Sustainable Livelihood and Market Development Senior Project Officer

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 to fill in Senior Project Officer – Sustainable livelihood and market development for Climate Change project in Mekong Delta.

Position information

Position title:    Sustainable livelihood and market development Senior Project Officer
Reporting to:     Project Manager
Contract:          Two years contract with potential for extension
Base in:           Soc Trang or An Giang with travel to project sites as required

Project information

The Integrated Community-based Climate Change Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (ICAM) project will empower 25,000 women and men in the Mekong Delta to increase the resilience of their communities to the unavoidable impacts of Climate Change in An Giang and Soc Trang provinces.

Position Summary

The Sustainable Livelihoods and Market Development Senior Project Officer will assist the Project Manager in implementing community based adaptation solutions and activities which aims to improve small scale village and household assets, support vulnerable women and men to adapt their existing livelihood practices to current climate variability and projected climate changes, and diversify their livelihood strategies through sustainable, market-based income opportunities.

Main duties

- Under the supervision of the Project Manager, support the implementation of project activities in line with the agreed project framework;
- Support the implementation of llivelihoods and market development activities and coordinate with other senior project officers and relevant staff members to provide technical oversight for all livelihoods activities in communities’ plans; 
- Assist with facilitating design and development of models for livelihoods development and market plans;
- Establish operating procedures, guidelines, manuals and tools to support livelihoods and market plan component;
- Support partners in implementation of adaptation strategies;
- Document methods, good adaptation practice, experiences and results from communities and partners;
- Facilitate shared learning and skills transfer to and between partner organizations on livelihood development activities; and
- Assist with organizing workshops and training, and with developing training guidelines and materials relating to climate change awareness raising and mainstreaming for partners, local authorities and beneficiaries.

Administrative support

- Conduct administrative duties related to all aspects of implementation of the Project and follow all management procedures of CARE in Vietnam.
- Ensure that all necessary financial procedures of project activities, including those conducted by partners are completed and in accordance with CARE in Vietnam’s financial management systems.
- Take meeting minutes and prepare meeting/workshop reports when required
- Contribute to managing information on project processes and the preparation of reports on project activities in agreed formats.
- Arrange and expedite funds transfer, travel plans and logistics.
Selection Criteria
- University Degree in Marketing, Rural Economic Development or relevant subjects;
- At least two years working experience in disaster risk management, emergency response and/or climate change projects preferably in an international organization
- Understanding of hold economics, business or market development experience including value chain, product marketing and sector analysis;
- Good facilitation skills and experience in participatory approaches and community empowerment;
- Openness and willingness to promote gender equality;
- Experience/skills in research, survey and assessment. 
- Understanding of ethnic minority poverty incidence, underlying causes of poverty, and respect for ethnic minority knowledge and capacities.
- Good writing and speaking skills in both English and Vietnamese; and
- Previous experience in the Mekong Delta Region would be an advantage.

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: 20 January 2013

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
CARE International in Vietnam
Soc Trang; An Giang
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2013-01-20