Programme Officer for the Better Health Programme

About FHI 360 FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. FHI 360 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process. If you have questions or concerns about correspondence from us, please email CareerCenterSupport@fhi360.org. Applicable for Vietnamese citizens only: We are currently seeking a qualified and highly motivated Vietnamese national candidate for the position of Programme Officer for the Better Health Programme (BHP), based in FHI 360 Hanoi office. Project Description: BHP Vietnam is a 3.5-year programme funded by the UK Government's Prosperity Fund and aims to reduce non-communicable disease (NCD) burden in Vietnam by improving access to safe, quality care using equitable, ethical and sustainable approaches. The programme will accomplish this through the implementation of a set of activities in the following areas: 1) Strategies to Counter NCDs; 2) Education and Training, and 3) Provider Performance Improvement. Position Description: Under the direction of the BHP's Country Technical Lead (CTL), the Programme Officer (PO) will be responsible for providing technical and administrative support for the implementation of the activities under BHP. The PO will work with the BHP team, international and national experts and BHP's stakeholders. Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Support the CTL in planning and implementing the programme activities based on the work plans and in coordinating the work with implementing partners and stakeholders.
  • Provides necessary administrative, logistical and programmatic preparations and documentation for the implementation of programme activities in alignment with programme standards, guidelines and requirements, including planning, monitoring and reporting budgets for programme activities, working with the operation team for administrative and logistical preparation for programme activities, coordinating programme consultants.
  • Supports the development of subcontracts, consulting agreements, and other contractual or procurement mechanisms that comply fully with FHI 360 and donor policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Support the MREL Specialist in collecting, compiling and analysing programme data and the routine application of data to continuous quality improvement of activities.
  • Supports the engagements with government and other stakeholders, including making necessary logistical and programmatic preparations and documenting engagement outcomes.
  • Prepare informal translations and may act as interpreter for the supervisors or visitors if required.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required by the CTL.
Qualifications and requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in International Development, Public Health, Social Sciences or related fields;
  • Thorough knowledge of programme planning, implementation and evaluation principles, practices and procedures. Demonstrated programme management skills;
  • Must have at least three (3) years of relevant experience in coordinating intervention programme in the health sector and demonstrated the understanding of the health system in Vietnam; Experienced working in/with Government of Vietnam's agencies desirable;
  • Experienced in project monitoring and evaluation, report writing and communication highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated a high level of commitment and responsibility towards completing assignments efficiently, accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both English and Vietnamese, orally and in writing;
  • Proficient with various software applications (e.g. MS Excel, Word);
  • Ability to travel as necessary (up to 30% of the time)
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others - and yourself. To have more information about this position, please click HERE   Location: Hanoi, Vietnam Deadline: 31/3/2021 Apply here

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