WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:
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$ 17,300,000 (FY20) with funding from 14 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. WVV employs about 400 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.
Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1: Hoa Binh - 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 - Ho Chi Minh). WVV’s APs work 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.
The Dien Bien Ethnic Minorities Resilient to Disasters (DEMRD) Project is funded by ADH through WV Germany. The DEMRD project’s overall objective is to increase the Dien Bien Ethnic minorities’ resilience to Disasters through promoting the application of climate smart livelihoods and water solutions and community based disaster risk management (CBDRM). The project area covers Dien Bien Dong and Tua Chua Districts, Dien Bien Province.
The Project Assistant will base in Dien Bien Dong Area Programme of World Vision Vietnam, to support the Project Manager in delivering management and technical and creative inputs to the day to day implementation and monitoring of the administrative and operational activities of the DEMRD project in Dien Bien Dong District, Dien Bien Province.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
- To assist the Project Manager in planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating project activities to achieve stipulated objectives, and to transfer the ownership of the project’s development to the community when the project ends.
DESIGNING AND PLANNING
Effective assistance is provided to the Project Manager in areas of project planning, coordination and information management to ensure strongest progress towards the project goal and objectives, and most efficient use of resources;
The real needs of the community in term of Livelihoods, Water/Sanitation and CBDRM towards disaster resilience, especially the needs of disadvantaged people and children, are identified in the annual POA development.
PROJECT ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING AND REPORTING
Implement project activities following the WVV’s and donors’ project management policies, standards and guidelines;
Facilitate partners in project activity management, finance management, annual planning, and monitoring progress and impact of the project following the standards and accountability issues;
Assist Project Manager in implementing, monitoring and evaluating project activities in line with set objectives, including monitoring all the project components progress in coordination with project team and prepare relevant reports;
Coordinate project activities with the DEMRD project team and stakeholders to ensure the project is technically and financially justified and meet the community needs;
Develop and review the project outputs, work plan, and activities versus the set objectives as set forth in the project documents and advise Project Manager where necessary and appropriate; Monitor and analyse project implementation schedule, planned activates and targets in accordance with indicators, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness;
including conducting feasibility study of income generating activities associated with forest protection and climate change adaptation, developing livelihood adaptation options for the vulnerable women and men of the project areas, and skill development training and supporting for implementation of livelihood options;
Work with partners to support households in designing, skill development training and applying energy-saving cooking stoves, water storage/filter devices and organizing sensitization/communications to community members on energy-efficient technologies and water resources management/protection;
Support communes and district leaders for developing multi-hazard maps, commune emergency preparedness/ contingency plans, risk communication plans linking with the national CBDRM program and SEDP at commune, district and province levels; plans implementation and CBDRM capacity building to relevant agencies and communities;
Work with partners to do emergency trials to test and familiarize with the plans (Simulation to response to disasters including response to forest fire)
Support target schools in developing and implementing safe school initiatives;
Facilitate project’s trainings, communication, sensitization activities to partners and communities and follow up the training impact;
Write ToR of specific activities taking support from the team and partners, do consultation and finalise;
Be responsible for ensuring beneficiary accountability, gender equality and women rights;
Work closely with the local Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CFSC), VN Red Cross, DoNRE, DoST, Women’s Union, media, NGOs and other stakeholders working in the areas for improving early warning mechanism, coordination and sharing learning lessons;
Assist the Project Manager in consolidating and preparing monthly/quarterly/final reports;
Document project deliverables, good practices, lessons learnt, Most Significant Change stories and other documentations;
Undertake any project related responsibilities requested by the Project Manager.
RELATIONSHIP AND COLLABORATION
Effective partnership with relevant agencies (sectoral district officers, commune officials, members of VDBs, DPMB/CPMB, volunteers) is built and nurtured.
Good collaboration with other AP staff to ensure good integration of the DEMRD project with livelihood, water & sanitation and CBDRM intervention and other AP activities are demonstrated;
Good cooperation with relevant technical programme officers/managers is maintained to ensure the sufficient technical inputs for project implementation.
SURVEY, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION
Contribution is made to project survey/study and evaluation and its corresponding reports including presentation of survey results to government counterparts and the community to track on the project progress;
Effective assistance is provided in developing research, designing data collection tools, implementing research in the field, analyzing data, and presenting findings to relevant audiences to ensure that the project has correct inputs for intervention strategy designing and to contribute to the audience’s experience/ knowledge on the issues found and rose up by research work of the project;
Conduct field studies/researches to get lessons learnt on the project with the support from Project Manager.
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.)
University degree, preferably in social science, environment, related field and/or management;
Knowledge & Skills
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 knowledge and skills (Microsoft Words, Excel, PowerPoint), internet and email;
1-2 years of relevant work experience in development, livelihood, water and sanitation, emergency response, preparedness, advocacy and DRR/CCA project/program
Experience in INGO-funded project planning, managing and implementation.
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 - World Vision International – Vietnam Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi,
Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.108)
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.