WVV - Zonal Technical Program Officer - Child Protection and Participation (01 Position)

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Location Area Program in North 2 - New Zone (Negotiable)
TermFull time
Deadline: November 30, 2023

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to wvv_recruitment@wvi.org
Email subject: Location - Your Name - Position


World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization working to improve the quality of life of people, especially children who are marginalized and living in poverty. World Vision helps all who are in need, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. World Vision Vietnam (WVV) has been funded from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVV consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non-Sponsorship (PNS)/grants (30%). WVV employs about 430 staff, of which 93% are Vietnamese nationals. 

WVV is operating in 14 provinces including Hanoi, Dien Bien, Hai Phong, Hung Yen, Quang Tri, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Ho Chi Minh, Dak Nong. WVV’s Area Program (AP) usually focuses within one administrative district of a province which populated by ethnic minority people with high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVV’s Development Program Approach (DPA) is that AP team members are based at district level where the AP is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVV is also implementing different Special and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

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Purpose of Position

-    Providing technical support for the adaptation, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of TP in the assigned zone and being accountable for the technical quality and cross-cutting themes mainstreamed in the TP for all APs in the assigned zone. 
-    Providing technical expertise and support to improve the capacity of the AP staff and partners in the assigned zone in order to effectively deliver the TP.
-    Advocating for the scaling-up of evidence-based project models and multiplying their impact across different APs at the provincial level.
-    The CP&P TP Officer will report to the Zonal Manager who manages the programme operation of all TPs, including CP&P, with a dotted-line to the CP&P Manager to ensure technical and quality management, as per the current structure. The TP Officer will work with the PE Officer at the zonal level for collaboration in M&E.

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Key Responsibilities

Strategic Direction (10%)
-    Provide inputs from the field for development/ review, revision of respective Technical Approach, Technical Program, Area Program (AP) Plans, Child protection Policy and Project Models
-    Provide input to TP Manager and Specialists on developing and standardizing Technical Guidelines/Training Materials for the implementation of Project models.
-    Consolidate and analyse the monitoring data to come up with appropriate findings and recommendations to improve the technical quality
-    Participate in the impact assessment/ operation research of Project Models
-    Provide inputs to TP – level reports
-    Participate in preparing Concept Notes (CN) or proposals in any Private Non-Sponsorship or grants when required.

Technical Support and Quality Assurance (40%)
-    Develop and implement technical working plan for designed zone
-    Assist the AP (Including AP manager and DFs) to develop annual POA which relevant to AP plan and in alignment with NO technical approach
-    Review AP Plans, annual POAs and project models of the designated APs to ensure its alignment with National Strategy and Child Protection and Participation TP
-    Provide technical support for AP staff in the implementation of TP, addressing and finding solutions to TP issues
-    Facilitate periodic monitoring, supportive supervision and reflection at the APs in the zone to ensure the quality of the TP’s implementation
-    Provide technical support for design, implementation and evaluation of grant/ PNS projects in designated zone
-    Consolidate, review and validate and analyze data from AP before sending to PE Officer for compiling zone Indicators 
-    Support the AP team to ensure that assessment, monitoring and planning processes have active participation of the parents, community people, children and key project partners. This might include reviewing the process, documents of assessment & planning of the APs in the zone
-    Review all the annual reports of the APs in the zone and provide feedback for improvement
-    Support Technical Specialist and Technical Program Manager to standard DME tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP
-    Support zonal PEU Officer to introduce standard indicators and tools for baseline, monitoring and evaluation of the TP to the AP staff, so that these tools are disseminated to the local network for their use
-    Participate in the following key M&E activities scheduled by PEU in the designated zone which should include AP assessment, AP Design and AP Evaluation
-    Ensure that national KPIs related to CPP are reviewed, updated with accuracy periodically
-    Provide technical support for procurement and strategic sourcing (materials, consultants)
-    Manage project activities and budget for provincial level
-    Provide support to APs in implementation of CPP management in HEA/DRR project when needed.

Capacity Building (25%)
-    Introduce the technical models to AP staff 
-    Provide technical guidance to district/commune partners on project models
-    In consultation with Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist, AP Manager to facilitate capacity building activities including TOT training for AP technical resource persons for contextualization and follow-up
-    In consultation with Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist, AP Manager, Communication and Advocacy staff to document and share the best practices on CPP for the purpose of staff learning and development.
-    Build and enhance capacity for local Rapid Response Teams (RRTs); 
-    Participate in building capacity with/for the NRRT
-    Be ready for deployment to lead/join emergency responses (when requested)

Advocacy and Networking (20%)
-    Build and nurture effective working relationship with technical departments at provincial level
-    Document and disseminate evidences on the impact/ effectiveness of the relevant project models with the provincial level decision/policy makers for advocacy activities
-    Work with APs and Zonal Manager to plan and allocate budget for advocacy activities at provincial level
-    Implement and monitoring the outcomes of advocacy activities at provincial level while ensure the linkage between different levels
-    Identify and raise emerging issues for advocacy
-    Identify and share learnings, good practices, model from implementation for Technical Program Manager and Technical Specialist for purpose of advocacy and replication. 
-    Represent WVV at relevant forums, meetings, working groups and workshops relating to CPP in designated zone.

Others (5%)
-    Take responsibility for personal security, accurately identify and assess the dangers and respond in the most appropriate way; take all good faith efforts to keep other WVV staff and property secure with guidance and instruction as being trained by WVV
-    Perform other duties as assigned by the manager to contribute to the team performance

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Knowledge & Skill

Required Education, training, license, registration, andcertification    
-    Bachelor’s Degree in multi-disciplinary of economic – social or community development or related fields.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications    
-    Technical expertise in child rights and child protection and participation; 
-    A proven ability to provide coaching and deliver other capacity-building activities; 
-    The ability to provide supportive supervision to assure the interventions’ quality; and 
-    Excellent interpersonal, organisational, time management, leadership and management abilities.
-    Ability to document and share best practice for replication.
-    Ability to communicate and relate effectively with a diverse range of people (i.e. project beneficiaries, Government officials, project partners, WVV staff). 
-    Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes. 
-    Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure. 
-    Good data analysis and reporting skills. 
-    Good computer skills (word processing, excel, power point & email).
-    Strong ability to speak, write and read in Vietnamese
-    Be willing to travel to the APs in designated zone.
-    Willingness to support articulate and demonstrate World Vision’s core values in meaningful ways to colleagues, partners, children and communities.

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Required Professional Experience    
-    At least 3 – 5 years’ experience in child right or relevant field
-    Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of multi-lateral, and government bodies; 
-    Experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and ensuring that recommendations are implemented.….
-    Experience in working with non-governmental organization.  

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