The Italian Association for Aid to Children (CIAI) is a Non Governmental Organization founded in 1968. It since has been working to promote the recognition of the child as a person and protect its fundamental rights to life, to health, to a family, to education, to play and to innocence, wherever it may be.To protect and promote these rights, CIAI has chosen to operate on three interrelated levels: development cooperation, promotion of the culture of children’s rights and international adoption.

The conviction that every child has fundamental rights that must be guaranteed becomes practice through projects of development cooperation, which CIAI implements in 7 countries. This objective is pursued through the fight against poverty and marginalization, and by stimulating the creation of legal standards, including the development of local foster care and of domestic adoption systems. CIAI’s development cooperation activities also include a Sponsorship Programme.CIAI works in the following countries: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Colombia, India, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

CIAI started working in Vietnam in 1993.It has been the first Italian Agency for Adoption to get the accreditation from the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam. At the present moment CAI is working in Bac Giang and Vinh Long Provinces. Our activities include a sponsorship program, development projects in the communities and inter-country adoption.
Position : Coordinator of CIAI Intercountry Adoption program in Vietnam
Description :
The Coordinator for  Intercountry Adoptions will have the following main duties and responsibilities:
- To implement the  intercountry adoption program in all its stages under the supervision of the Country Representative and CIAI head quarter in Italy;
- To assist Italian adopting families during the procedure of adoption once arrived in Vietnam (having the possibility to travel few days to a specific Province in order to take care of the adoption procedure and support each family);
- To maintain communications and build relationships with Vietnamese Central Authority and local authorities working in  intercountry adoption;
- To participate to meeting related to  Intercountry Adoption;
- To be constantly updated on Law and decrees regarding  Intercountry Adoption in Vietnam;
- To provide administrative and logistic assistance to the Country Representative regarding Intercountry Adoption issues;
- To write regular progress reports,  and to maintain accurate records;
- To attend training events and additional learning activities if needed;
- To collect information on national adoption,  foster care and alternative care for children  activities developed in the Country;
- To help in the implementation of need assessments for the development of project proposals in issues related to child rights and protection;
- Perform other tasks, as assigned by the Country Representative
Duty Station and Working hours:
- Hanoi with field visits to the Provinces if requested.
- Working hours: part time, according to the office needs possibility to change to full-time.
- 6 months , with possibility of renewal
- Start date: 21st of December 2012.
- University or  Master Degree , preferably in social work, social sciences , law or related fields
- Experience with Intercountry Adoption procedures
 3 years of  proven experience working as Minors/Family Specialist
- Previous experience in NGOs is an asset;
- Committed, trustworthy and organised
- Tolerates pressure and deadlines
- Proficiency in English;
- Knowledge of Italian is an asset;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Good computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office package and user of internet
- Flexible:  willingness to travel domestically and available to work evening hours and weekends, when necessary;
Contact Person:
Miss Nhung Bui Phuong
CIAI Administrator
Tel: +84 (04) 62961820
Email: [email protected].

Deadline and Application:
Candidates interested should send their CV with 3 references and a Cover letter by mail at the following address [email protected] , not later than the 9th of  December, 2012. All in English.
Interviews will be held from the 10h to the 12th of  December 2012.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
The Italian Association for Aid to Children (CIAI)
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2012-12-09