Readvertisement: Coordinator of CIAI Intercountry Adoption program in Vietnam


The Italian Association for Aid to Children (CIAI) is a Non Governmental Organization founded in 1968. It since has been working to promote the recognition of the child as a person and protect its fundamental rights to life, to health, to a family, to education, to play and to innocence, wherever it may be.
To protect and promote these rights, CIAI has chosen to operate on three interrelated levels: development cooperation, promotion of the culture of children’s rights and Intercountry adoption.
The conviction that every child has fundamental rights that must be guaranteed becomes practice through projects of development cooperation, which CIAI implements in 7 countries. This objective is pursued through the fight against poverty and marginalization, and by stimulating the creation of legal standards, including the development of local foster care and of domestic adoption systems. CIAI’s development cooperation activities also include a Sponsorship Programme.
CIAI works in the following countries: Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Colombia, India, Italy, Thailand, China.


CIAI started working in Vietnam in 1993. It has been the first Italian Agency for Adoption to get the accreditation from the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam. At the present moment CIAI is working in Bac Giang and Vinh Long Provinces. CIAI works for the achievement of child rights with vulnerable groups: in particular ethnic minorities, orphan, fatherless or motherless, and special needs children. Our activities include a nutrition and sponsorship program and Intercountry adoption.
Position : Coordinator of CIAI Intercountry Adoption program in Vietnam


The Intercountry Adoption Coordinator will have the following main duties and responsibilities:
- To implement the Intercountry adoption program in all its stages under the supervision of the Country Representative and CIAI head quarter in Italy;
- To assist Italian adoptive families during the procedure of adoption once arrived in Vietnam (travel few days to take care of the adoption procedure and support each family);
- To maintain communications and build relationships with Vietnamese Central Authority and local authorities working in Intercountry adoption field;
- To participate to meeting related to  Intercountry Adoption;
- To be constantly updated on Law and Decrees regarding Intercountry Adoption in Vietnam;
- To provide administrative and logistic assistance to the Country Representative regarding Intercountry Adoption issues;
- To write regular progress reports and to maintain accurate records;
- To attend training events and additional learning activities if needed;
- To collect information on national adoption, foster care activities and alternative care for children guidelines developed in the Country;
- To help in the implementation of need assessments for the development of project proposals in issues related to child rights and protection;
- Perform other tasks, as assigned by the Country Representative

Duty Station: Hanoi with field visits to the Provinces if requested.
Duration: 12 months (3 months probation period)
Start date: February 2013

Work Conditions

To be discussed according to experience


* University degree or Master Degree , preferably in social work, law, social sciences or related field
* 2  years of  proved experience working as Minors/Family Specialist or related field
* Previous experience with International Adoption preferred
* Previous experience in NGOs, community organizing, development projects, or children protection experience is an asset;
* Ability to secure appropriate support services for family and child;
* To maintain confidentiality at all times;
* Strong interest in social issues with particular reference to issues related to children and families;
* Proficiency in English;
* Knowledge of Italian is an asset;
* Strong interpersonal skills;
* Good computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office package and user of internet
* Flexible: willingness to travel domestically and available to work evening hours and weekends, when necessary;
* Tolerates pressure and deadlines;
Candidates should send by e-mail the CV, motivation letter and 3 references (all in English).
Contact Person:
Miss Nhung Bui Phuong
CIAI Administrator
Tel: +84 (04) 62961820
Email:[email protected]

Please mentioned it is a re-advertisement and that people who already applied do not have to re-apply.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Hanoi and project sites
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2013-01-27