Mainstreaming disability inclusion in shelter and settlement

According to the recent National Survey on Persons with Disabilities, seven percent of the population in Viet Nam has disabilities. The number of persons with disabilities (PWD) was estimated to be around 6.2 million people in 2016 and has increased due to the aging population and traffic accidents. The survey also indicated that households with PWD are twice as likely to be poor as other households. Almost 18 percent of PWD live in multidimensional poor households in Viet Nam. Only half of PWD live in permanent houses; less than three-quarters have access to safe water and sanitary latrines. Social exclusion and inaccessible services hinder vulnerable and disadvantaged people from having decent lives.  

Article 21(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948 states: “Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.” Despite this, disabled people in Vietnam face immense difficulties in accessing services, facilities and opportunities. Although Decision No 1019/QĐ-TTg signed by the Prime Minister on 05 August 2012 set the target of 100% of public places and apartment buildings accessible to PWD by 2020, only 17 percent of Commune Health Centers are designed in line with accessibility standards for PWD and ten out of every 100 schools accessible for children with disabilities until now. This reality shows a big gap between policy and implementation. 

As part of Habitat Vietnam’s community development effort, Habitat Vietnam launched the project “Enhancing inclusion for persons with disabilities through accessible shelter and school wash” funded by U.S. Tithe to improve accessibility and living conditions of PWD through increased participation and housing support.

In addition to providing accessible house design features, Habitat Vietnam also provided accessible latrines in schools for CWDs and home-based business training to vulnerable families with PWD, thereby enhancing their productivity within their homes. At the end of the project, 26 families with PWD accessed safe housing and received the tailored home-based business training to improve social inclusion; 300 school children and teachers accessed the improved sanitation facilities.

This project was used as valuable inputs in the national workshop on disability inclusion co-organized by Habitat Vietnam. Habitat Vietnam will also get involved in reviewing the Law of Persons with Disabilities of Vietnam in 2021 to further advocate for a better disability inclusion program and policy at the national level.

National workshops on disability were co-organized by Habitat Vietnam and Disability People’s Organization Hanoi in Nov, 2020 with the participation of 80 participants from international and local entities.
Dialogues on policies for Persons with disabilities with the participation of local authorities, policymakers and families having PWD (Quang Nam province, Nov 2020)

Towards safer and healthier communities in Tien Giang province

Uong, 91, used to live with his multi-generational family in this run-down house (left). With the project’s support, Uong and his family built a safe and accessible home to better living conditions (right).

Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and its local partner have completed a nine-month project that aimed to improve the housing and water, sanitation and hygiene facilities of vulnerable communities in Tien Giang province. More than 1,800 individuals are served with funding support from Techtronic Industries (TTI). Tien Giang is located in the South of Vietnam, with one-third of the population living in temporary or substandard housing that could get easily deteriorated due to severe weather events.

People received water tanks to store clean water for the upcoming dry season.

In partnership with Go Cong Town Women Union, Habitat Vietnam worked with 84 families in six communes to improve their homes as well as access to clean and safe water through the installation of water pipelines and water tanks. These families also attended hygiene and COVID-19 prevention training as part of Habitat Vietnam’s early response to drought and WASH accessibility.

Through improving the water and sanitation facilities in Tan Trung Primary School, the distribution of hygiene kits and WASH training, we enabled 900 students to maintain good hygienic practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 infections.

Habitat’s staff delivered the training on WASH for community members.

President of Go Cong Town Women’s Union, Tran Nguyen Diem Trang, said, “We are very thankful for Habitat Vietnam’s continuous support over the past four years. The drought and saltwater intrusion happened here for a long time; thus, people did not have enough clean water to use. The project support is on time to help people prepare for the upcoming dry season. We are proud to be associated with Habitat Vietnam to enhance people’s living conditions and contribute to the local socio-economic development.”

“Having this support in place is a great step forward in improving the community health and wellbeing and creating opportunities for the future,” said Bells Regino-Borja, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Vietnam. “I am grateful that Habitat Vietnam has been able to partner with TTI, the local authorities and the community in ensuring that everyone has a decent place to live, with access to clean water and sanitation systems and resilience to disasters.”

The students of Tan Trung primary school used to use this unhygienic handwashing place (left). The project supports a newly built handwashing facility to ensure standard sanitation quality for nearly 500 students here (right).

