Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
WORK CONTEXT / BACKGROUND:
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, WV’s work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. WVI Vietnam has a total income of around US$ 19,000,000 (FY20) with funding from 13 support countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Funding of WVI VIETNAM consists of sponsorship program funding (70%) and PNS/grants (30%). WVI VIETNAM employs about 420 staff, of which more than 99% are Vietnamese nationals.
The strategic focuses of WVI Vietnam includes: children protection from all forms of abuse, exploitation, violence and injury; reduction of malnutrition rate of children under 5 through integrated approach; sustainable livelihood for poor households to support sustainable well-being of children.
Currently, World Vision Vietnam is implementing 37 Area Programmes (APs) which operate in 5 zones: North 1 (Hoa Binh - Dien Bien), North 2 (Yen Bai – Tuyen Quang), North 3 (Thanh Hoa - Hung Yen - Hai Phong), Central (Quang Tri - Quang Nam – Danang) and South (Quang Ngai - Binh Thuan – DakNong - Ho Chi Minh). WVI Vietnam’s APs work with government partners and communities on a daily basis. Beside the APs, WVI Vietnam is also implementing Grant Projects to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children in both AP and non-AP areas.
WVI Vietnam has a representative office in Hanoi, which is the work-base of about 60 staffs; the Administration unit also provides support to WVI Vietnam staff across the country as required.
WVI Vietnam receives funding from different 13 support offices and thousands of donors, sponsors worldwide. To maintain the relationship with these partners, WVI Vietnam receives and facilitates hundreds of visitors annually to their funded project/programs activities to monitor and evaluate the impact of their support. Supporting such trips is part of this position’s main responsibilities.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Knowledge & Skills