Country Manager

Country Manager, Vietnam - Investing in Women (IW)

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Country Manager, Vietnam - Investing in Women (IW)

  • Contract up to 30 June 2019
  • Based in Vietnam

Program Overview

Investing in Women was initiated in 2016 by the Australia Government to catalyse inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in South East Asia. The program’s goals are to:

  • Improve women’s participation in the workforce and as business leaders
  • Enhance women’s voice in decision making and leadership
  • Influence the private and public sectors to recognise and promote the value of gender equality

The Opportunity

The Country Manager will coordinate and support the implementation of Investing in Women (IW) program in Vietnam by providing responsive, on-the-ground service to internal and external stakeholders.

Specific Duties:

  • Support the CEO and the IW team in liaising with the Australian Embassy in Vietnam;
  • Maintain strong relationships with the personnel at Australian Embassy in Hanoi, the Consulate in HCM City and their partner agencies, and provide them with effective, efficient, and responsive program support, including briefings to Embassy staff;
  • Coordinate all IW activities in Vietnam, including the provision of logistical coordination and support, in collaboration with the DFAT Gender Specialist responsible for IW;
  • Ensure the IW team is well networked with key stakeholders and informed of issues, research and developments in Vietnam, and key stakeholders are kept well informed of the program’s development;
  • Support the IW Business Partnerships Director to establish and support a Vietnam business coalition which will be formed as a social enterprise; support may include researching potential member companies, obtaining meetings with senior private sector representatives and assisting the adaptation of gender equality tools as needed;
  • Support the IW Impact Investing Director, as required, in planning and delivering activities aimed at effecting change towards women in business by incentivising, through financial and other support, a small number of impact investors operating in the region to focus investments on women-led SMEs;
  • Working with the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, support the IW Government Partnerships Director to work with MOLISA, UN Women and other partners for the gender-transformative reform of the Labour Code; support may include engaging with MOLISA and UN Women on the Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) exercise and on further activities related to Labour Code reform for gender equality;
  • Support the IW Advocacy and Communications Director in the implementation of advocacy and communications activities;
  • Work closely with the IW Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit to support MEL activities;
  • Build and maintain contacts with Vietnamese research and policy institutes to build the program’s gender expertise and knowledge;
  • Support the preparation of IW country level activity planning and reporting;
  • Act as the program’s English / Vietnamese interpreter and translator especially during meetings with Government of Vietnam Ministries; and,
  • Other duties as directed consistent with the objectives of the position.

Further Information & Application Details

Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found in the Position Description available from the Careers page of Abt Associate's website at:

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associate's website, and should include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th August, 2017.

We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

About Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Abt Associate
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2017-08-29