Head of Program (Re-advertisement)

Program · Hanoi, Vietnam
Department Program
Employment Type Full Time - management
Minimum Experience Executive


As the Head of Program, you are responsible for leadership, management and supervision of all program and monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL) activities for ChildFund Vietnam (hereafter referred as ChildFund). You will have a key focus on ensuring program quality and alignment with relevant sector guidelines and best practices. As a Senior Management Team (SMT) member, you will also be an active contributor to the direction and coordination of the Country Office, contributing to the reputation of the ChildFund in Vietnam’s work as a thought leader in its specialist areas of focus: child rights and child protection, education, health and wellbeing for children.



  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality programming in line with the objectives of the country strategy including building capacity of partner organisations and staff needed;
  • Provide leadership and overall coordination of ChildFund Vietnam’s development programs, ensuring strong project cycle management across the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Provide program leadership support to the Country Director and play a key role in the implementation of and ensuring compliance of ChildFund Australia’s policies and strategies in Vietnam;
  • Take a lead role in developing the strategy, policies and documentation in the area of program and project management in Vietnam;
  • Ensure ChildFund Vietnam sectoral programs and projects complement and are in synergy with key government directions and international good practice and seek to redirect projects as required;
  • Represent /or attend national, regional and international fora to showcase ChildFund Vietnam programming and advocate to relevant government departments and program counterparts;
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding or sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment (SEAH) risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding and PSEAH policy and procedures, and conduct yourself consistent with those policies.


  • Bachelor's degree in management or development field or other relevant fields;
  • More than five years’ experience in senior roles, in both international and national context, taking responsibility for high-level program/project development, management, implementation and monitoring;
  • Experience in managing development activities with staff of varying levels of experience and ability;
  • Experience working in partnership with and planning goals to closely support and link with national, provincial and district planning processes (timeframes, key documents, future initiatives);
  • Strong understanding of the situation facing children, youth, families and communities in developing communities, and of appropriate responses;


  • Master Degree or higher in development perspectives, development approaches and development activities;
  • Experience working at the field level as well as high-level representation with the national government, donors, UN, NGO (international and national) personnel and departments.



  • Broad, up-to-date knowledge of laws, practices and authority system related to the development field;
  • Strong leader and role model, supporting others in achieving their goals;
  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution & negotiation skills;
  • Appealing presenter and facilitator;
  • Strong people and team management;
  • Coaching and mentoring;
  • Change Champion;
  • Excellent English skills.


  • Competitive salary (including 13th and 14th-month salary);
  • 15 days of annual leave for 1st year and 20 days for 2nd year onwards;
  • Flexible working time;
  • Comprehensive Health Care insurance for staff and dependant(s).

For further details, please see the Position Description.

Please be noted that the position is only open to Vietnamese candidates. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position through ChildFund’s competitive hiring process.


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  • Location
    Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time - management
  • Minimum Experience