Open defecation free to ensure human dignity

“Before I only used to go defecated at night or very early in the morning so no one would see me, even I am a bit scared of the dark and wild animals like snakes,” shared Phuong, the 51-year-old wife of the three-generation family. “I feel ashamed, but there was nothing l could do. My family could never afford to build a latrine.” She lives with her husband, who cannot work due to chronic sciatica, and her six-year-old grandchild with a mental disability. Building a hygienic latrine was never on Phuong’s list of priorities as she could barely make enough from working on the field and her son’s meager earnings sent home.
The family latrine is built on the river near the house by wood and half-covered by tarpaulin. The direct human waste to the river increases the risk of water contamination and spreads diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and dysentery. “He has a bad digestive system and usually gets diarrhea, fever and coughing. It makes him skinnier than his peers.” Phuong talked about her grandson in a sad tone. The low-land location also gets this area easily flooded when raining and makes it dangerous for her husband and grandson to access the open defecation. Thereby, they often require the accompanies of others for their personal hygiene.
Thanks to Habitat Vietnam and SC Johnson, their family now has a safe, accessible private toilet to improve their hygiene and health. “I am just so grateful for what Habitat has done for me. My husband and my grandson now no longer need anyone to go with them when using the facilities,” said Phuong, referring to her new latrine in joy. “We can use it when in need, and I make sure to keep it clean.”

The open latrine (left) and newly-built hygienic toilet (right) of Phuong’s family.

This story is the part of another 25 latrines that Habitat Vietnam built for a poor household in Dong Thap province under the project” Healthy Children and Healthy Families” funded by SC Johnson. The project aims to strengthen the community with sound hygiene and sanitation conditions and mindset by improving access to WASH facilities and increasing their understanding of the impacts of proper hygiene and sanitation habits on their health and well-being.

Open defecation is considered a major public health menace. In Vietnam, nearly 20 million or 2 percent of the population still defecate in public, spreading diseases like flu, diarrhea and dysentery. Many women in rural area face discrimination and many challenges in accessing WASH services, resulting in unmet sanitation needs due to existing gender norms and low income.

PILOTING ASBESTOS-FREE VILLAGES IN VIETNAM

Asbestos is widely known as a health hazard. In Vietnam, the construction sector uses 54,000 tons of asbestos annually, ranking one of the top importers of ‘fibro cement.’ Because of the low cost, most of the supply goes to low-income and vulnerable populations unaware of the health risks of exposure to friable airborne asbestos.

Funded through the U.S. Tithe, Habitat Vietnam integrated Zero-Asbestos Villages into the disaster response project to the successive storms that affected thousands of households in the Central region.  Aside from the need to build back better, the blown asbestos roofing sheets exacerbated the communities’ health risk, requiring tailored developmental interventions rather than a one-off housing response.

Habitat Vietnam adopted principles from the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to facilitate shifting the focus from individual households to creating an “asbestos-free” mindset within the target villages.

In partnership with the Vietnam Red Cross, Habitat Vietnam established community-based communication groups that underwent a participatory process to develop behavioral change communication, which resulted in a holistic awareness program.

Dismantling of asbestos sheets conducted by project-trained masons in Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam in 2021.

The community-wide education included group discussions and events on safe housing, raising awareness on the dangers of using asbestos-containing materials, facilitating the communities to recognize the problem, and take collective action through the support of monitoring groups. The housing intervention served as a demonstration adding to the trigger of behavior change of the entire community on asbestos. The pilot served over 3,000 people and mobilized the local government to provide safe locations to store asbestos sheets and debris.

The replication of Zero-Asbestos Villages is underway, aiming to serve ethnic minorities living in the highlands and expanding the program to increase access to affordable and safe materials and policy influence.

[Job Vacancy – Ho Chi Minh city] Part-time IT Officer

Job Announcement

Part-time IT Officer

The vacancy will be closed when it’s filled

Habitat for Humanity International founded in United States in 1976. Habitat now works in 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries and has helped 6.8 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

HFH Vietnam has been working in Vietnam since 2001. As of December 2018, HFH Vietnam has enabled more than 15,000 low-income Vietnamese families to improve their living conditions through decent homes, clean water and safe sanitation and post-disaster reconstruction and repairs. In addition, HFH Vietnam has provided training in disaster preparedness, financial education, hygiene practices, and construction skills, among others, to more than 132,000 individuals.

