Program Quality Manager (Plan International)


Background

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights, with a special focus on equality for girls. Plan International has over 80 years experience and works in more than 75 countries across the world. Plan International has been working in northern and central Vietnam since 1993. Our work supports marginalised children and youth, especially adolescent girls, to start life and grow up physically and mentally healthy and as adolescents so they are leading the way to shape their own future. We believe girls have the power to change the world. Our ambition is to work alongside them and together take action so that 2 million girls in Vietnam can learn, lead, decide and thrive by 2022.

Plan international commit to hold ourselves to account for ensuring that no child or young person is harmed, or placed at risk of harm, as a result of their association with us. Our policy governs the behaviours of Plan staff, associates and visitors to behave appropriately with all people, in all their diversity, ensures that we specifically minimise risks to girls, boys, children and young people in all their diversity and that we report on and respond to any concerns appropriately putting the rights, needs and wishes of the survivor at the forefront.

We are looking for experienced, qualified and motivated Vietnamese candidates who are committed to working long-term. A very competitive salary, benefits and career development will be offered for qualified candidates commensurate with the responsibilities and qualifications:

  • Long term stable and secured job
  • Full package of SOCIAL, HEALTH & UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCES as laws required
  • Extra accident & medical care insurances for staff and all family members

For more information about Plan International Vietnam please visit our website http://plan-international.org  or contact Human Resources Department at address 6th floor, Capital Building, 58c Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

Job Details

The purpose of this position is to provide overall leadership and management of the Program Quality Department. The position is accountable for design and development of programs and for assurance of the program quality. This includes: 1) Leadership in acquiring resources (grants and private funds) and ensuring that grant opportunities align with Plan International Vietnam (PIV) strategy; 2) Leadership of technical sector teams (Skill Opportunity & Youth Economic Empowerment, Disaster Management, Gender Inclusion and Child Protection) whereby projects contribute to a portfolio of programming aligned with strategic objectives; 3) Leadership to Monitoring and Evaluation team ensuring that all projects and programs achieve the greatest impact, are gender transformative and strengthen our evaluation and research

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the development strategy and key technical sector priorities for PIV, ensuring that PIV strategy is aligned with PII strategy.
  • Ensure that that strategy document is fully understood and key components are translated into the country annual business plan, and development of annual implementation plans for the Program Quality team.
  • Ensure that PIV is able to operationalize both our grant and sponsorship funds in the organizational setting.
  • Manage and ensure that all PIV’s interventions have a strong evidence base and that all activities are in line with PII and humanitarian industry global standards.
  • Continually research issues related to child poverty and girls’ rights in Vietnam to keep CMT informed of opportunities for child-rights programming, and to build reliable evidences of issues related to all programmatic areas
  • Lead the coordination and review of major program quality documents including report writing and ensure documents meet donor and international best practice quality standards.
  • Ensure that PIV is effectively contributing to global advocacy initiatives and has high quality advocacy, public engagement and campaign plans in place.
  • Monitor the principles in partnership in Plan Vietnam, and provide technical support when needed, to make sure the program delivery process is efficient, effective and influencing
  • High quality grant proposals are developed, ensuring all proposals submitted by PIV meet donor requirements and are strategically aligned.

We are looking for experienced, qualified and motivated Vietnamese candidates who are committed to working long-term for the following position with attached TOR.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge 

Essential
a. Master degree (Development Studies, Community Development or similar fields)

b. Demonstrated knowledge in development sector

c. At least 5 years in management of development work

d. Demonstrated competent management and leadership skills

e. Demonstrated knowledge in development theories and approaches, especially social development and right-based approach in development

f. Demonstrated knowledge in international development tools: program logic, theory of change, Monitoring, and community empowerment

g. Excellent understanding of VN Government policies, laws, and institutions in Poverty Reduction Programs

h. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Vietnamese

i. Ability to train others, and ability to provide technical guidance and support to PU staff

j. Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills

k. Willingness to travel to the provinces and districts on a frequent basis

l. Problem solving skills

Desirable

a. Hold background related to one among the technical areas: public health; economics; education; agriculture and rural development; gender; laws and international studies

b. Demonstrated knowledge in political economy, political science, sociology, economics

c. Demonstrated knowledge in research, especially in theory and methodology

d. Experience in supporting community actions in Ethnic Minority context

e. Knowledge and skills in Project and financial management

f. Experience in working in a multi-cultural organisation
Physical environment

a. Most occasionally, working in the country office that is located in Hanoi

b. Occasionally, the position needs to travel long hours (by air and car) to mountain program areas, and by bike to the communities. The position needs to work with the very poor people with different languages and cultures

c. Less occasionally, the position needs to travel outside the country.

Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children

How to Apply

We are looking for experienced, qualified and motivated Vietnamese candidates who are committed to working long-term for the following position with attached TOR.

Please send your application and CV to below e-mail address: vnm.hrd@plan-international.org  

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