Field Project Officer

German Red Cross part of the world wide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement assisting victims of conflict and disaster and people affected by social or health related crisis. The Red Cross Movement provides assistance to vulnerable people without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven principles of the Red Cross movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.

The person recruited for this position will support the partnership between German Red Cross (GRC)and the Vietnam Red Cross National Society (VNRC) in the implementation of the “Strengthening Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation in Selected communities in An Giang, Kien Giang and Bac Lieu” project.

Contract type and duration
Full-time position for the period of approximately 3 (three) months from January 1st 2012 or earlier until March 31st 2013.
The position will be based in An Giang, Kien Giang OR Bac Lieu with frequent travel to all project sites

Required language proficiency
Vietnamese and English

The position is opened for Vietnamese nationals only

Starting date
January 1st or earlier

Roles and responsibilities
The Field Project Officer shall be responsible for supporting the host provincial Red Cross Chapters and Branches in the implementation and monitoring of all activities of the project monitoring.
In this capacity his/her specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:
1.Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved project documents
2.Ensure that the Project budget are spent in line with the approved activities
3.Support the daily management of planned activities
4.Provide assistance in the financial management of the project
5.Ensure compliance of administrative and financial procedures of GRC and its donors by the implementing partners
6.Provide advice and updates in the project management and implementation
7.Ensure coherency between supported activities and the Red Cross approach in Disaster Management
8.Conduct research and assessments with solid methodology
9.Provide guidance for provincial partners in data collection and monitoring techniques
10.Ensure high-quality reporting and assist partners to provide high-quality reports (in English and Vietnamese)
11.Liaise and network with relevant local actors and stakeholders
12.Support capacity building processes throughout the project
13.Ensure that all experiences and lessons learnt during the project course are well documented for the use in future VNRC and GRC activities,
14.Ensure the visibility of the donors and the Red Cross while implementing the project
15.Assist in translation and interpretation when necessary

Selection criteria 
Essential requirements
- University degree in geography, disaster management, development studies, social studies, international relations or other relevant studies
- A two-year minimum project experience in the humanitarian/development sector with NGOs and/or governmental organizations
- Experienced in disaster management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, capacity building and/or community based approaches
- Experienced in project planning, implementation and management
- Previous dealings with governmental organizations working in Disaster Management/Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation or related sectors
- Excellent command of written and spoken Vietnamese and English
- Good knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
- Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites

- Willingness to occasionally work outside of regular working hours

Desirable qualities
- Experience of working in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement or other humanitarian organizations
- Knowledge of Red Cross/Red Crescent principles and willingness to adhere to them
- Good interpersonal communication and negotiation skills       
- Confident in representing the project among national and international stakeholders
- Able to work in a team or independently and in stressful situations
- Experience in training and organizing workshops/seminars
- Able to take initiatives, develop contacts and supervise people
- Excellent analytical skills
- Competency in MS Office programs, Word Processing, Excel, Power Point, etc.             
Candidates interested are invited to send their applications no later than Thursday, 20 December 2012 via email only to: [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
German Red Cross (GRC)
An Giang, Kien Giang or Bac Lieu
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2012-12-20