Our vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our core values: Humility, Courage, and Accountabilities

For more details, please visit us: http://www.habitat.org/       https://habitatvietnam.org/

Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity organization and committed to safeguarding. We pay high attention to the safeguarding of stakeholders in our operations. We recruit people based on their suitability compared to job requirements and candidates’s commitment to share Habitat’s values.

Candidates who are interested in Habitat’s Vision & Mission and qualified for the job are welcome to send us your comprehensive CV & Cover Letter in English highlighting your interest and capabilities to application@habitatvietnam.org. Please also mention in the CV/Cover Letter the contact details (including telephone number and email) of 3 referees including the most recent direct supervisors.

All potential candidates are welcomed. However, your application form will be screened and only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Position: Part-time IT Officer
Report to: HR & Admin Manager
Work Location: Habitat’s office in Ho Chi Minh city
Supervise: None

JOB SUMMARY
· Providing IT trouble shooting to enable users operating well on their computers and connection
to network/system.
· Proposing solutions of suitable technical features of IT infrastructure (hardware, software,
connection approaches) to non IT management for non-stop operations of the organization.
· Implementing the approved solutions to sufficiently supply IT infrastructure for smooth
communication/connection within Habitat and with external individuals/organization, and to
ensure data and information of Habitat safely & properly protected.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1/ Contributing to organizational (HfHV) sustainable development:
·  Analyzing existing status and condition, proposing solutions of suitable technical features of
IT infrastructure (hardware, software, connection approaches) to non IT management for nonstop operations of the organization.
·  Support deployment of ERP from global to country level
2/ Key functional responsibilities
·  Providing daily IT trouble shooting/solving to enable users operating well on their computers
and connection to network/system.
·  Conducting installation of IT equipment & provide technical assistance and guideline to
computer users of HFHV to ensure effective usage and fully compliance to HFHI license policy
·  Oversee the daily performance of computer systems
·  Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of
cables, operating systems, or appropriate software
·  Install and perform minor repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment,
following design or installation specifications
·  Set up license management tool and periodically check un-licensed software in HFHV
laptops & computers
·  Analyzing, testing, troubleshooting, and evaluating existing network systems, such as local
area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), cloud and Internet systems or a segment of
a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with
minimal interruption.
·  Making Back up of network data
·  Configuring security settings or access permissions for groups or individuals
·  Identifying the causes of networking problems and implement or propose solutions to
solve problems in a timely manner
·  Maintaining or updating configuration of servers in 3 offices of HCMC, HN, and Quang
Nam to ensure smooth running/access to those servers in all the time
·  Creating business emails of HFHV and providing assistance to users in setting emails, usage
of features and other functions.
·  Data Management:
·  Plan, conduct and apply various approaches to ensure data are periodically backed up
or saved on HFHV’s server/sharepoint
·  Structure and update data tree to ensure easily access and retrieve data
·  Follow up and ensure website domain is continuously maintained and updated
·  Follow up anti-virus software update at individual computer/laptop
·  Conduct risk assessment & propose solutions to ensure important data of HFHV are
double protected for business continuity
·  Under instruction from Country Director, set users’ permission to access data on server
·  Working with suppliers for anti-virus license, email server, website hosting to ensure
continuous update and running. Managing purchases and payments of services to those
suppliers
·  Studying and recommending suitable applications to enhance working/meeting/training
effectiveness.
·  Delivering IT policies/regulations awareness training and regularly conduct refreshing to all
staff
3/ Implementing cross-functions activities
·  Supporting Communication Officer on the Website administered where appropriate and
necessary.
4/ Implementing compliance
·  Complying with procedures and requirements of Procurement Policy to implement purchases
of IT hardware, software and services. Making registration of asset where necessary for those
purchased properties.
·  Study and abide with requirements of Ethics Covenant, Safeguarding, Child Protection,
Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment policies all the time of employment with Habitat.

CRITICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
·  Minimum education: College/University degree in either or both Network and Computer
System or equivalent
·  Technical competencies:
·  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer
hardware and software, including applications and programming.
·  Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of
telecommunications systems.
·  Knowledge of risks identification and mitigations for network and data security.
·  Sufficient working knowledge of Office 365 including sharepoint
·  Minimum 2 years of experience in trouble shooting of network and computer system
operations
·  Business competencies
·  Proficient knowledge & skills in using word, excel, powerpoint, email, internet….
·  Intermediate level of Organizing skills,
·  Good analytical thinking and Problem solving skills
·  Proficient business communication in both Vietnamese & English
·  Intermediate level of managing relationship
 Personal traits:
· Customer service oriented
·  High sense of confidentiality and tasks ownership
·  Proactive self-development and continuous learning
·  Physical condition: The job requires normal physical condition to work in office and rarely
travel

AT HABITAT WE COMMIT TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH FOLLOWING VALUES:
1. Competitive salary and benefits comparing with other iNGOs in Vietnam
2. Open, collaborative and supportive working environment
3. Experiencing meaning of community development through Habitat’s projects

Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and the GE Foundation support disaster recovery program in Quang Ngai province

 

  • The GE Foundation donated $73,000 in aid to Habitat for Humanity Vietnam in support of a post-disaster recovery program
  • Two primary schools in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, are being renovated and rebuilt
  • Nearly 900 children and teachers in both schools will benefit from this funding

Quang Ngai, Vietnam – August 13, 2021 – Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and the GE Foundation, an independent charitable organization funded by GE, have announced a collaboration to support a post-disaster recovery program in Quang Ngai province. Binh Thanh 2 and Binh Nguyen primary schools in Binh Son district, one of the worst victims of the historic floods and landslides in 2020, will benefit from this funding with renovated and rebuilt facilities.

GE Foundation donated $73,000 in aid to the program. Over the past four months, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and GE Foundation renovated 10 existing classrooms, installed better electricity system, and built up new and accessible latrines for school children. The funding will provide better learning facilities for nearly 900 children and teachers in both schools. Binh Son Department of Education and Training and the school management board members also participated to implement these activities.

“We believe good-quality school infrastructure is a crucial factor for students’ academic performance. Additionally, making schools conducive and ready to serve future needs of community evacuation will help with community preparedness. Habitat Vietnam is thankful to the GE Foundation for its financial support in the disaster recovery effort in central Vietnam,” said Bells Regino-Borja, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Vietnam.

“At GE, we draw on our people, technology, and local partners to reduce suffering and hasten recovery caused by natural disasters. Thanks to support from Habitat for Humanity Vietnam, we hope the renovation will help students get back to the classroom quickly and make these schools more resilient well into the future,” said David Barash, Executive Director, GE Foundation.

After the 2020 flooding and landslides, Quang Ngai province was one of the worst-affected provinces with over 140,000 damaged houses, 450 unroofed schools, nearly 1,000 hectares of submerged crops, which cost a loss of over VND 4 billion. After one year, many schools in Quang Ngai still suffer from poor classroom conditions and sanitation.

Binh Thanh 2 primary school is being renovated in the project.

About Habitat for Humanity Vietnam

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort and has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. Operating as a branch of Habitat for Humanity in Vietnam for 20 years, we have worked with over 13,800 people to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat Vietnam has been delivering a holistic approach to housing by supporting and empowering communities to take ownership in improving their living conditions and enabling them to build strength, stability, and self-reliance. To learn more, please visit https://habitatvietnam.org or follow https://www.facebook.com/HFHVietnam/.

About GE Foundation

The GE Foundation, an independent charitable organization funded by GE, is committed to transforming our communities and shaping the diverse workforce of tomorrow by leveraging the power of GE. Through Next Engineers, we are committed to increasing the diversity of young people in engineering. We are inspiring others to act by connecting GE people with communities through our Matching Gifts Program and Disaster Relief. The GE STAR awards provide financial support to children of eligible children of GE employees for their achievements. In Vietnam, GE Foundation focuses on equipping communities, especially students with the technology and capacity to improve access to better education and health. Learn more at www.ge.com/foundation and follow us on Twitter at @GE_Foundation.

GE was one of the first American companies established in Vietnam in 1993, with the mission of building for the future – finding solutions to tough problems, investing in people and programs that help improve infrastructure and lives. GE Vietnam offers a wide range of products and services in Oil & Gas, Power, Renewable Energy, Energy Connections, Healthcare and Aviation sectors. For more information, please visit https://www.ge.com/apac/our-company/vietnam or follow GE Vietnam on Facebook.

