Health & Nutrition Project Manager

Samaritan’s Purse - Vietnam is a nonprofit organization providing aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1999, Samaritan’s Purse - Vietnam has been committed to improve the lives of the poor, provide vocational training, rural health care and support to institutionalized/ at risk children. We are currently seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Health & Nutrition Project Manager based in Hanoi with regular trips to Lao Cai, Lai Chau, and Quang Nam.

Job Title:     Health & Nutrition Project Manager
Department:     Projects
Reports To:     Health Program Manager


Develop, support, monitor and evaluate the assigned health and nutrition project(s). Effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, time frame and budget with a focus on health and nutrition system strengthening, training and coordination. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction. Encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with stakeholders, manage and train health and nutrition staff and anticipate, plan, and contribute to the development of health and nutrition project proposals and reports.


  • Project Management
    • Develop and manage comprehensive activity plans covering the time frame of the projects as set out in project proposals.
    • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives in conjunction with the developed M&E plan.
    • Support the Health & Nutrition Program Manager in the development of new proposals.
  • Logistics
    • Develop and manage comprehensive activity plans covering the time frame of the projects as set out in project proposals.
    • Manage logistics needs within the Health & Nutrition team and coordinate with the admin and procurement team in order to ensure all project related equipment and material is available on site in a timely fashion.
  • Staff Management
    • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives and current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback.
    • Oversee all health and nutrition project staff including: appraisals, management, development and training, holiday planning, disciplinary, job descriptions, work schedules. Ensure their spiritual, physical and mental well-being is intact.
  • Financial Management
    • To plan the spending of budgets in an appropriate and timely way.
  • Communication
    • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities (monthly reports as per Samaritan’s Purse standard, input to quarterly and final reports as requested by head office) with the Program Manager. Ad-hoc provision of other communications.
    • Develop and maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure with the team members as well as with other Samaritan’s Purse staff so as to uphold a spirit of unity and mutual respect.
  • Coordination
    • Develop and maintain transparent and honest communication and relationships with stakeholders (beneficiaries, local government officials, UN agencies and NGOs).
  • Security Management
    • Develop and manage comprehensive activity plans covering the time frame of the projects as set out in project proposals.
  • Quality Management
    • Ensure team implements projects in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse, donor, Vietnam and international standards.


  • Higher level qualification, preferably in nutrition or in another relevant field such as nursing / midwifery / doctor / community-based training


  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field
  • Ability to travel to highlands field sites to carry out project activities.
  • Management experience in a health and nutrition context
  • Knowledge and experience of nutrition / primary health care principles and management
  • Clinical skills within a Primary Health Care setting desirable
  • Able to prioritize clearly and oversee multiple tasks; able to take the initiative in project decisions
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills; committed to consultative and servant-minded leadership
  • Spiritual maturity; ability to keep the focus of work on the overall goals, including displaying fruits of the Gospel.

Closing date for applications is Nov 30.

The completed application must include a letter of interest and CV. Only short listed applicants will be contacted for interview. CV and other related document will not be returned

Samaritan's Purse International Relief, Human Resources Department
34T, 3206 Hoang Dao Thuy, Cau Giay , Ha Noi
or send by email to [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Samaritan’s Purse
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2016-11-30