WVV Community Engagement Specialist
WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:
Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai –Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa, Hung Yen, Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri, Quang Nam –Danang,) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, DakNong and Ho Chi Minh City). WVV’s APs usually focus within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with very 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 three ministry strategic objectives, WVV has developed three Technical Approaches (TA) and designed 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). TP 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..
The Program Effectiveness Unit belongs to the Program Quality and Resource Development (PQRD) Department,which consists of 5 other units: Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) Unit, three Technical Service Units (in line with the three Ministry Strategic Objectives) and HEA/DRR Unit.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To lead the community engagement process in WVV AP planning and implementation toward enhanced community ownership and sustained CWB.
To lead capacity building in community engagement and transformational development for WVV staff at zonal and ADP/AP levels and local partners (including PMB, VDB, and CBGs).
ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION
End Results Expected
Knowledge, Skills, 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.)
- A bachelor degree in development or related fields
- Master degree is preferred
- Strong facilitation and communication skills.
- Good working knowledge in using participatory tools like PRA, and appreciative inquiry.
- Strong influencing and cooperation building skills.
- Good Vietnamese and English speaking and writing skills.
- Good computer skills.
- Good skills and experience in training and capacity building at grass root level and in developing grassroots organizations in Vietnam context.
- Knowledge of community development work, development projects, M&E and Management Information System.
- Willing to travel extensively.
- 3 years relevant work experience.
- Work experience with INGOs and research field.
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: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)
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.