Youth Employment Project Manager

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 20 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

CS positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for:

Vacancy:  Youth Employment Project Manager

Based in:  Hochiminh Office

Main Responsibilities:To provide overall leadership in planning, implementation and management of Accenture funded Skills to Succeed (S2S) Project under Global Giving cycle 5 (GG5), to be implemented in Can Tho, Danang and Dong Nai Provinces, including support for project proposal development in youth employment, innovation, advocacy and partnership with corporate sector for youth employment programming

Key Competencies:


  • Minimum of 5 years experiences working with (I)NGO, including direct experience managing youth employment project

  • Technical background in youth employment thematic areas and demonstrated experience in capacity building through delivery of direct training, technical support to partners, advising and documentation of youth employment related program,  including adequate understanding of ICT application in youth employment.

  • Experience in working with government agency (MOLISA and DOLISA), vocational schools, and CSOs partners  in the implementation of youth employment program

  • Experience in the development of partnership with corporate sector for youth employment, particularly in the development of training curriculum, job market assessment, internship, job placement and addressing issues affecting youth employees.   

  • Experience in establishing and maintatining networks with other NGOs working on youth employment, private sectors, CSOs and relevant government agencies.

  • Excellent communication skills  both verbally and in written form  in English and Vietnamese

  • Excellent people management and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, and work effectively in a cross culture environment in a truly collaborative manner, with receptivity to stakeholders’ and experts’ suggestions.

  • Good understanding of challenges facing migrant youth workers in Vietnam;

  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations;

  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, to motivate and inspire team work;

  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think strategically including ability to use data and research to continually improve the project.

  • Understanding the need for and willingness to participate in research and evaluations of the S2S program. Willingness to share learnings and technical assistance with peers in other countries in the S2S program and across the SCI movement

  • Commitment to and understanding of  SCI  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches.

Please send CV and a completed application form, contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: 4th Floor, Machinco Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District Hanoi or by Email:

The SC’s application form and full job description are available here (attached JD)

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 24 Sep 2017 Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children (SC)
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2017-09-24