Junior Advisor, Value chains and Women’s Economic Empowerment

SNV Vietnam is looking for a Junior Advisor, Value chains and Women’s Economic Empowerment (National position, based in Ha Noi - Employment contract)

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market-based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalysing inclusive, gender sensitive and environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+ with essential cross-cutting themes of climate change, women’s economic empowerment and inclusive business.

Currently, SNV is implementing a sizable programme on women’s economic empowerment/climate smart agriculture, which includes the Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE) project funded by the Dutch Government, and the Women’s Economic Empowerment through Agriculture Value Chain Enhancement project funded by the Australian Government. The programme aims to advance women’s economic participation and self-reliance by creating a conducive environment for female entrepreneurship and leveraging climate smart agriculture value-chain as vehicles for change.

Under the WEAVE project, SNV, together with our consortium partners, CARE and Oxfam, aims to address barriers to women’s full participation in the banana, cinnamon and pork value chains, and better support women’s genuine economic empowerment. We will link women producers and entrepreneurs with each other to increase opportunities for women’s collective action, and will strengthen links between women and other value chain actors to create opportunities for women’s economic participation. By working to overcome these gender-based barriers to social and economic development, WEAVE will contribute to overall poverty reduction and the promotion of gender equality in Lao Cai and Bac Kan. SNV’s role focuses on the development of a higher profit cinnamon value chain for Lao Cai province as a vehicle of women economic empowerment.

We are seeking a committed national professional with a passion and career determination in value chain development and women’s economic empowerment to join the project team as Junior Advisor, Value chains and Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Key Responsibilities

Scope of work

The Junior Advisor will work as a focal project officer. Under the guidance and coordination of the Project Manager and technical specialists, s/he will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the project’s activities, and for coordinating with other consortium members to attain the common goals and objectives of the WEAVE project. S/he will be responsible for day-to-day project implementation, provide support to facilitate technical services to local partners and stakeholders in cinnamon value chain development and enhancing the economic participation of women.

Main responsibilities

  • Project planning and implementation
    • Supporting the Project Manager and project team in all aspects of project implementation as the focal officer, and as per requirements, ensuring transparency, ethical conduct and efficiency.
    • With guidance from the Project Manager and technical lead advisors, coordinating with local partners in yearly planning project activities (activities and budget planning), and facilitating signing Assignment Agreements between SNV and local partners for implementing yearly project work plan.
    • Facilitating and supporting day-to-day implementation of other project activities according to the work plan.
    • Reporting to the PM on progress, achievements, performance and any changes as well as impacts to the project; and providing recommendations for revision and/or resolutions.
    • Facilitating and supporting project partners, consultants and project team members to develop training manuals and information, education and communication (IEC) materials.
    • Communicating about project information to other consortium members and the Australian Embassy upon approval of PM.
    • With the support of technical lead advisors, facilitating technical service recruitment, including TOR development and coordination with procurement officer and project team on tendering.
    • Responsible for frequent representation of project team in field activities according to work plan, project events meetings, workshops/trainings in line with assignment.
    • Responsible for organising joint-activities which are under SNV’s responsibility (advocacy events, joint trainings, meetings etc.) 
    • Undertake other project administration tasks when necessary
    • Supporting finance team to clarify, verify, and monitor project expenditures based on the work/budget plan activities, especially activities conducted by local partners in the field.
  • Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
    • Overseeing  project activities in the field to make sure it is on track
    • Working with the programme M&E advisors of the consortium organisations for M&E system enhancement and joint undertaking of M&E tasks as per plan.
    • Supporting PM to prepare of six month/annual reports and annual work plans for SNV’s activities. Working with PM and PA to develop or revise annual financial plan, annual financial reports.
    • Documenting lessons learned and intervention models.
  • Technical assistance
    • With guidance from PM and technical advisors, enhancing technical expertise on cinnamon value chain and women’s economic empowerment and supporting local partners to enrich the project activities, ensure the effective and meaningful intervention implementation to achieve the project objectives.
    • Responsible for specific technical assistance in mobilising private sector and deals with companies for promoting production development and market linkages for various cinnamon products (leaves, branches, bark, oil, handicrafts, transportation, collection etc.)
  • Other tasks
    • Coordinating with Knowledge Management and Communication Officers for documenting and sharing on projects’ technical protocols/achievements and communicating on the project, the programme and SNV approaches.
    • Supporting development of IEC materials: video clips, leaflet, manuals, guide-books etc.
    • Support in organisation of visits (of donors, consortium partners ministries/government agencies, companies and other stakeholders).
    • Establish relationship and attends technical meetings with other NGOs and networks when appropriate.
    • Other tasks within WEAVE, FLOW/EOWE as required by the programme manager

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agro-economics, Economics, Agronomy, or related fields.
  • Experience with NGO/development programmes. Knowledge/expertise on spices and/or gender/women economic empowerment would be advantageous.
  • High commitment and clear vision for developing a career path in the NGO sector, and specifically in  women’s economic empowerment, as well as working with community and vulnerable groups.
  • Responsible, creative and enthusiastic.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to project areas (up to 40% of time)
  • Results oriented, team player.
  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese language is essential to effective performance in this position.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).


  • National staff, full time contract. Based in Hanoi with frequent traveling
  • Report to Programme Manager Climate Smart Agriculture/Gender programme
  • The first contract for 12-month with possibility for extension, subject to performance and results. 2 month probation is required.

Desired start date:  ASAP, preferably late May 2017

How to apply?  Please send your application letter and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to snvvietnamjobs@snvworld.org by 12th May 2017. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis to identify appropriate candidates as soon as possible.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information on SNV, please refer to our website: www.snv.org

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2017-05-12