Program Officer

Job assignment: Supporting Children and Youth program of MSD

Job title: Program Officer

Expected time to start: From June 1st, 2022 (or sooner if possible)

Grade: 2 (in the grade level of MSD)

Venue: Hanoi based with some travel to Hue, Danang, and Hochiminh city and other provinces and other countries when necessary



Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) is a Vietnamese non-government organization established on March 05, 2008.

We envision a world of justice and equality, where all individuals and their families can achieve their human potential through good education, financial stability, and healthy lives.


MSD – United Way Vietnam is taking efforts to improve sustainable lives by mobilizing the caring power to the united partnership of an ecosystem for sustainable development

Slogan: Live United – Creating trends, leading changes


  • Live United
  • Equitable Partnership
  • Inclusion and people empowerment
  • Good governance, transparency & accountability
  • Innovation and Inspiration


  • MOBILIZATION: Mobilizing caring power, investment, and good practice for social impact
  • SOLUTION: Providing the stop and comprehensive and effective solution services to improve sustainable lives in (1) Education for Development; (2) Income Mobility; and (3) Environmental health
  • DEVELOPMENT:  Advocating for enabling environment/ecosystem for sustainable development

Expected results: In 2021 – 2025 MSD  focuses its efforts and resources on their main areas of results as the followings:

To support the MSD team to achieve the best results, we are in need of a Program Officer to support the organization to manage the Children and Youth program and do communication work for the program and MSD in general.


  1. Assignment purpose: to provide effective support for the Children and Youth program manager to implement the development strategy of MSD in 2021 – 2025.
  2. Working location: mainly in Hanoi, some travel to Hue, Da Nang, Hochiminh city, and some other provinces and countries when assigned.
  3. The job assigned manager and technical supporter: direct report to and be supported/coached by the program manager and program director of MSD.
  4. Main responsibilities:
  • Management and operation: Managing the implementation of Children and Youth projects/programs throughout the project/program management cycle (design, develop the plan, coordinate the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation);
  • Support in MSD works at regional and international levels of Child Rights Governance and Advocacy;
  • Manage project 157- Increased Accountability to Eliminate Violence and Discrimination Against Children with Disabilities (AVAC) with 3 following outcomes: Children, especially children with disabilities, are supported by high capacity CSOs and relevant stakeholders to participate meaningfully and be protected from all kinds of violence.

+ Outcome 1: Empowerment of individuals and children: Children, including CWD, their mothers, fathers, and/or caregivers, have knowledge and skills on child protection and child participation.

+ Outcome 2: CSOs and their networks, including networks of people with disabilities, have full capacity to raise children’s voices and concerns on PHP and online abuse.

+ Outcome 3: Government and other duty-bearers to support and promote meaningful child participation and the right to be protected in physical and virtual contexts (homes, schools, communities, online).

  • Manage children-related projects/activities such as SNET – Responsible Digital Citizen, Child protection against violence and sexual abuse, a new life page, water ambassador, etc.
  • Support event organization and communication of MSD in general
  1. Work plan: Workplan of MSD strategy and Children and Youth program Strategy
  2. Travel: This assignment requires travel to Hue/Danang and Hochiminh city and other provinces or other countries when necessary. The travel fee and perdiem will be under MSD’s cost norm system.
  1. Reporting and job performance appraisal:
    • Reporting: The project officer will self-prepare his/her work plan and direct report to the MSD Program Director on monthly basis his/her work plan and the level of completion; In addition to the monthly report, the half-year and final year report will be required. The report form will also be provided;
    • Job performance appraisal: The job performance appraisal will be conducted annually as the appraisal system of MSD in alignment with this job assignment.
  2. Benefits:
    • Play the key role in MSD with a high potential of motivation to become a project manager;
    • Working in the professional and healthy environment of MSD;
    • Competitive and transparent motivation and salary mechanism – this assignment is in grades 1-2;
    • Learning and coaching opportunities with other MSD managers, leaders, and experts;
    • National and international learning or workshop participation opportunities in relating topics.


  • Knowledge: Bachelor’s Degree in major relating to Strategy and Management, Project Management or Social work relating to Children and Family, Knowledge on CSOs and Child Rights issues in Vietnam.
  • Skills: Have leadership skills. Fluent in English in all 4 skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking; Good communication skills, and computer skills;
  • Working attitude: Creative, determined, results-oriented, self-management, ready to learn and share


Interested candidates should send their CVs and resume in Engish to email:, with the subject of “PO 2022_(name of applicant)” (e.g: “PO 2022_ Anh Nguyen) as soon as possible. We will scan the application and contact directly with the appropriate candidate(s) from this job announcement is released on a first come first serve basis. The deadline for application is May 20th, 2022.

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