Project Officer, Youth Economic Opportunities

Save the Children, the world’s largest independent organization for children, delivers immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives in over 50 countries through emergency relief and long-term development.

Save the Children in Vietnam (SC) works to promote every child’s rights to survival, protection, participation and development as set forth in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The current programme focuses on the following core sectors: Health and Nutrition; HIV/AIDS prevention; Care and support; Education; Child protection; Child-focused emergency preparedness and response; Child rights agenda, including Civil society development, Economic opportunities, Child poverty Research, and Advocacy for child-friendly development policy and practice.

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Vacancy: Project Officer, Youth Economic Opportunities
Based in Ho Chi Minh or Can Tho

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for the position of Project Officer, Youth Economic Opportunities. The successful candidate will be based in Can Tho or Ho Chi Minh city with frequent travels to project sites. The successful candidate will be offered competitive remuneration package and opportunity for learning and development.

Main Responsibilities

The Project Officer ensures that Accenture funded Skills to Succeed project youth employment and entrepreneurship activities in Can Tho are implemented to a high standard of quality, on time, and within budget.

Key Competencies


  • University degree in business administration or relevant disciplines
  • Minimum 3 year working experience in community development, preferably in implementing youth employment and/or entrepreneurship project
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude to team work
  • Advanced level of spoken and written English and Vietnamese
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values


  • Experience and/or knowledge of labour markets, particularly emerging ones including hostility, mechanic, trading, or processing
  • Experience of vocational trainings
  • Experience of managing consultants

Please send CV and a completed application form, contact of three referees and a covering letter in English addressing the list of competencies to: HR section, Save the Children – No.4, Tran Quy Khoach Str., Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, HCM city or by Email: [email protected]

The Save the Children’s application form and full job description are available at the website:

The candidates should note the location they would like to base in the application form.

The closing date for application is 5 pm on August 10, 2014. Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children (SC)
Ho Chi Minh or Can Tho
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2014-08-10