Project Manager

CARE International in Vietnam is a Non-Government Organization representing the CARE International network in Vietnam since 1989. CARE in Vietnam’s Program Strategy is explicitly oriented around achieving impacts for particularly vulnerable and marginalised groups in Vietnam. To achieve this, we work with Vietnamese partners across sectors such as health services, rural livelihood development, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. We recognise that women’s empowerment is a critical pathway for poverty reduction and place women and girls from marginalised population groups at the heart of our programming efforts.

CARE in Vietnam is looking for an experienced and qualified Vietnamese for a Project Manager position for the Participatory community development project (PACODE) in Mekong Delta.

Position information:
Position title: Project Manager
Reporting to: South Coordinator

Contract period: From start working day to 30 June 2013

Base in: Long Xuyen city, An Giang province with travel to project sites as required

Project information:
The project purpose is improving quality of life of people in poor communities with Khmer population in the Mekong Delta Region, especially in An Giang, Soc Trang province through 2 main objectives following (1) Communities in the project area, including Khmer and poor women, benefit from sustainable forms of grassroots level civil society organizations that help them access services, improve their livelihoods and actively participate in community development process; (2) Sustainable organizations and networks have capacity to advocate for poverty reduction initiatives in communities with high Khmer population vis-à-vis local and provincial policy-makers and development practitioners in line with the Grassroots Democracy Decree.

Summary of Job
The role of the Project Manager is to oversee the day-to-day management, quality assurance and reporting requirements of CARE’s PACODE II Project. The Project Manager will directly supervise a team of approximately ten project staff and national and international consultants and will support the coordination of a range of Vietnamese and Danish partners.


Human Resource Management
- Assist with the recruitment, selection, management and supervision of national and international project staff;
- Capacity building and mentoring of national staff team and partners, and  in particular the project manager;
- Ensure that all national staff and selected partners are aware of, and have the capacity to fulfill, their responsibilities and functional roles for project implementation;
- Work as a positive team member and contribute to the objectives of CARE International in Vietnam.

Financial Management and Administration
- Management of the project budget and approval of requisitions, advances and expenses;
- Preparation of costed work plans and submission of timely funds requests;
- Regular analysis and narrative reporting on financial reports;
- Project financial planning, budget management, and financial reporting in accordance with Danida and CARE requirements;
- Development of effective financial and activity planning systems in accordance with CARE International in Vietnam’s standards;
- Oversee timely and cost effective procurement of equipment, materials and services for project implementation according to CARE International in Vietnam’s and donor policies;
- Ensure that project expenditure remains within budgetary line items and according to contractual agreements;
- Ensure that all administrative records are maintained and regularly updated in line with CARE International in Vietnam’s policies (e.g. equipment inventory lists, staff leave and benefits, schedules etc).

Project Cycle Management
- Management of project staff, budgets, and implementation;
- Provision of technical and programmatic leadership to ensure the quality implementation of project activities and achievement of objectives;
- Provide management support, supervision and direction for the implementation of the Project;
- Plan and coordinate, with the national team and support from supervisors  as required, the development of Annual Work-plans, all reports and individual work-plans, adhering to the project proposal objectives;
- Design, establish and manage appropriate project monitoring and evaluation framework;
- Provide and facilitate technical advice to ensure project outputs are effected to internationally accepted sectoral standards;
- Produce monthly, interim and final narrative and financial reports that meet the requirements of the donor, CARE International in Vietnam and project staff and partners.
- Participate in CARE International in Vietnam’s Gender Task Force (GTF) and take part in GTF activities as and when required.

Coordination and Liaison
- Representation with a variety of partners including coordination with relevant Government authorities, other international organizations and non-government organizations;
- Support the Liaison with the three Danish NGO partners regarding their field visits and for regular information updates;
- Ensuring  community participation and cooperation of various partners;
- Attend Government, partners and NGO meetings that may relate to project activities and ensure cross agency collaboration;
- Enlist the cooperation and assistance of Government departments, and NGOs where and when it is required, to ensure achievement of project objectives.

Selection Criteria
- Interest and experience in community development issues, especially in working with Ethnic Minority people
- At least 3 years experience in pro-poor policies and advocacy in Mekong Delta
- Relevant project management experience micro finance/waste management/gender
- Good English skills, both written and speaking; knowledge of spoken Khmer language will be an advantage
- Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential
- Proficiency in using computer software, including: Word, Excel, Outlook

Child Protection:
CARE International in Vietnam is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work around the world. Applicants are advised that CARE International in Vietnam reserves the right to screen candidates to ensure a child-safe environment. Further information can be found in the CARE Vietnam child protection policy.

Interested candidates should send a full CV in English and stating the position title to email: [email protected]. Closing date to apply for this position: 12 July 2012.

The short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please no telephone contact after submitting the application.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
CARE International in Vietnam
An Giang
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2012-07-12