Program Coordinator

Helen Keller International (HKI) is an international non-governmental organization. Its mission is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged by combating the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition. We do this by establishing programs grounded in evidence-based research in eye health and nutrition.

In order to address food insecurity and under nutrition in Son La Province, HKI will implement the Enhanced Homestead Food Production program, which has been shown to increase food availability, diversity and consumption among women and children and positively impact nutrition and food security among participant households. The EHFP model will be adapted to the local context and piloted in  10  villages  across  Tan  Lang  commune,  in  Phu  Yen  district,  Son  La  province,  before replication to other areas of Son La and Vietnam.

The EHFP model’s ultimate goal is to improve the nutrition and micronutrient status of mothers and children under five years of age in Tan Lang commune, Phu Yen district, Son La Province via: behavior change communication, nutrition education and agricultural training, and the production and consumption of micronutrient rich foods by establishing homestead food production. This goal will be achieved by pursuing the following key objectives:

- To improve year-round production and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods among target households, particularly among women and children under five years of age;
- To improve optimal maternal and child nutrition behaviors;
- To generate additional household income from sale of excess HFP produce;
- To empower participating women to contribute to the improved nutrition and well-being of their families and in their communities.

HKI in Vietnam is looking for an experienced and qualified Vietnamese to fill in the position of Program Coordinator for the EHFP program in Son La province.

The Program Coordinator will be required to monitor all program activities and report to the Country Representative. In collaboration with all stakeholders and partners, the Program Coordinator will be involved in all meetings and present at events related to EHFP as appropriate.  This position will be required to develop survey tools, collect, and analyze data, and conduct regular M&E visits to the fields and provide recommendations needed to improve the EHFP program.

Report to: Country Representative
Supervise: Program Officers
Collaborate with: Finance/ Administrative staff and program staff of other projects
Duty location: Based in Hanoi, with regular travel to project sites (50%).

Key Responsibilities

- Help manage and supervise the implementation of the EHFP program in Son La province in collaboration with local partners;
- Provide technical support for HKI program officers based in Son La
- Develop and strengthen partnerships with local partner and key stakeholders, maintaining relationships with relevant authorities;
- Develop, collect and analyze Surveys, and Pre/Post Test for trainings;
- Assist in the design of monitoring and evaluation protocol;
- Improve and distribute EHFP communication materials;
- Monitor and track the progress of EHFP ensuring activities are carried out in appropriate timely manner;
- Generate monthly reports consisting of observations and documentation of work in the field while making recommendations to improve the program ;
- Assist with project budget forecast, disbursement and reporting.

Contract duration: 01 year with possible extension; 2 month probationary period


- Vietnamese citizen;
- At least 5 years working experience, preferably in nutrition
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Proficiency in statistical software (Epi info, SPSS, STATA, etc…) is preferred;
- Master degree in Public Health (degree in Nutrition is an advantage);
- Working experience in development sector, especially NGOs and community groups;
- Strong background knowledge of Nutrition in Vietnam is preferred;
- Has skills in project management, presentation and communication;
- Knowledge in development and management of monitoring & evaluation plans;
- Understanding of and sensitivity to poverty-related development and gender issues;
- Good knowledge of spoken and written Vietnamese and English;
- Ability to work in a team environment without direct formal hierarchy;
- Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and initiative;
- Motivated team player who can manage his/her own project and provide support to team;
- Agree with HKI’s mission and want to contribute to improving Nutrition in Vietnam.

HKI offers competitive salary and benefits; women are encouraged to apply.

Please send Application Letter & CV to Ms. Lam, Admin/Finance Manager at [email protected] and Mr. Son, Program Coordinator at [email protected]. Application will not be returned.  

The deadline for application is Sunday, 08 November 2013.

Only shot-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Helen Keller International (HKI)
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2013-10-21