 

HABITAT VIETNAM, SC JOHNSON COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE LIVING CONDITIONS FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM

In a partnership with SC Johnson, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam launched the project “Improve living conditions for people of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam” to support vulnerable families, especially children, in Thanh Loi commune, Thap Muoi district, Dong Thap province. The project aims to raise awareness on and provide access to adequate housing and proper water, sanitation and hygiene or WASH facilities for better health and well-being.

All attendees at the kick-off meeting in Thanh Loi commune, Thap Muoi district, Dong Thap province

Habitat Vietnam and SC Johnson supported families and school children through:

  • Renovated houses for 10 families, who are the poor households
  • Provided access to hygienic toilets for 25 households by building the new latrines of these poor households, who could not afford the appropriate sanitation and hygiene.

Ms. Phuong, the wife of Dao Van Thang, received support to build the new latrine. Her family used open defecation for years as a habit from the previous generation. They didn’t experience any problems until recently when it became very inconvenient for her 59-year-old husband and a 6-year-old grandchild with mental disability to use this toilet at night. She was very touched to now have her own safe and decent toilet that can ensure the health and safety of old people and children.

The previous (left) and newly built toilet (right) of Dao Van Thang’s family
  • The downgraded latrines of Thanh Loi 1 and Thanh Loi 2 primary schools will be renovated to help 230 children and teachers improve their health conditions in school.

    Ngo Van En (right) received hygiene kits from a local officer.
  • Distributed hygiene kits for 300 vulnerable families, who are living in rural areas of Thanh Loi commune and most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 outbreak, while following safe physical distancing protocols, our local implementing partner Women’s Union of Thanh Loi Commune distributed hygiene kits to vulnerable families. The kits contained reminders on handwashing and other hygienic practices. Habitat staff members also demonstrated proper handwashing practices to reinforce health and safety.

“Habitat Vietnam has been working in Dong Thap province for over 10 years and has always sought to help disadvantaged families obtain equal access to adequate housing. With the support from SC Johnson, more and more people are empowered with disaster-resilient homes and better hygiene and sanitation to improve their safety, their health and wellbeing, enabling them to strive for a better future,” said Bells Regino-Borja, national director of Habitat for Humanity Vietnam. “Housing is a catalyst for resilience.”

[Job Vacancy – Hanoi] Project Accountant

Job Announcement

Project Accountant

The vacancy will be closed when it’s filled

Habitat for Humanity International founded in United States in 1976. Habitat now works in 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries and has helped 6.8 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

HFH Vietnam has been working in Vietnam since 2001. As of December 2018, HFH Vietnam has enabled more than 15,000 low-income Vietnamese families to improve their living conditions through decent homes, clean water and safe sanitation and post-disaster reconstruction and repairs. In addition, HFH Vietnam has provided training in disaster preparedness, financial education, hygiene practices, and construction skills, among others, to more than 132,000 individuals.

Our vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our core values: Humility, Courage, and Accountabilities

For more details, please visit us: http://www.habitat.org/       https://habitatvietnam.org/

Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity organization and committed to safeguarding. We pay high attention to the safeguarding of stakeholders in our operations. We recruit people based on their suitability compared to job requirements and candidates’s commitment to share Habitat’s values.

Candidates who are interested in Habitat’s Vision & Mission and qualified for the job are welcome to send us your comprehensive CV & Cover Letter in English highlighting your interest and capabilities to application@habitatvietnam.org. Please also mention in the CV/Cover Letter the contact details (including telephone number and email) of 3 referees including the most recent direct supervisors.

All potential candidates are welcomed. However, your application form will be screened and only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Position: Project Accountant
Report to: Senior Finance Manager
Work Location: Habitat’s office in Ha Noi City
Supervise: None
JOB SUMMARY

In coordination with the Finance team and the project team members in Project area to manage daily financial activities of the office and organizational accounting needs and requirements in a timely and accurate manner to ensure compliance with HFHI/HFHV Finance Policies, guidelines and local laws and regulations;

In coordination with the finance team in managing of financial donor reports and addressing of donor requests/donor compliance including supporting Budget Managers oversight and review of financial reports, monthly project cashflow projection and activities related therein.

