WVV Project Officer – Improved capacity and access to employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Hai Phong

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Location Hai Phong city
Deadline: May 6, 2023

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to wvv_recruitment@wvi.org

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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 4 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh, Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Hai Phong), Central (Thanh Hoa, Quang Tri and Da Nang) and South (Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh, DakNong). 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.

Given the results from an initial study showed that youth livelihood in urban context is potential for further investment for learning and scaling up. Therefore, WV Korea committed additional Grant funding for “Improved capacity and access to employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Hai Phong” project from FY23- 26. The project aims to improve capacity and access to employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Hai Phong through (1) increasing engagement with disadvantaged youths to empower them in their career development, and (2) Improving education for disadvantaged youth on employability skills and vocational skills.

Vocational Development for Disadvantaged Youth project will be implemented for 3 years (FY23-26) in An Duong district, Hai Phong City provided youth’s employability skills, job orientation and vocational training, helping them access to job opportunities. The project proposes to support 100 youths with electric and electronic job training and project scholarship for students, establish IT libraries and Lab equipment in An Duong district, universities and vocational colleges in Hai Phong city. 

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Purpose of Position

-    This position is responsible for implementing project activities in order to make contributions toward WVV’s targets of vocational training and career support for youths. 
-    To carry out project activities in accordance with the work plan and budget plan, which is approved by the donor, and with a view to strengthen the ownership of local communities and government when the project ends.

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Key Responsibilities

Design and Planning (25%)

-    Design appropriate youth Vocational development project strategies/ intervention for target population in the targeted area.
-    Make inputs for intervention strategy through developing research, designing data collection tools, carrying out research in the field, analysing data, and presenting finding to relevant audiences;
-    Carry out planning sessions with government counterparts and community ensuring the sustainability of the project.

Project Activities Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting (40%)

-    Implement, monitor and evaluate project activities with project partners as per plan to ensure the project’s progress and note the effect of the project activities in the community;
-    Facilitate community project ownership by conducting community participation activities to ensure that the resources of the project will create direct benefit to community members, specially towards to the poor;
-    Keep track and project’s progress and information in liaison and collaboration with project partners.  Prepare and share monthly, quarterly and annual project reports on the progress of the project with the AP manager, North 2– Livelihood technical program officer and District PMB.
-    Follow strictly WVV and Donor finance procedures and guidelines. Ensure appropriate expenditures/utilization, transparency and integrity of all expenses.
-    Respond to HEA/DRR needs in local context when needed

Relationship and Collaboration (25%)

-    Provide support to project partners including Department of Labour Invalid and Social affair, Education and Training department; State and Private enterprises; Haiphong Universities and vocational colleges in An Dương and Hai Phong city; in order that they are able to maximize their resources for project achievements and sustainability; as well as willing to discuss solutions for improving project quality in a transparent and timely manner toward mutual agreement.  
-    Through close collaboration with openness and timely information exchange, the “youth employment project” is implemented in integration with WVV funded projects in Haiphong, making greater impact on beneficiaries. 
-    Provide technical inputs timely and efficiently to relevant technical program officer/specialist/manager through a continued and constructive cooperation with TPs and relevant departments.

Survey, Research, Documentation and other (10%)
-    Prepare and carry out surveys, survey reports including presentation of survey results to government counterparts and the community;
-    Document youth data statistics frequently for reporting and designing appropriately activities and methodology   
-  Collect information and develop Most Significant Change (MSC) Stories, Lessons Learnt of every step and share it with all stakeholders.
-    Produce one project manual and documentary film for scaling up purpose.
-    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
-    Other tasks assigned by the manager to the team performance

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Knowledge & Skill

-    3-5 years’ experience working in community development, social work or related field.
-    1-2 years’ experience working in the area of Youth intervention or primary vocational training- life skills training- economic development is preferred. 
-    Relevant experience of working for a similar INGO-funded development project.
-    Bachelor degree in social science, economic, youth science or related fields.

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-   Conceptual understanding of and commitment to development work in child-focused, community empowered development concepts, approaches and processes in particular; 
-    Project management skill
-    Documentation skills: story collection, meeting minute taking, photography. 
-    Demonstrated training and group facilitation skills; 
-    Good interpersonal, communications and facilitation skills
-    Community mobilisation skills, including networking/coordination among different local partners; 
-    Good English skills; 

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