WVV Special Project Officer - Safer Internet, Safer Childhood Project

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Location Hanoi or negotiable
Deadline: June 10, 2022

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to wvv_recruitment@wvi.org
Email subject: [Project Officer - EVF] - Your Name


World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of 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 International in Vietnam (WVI Vietnam) has a total income of USD 17.9 million (FY2020) with funding 12 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVI Vietnam consists of Sponsorship program funding (70%) and Private Non-Sponsorship/Grants (30%). WVI Vietnam employs about 430 staff, of which 99% are Vietnamese nationals.

WVI Vietnam currently implements 36 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh and Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai and Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa and Hai Phong), Centre (Quang Tri, Quang Nam and Danang) and South (Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh and DakNong). WVI Vietnam’s Area Programs focus within one administrative district of a province which usually populated by ethnic minority people with very high rates of poverty. A uniqueness of WVI Vietnam’s AP approach and structure is that team members are based at district level where the Area Program (AP) is located, which enables them to work closely with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVI Vietnam is also implementing different non private sponsorship (PNS) and Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.

Over 70% of the Vietnamese population now has access to the internet. As of June 2021, 9.2% of Facebook users and 18.5% of Youtube users are children aged 13-17. Children use the internet an early age but do not have enough knowledge and skills to protect themselves the risk of being sexually abused via chat rooms, live streams, web cameras and smartphones.

WVI Vietnam is developing a project to help Vietnamese children to learn, entertain and grow in safe online and offline environments, with the tentative timeline January 2022 to December 2024. The project and the positions required to deliver the project will commence upon confirmed funding the donor.

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Purpose of Position

The Project Officer is responsible for implementing and achieving the goal, outcomes, and outputs of the project as per its design documents and its logical framework in compliance with donor requirements and World Vision principles and values.

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Key Responsibilities

1.    Leadership and people management
•    Provide overall leadership to the project team, including spiritual leadership.
•    Work with People and Culture (PnC) department to recruit and provide orientation for new staff.
•    Supervise, coach, mentor, provide adequate feedback to project staff to ensure their high performance toward the shared goals.

2.    Project Implementation & Management
•    Cooperate with partners, World Vision’s technical team and field staff, UNICEF and other stakeholders to coordinate project planning, implementation, and monitoring according to the project agreement and proposal.
•    Lead the development with technical support the technical team, contribute inputs for the development of high-quality capacity building resources, guidance and materials on online safety and Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse under World Vision’s management.
•    Lead the project team to achieve all the set targets in the Results Framework. Ensure the project implementation achieving at least 95% targets on a quarterly and annual basis.

3.    Project Monitoring & Evaluation
•    Ensure the project M&E system and use data for programming and decision making.
•    Conduct quarterly workshops/meetings to monitor data collection, learning and reflection.
•    Ensure documentation of good practices to learn and share among WV and UNICEF’s project areas and throughout the country, throughout ASEAN region.

4.    Partnering
•    Liaise with UNICEF and project donor, be responsible for responding to donor’s requirements/questions relating to project implementation in consultation with Zonal Manager and Child Protection TP manager.
•    Liaise with and strengthen relationships with UNICEF, partners at national level, province and district levels, other NGOs, and the private sector in project implementation
•    Manage communication and advocacy on child online protection (COP), in relation to Vietnam National Programme on COP. Establishing appropriate information-sharing and learning networking among COP stakeholders in Vietnam.

(Please see more details of Role dimension in Job Description)

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Knowledge & Skill

•    Bachelor degree in community development, social sciences, social work and/or business administration.
•    Master degree in similar fields.

•    Good knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work, child protection, child online protection including sexual exploitation and abuse, online safety and advocacy in development programming.
•    Demonstrated leadership skills, including leading, building, and supporting a team with diverse roles and capacities.
•    Skills in facilitation of development processes, including organisation and mobilisation of communities and networking among different development partners.
•    Demonstrated capacity in program management, with conceptual understanding and required competency in DME functions.
•    Strong interpersonal skills and well-developed written and oral communications skills in Vietnamese and English, especially report writing skills.
•    Solid computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and email.

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•    A minimum of 03-year experience in community development and child protection.
•    Experience in program implementation, community mobilization and participatory approach, child online protection would be an advantage.
•    Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.
•    Experience in managing and supervising staff.

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