Field Officer

Paz y Desarrollo Vietnam (PyD) is a Spanish International NGO working in 14 countries around the word. PyD is supporting the implementation of a 4 -year regional programme on Economic Empowerment with gender perspective in Vietnam, Cambodia and East Timor.
In Vietnam, PyD works to promote the prevention of gender-based violence and is the organisation responsible for coordinating the Joint Communication Campaign for Prevention of Domestic Violence in Viet Nam (JCC) which it co-founded in 2008 with the Family Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The objective of the campaign, the first nation-wide communication initiative for prevention of domestic violence, is to prevent domestic violence before it occurs.
They do this through a primary prevention strategy by encouraging gender equitable attitudes among young men and women and involving them in efforts to prevent gender-based violence (GBV). Since founding the campaign, 25 organisations have joined including three United Nations agencies: UNWOMEN, UNFPA, and UNODC; three mass civil society organisations: The Vietnam Farmer’s Union, The
Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, and The Vietnam Women’s Union; along with local and international NGO’s alike.

PyD Vietnam is now looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Field Officer for a Danang schools-based prevention of gender violence project.
1. Assignment Title: Field Officer
2. Type of Assignment: Full time
3. Project Title: Joint Campaign for Prevention of Domestic Violence in Vietnam
4. Duration: 1 year (extendable)
5. Location, Country: Da Nang, Vietnam
6. Expected Starting Date: January/February 2012
7. Brief Project Description:
The JCC in Vietnam in 2011 was continued by PyD with the technical and financial contributions from UNFPA, the UN Sub-working group on Gender-based Violence, and Partners for Prevention (P4P) - a UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV regional programme for Asia and the Pacific on primary prevention of gender-based violence.
The programme’s strategy includes working with boys and girls to change the root causes that allow for violence against women to persist across all societies. The programme will do this by promoting changes at different levels – from individual changes of attitudes, perceptions and behaviours, through to changes in influencer groups and institutions that reinforce the gender structure. Thus the outcome of this programme will contribute to increase the number of boys and girls who support gender equitable norms and ending gender based violence, specifically violence against women. Paz y Desarrollo is situated at the regional, national and provincial levels, meaning that it supports cross-border learning and adaptation of promising practices, consortiums of practitioners engaged in collective action at the regional, national and provincial levels, national and local analysis of the root causes of violence against women, and policy advocacy from the local level to the provincial and national levels.
8. Host Agency/Host Institute: Paz y Desarrollo
67B, Lane 399, Au Co, Hanoi, Vietnam
Reporting to: Project Officer (direct supervisor)
Benjamin Swanton – Communications Programme Manager (line manager)
Email: [email protected]
Carmen Rodriguez - Country Representative
9. Description of tasks:
Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, the Field Officer will undertake the following tasks:

Capacity building
- Conduct needs assessments and act as a technical support contact for teachers & education officials involved in programme activities;
- Form, participate in and coordinate a master trainers group for training of secondary school teachers in pilot prevention curriculum;
- Act as a focal point for education officials for technical and implementation issues;
- Support partners to prepare technical and financial proposals and reports; and
- Assist in training and capacity building sessions with local partners and target populations for group education and communications activities.

Monitoring/ reporting
- Ongoing monitoring and reporting of group education and awareness raising campaign activities, regular meetings involving project stakeholders, training of trainers and training of teachers;
- Regular monitoring reports on implementation;
- Assist in writing and compiling reports for monitoring and evaluation of project activities;
- Monitor partner’s disbursement of funds and meeting of deadlines/ deliverables; and
- Support Project Officer with planning and reporting.

- Organise logistics for project visits and activities;
- Provide translation support when required; and
- Translation services (English-Vietnamese, Vietnamese-English).

Furthermore, the Field Officer will be encouraged to:
- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of primary prevention of GBV, training of educators, logistics for school-based prevention, and monitoring methodology for school-based prevention of
GBV by reading relevant publications and contribute to the literature on training educators to prevent GBV in Vietnam.
Stay up-to-date with research on masculinities, GBV prevention and school-based prevention programmes; and
Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for PyD publications/websites, ewsletters, press releases, etc.
10. Results/Expected Output:
The Field Officer will be able to demonstrate their capacity and put their abilities into action to help implement, document and share learning from the JCC’s work with boys and girls for GBV prevention.
- Oversee the implementation of a monitoring strategy;
- Implement a mechanism through which teachers can access technical support for implementation of group education and campaign activities;
- Comprehensive monthly reporting on training of trainers, training of teachers, regular meetings with principals, teachers and parents compiled and submitted to Project Officer; and
- Comprehensive end-of-term report for implementation group education and campaign activities with detailed school attendance records submitted to Project Officer.

11. Qualifications/Requirements:
- Demonstrated experience providing capacity building/ training in gender or GBV prevention.
- Knowledge of the Vietnamese secondary school system, education sector and related policies (desirable).
- University degree: social sciences or other relevant field.
- Minimum age: N/A
- Language: Excellent communication skills in oral and written English & Vietnamese.
- Knowledge: In depth understanding of gender in development as well as the relevance of involving youth as partners in eliminating GBV.
- Skills: Demonstrated education training skills, communication and interpersonal skills, advanced Mircrosoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and desktop publishing skills.
- Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively with local communities and in cooperation with key stakeholders from government, civil society and the private sector.
- Willingness to work in the community.
- Active engagement in community.
12. Living Conditions:
The duty station is in Danang, Vietnam, but the assignment will require the candidate to travel Hanoi with possible travel to participating countries of the region. No reallocation allowance is available for this position.
13. Conditions of Service:
Gross salary: 13,000,000 – 17,000,000 Viet Nam Dong/ month depending on skills and level of relevant experience.
A 12-month extendable contract given satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
14. Selection
Interested candidates are encouraged to send via email an application letter and CV in English together with a recent picture and cover letter before 15 March 2012 to the following email address:
[email protected]. Subject of the email should read “Application: Field Officer Danang”.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
PyD Vietnam
Da Nang city
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2012-04-08