Project Officer

The Opportunity - Project Officer

The Project Officer is responsible for assigned tasks among the implementation of “Bridging the digital divide for ethnic minority children” project. In this project, we will partner with Education sector at national, provincial and district levels as well as Library For All (an social enterprise under Save the Children Australia) to develop and pilot a child-friendly reading application as a sustainable solution to bridge the ‘digital divide’ to support Vietnamese children, especially EMC, in easy and unlimited access to reading materials, and aid their learning continuity even during disruptions to regular schooling, such as in a pandemic, as well as improving their reading habits and skills. It will also provide caregivers with tools to help their children's learning, and allow teachers to track children's progress from a distance while providing them with virtual support for teaching.

She/he will be main responsible for field implementation with Dien Bien Dong Department of Education and Training (DOET, project’s main partner) in Dien Bien Dong District, Dien Bien province. The PO will assist to ensure that Save the Children Vietnam activities are consistent with SCI and Members’ programming principles and approaches, draw on good practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.

Key Responsibilities

1. Project Implementation and Program contribution

  • Support Project Manager in developing and revising the project Detailed Implementation Plan as necessary during the project implementation
  • Provide support for partners in developing their respective Detailed Implementation Plan
  • Support Project Manager in liaising and working with Library for All to ensure the application localization and development of textbook based reading contents on track and with high quality.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with SCIT’s appointed staff to ensure the implementation of match fund component is smooth and effective.
  • Be main responsible for the field implementation of the reading application pilot.
  • Provide support and supervision to relevant partners to ensure quality, participatory, effective, efficient and cost-sensitive planning, implementation, monitoring/reviewing, reporting and evaluation processes of the project activities in the project areas, with and by partners
  • Take part in the adaptation of education common approaches as well as the project’s interventions in local area.
  • Provide technical support to teachers and parents to implement the project activities efficiently.
  • Field test and make recommendations on the quality of SC project materials including training manuals, documentation, and other project materials
  • Maintain database, records for case studies, photos, and other data for project planning and documentation
  • Provide inputs for communication materials development
  • Work closely with the project team and relevant local partners to create and pilot innovative and effective models or approaches that can extensively replicated at provincial, regional, and national scope
  • Support local partners to conduct advocacy effort promote the use of the developed reading application at different levels.
  • Coordinate all logistical issues for visits, project activities and other related tasks.
  • Contribute to the Education program development effort by collecting data, information and providing inputs to proposal development.
  • Participate in Country Annual Planning and gather necessary information.

2. Finance Management and Budget control

  • Support Project Manager in managing sub-grant of Dien Bien Dong DOET as well as project budget, burn rate, and advise Project Manager of any anticipated problems
  • Comply SCI and donor requirements on expenditures and provide support to partners on compliance.
  • Prepare monthly cash projection, advance requests and expense claim.

3. Monitoring, evaluation, reporting and capacity building

  • Assist in developing needs assessment tools, designing training modules, and conducting training as necessary
  • Monitor project activities conducted by partners to ensure project activities implemented as per work-plan
  • Collect and submit monthly reports that compile the numbers trained and numbers reached in each project sites, achievements, challenges and lessons learned.
  • Participate in, support and prepare logistics for research, surveys and other monitoring and/or evaluation activities in all project sites as needed.
  • Support Education appointed MEAL Officer in collect data, conduct assessment as needed.
  • Propose solutions to address assessed needs and adjust implementation approaches to attain or maintain the highest quality based on assessment and ongoing monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide input into reports as requested by the Project Manager in a timely manner.
  • Interview teachers, ethnic minority parents and children to prepare stories and/or activity reports and photos to show progress, lessons and challenges on a quarterly basis.                                
  • Build local partner capacity by planning and coordinating the implementation of project activities, identifying training needs, developing training plans and providing training to develop needed capacity

4. Representational/Coordination/Networking

  • Meet with local partners, teachers/facilitators, caregivers on a regular basis, record minutes, cooperate and collaborate on program design and implementation.
  • Maintain collegial working relationships with all stakeholders through collaboration and cooperation
  • Ensure effective communication in order that all partners are well informed on program objectives and activities
  • Represent the project in workshops and meetings as requested Project Manager.
  • Actively collaborate with sectoral colleagues in SCI Vietnam to promote shared directions, exchange best practices, and provide assistance.


  • University degree or higher in community development, social development or related field;
  • English certificates or language skill evidence.
  • Any qualifications about project cycle management/finance management will be a plus.



  • At least 3 years’ experience in an NGO environment, including experience implementing programs in related fields.
  • Experience in education projects implementation and supporting disadvantaged children or ethnic minority groups.
  • Be sensitive, updated and interested in technology issues, as this project is about application development.
  • Willing to travel with frequency of at least twice a month in normal condition (3 – 4 days per time).
  • Good understanding of challenges facing vulnerable children and communities of Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles/accountability frameworks, especially for work with vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Good knowledge/experience of effective budget monitoring
  • Good languages skill in English and Vietnamese (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.


  • Understanding and interest in Education technology, education application development, IT or related topics.
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
  • Be both self-confident and humble;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document and use format. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at:

Job Description - Hanoi - Dien Bien - ANCP Project Officer - National only (210004JV) (

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Closing Date for Application: 14th July, 2021

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Hanoi or Dien Bien
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2021-07-14