Child Poverty Technical Advisor

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.

Child Safeguarding 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: Child Poverty Technical Advisor
  • Based in: Ho Chi Minh

Main Responsibilities:

The Child Poverty Technical Advisor will be responsible for ensuring that Save the Children delivers technically sound Child Poverty programming, with a focus on innovative youth employability and life skill development.  The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that key organizational principles and approaches (such as child participation and accountability) are well integrated throughout the project cycle and in advocacy. S/he will develop strategic partnerships with private sector, governmental institutions and civil society organizations. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring that lessons derived through implementation of projects are well articulated, documented and disseminated both internally and externally and fed into strategic development of the overall Child Poverty portfolio.  

Key Competencies:


  • Post-graduate qualification in a field relevant to economics, youth employability & livelihoods
  • At least 5 years experience of supporting youth employability and livelihood programmes in developing countries, and significant experience of providing technical advice to project staff


  • Good conceptual understanding of child participation and skill development
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate staff
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation, especially remotely
  • Proven sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and be innovative, set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress
  • Proven track record in fundraising, proposal development and building good donor relations 
  • Strong analytical and writing skills with demonstrated ability to write briefing papers and targeted advocacy messages
  • Experience working effectively in coalitions/networks of civil society organizations, NGOs or research groups, particularly in support of shared advocacy goals
  • Experience in facilitation, delivering training giving presentations
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English, and preferably Vietnamese
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission, values and approach (includes child focus, gender equality and child rights).


  • Experience of working in Asia, including Vietnam
  • Experience of implementing youth employability programmes
  • An understanding of child rights business principles

Please send CV and a completed Application Form, contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: 5th floor, Kicotrans Building, 20 Song Thao, Ward 2, Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh city or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and the Job Description are attached.

The closing date for application is 5pm on 31 May 2019. 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
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2019-05-31