Technical Program Officer - Nutrition for North zone
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation 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 around US$ 18,000,000 (FY17) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVV employs about 440 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.
Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 39 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) which operate in 5 zones: North (Hung Yen, Hoa Binh, Hai Phong and Dien Bien), Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Central & Highlands (Quang Tri, Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). From FY18, WVV adopts and implements the new operating model, therefore, the name of ADP will be changed to AP (Area Programme). WVV’s APs usually focus within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP 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. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.
In alignment with the three ministry strategic objectives World Vision Vietnam implements three Technical Programs (TPs): Child Protection, Nutrition and Livelihoods. Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. They employ evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Approach (TA). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Vision’s mission, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TA and NO strategic objectives.
Under each zone (6-8 APs), there are 3 Technical Program Officers: Nutrition/Child Protection/Livelihood and 1 Program Effectiveness Unit (PEU) Officer. The Technical Program Officer directly reports to Zonal Manager and has dotted line to the Technical Program Manager.
Under each AP, there are 6-8 staff, including 1 AP Manager, 1 Sponsorship Facilitator, 1 Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, 1 AP Coordinator and 2-4 Development Facilitators (DFs) who are in charge of all projects and program activities for around 2 assigned communes/wards in their AP (from assessment to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and transition). DFs will be coached by the AP Manager programmatically and the Technical Program Officers technically.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Provide technical leadership for the adaptation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of TP in the assigned zone and be accountable for the technical quality of the TP
Provide technical expertise and support to improve capacity of the AP staff and partners in the assigned zone in order to effectively deliver the TP
Advocate for the scaling-up of evidence based project models and multiply impact across different Aps and provincial level.
Ensure WV is a child safe organization
Provide inputs from the field for development/ review, revision of respective Technical Approach, Technical Program, Area Program (AP) Plans, Child protection Policy and Project Models
Provide input to TP Manager and Specialists on developing and standardizing Technical Guidelines/Training Materials for the implementation of Project models.
Consolidate and analyze the monitoring data to come up with appropriate findings and recommendations to improve the technical quality
Participate in the impact assessment/ operation research of Project Models
Provide inputs to TP – level reports
Explore needs for further funding to address the burning problems faced by the children relating to Nutrition and to share with Technical Program Manager in order to propose these issues through Concept paper, proposals..
Technical Support and Quality Assurance
Develop and implement technical working plan for designed zone
Assist the AP (Including AP manager and DFs) to develop annual POA which relevant to AP plan and in alignment with NO technical strategy
Review AP Plans, annual POAs and project models of the designated APs to ensure its alignment with National Strategy, TA, and TP
Provide technical support for AP staff in the implementation of TP, addressing and finding solutions to TP issues
Facilitate periodic monitoring, supportive supervision and reflection at the APs in the zone to ensure the quality of the TP’s implementation
Provide technical support for design, implementation and evaluation of grant/ PNS projects in designated zone
Introduce standard indicators and tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP to the AP staff
Consolidate, review and validate and analyze data from AP before sending to PE Officer for compiling zone Indicators
Ensure that assessment, monitoring and planning processes have active participation of the parents, community people, children and key project partners. This might include reviewing the process, documents of assessment & planning of the APs in the zone
Review all the annual reports of the APs in the zone and provide feedback for improvement
Support Technical Specialist and Technical Program Manager to standard DME tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP
Support zonal PEU Officer to introduce standard indicators and tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP to the AP staff, so that these tools are disseminated to the local network for their use
Participate in the following key M&E activities scheduled by PEU in the designated zone which should include AP assessment, AP Design and AP Evaluation
Ensure that national KPIs related to Nutrition are reviewed, updated with accuracy periodically
Provide technical support for procurement and strategic sourcing (materials, consultants)
Manage project activities and budget for provincial level
Review and ensure accuracy and consistency of all LEAP 3 budget coding
Introduce the technical models to AP staff
Provide technical guidance to district/commune partners on project models
In consultation with Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist, AP Manager to facilitate capacity building activities including TOT training for AP technical resource persons for contextualization and follow-up
In consultation with Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist, AP Manager, Communication and Advocacy staff to document and share the best practices on Nutrition for the purpose of staff learning and development.
Advocacy and Networking
Build and nurture effective working relationship with technical departments at provincial level
Document and disseminate evidences on the impact/ effectiveness of the relevant project models with the provincial level decision/policy makers for advocacy activities
Work with APs and Zonal Manager to plan and allocate budget for advocacy activities at provincial level
Implement and monitoring the outcomes of advocacy activities at provincial level while ensure the linkage between different levels
Identify and raise emerging issues for advocacy
Identify and share learnings, good practices, model from implementation for Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist for purpose of advocacy and replication.
Represent WVV at relevant forums, meetings, working groups and workshops relating to Nutrition in designated zone.
Bachelor’s Degree in Health/ Nutrition or related fields.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability.
Proven ability to provide coaching and deliver other capacity building activities.
Ability to provide supportive supervision to assure the interventions’ quality.
Ability to document and share best practice for replication.
Good data analysis and reporting skills.
Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.
Ability to communicate and relate effectively with a diverse range of people (i.e. project beneficiaries, Government officials, project partners, WVV staff).
Good reading and report writing skills in Vietnamese and English.
Good computer skills (word processing, excel, power point & email).
Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
Strong ability to speak, write and read in both English and Vietnamese.
Be willing to travel to the APs in designated zone.
Experience in working with non-governmental organization.
Proven experience in managing community projects
Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of multi-lateral, and government bodies;
Experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and ensuring that recommendations are implemented.
Work with a different teams and communities to provide the technical support
Extensive travelling within the assigned zone (60% field based and 40% office based)
Work with minimum of supervision
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.123)
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.