Project Assistant

Save the Children in Vietnam (SC) works to promote every child’s rights to survival, protection, participation and development as set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The current programme focuses on the following core sectors: Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention; Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Child rights agenda, including Civil society development, Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

Vacancy:  Project Assistant – HIV/AIDS   
Based in Haiphong

Job Purpose
They are now seeking a qualified Vietnamese national to fill in the position of Project Assistant (PA) for Vocational Training Schools Project to assist Project Officer in providing technical support to project activities in Haiphong.

Key accountabilities
The Project Assistant will be responsible for providing direct support to Master Trainers and Peer Educators in vocational training schools in Haiphong to implement and monitor project activities. Particular emphasis will be on supportive supervision to the Peer Educators related to club and outreach activities.

Person specification
- Vietnamese national
- BA Degree in a relevant discipline, e.g., social sciences.
- At least 1-2 years experience implementing and monitoring HIV prevention for young people.
- Previous working experience in progressive, youth-centered approaches to HIV prevention highly desirable.
- Proven capacity to build and maintain effective partnerships with provincial and local partners.
- Ability to work, make decisions and co-ordinate in a team-orientated, consultative manner across multiple programme/thematic sectors.
- A proactive and flexible approach to work with good time management skills and the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
- Proven budget management skills and experience.
- English language skills.
- Good computing skills (word processing, spread sheets, email).

A full job description and application form is available at the website:

Please send CV and a completed application form, details of three references and a covering letter addressing the list of competencies to:

HR section, Save the Children - E3, Ngoai Giao Doan Trung Tu, 6 Dang Van Ngu –
Dong Da, Hanoi or by email: [email protected].

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 28th October 2009. Applications will be treated in confidence. Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs will not be returned.

Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenge we face. CVs will only be accepted with a completed application form.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2009-10-28