Construction Advisor (Half-time)

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: Construction Advisor (Half-time)
  • Based in: Hanoi

Main Responsibilities:

Ensuring the overall national programme of construction works for schools, clinics and other programmatic buildings are delivered in adherence to SCI Construction Policy, Benchmark Standards, Construction Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and are in accordance with time, cost and quality objectives agreed with programme staff. The Construction Advisor will also be tasked with overseeing and reporting on all functional aspects of construction related projects from design and procurement, to supervision and handover. This includes compliance with SCI’s systems, polices, and procedures to ensure a competitive and transparent procurement process.



  • BSc in construction engineering or related technical field
  • Experience in the management of a technical team of engineers and liaison with a wide range of stakeholders for the implementation of projects
  • Experience in the development of building designs including hazard mitigations and child appropriateness for development contexts
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or similar drafting software
  • Proven and significant experience in international procurement and contract management, including an ability to develop strategies to fill identified gaps
  • Demonstrable track record in the delivery of construction projects in developing world contexts including the management and quality assurance of contractor performance. Familiar with working closely with communities
  • Knowledge of key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of logistics and procurement
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time
  • Highly organised with good administration skills for order and information management, able to develop filing systems and databases to ensure an auditable trail.
  • A high level of computer literacy (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc)

Please send CV and a completed Application Form in English addressing the list of competencies to: 4th Floor, Mercury Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi or by Email: [email protected]

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

The closing date for application is 5pm on 24 March 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
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2019-03-24