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					Alive & Thrive, a multi-year initiative (2009-2013) aimed at improving the nutritional status of infants and young children, is led by the Academy for Educational Development and in Viet Nam is being implemented through a joint partnership with Save the Children, GMMB, the International Food Policy Research Institute & the University of California, Davis. Alive & Thrive is actively recruiting candidates for the positions outlined below. Demonstrated experience in effective interactions in a multicultural setting with a variety of stakeholders, including government and civil society actors, willingness to travel extensively and fluency in Vietnamese and English is a requirement for all positions. Salaries for all positions are commensurate with experience. As different Alive & Thrive partners will recruit specific positions, the responsible organization is mentioned in parenthesis along with the position.

1. Deputy Program Director (Contracting Organization: Save the Children) Support the Alive & Thrive Country Director in the overall project management, especially the community component. Liaise with government and other partners, as appropriate, at national and sub-national levels. Ensure efficient and effective implementation of the project plans. Oversee budget management as appropriate. Orient, build capacity of & supervise team. Ensure timely and high quality project documentation and reports. Required Qualifications - Advanced Nutrition, Public Health, Medical or Nursing degree or equivalent training & experience - Minimum five years experience in managing public health programs and/or managing large scale initiatives - Strong leadership and staff management skills - Excellent knowledge of Government of Viet Nam systems and processes 2. Technical Specialist - Training (Contracting Organization: Save the Children) In collaboration with other technical specialists develop the overall training plan for A&T staff and partners. This includes but is not limited to health professionals & practitioners and grass-roots workers. Review, adapt and develop training manuals and materials. Liaise with key stakeholders on training design and plans. Coordinate with A&T partners (public and private) & identify training teams for implementation of training plan. Required Qualifications - Advanced Nutrition, Public Health, Medical, Nursing degree or equivalent training & experience - Three to five years of direct training experience - Excellent communication and writing skills 3. Technical Specialist - Behavior Change Communications (Contracting Organization: Academy for Educational Development) Provide overall technical and managerial leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of BCC activities. Work closely with other specialists in team and external stakeholders to develop and implement an integrated communications, advocacy and product marketing strategy. Ensure quality control and timely production of tools, materials and products. Negotiate media buys & monitor activities. Required Qualifications - Advanced Mass Communications, Health Education & Behavioral Science, Social Science degree or equivalent training & experience

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5-7 years working experience in communications, advertising, media (electronic and/or print) Good knowledge of mass communications, technical production of electronic and print material Excellent communication and writing skills, knowledge of desktop publishing software, creative

4. Technical Assistant - Behavior Change Communication (Contracting Organization: Academy for Educational Development) Assist the BCC Technical Specialist in the development of a creative communications strategy. Contract with vendors and monitor production of materials and products. Organize and manage key communication events. Required Qualifications - Advanced Mass Communications, Health Education & Behavioral Science, Social Science, Journalism or Marketing degree or equivalent training & experience - 2-3 years working experience in communications, advertising, media. - Creative design skills, excellent writing skills 5. Technical Specialist - Public Affairs & Advocacy Specialist (Contracting Organization: Academy for Educational Development) Develop and implement a strategic communications and advocacy plan to achieve key objectives around infant and young child nutrition. Develop training and advocacy tools for national and provincial champions. Coordinate advocacy meetings and events at the national and provincial level. Track policy and budgetary landscape and changes. Develop messages & conduct media outreach Required Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree in communications, behavioral sciences, health promotion, law or social science - 3-5 years experience designing and implementing communications/advocacy programs in a senior capacity - Demonstrated success working with coalition partners and developing and executing successful communications and advocacy programs - Familiarity with the Vietnamese legislative system, particularly at the Provincial level - Excellent written and verbal communication skills 6. Technical Specialist - Private Sector (Contracting Organization: Academy for Educational Development) Provide vision, technical leadership, management and coordination to develop and implement an overarching public-private partnership strategic framework for developing sustainable markets for fortified complementary foods. Identify market opportunities and appropriate commercial partners. Design and monitor performance metrics to measure success. Required Qualifications - Advanced degree in business, economics, or equivalent training & experience - 5-7 years experience in developing and managing public-private partnership programs for health, health social marketing, or marketing of packaged foods - Working knowledge of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods market 7. Regional Managers (3 positions - 1 Hanoi, 1 HCMC, 1 Central Region) (Contracting Organization: Save the Children) Build and maintain positive working relationships with A&T partners in rural provinces and cities in assigned region. Orient, build capacity of & supervise A&T regional team. Provide technical inputs as appropriate. Develop work-plans & budgets, ensure timely implementation of and monitor activities. Draft progress reports. Required Qualifications - Nutrition, Public Health, Medical, Nursing degree - 3+ years experience managing programs and teams, preferably 1-2 years grass-roots experience - Good knowledge of Government of Viet Nam systems and processes 8. Project Manager (6 positions - 1 Hanoi, 1 HCMC, 4 Central Region) (Contracting Organization: Save the Children) Build and maintain effective linkages with A&T partners in assigned provinces/cities. Work closely with provincial partners public and private health practitioners) to implement A&T activities and

assure goals are met. Provide input into development of budgets and workplans for assigned provinces/cities. Collect and collate monitoring data, ensure data integrity. Required Qualifications - Bachelors degree - 2-3 years grass roots experience preferably in health sector (maternal and child health) Full job descriptions of all positions are available at the website: http://www.savethechildren.net/vietnam/vacancies/Vacancies_2009.html Applications must include a cover letter stating the position applied for and outline suitability and an upto-date resume with details of three referees to: HR section, Save the Children - E3, Ngoai Giao Doan Trung Tu, 6 Dang Van Ngu - Dong Da, Hanoi or by Email: hr-at@savethechildren.org.vn. The closing date for application is 5 pm on 10 July 2009. Applications will be treated in confidence. www.savethechildren.net/vietnam


				
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