DRR & DR Project Officer

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 22 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: DRR & DR Project Officer
  • Based in: Ha Noi
  • Main Responsibilities:

The Project Officer DRR and Emergency Response (DRR&ER) in Hanoi is a member of DRR&ER team and is primarily responsible for the implementation of the Emergency Response of Save the Children in Vietnam. She/he will assist to ensure that Save the Children Vietnam activities are consistent with SCI and Members’ programming principles and approaches, draw on good practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.

Emergency responses:

  • Implementation of project activities
    • Work closely with local partners in project implementation to ensure quality and timely delivery of project activities.
    • Liaise and manage relationships and contracts with key project partners including provincial government agencies and local partners.
    • Develop project work plans including that of partner organizations.
    • Keep track and manage relief items in the warehouse of each region.
    • Produce regular situation reports of disaster development.
  • Financial management
    • Work closely with the program manager and finance team in overall project budgeting, cash forecast, and phasing budgets.
    • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep cost-efficiency of the actions.
    • Frequently monitor the budget of each Emergency Response award.
    • Develop, review, and monitor project budgets and partners’ budgets and financial reports.
  • Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)
    • Ensure the field MEAL, including regular monitoring visits to provinces and the post distribution monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability across team.
    • Maintain the feedback mechanism for all project implementation
    • Initiate the development of case studies and other project materials
    • Draft narrative reports (regular internal and donor reports) for submission to program manager for review and compilation.
  • Team work
    • Work closely with the team to share information and support the implementation on time.
    • Provide direct supervision to Project Assistant and volunteers to ensure the project team works productively in field implementation.

Disaster Preparedness

  • Be in charge of implementation of disaster preparedness activities in country.
  • Work with potential partners to get pre-agreement for the cooperation in Emergency Response.
  • Follow up the minimum preparedness actions of the country annually.
  • Be in contact with regional advisors/trainers and line manager to organize trainings for staff on Emergency response and related topics.

Contribution to the development of DRR&ER programme

  • Provide technical assistance in terms of DRR and ER to partners on approaches and implementation methods consistent with acknowledged good practice to achieve
  • sustainable results
  • Actively participate and provide input for developing new concept notes/proposals and program strategies
  • Be updated on and follow recent and cutting edge developments in the regional, and national community in regards to DRR&ER.
  • Monitor and support the implementation of DRR projects when requested.

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience, including adjustment on job description.

Key Competencies:


  • At least 3 years’ experience in an NGO environment, including experience implementing programs in related fields
  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, social work, environment or related field
  • Experience in emergency relief especially in Cash transfer program, Food securities and/or water and sanitation in emergency is desirable.
  • Good understanding of challenges facing vulnerable children and communities in Central Vietnam regarding DRR, Emergency response and resilience.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Well organized and good experience of effective budget monitoring, developing and management.
  • Good skills in communicating in English and Vietnamese.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

Please send (in English):

  • Curriculum Vitae updated
  • Completed Application form (template attached)
  • Contact of three referees
  • Covering letter addressing the list of competencies


Save the Children International in Vietnam,
4th Floor, Machinco Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
or by Email: [email protected]

The SC’s application form and full job description are available at the website:

The closing date for application is 5 pm on Sunday, 13th May 2018.

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, 2018-05-13