Health Specialist


As the Health Specialist, you are responsible for ensuring the technical quality and capacity building aspect of programs/ projects within your area of specialism, being a focal point for ChildFund Vietnam on projects and cross-cutting elements in all ChildFund Vietnam programs within your area of expertise.


  • Lead strategic direction, research and coordination for the development and growth of the project portfolio addressing Health technical areas (focusing on maternal, youth and child health);
  • Provide technical oversight and leadership on Health across the whole ChildFund program, working closely with other technical specialists to ensure necessary health consideration in WASH, education, child protection and SEL programming;
  • Provide technical and management guidance and capacity building support to Health project officers in ADO through monitoring, on the job coaching, and training;
  • Work with the Head of Program, Specialist Team Leader, Provincial Managers and ChildFund Health Advisor (Sydney) on project pipeline planning and proposal development to ensure a consistent and cohesive portfolio of Health/WASH projects responding to Government policies and community needs;
  • Ensure technical quality of all elements of project design, implementation and monitoring, including support to external consultants where necessary, preparation of internal and external reporting; development and delivery of trainings, and development of technical and communications products;
  • Work with the Provincial staff to ensure project designs are resourced adequately to provide quality technical requirements and inputs;
  • Identify and lead opportunities for partnership, research, advocacy or other collaboration in the health sector related to ChildFund’s work;
  • Promote gender and disability inclusions across the whole ChildFund program;
  • Be the focal point for the development of strong working relationship with key stakeholders and partners at national and sub-national level;
  • Represent and promote ChildFund Vietnam at relevant national and international forums, sharing and learning on Health and WASH, child and youth development, and support communication and advocacy initiatives related to ChildFund’s health work.


  • Post graduate qualification in medicine, public health and or nutrition;
  • Demonstrable experience providing technical guidance in Health;
  • Minimum 5-year experience working with an INGO or UN agency in a technical and/or project management role;
  • Experience must include direct responsibility for working across the program management cycle, from project development, to managing implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated experience with child and youth centred development programs;
  • Experience with programs in remote or rural areas and/or project management in rural areas;
  • Experience in partnership development and representation at all levels; Experience in business development, preparing project proposal and reports


  • Postgraduate or equivalent;
  • Strategy and financial management;
  • Change management experience;
  • Strong understanding of the health context in Vietnam, such as policies, stakeholders, key issues, and challenges.


  • Good analytical skills
  • Good leadership, supporting others in achieving their goal
  • Good communication (and cross-cultural communication), teamwork, critical reflection
  • Conflict resolution & negotiation
  • Result based oriented
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to represent ChildFund and advocate on issues across a range of forums
  • Excellent computer literacy and experience with MS Office
  • Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese and English


  • Competitive salary (including 13th and 14th month salary)
  • 15 days of annual leave for 1st year and 20 days for 2nd year onwards
  • Flexible working time
  • Comprehensive Health Care insurance

Please be noted that the position only opens to Vietnamese candidates.

Please see Position Description for more details.
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Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2021-10-17