Programme Coordinator Vietnam

Family association for intercountry adoption, FFIA Sweden is a non-profit organization authorized by Swedish authorities to mediate Intercountry adoptions. FFIA was founded in 1979 and work in several areas such as intercountry adoptions, development projects, member activities and pre- and postadoption services. Over the years more than 3300 children has been placed in Swedish adoptive families by FFIA, out of  that about 60 from Vietnam. The head office is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, where the activities are administered by a professional staff.

FFIA was working in Vietnam from 2004 to 2009 by licence by the Department of International Adoption, under the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam and under the bilateral agreement on intercountry adoption between Sweden and Vietnam, which expired in 2009.

Since Vietnam has now issued a new adoption law and acceded to The Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption we are resuming our activities in Vietnam. The Hague Convention protects children and their families against the risks of illegal, irregular, premature or ill-prepared adoptions abroad. This Convention reinforces the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Art. 21) and seeks to ensure that intercountry adoptions are made in the best interests of the child and with respect for his or her fundamental rights, and to prevent the abduction, the sale of, or traffic in children.

With this development in the field of intercountry adoption in Vietnam FFIA is looking forward to start it’s activities in Vietnam again and is therefore looking for a qualified person to act as FFIAs programme coordinator in Vietnam.

Main tasks and responsibilities
FFIAs programme coordinator in Vietnam will be answering to both Vietnamese authorities on national and provincial level and to FFIAs office in Sweden. The programme coordinator will be responsible for the daily management of the FFIA local office in Vietnam and for the monitoring of development projects. Further responsibilities; to compile financial reports and have close communication with the office in Sweden, to travel within the country and to interpret and guide Swedish families during their adoption process in Vietnam.

Selection critierias and qualifications
Educational background:
- University Degree in relevant areas
Working experience:
- At least 5 years working in the development or humanitarian sector, including 2 year in an international environment, preferably INGO
- Experience from INGO-funded project planning and implementation
- Strong commitment to social work focused on children
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
- Ability to work independently
- Willingness to adhere to the principles in The Hague convention and the Convention on the rights of the Child
- Fluency in English and Vietnamese, both verbally and in writing
- Good computer skills
- Ability to travel within the country
- Personal maturity to understand family (adoption) bonding issues

Interested candidates are requested to send by e-mail
- CV in English
- Application Letter in English
- Copies of education degree and relevant certificates
to: [email protected]

Please indicate your expectation for salary in your application.

DEADLINE: 31/12/2011
After the review/screening of applications, only short-listed applicants will be contacted by email, and invited for an interview in Vietnam.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Family Association for Intercountry Adoption, FFIA Sweden
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2011-12-31