Project Officer (RCI)

Job profile

  • Job Title: Project Officer
  • Place of Work/Location: Hanoi (approx. 50% time on travel to field sites)
  • Report to: Program Manager
  • Start date: September 2023

Organizational Background

The Research Center for Inclusion (RCI) is legally registered in 2018 with Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam and under coordination and management of the government focal point of Southeast Asian Research Association of Vietnam (SEARAV).
RCI is constituted as a result of the localization of the Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) Mekong that operated in Vietnam and managed programs on leprosy disease control, disability and inclusion of persons with disability in Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Laos and Thailand. RCI continues NLR Mekong’s expertise, experience and network established throughout 35 years in Vietnam and Mekong region.
RCI envisions a world in which people with disability, including children and persons affected by leprosy enjoy equal rights and full inclusion in society. The organization works on  five priority areas: 1) Inclusive education, 2) Social inclusion, 3) Inclusive Health and Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR), 4) Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and 5) Research.
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Project Background

The project “Improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in provinces heavily sprayed with Agent Orange in Vietnam” (herein referred to as Inclusion) is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in three provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam.
Research Center for Inclusion (RCI), as a leading organization of the Alliance of All for Inclusion, with four partner organizations (Vietnam Health Improvement Project (VNHIP), RENEW Project, Funds of Genetic Counseling & Disabled Children (FGCDC), Thien Nhan Rehabilitation Center - formerly known as Quang Tri Provincial Charity Association) is an implementing partner of the project for the components of rehabilitation and care.

RCI office is seeking a qualified and motivated Vietnamese national for the position of Project Officer:
  • with a keen interest in people with disabilities and disability issues, prior experience in working with people with disabilities will be an advantage;
  • who can work alongside our partners in Vietnam for rehabilitation and health care for persons with disabilities;
  • who can contribute to improve quality of life of persons with disabilities
  • who can work as an active, supportive and responsible team member in our office and in the project sites of RCI’s support in Vietnam.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities, including AMEL (activity, monitoring, evaluation and learning)

  • Coordinate and support the project activity implementation in coordination with RCI Program Manager and Project Officer
  • Coordinate working relationship with project partners, maintaining regular communication and ensuring delivery of project activities, including donor compliance
  • Conduct field visits for the purposes of monitoring & evaluation, provision of technical support to project partners, documentations of lessons learnt and successful stories
  • Work closely with the project team for preparation of project reports, work-plans, and contribute to development or revision of project technical documents
  • Lead the organization of meetings, workshops and training events
  • To support MEL officer, including data collection, analysis, reporting and capacity building for partners and stakeholders;
  • To assist MEL officer in developing forms, indicators and methods for collecting associated data and reporting;
  • Perform other tasks as required by Program Manager and Director.

Selection criteria (desired)

  • A minimum of a Bachelor Degree in any discipline relating to social development, disability, community development or public health
  • At least 3 years of practical experience with NGO and/or relevant development projects
  • Proven abilities to undertake development projects
  • Good report writing skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Self motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Well developed interpersonal and team skills

Benefit package

  1. A maximum 13th month additional salary pay as annual TET bonus calculated over the number of worked months
  2. A free annual standard health check with a maximum of 3,000,000VND
  3. An additional combined personal accident and hospitalization insurance package
  4. 20 annual holidays and all public holidays
Salary: Please indicate your expected salary in your application


Interested applicants are invited to submit their application to by 27 August 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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