Inclusive Education Project Officer

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is a US non-governmental organization that has been operating in Vietnam for more than 15 years. CRS projects assist local counterparts to build capacity in the areas of Education, HIV/AIDS care and treatment, Disaster Risk Reduction and emergency preparedness and response. Reflecting our commitment to carry out quality programming to benefit the poor, we are now seeking dynamic Vietnamese candidate for following position in our Program based in Ha Noi:

Title:             Inclusive Education Project Officer
Reports to:    Education Project Coordinator
Supervision:   Not applicable
Project site:   Hanoi and Quang Tri province


The Project Officer will work closely with the project coordinator to take responsibilities for the implementation of “Capacity building for Disabled Person Organizations (DPOs) and its members supports the inclusion of persons with disabilities” project in Quang Tri province and other project activities at central level. This position is based in Ha Noi with at least 30% travel to project sites.


Internal:     IE project Coordinator

                  Head of Programs

                  Country Representative

                  Inclusive Education Program staff

                  Administrative and Finance staff

                  CRS programs staff
External:     Provincial and district government partners (PPCs, DPC, DOET, DOLISA)

                  Vietnamese NGOs and civil society organizations (DPOs and Parents Associations)

                  Vietnam Federation on Disabilities (VFD)

                  Disability Working Group members 

                  Project consultants

Project Planning: Take responsibilities to work with partners to develop overall, annual and quarterly project activity plan for Quang Tri and DPO Hanoi partners under the facilitation of the IE project Coordinator, including programming activities and budget. Planning sessions will be done with participation of local partners either at project sites or in office.

Project Implementation: facilitate relevant partners of Quang Tri and DPO Hanoi as assigned in team the implementation and monitoring of project activities in line with approved plans and CRS procedures and regulations, with a focus on strengthening capacity of parents association to build on their own initiatives and establish DPO in Quang Tri. Facilitate linkage between DPO and parents association to support PWDs in community. Support local partners with selecting consultants for the project activity implementation which include procedures for contract with consultants and quality of consultancy services.

Project Quality Monitoring and Management: Take responsibilities for the project quality in Quang Tri and DPO Hanoi partner with direction and overall facilitation of the project coordinator. Provide technical inputs to local partners for quality activity implementation, especially relating to inputs for DPOs and parents associations in developing their small grants or strategic plan. Participate in the development of program quality and monitoring quality indicators of the project. Maintain M&E system and feedback mechanisms between CRS and local partners for the assigned project location.  Make regular field trips to project sites to meet with project counterparts and participants to monitor quality of activity implementation as assigned by the IE project coordinator.

Reporting: Ensure regular recording of field trips and activity implementation relating to project implementation in Quang Tri and Hanoi. Coordinate local partner to provide inputs for the periodical reports to submit to the IE project coordinator as required by donors and government agency.

Documentation: Participate in compiling lessons learned, designing and implementing events for exchange of program experience. Ensure effective recording and dissemination of results of model of DPO capacity building. Contribute to designing system to compile and disseminate best practices within and outside CRS.

Partner Relations: Maintain positive and productive working relations with the district and provincial partners, relevant DPOs, CSOs and other government bodies.

Networking and Advocacy: Maintain good relations with similar organizations in Disability working group and other minded organizations/programs in Quang Tri to share and learn from their activities to maximize the effectiveness in supporting PWDs.  Attend external meetings and networking activities related to disability related events as required by supervisors.


Financial Oversight: Participate to the development of project annual program budget under the guidance of the project coordinator and program manager. Take leading role for financial management of project expenses by partners and by CRS for activities implemented in Quang Tri and DPO Hanoi. Maintain regular financial management (including quarterly and activity advance and liquidation). This includes, but not limited to mechanism of correspondence and updating to partners relating to financial procedures and balances, advances, liquidation, payment requests and consultant payments.

Other: Troubleshooting and other tasks as necessary, education program activities / projects as requested by supervisor.


- Bachelor degree in Public health, social science or relevant discipline.
- At least 3 years working experience for NGOs or international organization and sound knowledge in the disability support sector.
- Demonstrated ability and skills in project management (planning, scheduling,  organization, financial management, monitoring and reporting).
- Have experience in technical assistance for community based capacity building activities.
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Vietnamese language
- Independent, resourceful and self-motivated.
- Willingness to travel.
Required application documents:

- Curriculum Vitae in English, with names and addresses of three references
- Application Letter in English
- Copies of diplomas, certificates and relevant documents

Please send completed applications to:

Ms. Tran Thi Thu Hang
CRS, No 1 Alley 7, Nguyen Hong Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.
Or email: [email protected]
Deadline for Applications: December 24, 2012

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Mon, 2012-12-24