Project Officer – Duty station: Hanoi, Vietnam

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a

Project Officer

Duty station: Hanoi, Vietnam

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) is one of the leading international non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. We are an international center of expertise for TB control that stimulates effective, efficient and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals; including medical doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists.

Over the past century we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully driving back TB in the Netherlands, and subsequently by partnering in the fight against TB in over 40 countries worldwide.

We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands and additional country offices worldwide). KNCV raises funds from individual, institutional and corporate donors.

Background
In Vietnam, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation promotes effective, efficient and sustainable tuberculosis control by supporting and building capacity of health system, including national programs and active participation in national and international policy development.

In the period of 2021-2025, KNCV works closely with Vietnam National TB Control Program to provide support in development and implementation of the National Strategic Plan to end TB for 2021-2025 and vision for 2030. The KNCV funded projects focuses on introduction of new drugs and regimens, innovative diagnostics, TB infection control and the preparation of strategic TB control plan and funding application.

Purpose of the position and organizational position
The position is aimed at supporting the Country Representative Officer in coordinating and managing the implementation cycle of the KNCV funded projects at all levels (KNCV Vietnam office and local implementing partners). The position reports directly to the Country Representative Officer.
 

Profile
The Project Officer is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Assist programmatic management of the CTB project: coordinate, monitor, and supervise project activities in project sites for the KNCV funded projects;
  • Propose and develop the project’s annual work plans and budgets;
  • Be responsible for making and aggregating reports on project’s activities: quarterly management reports; progress reports; and other reports as per request by donors and KNCV-HQ. This includes the collection, analysis and management of information/data to develop progress reports on project activities in the agreed formats;
  • Contribute to develop and apply tools for project M&E. Provide inputs to program monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Manage and carry out all day-to-day project financial and administrative works related with activities including budgeting, filing, travel plans and procedures;
  • Communicate with project implementing partners regarding project planning, implementation, monitoring, and other issues. Review and comment on project partners’ plans and reports;
  • Conduct monitoring activities to local implementing partners to ensure that the activities are timely implemented in accordance with the work plans, the quality of the activity implementation and the project objectives met;
  • Prepare sub-contracts, follow up subcontracts, collect reports, financial documents and draft due reports for project activities. Prepare draft TOR for consultants when necessary;
  • Represent KNCV with government and non-government organizations, donors and relevant agencies when being authorized by CRO;
  • Provide inputs for the documentation of experiences and lessons-learnt from program implementation;
  • Coordinate collaboration between partners to implement project activities;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the CRO.

 

Who are we looking for?

Required:

  • Being a residence of Vietnam;
  • University level degree in the field of Public Health, Medicine or Health Sciences;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Vietnam’s health system, especially the public health sector to the successful performance of the duties assigned. Practical knowledge of health service, health sector reform and the international/national/local health response;
  • Knowledge of and experience in health programs/projects coordination, management and administration;
  • Knowledge of government laws in Vietnam for NGOs operation in the country;
  • Good verbal and written skills in both Vietnamese and English.

Desirable:

  • Experience in the development of project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in working for or with health care facilities or equivalent organizations;
  • Experience in financial management with local partners preferred;
  • Experience in progressively more responsible positions in the field of public health and/or development with at least 5 or more years of this experience with international/local organization or donor.

Specific skills required

  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Being innovative and creative;
  • Strong analytic capacity;
  • Being able to deal with resistance;
  • Self-initiating;
  • Computer skilled;
  • Networking, negotiation and coordination;
  • Being sensitive to cultural differences and understanding the socio-economic, political and ethical issues surrounding TB control;
  • Ability to work-proactively;
  • Team worker;
  • Ability to develop and maintain efficient working relationships among staff within KNCV country offices as well as external partners;
  • Supervisory experience and skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with international, national, provincial, and local partners;
  • Ability to support logistical arrangements, including coordination of meetings and trainings and workshops when needed, as well as ability to compile information/data and write routine and project progress reports.

Additional characteristics

  • Tasks are performed independently within a set policy framework of responsibilities and assignments;
  • Frequent travel in-country.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A fixed-term contract for 12 months, with the intention to extend the contract;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues worldwide;
  • A salary dependent upon education and relevant working experience.

Application and information
You can apply for this position via https://www.kncvtbc.org/vacancies/ before 10 October 2021.
For more information please contact  kncv.vietnam@kncvtbc.org
For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org

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