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WVV Special Project Officer - Living Values - Yen Bai Province

Job Description

WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:

World Vision is a child focus organization, supporting the poor communities for improvement of child wellbeing. In Yen Bai which is one of ten poorest provinces of Vietnam, World Vision is implementing 5 Area Programs in 6 districts of Tram Tau, Tran Yen, Luc Yen, Van Chan and Yen Binh focusing mainly in agriculture, health, education and local leadership development while Van Yen ADP will be continued until end of FY18. World Vision is now supporting with a special project that aims for holistic development for children and engaging their parents in this process by providing a series of interventions including training facilitators on “Celebrating families”, “positive disciplines”; raising awareness for parents/ caregivers on parenting through parents groups while the project also have various interventions for the children to be equipped with living values Yen Bai Province. The project will last for 5 years, from 2017 to 2022, covering five above-mentioned APs and Van Yen ADP (till end of FY18). However, the project will not implement the activities in all districts right at the beginning but gradually based on the readiness of the APs to integrate with the project. In FY18, the project will be implemented mainly in Van Yen, Tran Yen and Yen Binh. Besides, the project will include some activities to be implemented at the national level for WV staff in other zones to join as a way to expand the effectiveness of the project to other areas in the coming time.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To implement the project plan which has been developed for the next 5 years, including a detailed POA for FY18. It is also expected that the PO will help communicate closely with technical program managers of child protection so that the annual plans of action will be developed every year based on the results of the previous year in accordance to the agreed log-frame so that the project can well address the need of the communities and be effective.

To assist the Zonal Manager and ADP Managers in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the living value project.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. 1. Implementation of Project

  • Appropriate living value project activities/interventions are designed for target populations in the impact area to ensure effective interventions in working with the community and counterparts.

  • The facilitation of accurate inputs for intervention strategy is ensured by assisting in developing research, designing data collection tools, implementing research in the field, analysing data and presenting findings to relevant audiences.

  • Community project ownership is facilitated by conducting community participation activities to ensure that the resources of the project will create direct benefits to community members, especially towards the most vulnerable children and children in need of protection.

  • Capacity of local partners/counterparts is built through the provision of training on research, management and training skills in the field of LIVING VALUES/ HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT to improve the relationships among community members and ensure project sustainability.

  • Surveys are carried out and survey reports are prepared, including presentation of survey results to government counterparts and the community.

  • Appropriate training materials are contextualised for use in the local community development work and informal educational activities of target beneficiaries,

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reports are prepared on the progress of the project (in YEN BAI PROVINCE) to the Zonal Manager.

  • Planning sessions are carried out with government counterparts, community representatives and children in the development of long term program strategies to ensure the sustainability of the project;

  • Liaison and collaboration are ensured with other agencies to keep track of project’s progress and update information;

  • Ensure living values/CF activities are well integrated with TPs

2. Coordination & Supervision

  • The quality of indicator report from collaborators of the targeted districts in YEN BAI PROVINCE is managed; project quarterly indicator report are combined in closely working with Project Manager before submitting to project donor.

  • Quarterly, semi-annual and annual narrative reports for the targeted districts in YEN BAI PROVINCE are prepared.

  • The POA is followed and the financial regulations are complied by coordinating the project activities in the targeted districts in YEN BAI PROVINCE.

  • The project staff cash advance, EER, short term consultancy and supply contracts are reviewed before submitting to project manager to ensure that the project activities in the targeted districts are implemented in the same way.

  • Technical supports are provided to other project staff in charge in each AP for the interventions of this project to be implemented in APs in YEN BAI PROVINCE

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on the job training:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in child development, humanitarian aid/development, child rights, public policy, law, social work or other related field.

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

  • Good understanding of CRC and other relevant international human rights standards protecting the rights of children.

  • Good understanding of latest developments, research and trends in the relevant aspects of the field of child protection.

  • Strong understanding of a systems approach to child protection programming.

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

  • Demonstrated training and group facilitation skills;

  • Demonstrated skills to work with children

  • Good time management and organizational skills;

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills;

  • Good English, especially report writing and reading skills;

  • Good computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email;

  • Good understanding on the cultural differences and be able to deal with those differences

  • At least 2 years of experience working in child protection: including child protection programme design, implementation and monitoring; staff training and coaching with an emphasis in the special technical capacity for the focus of the project.

  • Experience in INGO-funded project planning and implementation.

Our contact details are: People and Culture DepartmentWorld Vision International - VietnamAddress: 4th floor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long street, HanoiTel: 024. 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.

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.