Supporting Head of Finance in reviewing, updating and developing HFHV policies and procedures and policies and procedures relating to Partners.

Providing office administration support in Ha Noi office.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1/ Project Accountant:

·       Verify and endorse for invoices and supporting documents to ensure a business cash advance or payment request are authorized as per DOA, all required supporting documents are available and they are verified proper before preparing & processing wire transfer or cash payment. Ensure neither missing any payments nor duplicated payments.

·       Prepare and conduct banking processes

·       Occasionally/Seldom manage minimal cash operation in Hanoi office.

·       Issue sufficient receipt / payment and record them accordingly into cash ledger / cash book / timely and accuracy manner.  File payment and receipt voucher sufficiently, orderly and up to date.

·       Prepare and record accounting transactions to ensure financial records are filed appropriately, accounting databases timely upkeep, security and control.

·       Carry out cash count and surprise cash count under the cash management procedure

·       Keep of cash safe box safely and maintain sufficient cash amount.

·       Work closely and proactively with Northern Project Manager(s) in preparing monthly donor report and cashflow projection.

·       Reconcile AP, AR, Prepay, Deposit, Business & employee advance and accrual account on monthly basic. Investigates unexpected / unusual / discrepancy cases of Northern Projects and Hanoi office and resolve them.

·       Interpret and provide internal distribution of financial information at the project office level

·       Provide services as an “Internal Auditor” assuring finance policies and procedures are being complied / applied at the project office.

·       Work closely with finance team in hosting of Annual external audit and internal audit. Auditor’s recommendation is thoroughly and promptly followed up.

·       Perform other relevant assignments requested by Head of Finance as needed.

2/ Office Administration Support

·       Be responsible for daily administrative management of the Hanoi office.

·       Ensure security, maintenance, and inventory of all HFHI-VN assets, including computers, photocopier, phones, equipment, documents and electronic media through local backup processes.

Ø  Organize and process requests for purchasing equipment and services to ensure compliance of HFHV’s travel and procurement policies and standards.

CRITICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Ø  Qualifications: Degree in Accounting from University or Diploma Awarding Institution

Ø  Experience: 1+ years in the field of accounting

Ø  (HFHV is supportive of growing new talents thus fresh graduate in the field of accounting is also considered.)

Ø  General required skills

·       Knowledge in accounting standards

·       Knowledge of regulatory standard, current Taxation Laws and Accounting Procedures.

·       General business knowledge

·       Advanced Excel skills.

·       Software proficiency; Familiar with Flowchart would be an advantage

·       The Pre intermediate level in English language;

·       Work ownership, responsible and committed.

·       Effective communication

·       Service orientation and team work spirit

·       Aptitude to learn and self-development

 

Ø  Interactions: Interacts closely with finance and non-finance colleagues regarding financial policies and procedures, financial reports, T/T transfers, reconciliation, liquidation or other reporting

 

Ø  Working Conditions: May be required to travel domestically or internationally from time to time; may be required to work with computer for long hours

 

Ø  Personal traits:

·       Attention to Detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

·       Compliance: Job requires respecting to policies/standards

AT HABITAT WE COMMIT TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH FOLLOWING VALUES:

  1. Competitive salary and benefits comparing with other iNGOs in Vietnam
  2. Open, collaborative and supportive working environment
  3. Experiencing meaning of community development through Habitat’s projects

 

[Job Vacancy – HCMC] Internship Announcement

Announcement of Internship

Our announcement will be closed by July 31st, 2021

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in the United States in 1976. Habitat now works in 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries and has helped over 6.8 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Habitat for Humanity (Habitat Vietnam) has been working in Vietnam since 2001, and since then has been delivering holistic approaches to housing by supporting and empowering communities to take ownership in improving their living conditions; thus, has enabled more than 17,000families and nearly 176,000,000 individuals to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Our vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

 

AT HABITAT VIETNAM WE COMMIT TO PROVIDING PEOPLE WITH THE FOLLOWING VALUES:

  1. Open, collaborative and supportive working environment
  2. Experiencing meaningful community development through our programmes

 

If you are dynamic and driven and you wish to make an impact in the community while increasing your capacity in the development sector, then this internship role is for you.  You are welcome to send your CV and cover letter in English highlighting your interest and capabilities to application@habitatvietnam.org.

