Manager - Human Rights and Social Justice

Since its presence in Vietnam (1996), Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam (Caritas) has been committed to improving the lives of poor and marginalized people through demand-based and right-based approaches to help address local development issues. Caritas focuses its support on Human Rights and Social Justice, Sustainable Livelihood, Water and Sanitation, and Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Caritas Human Rights and Social Justice theme is further evolving with innovative projects focusing on the engagement of civil society organizations in increasing equal access of marginalized people to education, health care, social participation and employment as well as in the promotion of policy dialogue and advocacy. The Human Rights and Social Justice team consists of two members: a Theme Manager and a Project Officer managing three projects: Support to Hearing Impaired Children, Especially from Ethnic Minorities in Ha Giang; Inclusive Education and Social Development for Children with (Hearing-) Disabilities in Quang Binh; and Strengthen Government and Civil Society Organizations’ Partnership for Increased Access to Education for Children with Disability. While the Support to Hearing Impaired Children, Especially of Ethnic Minorities in Ha Giang project is currently on its final phase, the two other projects are newly developed and in their inception periods.

Within the Human Rights and Social Justice theme, Caritas works with various government agencies in Hanoi, Ha Giang and Quang Binh such as DoET, DoH, DoLISA, Centre for Disabled Children/People, as well as with other civil society organizations in order to mobilize society’s participation, and to ensure equity and social justice in the education sector, particularly for children with disabilities. These partners are responsible for project implementation in the field.

Caritas is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated Manager to lead the Human Rights and Social Justice Theme. A detailed Job Description for this opportunity is attached.

Interested candidates are invited to send:

  • A cover letter in English concisely describing their qualifications and competencies and how they meet the position’s requirements, as well as explaining their motivation to apply to the position.
  • A full CV in English with at least three referees preferably their current and/or former employers/superiors.
  • Reference letters and other related supporting documents for their application.

Email address for applications: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 15 May 2014

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam gives equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam (Caritas)
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2014-05-15