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Capacity Development and Awareness raising Specialist
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Sunday, 08 May 2011 13:47

Vietnam – Belgium Project

Water supply and sanitation programme in Binh Dinh Province – project VIE 07 035 11


In the framework of the Vietnamese-Belgian bilateral cooperation, the Provincial Project Management Unit requests applications for:

Capacity Development and Awareness raising Specialist (CAS)


The Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (WSSP) operates in 6 districts of Binh Dinh Province, in order to:

(1)   Develop the capacity of the agencies in charge of planning, design, implementation and management of rural water schemes and solid waste management systems

(2)   Raise the awareness on the use of safe drinking water and on the preservation of water resources as well as on the importance of protecting the environment with proper recycling, disposal and treatment of domestic solid waste

(3)   Construct rural water systems

(4)   Implement solid waste treatment schemes.

Job description

The Awareness Raising and Capacity Development Specialist will be a member of the Provincial Project Management Unit (PPMU) of the programme and assist the director of the PPMU and the International Technical Advisor in setting up and implementing the activities related to capacity development and awareness raising. His duty will be to coordinate and supervise (a) the implementation of the project’s approved strategy for Capacity Development of stakeholders in three sectors of the project: (1) irrigation, (2) water supply and (3) solid waste management, and (b) the project’s approved strategy for Awareness raising of government staff and the public in these three sectors.


The duty station is Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province.

The duration of contract is until (approx.) august 2014 (38 months).

The foreseen starting date is 1 July 2011.

specific duties

1.     Support the PPMU in carrying out the approved strategies of the PPMU on awareness raising and capacity development related to water resources, irrigation and solid waste management for Province, Districts and communes.

2.     Assist the key partner agencies in the implementation of the action plans and prepare new plans.

3.     Ensure continuous improvement and integration (also budget-wise) of the strategies and activities in the current water supply, irrigation and waste management plans of the key partner agencies of Province, Districts and communes.

4.     Provide guidance through “on the job training” to improve functional capacities (to engage stakeholders, to assess a situation and define a vision and mandate, to formulate policies and strategies, to budget, manage and implement, to evaluate and capitalize) of the key partner agencies

5.     Prepare ToR for institutional-organisational capacity development issues (s.a. sector assessments, IOCA, training needs assessment, comprehensive staff training, organisation of seminars and study tours etc.; assess offers and follow up assignments and technical quality of performance and results

6.     Prepare TOR, duties and conditions of employment and participate in the selection of third parties (consultants, advisors, etc…) required for the programme’s awareness raising activities and supervise their inputs.

7.     Ensure planned and regular communication and collaboration between provincial, district, commune and hamlet levels’ key actors.

8.     Ensure quarterly review meetings with key actors and capitalize lessons learned.

9.     Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the implementation of the awareness raising program and prepare quarterly financial plans to request donor funds.

10.   Link our project actors to similar projects in the country and abroad, and support the membership of our project actors to existing networks on awareness raising issues.

qualifications and SKILLS Required

·         A suitable university degree (Master or higher)

·         At least 7 years experience in capacity development and awareness raising or institution development. Experience in fields related to the water or sanitation sectors are an advantage

·         Excellent relational and communication skills

·         Experience in writing technical specifications

·         Very good ability to use computer and office software

·         Excellent Knowledge of English

·         Good interpersonal skills, self-motivated, team leader skills, initiative-taking and high sense of responsibility, team worker and high sense of social-environmental responsibility.



Interested candidates are kindly requested to send their CV, copies of relevant certificates and 3 contact details of references of previous employers, in English and as soon as possible to the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


For further information and clarification, candidates can contact:

Mr. Jozef De Smet, Chief Technical Advisor for the Belgian Development Agency in the project

35, Le Loi – TP Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh province

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0084 (5) 63 82 07 81


Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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