Senior Children and Youth Program Officer


Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) is a Vietnamese Non-governmental Organization established on March 05, 2008.

From 2021, MSD officially becomes United Way Vietnam – a member of United Way Worldwide – the largest global network of non-profit organizations.

Vision: We envision a world of justice and equality, where all individuals and their families can achieve their human potential through good education, financial stability, and health lives.

Mission: MSD – United Way Vietnam is taking efforts to improve sustainable lives by mobilizing the caring power to the united partnership of an ecosystem for sútainable development.

Core values and principles:

  • Live United
  • Equitable Partnership
  • Inclusion and people empowerment
  • Good governance, transparency and accountability
  • Innovation and Inspiration

Slogan: Live United – Creating trends, leading changes


  • Mobilization: Mobilizing caring power, investment, and good practice for social impact.
  • Solution: Providing the stop, comprehensive and effective solution services to improve sustainable lives in (1) Education for Development; (2) Income Mobility; and (3) Environmental Health.
  • Development: Advocating for enabling environment/ecosystem for sustainable development.

To support the MSD team to achieve the best results, we are in need of a Program Officer to support the organization to manage the Children and Youth program and do communication work for the program and MSD in general.


  1. Assignment purpose: to provide effective support for the Children and Youth program manager to implement the development strategy of MSD in 2021 – 2025.
  2. Working location: mainly in Hanoi, some travel to Hue, Da Nang, Hochiminh city, and some other provinces and countries when assigned.
  3. The job assigned manager and technical supporter: direct report to and be supported/coached by the program director of MSD.
  4. Main responsibilities:
  • Management and operation: Managing the implementation of Children and Youth projects/programs throughout the project/program management cycle (design, develop the plan, coordinate the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation);
  • Support in MSD works at regional and international levels of Child Rights Governance and Advocacy;
  • Manage projects on child right governance, gender based violence response related innitiatives, youth engagements in SDGs and community innitiatives, and social entreupreneuship,etc.
  • Support event organization and communication of MSD in general
  • This position will be the contact point of the child safeguarding policy of the organization.

5. Work plan: Workplan of MSD strategy and Children and Youth program Strategy

6. Travel: This assignment requires travel to Hue/Danang and Hochiminh city and other provinces or other countries when necessary. The travel fee and perdiem will be under MSD’s cost norm system.

7. Reporting and job performance appraisal:

  • Reporting: The project officer will self-prepare his/her work plan and direct report to the MSD Program Director on monthly basis his/her work plan and the level of completion; In addition to the monthly report, the half-year and final year report will be required. The report form will also be provided;
  • Job performance appraisal: The job performance appraisal will be conducted annually as the appraisal system of MSD in alignment with this job assignment.

8. Benefits:

  • Play the key role in MSD with a high potential of motivation to become a project manager;
  • Working in the professional and healthy environment of MSD;
  • Competitive and transparent motivation and salary mechanism – this assignment is in grades 1-2;
  • Learning and coaching opportunities with other MSD managers, leaders, and experts;
  • National and international learning or workshop participation opportunities in relating topics.


  • Knowledge: Bachelor’s Degree (a Master is a plus)  in major relating to Strategy and Management, Project Management or Social work relating to Children and Family, Knowledge on CSOs and Child Rights issues in Vietnam.
  • Experience: At least 3 years of working experience in project management, experience and knowledge in children and youth related activities can be an asset.
  • Skills: Have leadership skills. Fluent in English in all 4 skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking; Good communication skills, and computer skills;
  • Working attitude: Creative, determined, results-oriented, self-management, ready to learn and share


Interested candidates should send their CVs and resume in English to email: [email protected], with the subject of “PO 2023_(name of applicant)” (e.g: “PO 2023_ Anh Nguyen) as soon as possible. We will scan the application and contact directly with the appropriate candidate(s) from this job announcement is released on a first come first serve basis. The deadline for application is June 25th, 2023.

MSD is an organization working for the best benefits of children and has a child-safeguarding policy. All staff is required to strictly follow the child-safeguarding policy and committed to develop an enabling and safe environment to children. Alcohol and tobaco use is strictly prohibited at work.

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Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2023-06-25