Communications and Engagement Vacancies

The Wolbachia Method Project in Southern Vietnam (WMP-SVN)

Communications and Engagement Vacancies

Action on Poverty (AOP) is an international aid organisation with a network of partners around the world working together to break the poverty cycle. From building sustainable livelihoods to fostering good governance, AOP in Vietnam has been working with local partners for over 30 years.

The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is a global not-for-profit initiative that works to protect the global community from mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Known until recently as the Eliminate Dengue Program, the WMP uses naturally occurring bacteria called Wolbachia to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to transmit these viruses. Accumulating evidence is supportive of very large impact on disease transmission and large clinical trials and demonstration projects are currently underway.

Following many years of laboratory research and field trials with promising results, the WMP is now operating in 12 countries worldwide and has widespread support from communities, governments and regulators. Currently the WMP is running projects in the Asia region in Vietnam, Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka with expectations to initiate new projects in additional countries in the region.

Funding for WMP activities is received through major grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wellcome Trust, the Australian Government’s, the US government through USAID, the Gillespie Family Foundation and other philanthropic supporters, as well as governments in various deployment countries. More information about the WMP can be obtained from www.worldmosquitoprogram.org.

The WMP is working in partnership with AOP to protect communities in Vietnam from mosquito-borne diseases.

The Wolbachia Method Project in Southern Vietnam (WMP-SVN) is implemented collaboratively by WMP, AOP in Vietnam, and the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City in two project sites of Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong province and My Tho city, Tien Giang province.

We are now seeking well-qualified, highly motivated candidates to fill the below vacancies within the Communications and Engagement team working for the WMP-SVN:

Positions:

1. Communication and Engagement Manager
2. Communications Officer
3. Community Engagement Officer

Contract type: Full-time fixed-term contract
Project duration: 42 months
Employer: AOP in Vietnam
Work location: Ho Chi Minh City

For more information, please see the job descriptions as attached above.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter in English with the subject line of: “Application for [Position] – [Your name]” to recruitment@actiononpoverty.org.vn.

Please note that these positions are intended for Vietnamese nationals. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Early applications by 21st February 2020 are strongly encouraged. While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AOP in Vietnam is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. All employees, volunteers and interns are required to comply with AOP Policies.

AOP is a child safe organisation. AOP’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety of children in all our activities. Criminal record checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant.

Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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