MRE Project Officer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is looking for a qualified Vietnamese candidate to join our Country Program. Job title: Project Officer Department: Mine Action Program Job band: 7 Reports to: Mine Action Program Manager Location: Hanoi, Vietnam CRS Background: CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. CRS has been operating in Vietnam since 1994. In partnership with Government, Civil Society and Communities, CRS implements programs in 12 provinces/cities in Vietnam. The Vietnam Program has a diverse funding base in the sectors of Disabilities, Mine Risk Education and Landmine Survivors’ Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction. Job Summary: As a member of the “Mine Risk Education Plus for Primary and Secondary School Children (MRE+)” project team, the Project Officer will monitor and report on all project activities in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. His/her thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices;
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules;
  • Ensure and maintain local level partnership relationship and collaboration with Mine Action program team in order to ensure cross learning; Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences;
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule;
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact;
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices;
  • Participate in proposal development and strategy development for Mine Action program.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements: Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in fields relating to Community Development and/or Social Sciences;
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project support. Experience in Mine Action programming with an INGO is preferred;
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement;
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred;
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Personal Skills
  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment;
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members;
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities;
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
Required Foreign Language
  • Good spoken and written English.
Travel Required
  • This position is based in Hanoi with about 30% travel to project sites in Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, and Da Nang.
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Mine Action team members; MEAL team; Administrative and Finance staff;
  • External: Provincial and district partners; International and Vietnamese NGOs; Landmines working group members.
Application requirements: Individuals interested in this job are invited to submit your applications via email to Catholic Relief Services at:; Applications in English should include:
  1. Curriculum Vitae with name and contact information of three references
  2. Application Letter
  3. Copies of degrees, certificates
By applying to this job, the applicant understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, the applicant understands that if s/he is a successful candidate, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and their personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate their behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics. Deadline for submission: 31 st December 2019 CRS is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or HIV/AIDs.   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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