Project Coordinator

Background on Hagar

Hagar, established in 1994, is a specialist trauma-informed care agency that works primarily with women and children suffering from trauma as a result of human trafficking, slavery and abuse in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam. In 2020 globally, Hagar reached more than 200,000 people directly and indirectly through our five strategic goals: Heal, Prevent, Partner, Empower, and Influence. Hagar International in Vietnam (henceforth Hagar Vietnam) was launched in 2009 in response to the growing magnitude of human trafficking and exploitation in Vietnam, and evidenced needs of survivors.

Hagar Vietnam responds to the needs of vulnerable women and children to receive multi-sectoral trauma-informed support and social services to heal and recover. We build awareness of families and local authorities about the impact trauma has upon survivors, and survivor-friendly strategies to prevent re-traumatization. Prevention activities build community knowledge about rights, national legislation, and the need to protect vulnerable women and children from human exploitation, violence, and abuse. We scale up the impact of our work, by building the capacity of partners, including the Vietnamese Government’s Women Union and like-minded agencies, to deliver a specialized model of trauma-informed care in their own work. We seek to build the leadership skills of survivors, and facilitate opportunities for them to increase their voice and agency at community, national and international levels. Field experiences evidence advocacy and influencing efforts, to strengthen national legislation and implementation standards, whenever we can.

Our vision:

Communities free and healed from the trauma of human trafficking, slavery, and abuse

Our Mission:

For those affected by trauma and those who support them, Hagar is an expert in care and recovery.

When healing happens, the cycle of trauma stops

Our Values:

Respect: We believe in the right of all people to be heard and treated with respect and dignity.

Integrity: We commit to act ethically and honestly, striving to do the right thing at all times and in all circumstances.

Compassion: We want compassion and kindness to be evident in our attitude, communication and in active, practical ways.

Excellence: We hold ourselves to high standards, listening and learning from those we support, our partners and each other, to continuously improve all that we do

Hagar International in Vietnam is now looking for passionate and qualified Vietnamese candidates to fulfil 1 full time Project Coordinator based in Hanoi office with frequent travel to Yen Bai province. Consideration will be given to applicants based in Yen Bai province, who want to be based there. Please see the attached file for detail JD for the post.


 Position Requirements

Essential or Preferable

Education Post Bachelor in Social Work, Social Sciences, Development or related fields. Strongly preferred
Knowledge/Skills At least 5 years work experience either as Senior Project Officer or Coordinator or Manager of a human trafficking project. Experience in the implementation of human trafficking project funded by international donors. Demonstrated capacity in project planning, implementation and management covering the preparation of annual work plans, budgeting and procurement. Experience working with government counterparts and the community with proven results. Solid understanding of the Vietnamese government system at provincial, district and commune levels. Required                
Personal Attributes Alignment with Hagar’s vision and mission. Alignment with Hagar’s values: Respect. Integrity. Compassion. Excellence. Strong leadership skills, good communication skills and team work, analytical skills and problem solving. Ability to work as a team member and independently with minimal supervision. Willingness to stay in the field for extended periods of time, if required. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Good computer skills: MS Office required. Willingness to abide by Hagar’s regulations and policies at all times. Commitment to the highest minimum standards of child protection and safeguarding.       Required  

Interested applicants must submit a Cover Letter with curriculum vitae to Hagar through email address below, with the subject title Application – Project Coordinator. Only candidates with the required documents above will be considered for shortlisting.

Address: 152 Au Co, Tu Lien, Tay Ho, Hanoi

Tel: 02437282342


Hagar International is an equal opportunity Organization. Women and Disable people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date: by 5.30 pm, October 9, 2021. Please note that we will finish recruitment as soon as we found an appropriate candidate although deadline is not due.

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