ways to intentionally integrate sustainable livelihood development with nutrition as well as other social development areas of focus in the target APs.

This project also seeks to empower women so that they can become engaged in income generation. If poor households with children under 5 years have access to sufficient food to ensure food security, reduce malnutrition, then additional income through production and purchasing can increase and they can better provide healthcare and education for their children. The main goal of this project is to provide an opportunity to the poorest and poor households to increase their food availability and sustain their income options by providing livestock based on sufficient food needs and market access. This will contribute to the fulfillment of their children’s well-being, with specific attention on nutritional needs.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To assist the AP Manager and the GC Project Coordinator in designing, implementing and monitoring the GC Project in the assigned Area Program to achieve the goal, outcomes, and outputs stated in the GC design document and logical framework.

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION

1.Design and Planning (Time Spent: 20%)

All project activities are implemented and coordinated under the Logframe/Design Document of the GC Project, in light of the WVV’s livelihood technical program strategy.

Coordinate and involve AP staff, project partners and consultants to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities according to the project’s plan and to ensure the sustainability of the project;

Technical livelihood materials, especially on livestock-related documents and data are searched, collected and used for the project objectives;

2.Project Activities Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting (Time Spent: 70%)

Assistance is provided to the AP Manager and Project Coordinator in project planning, implementation and review by developing and ensuring quality, realistic plans of action, budgets, and monitoring and evaluation of activities, outputs, and outcomes. This will be done in alignment with WV’s Learning through Evaluation with Accountability and Planning (LEAP) Framework.

Work with local partners and others to ensure that planned targets of the project are achieved.

Community project ownership is facilitated by conducting community participation activities to ensure that the resources of the project will create direct benefit to community members, specially towards HHs with malnourished children and in need of livestock support;

Project implementation is carried out in close coordination and relation with other projects in the AP, especially on livelihood/animal husbandry/nutrition to ensure integration;

Project’s progress is kept track and information is updated in liaison and collaboration with other agencies.

Assistance is provided to the AP Manager andProject Coordinator indeveloping project reports, including periodic narrative progress reports according to LEAP3 and requirement of SO as well.

Perform other administrative tasks as assigned by AP Manager

3.Organizational Learning (Time Spent: 10%)

Attend workshops, training and other capacity building activities and learn to be a trainer in APs as required;

Assistance is provided to the AP Manager and Project Coordinator in documenting project best practices and project stories.

KNOWLEDGE – SKILLS – ABILITIES

Knowledge & Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture or agriculture economics

Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes;

Community mobilisation skills, including networking/coordination among different local partners;

Demonstrated training and group facilitation skills;

Good time management and organizational skills;

Good interpersonal and communications skills;

Fair English, especially report writing and reading skills;

Good computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and email;

Experience

1-2 years of work experience in the area of rural development/community development

Experience in INGO-funded project planning and implementation.

Work Environment

Work in a team environment;

Willingness to work at the project sites (district level) with frequent travel

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 – Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hang

World Vision International - Vietnam

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

Tel: 0236. 3828 459 (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.