SPARK Program Officer

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and partners (CECODES, PACT and SRD) are creating the innovative Local Capacity Development Facility (SPARK) aimed at promoting the capacity development service market in Vietnam, especially in the poorer areas, that supports Vietnamese organizations in Scaling Local Solutions for Poverty Reduction by:
1. Creating opportunity for social entrepreneurs, local organisations, to express demand for poverty related Capacity Development Support,
2. Enhancing the outreach and quality of Capacity Development Support, and
3. Redirecting financial flows to the local level and tapping local resources.

SPARK is looking for a dynamic and creative Vietnamese candidate to fill in the post of: SPARK Program Officer

Main responsibilities: The Program Officers will report directly to the National Director of SPARK Vietnam and will implement the following SPARK services:

1. SPARK services
- Leads the capacity development service market research and monitoring to identify major gaps, needs for capacity development services and to propose for support from Spark
- Promotes professional learning and quality standards among CDS providers
- Supports other Spark team in scanning local solutions
- Supports other Spark team in brokering activities for the implementation of local solutions, CDS match making events
- Supports the development and strengthening of ambassador network
- Support professional learning between local service providers

2. Communication and fund raising
- Leads the identification and assessment of existing funding streams and financers for Spark and local solutions
- Identifies, develops, expands and maintains effective and efficient (local) networks with relevant partners.
- Preparation PR material, website, events, working with mass medias
- Communicates SPARK approaches, services and lessons learned with wide range of audience
- Functions as the interface between SPARK and the users of SPARK services (local entrepreneurs, local organizations, CDS providers, and funding organizations, platforms and mechanisms.

Candidates have the following profile:
- Passionate about social entrepreneurship for poverty reduction
- Connected with Capacity Development Service providers, and good relationships with government, donors and private sector
- Proactive and entrepreneurial, with excellent team work, networking, and persuasion skills.
- At least 3-years relevant experience with PR and communication, fundraising, market research and monitoring. Experience with international organisations is a plus.
- Bachelor degree in one of the following areas: communication, development, economic, social studies, or related field
- Excellent communication skills in both Vietnamese and English.

Application procedure
Interested persons should submit their letter of motivation, recent curriculum vitae in English to:
SNV Netherlands Development Organization; 6th Floor, Building B, La Thanh Hotel, 218 Doi Can, Hanoi, Vietnam or by E-mail to: [email protected] before 6th August 2010.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2010-08-06