Cluster Officer for Health, WASH and Disabilities

World Vision International – Vietnam (WVV) invites Vietnamese competent candidates for the following position:
01 Cluster Officer for Health, WASH and Disabilities
Regular work base: Thanh Hoa province, preferable in Thuong Xuan district

Interested candidates are invited to apply ONLINE via WORLD VISION VIETNAM'S WEBSITE BY 10 APRIL 2015 -


In 1997, World Vision Vietnam (WVV) introduced its Area Development Program (ADP). An ADP is a 10-15 year community development program that is an integrated approach to community development, emphasizing the process of community participation, ownership and sustainability, while addressing the macro and micro causes of poverty. ADPs are funded by sponsorship funds, and are a phased approach to development, involving clear and consistent assessment, design, implementing, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and reflection phases. Each ADP is tailored to the needs of a specific community in alignment with WVV’s strategic priorities. WVV works closely with district and commune local authorities and local partners to implement program activities.

WVV’s ADPs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s ADP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the ADP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. WVV aims to give those living in poverty their best chance at a healthy life. As a child-focused organization, WVV focuses on children and women of childbearing age. The complex interrelation between poverty and poor health is a component built into all Area Development Programs (ADPs). , WVV has started establishing the Cluster Support Network to provide the technical support for Health Project Assistants or Development Facilitators at ADP level. Each Cluster Officer is in charge of 4 to 7 ADPs now.


  • To support WVV to implement its overall strategic direction to maximize the quality and impact of WVV programs in Health, WASH (WAter, Sanitation, and Hygiene) and Disabilities in the assigned ADPs.
  • To lead the process of identifying, developing, testing, implementing and mainstreaming best practices in Health, WASH, and Disabilities in the assigned ADPs.
  • To provide technical support, advice, and capacity building opportunities to WVV staff and partners to enhance the quality of Health, WASH, and Disabilities activities in the assigned ADPs.


  • Give input to the assigned ADPs with regard to Health, WASH, Disabilities annual directions. Provide inputs and assistance to develop and improve Health, WASH, Disabilities training modules/ annual guidelines to support the assigned ADPs.
  • Review design documents of the designated ADPs, ensuring that this document is in alignment with WVV Health, WASH, Disabilities Directions and respond to the real needs of the children in the ADPs;
  • Ensure that assessment and planning processes have active participation of the parents, community people, children and key project partners. This might include reviewing the process, documents of assessment & planning of the ADPs in the cluster;
  • Review all Log frames and POAs (Plan of Action) of the ADPs in the cluster annually. Review all annual reports of the ADPs in the cluster and provide feedbacks for improvement. Review relevant national indicators and update annually for MIS;
  • Introduce tools, methods and models for monitoring the best practices of Health, WASH, Disabilities to the ADP staff; Support the ADP staff through regular contacts to ensure that the Health, WASH, Disabilities activities are monitored periodically (quarterly-annually);
  • Conduct visits to each ADP regularly and suggest solutions to problems identified during the field trips to enhance the quality of interventions of Health, WASH, Disabilities;
  • Give support such as trainings, mentoring, coaching, advices on material resources, external/ internal consultant/ trainer to the ADPs’ staff, so that they could implement their POAs effectively according to the plan.
  • Coordinate all Health, WASH, Disabilities TOTs (Training of Trainers) annually for the cluster ADPs. Act as the trainer assistant to the TOTs.
  • Support the ADP staff to organize study visits, learning networks and regional workshops relating to Health, WASH, Disabilities best practices;
  • Document best practices on Health, WASH, Disabilities, share and use for adjustment, in consultation with NCs Health, WASH, Disabilities, Communication and Advocacy staff;
  • Identify technical training needs of staff in the signed ADPs and organize workshops and learning network to ensure that the ADPs’ staff got adequate technical trainings as per their training needs.
  • Provide assistance to the ADP managers in establishing and maintaining relationships with government departments at the Provincial and District levels about implementation of Health, WASH, Disabilities activities;Represent WVV at relevant forums, meetings, working groups and workshops relating to Health, WASH, Disabilities in the cluster.
  • Explore needs for further funding to address the burning problems faced by the children relating to  Health, WASH, Disabilities; Assist National Coordinator of Health, WASH, Disabilities to propose these issues through Concept paper, proposals;
  • Carry out other tasks and any assignments when required by the organization;


The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on the job training:

  • Bachelor degree in Public Health, Medicine or Nursing, Environment, Community Development.
  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes.
  • Ability to communicate and relate effectively with a diverse range of people (i.e. project beneficiaries, Government officials, project partners, WVV staff).
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and motivate staff and partners.
  • Good reading and report writing skills in English.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, excel, power point & email).
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Willing to learn to advance career in Health, WATSAN, Disabilities fields;
  • Have Research ability and interest;
  • Be willing to travel to the ADPs in the cluster.
  • Experience in working in the area of community development and/or with non-governmental organization. 
  • Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of multi-lateral, and government bodies;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and ensuring that recommendations are implemented.

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: 4th floor, the HEAC building, 14-16 Ham Long street, Hanoi
Tel: 04. 39439920 (ext.118)

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.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
World Vision International Vietnam (WVV)
Thanh Hoa
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2015-04-10