Please mention your contact details (including telephone number and email) of 3 referees including the most recent direct supervisors or academic advisors/professors

Habitat for Humanity International is committed to safeguarding and an equal opportunity organization and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. The successful candidate has to go through background screening before commencement.

We welcome all candidates to apply. We are sorry that we will screen and contact shortlisted candidates only.

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JOB SUMMARY

The intern will support the National Director and have opportunities and exposure to research work, assist country office initiatives and engage.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate operational initiatives with different focal points and assigned individuals/teams
  • Assist in preparing documents and documentation necessary to support Habitat for Humanity Vietnam’s work particularly in programs and innovations
  • Review communications in Vietnamese
  • Facilitate certain tasks that supplement the delivery of the core results
  • Be able to consolidate and/or carry on research functions
  • Support special initiatives

CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or Year 4 of Development, Marketing, Marketing Communication, and/or related field.
  • Experience: NGO working experience is preferred
  • Required Skills:
    • Fluency in spoken and written English. Native skills in Vietnamese a plus
    • Good public speaking skills and presentation skills
    • Savvy with the use of MS applications and other project and productivity applications
    • Good organizing and coordinating skills
    • Highly creative with excellent people skills with an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude
    • Fully human and service-oriented
    • Alignment with Habitat for Humanity Vision, Mission Statement
  • Required abilities:
    • Ability to take initiative, at times work independently, be pro-active and meet deadlines
    • Eager to learn about community development
    • Demonstrate and practice respect to others, honesty, and integrity

Working Conditions: Office-based or remote, may request some domestic travels.

Areas of Interest: Research, people-centered development, knowledge management, storytelling, community development approach; housing/human settlements and development a plus.

Allowance: 150 USD/month

Project Activities – Training on Construction, Water and Sanitation and COVID-19

During the dry season, which normally lasts from late November to late April, Go Cong Town, Tien Giang province, Vietnam, is usually hit by drought and saltwater intrusion into local groundwater. This not only destroy the local rice fields but also cause many families to lose access to clean water. For years, many vulnerable families in the town struggled with these challenges, but were still unable to afford a tank to store fresh water for the season. Using water in the most economical and reasonable way, and proactively storing fresh water, are the most critical ways to adapt and response to Mekong Delta’s yearly drought and saltwater intrusion.

 

With support from Techtronic Industries (TTI), Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and the People’s Committee of Go Cong Town, Tien Giang province, implemented the project “Safer and Cleaner Communities for a Healthier Life,” on May 6-7, 2021, to support vulnerable families in Go Cong Town in proactively responding to the drought and saltwater intrusion season. The project also addressed other severe weather events and also public health issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for families who live in remote areas and have limited to access to proper water, sanitation, and hygiene, whether through programs or housing financial services that could support them.

 

Habitat Vietnam and TTI supported families through:

 

  • Distribution of 31 water tanks (2000L) to poor and near-poor households in four communes in Go Cong Town, Tien Giang province: Tan Trung, Long Chanh, Binh Xuan and Binh Dong, allowing them to save fresh water to cope with the upcoming dry season.

 

Ms. Phuong, a resident in Tan Trung commune said “I’m battling cancer, so the financial burden of the whole family relies heavily upon my husband. The last drought season never seemed to end. We couldn’t afford clean water because most of money was spent in medication and treatment, and we didn’t have clean water to drink for several days. Seeing this, my sister compassionately gave my family some money to buy water for consumption during the drought. My family only had a small 100L bottle, which was not enough to store enough rainwater to last for the whole season. But with a 2,000L water tank, I believe it will be enough to store clean water for our whole family to use, and we can face the next drought more easily.”

 

  • Conducted trainings on housing construction, home maintenance, WASH, and COVID-19 prevention for 74 households and 10 local authorities in six communes in Tan Trung, Binh Xuan, Binh Dong, Long Hung, Long Hoa and Long Chanh. The trainings have equipped households with knowledge about house maintenance and using construction materials that do not contain asbestos. It especially enable community members to strengthen their awareness and practices on hygiene behaviours, such as drinking boiled water, not throwing rubbish in canals, using hygienic toilets and washing hands properly with soap.