Management Structure and Staff

 

VUFO-NGO Resource Centre Steering Committee

The Steering Committee has the responsibility to govern, oversee, and decide on policy issues of the NGO Resource Centre, as well as to provide guidance, support, and oversee the activities of the two co-directors. The Steering Committee meets once every quarter and consists of 11 members.


The Vietnamese side is represented by five Steering Committee members, appointed by Vietnamese agencies, departments and committees responsible for the work of INGOs in Vietnam. The Vietnamese representatives are all directors or deputy directors within their respective agencies, and are members of the INGO Working Group, which is an advisory group to the Committee for Foreign NGO Affairs (COMINGO). The following agencies are represented on the Steering Committee:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organisations Department

  • Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO)

  • People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM)

  • Central Commission for External Relations of the Communist Party of Vietnam

  • Ministry of Public Security

The INGO members are represented by five elected country directors/representatives of member organisations. Elected representatives serve two-year terms. Eligibility criteria and election procedures are outlined in the Guidelines for the election of INGO Representatives to the Resource Centre Steering Committee. The five INGO representatives on the Steering Committee as of April 2013, are:

  • Glenn Gibney, Country Representative - Plan in Vietnam

  • Deborah Leaver, Country Director - ChildFund Vietnam

  • Nguyen Thi Bich Hang, Country Representative - Marie Stopes International in Vietnam

  • Hoang Phuong Thao, Country Director - ActionAid International Vietnam

  • Andy Baker, Country Director - Oxfam in Vietnam

Staff at the NGO Resource Centre


The management of the Resource Centre is carried out by two co-directors:

  • An expatriate Managing Co-director, Mr Marko Lovrekovic  (from March 2009), who works full-time at the Resource Centre and is responsible for the day-to-day management and representation of the centre

  • A Vietnamese Co-director, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Hung (from July 2011) appointed by the Vietnamese side, who is based full-time at PACCOM, and provides guidance and support to the expatriate co-director and Resource Centre staff in carrying out their work

The other staff positions at the NGO Resource Centre are:

  • Senior Working Groups Coordinator (full-time): Ms Phan Thu Ha (from September 2004)

  • Administrator (full-time): Ms Bui Thi Kim Ngan (from May 2012)

  • Ethnic Minorities Working Group Coordinator (full-time): Ms Nguyen Thi Hoa (from October 2011)

  • Internet Technologies Advisor (international volunteer): Mr Ambati Rakesh (from September 2010)

  • Communications Advisor (international volunteer): Ms Elizabeth Bailes (from September 2013)

  • An Accountant (part-time)

 

NGO Resource Centre Organisational Chart