Project Officer


The University of North Carolina in Vietnam is a research organization of the University of North Carlina at Chapel Hill, USA. Our missions are conducting clinical research of new treatment methods for HIV prevention, TB treatment, mental health in both treatment and behavior changes for people living with HIV, TB patients, men who have sex with men and people who inject drug. Our partners are Hanoi Medical University, Hospitals in Hanoi, Provincial CDCs nationwide. We are conducting clinical trials of HIV/AIDS Prevention Trial Network (HPTN) and AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG).

We are conducting “VITAL - Adaptation of the Friendship Bench counseling intervention to improve mental health and HIV care engagement outcomes among people living with HIV who inject drugs in Vietnam”. This study is conducted by The University of North Carolina (UNC) in cooperation with the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control for 3 years.

Our objective in this study is to complete a pilot randomized trial of 75 patients from 4 Methadone clinics in Hanoi 1) To adapt the mental health intervention to be optimized for people living with HIV and opioid use disorder in Vietnam; and 2) To evaluate the feasibility, fidelity, and acceptability of the adapted intervention as well as preliminary indicators of its impact in improving common mental disorders and HIV care and drug use treatment outcomes. Intervention therapy of this study is a problem-solving therapy with demonstrated effectiveness treating common mental disorders among primary care patients when delivered by lay counselors.

We are now seeking a talented, dedicated and committed individual to join our team with the position of Project Officer working at UNC Vietnam project office in Hanoi.

Position:    Project Officer

                 Full-time position. Based in Hanoi.

Report to:  Program Manager

Position Summary:

The Project Officer will oversee and perform the day to day project activities to ensure the studies are conducted in compliance with protocol, local and international requirements. By performing these duties, the Project Officer will work with UNC-CH experts to support and provide guidance on the administration of the compliance, technical issues and other related aspects of the studies. The Project Officer will cooperate closely with partners such as the Hanoi Department of Health, Hanoi Centre for Disease Control, the study sites, and the study’s participants.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary duties and responsibilities for the incumbent of this position may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the Program Manager with development of the study protocol, study procedures (SOPs), and getting the approvals for the study at government agencies.

  • Develop work plan and implement project activities in coordination with UNC-CH experts and the local partners.

  • Coordinate, supervise, and monitor all activities including day-to-day project implementation.

  • Develop reports, project tools and other required documentation.

  • Provide or contribute to training activities of the project

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities in collaboration with international experts and local partners.

  • Build and maintain relationships with local partners

  • Perform other duties as requested such as translation, interpretation…


  • Strong written and spoken Vietnamese and English

  • Demonstrated report writing and presentation skills.

  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.

  • Had working experiences in public health project or clinical trials

  • Graduated in Public Health University, Medical University or Sociology University.

Salaries and Benefits: Competitive salary

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to email a cover letter with contacts for three references and a CV to Mrs. Luong Thi My Ly at [email protected] (in the subject line, please put “Project Officer”), or by post to the UNC office at Room 407-408, Building A2, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, no later than 27 August 2021.

We are sorry that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.


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Fri, 2021-08-27