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 VUFO-NGO Resource Centre, as well as to provide guidance, support, and oversee the activities of the two co-directors. The Steering Committee meets several times each year and consists of seven members: Managing Co-Director of the centre; five elected country directors / representatives from member INGOs; and Co-Director from the People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM).

The Co-Director from PACCOM is also representing interests of Vietnamese agencies, departments, and committees responsible for the work of INGOs in Vietnam. These agencies are members of the Committee for Foreign NGO Affairs (COMINGO):

  • 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 the INGOs which are members of the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre. Elected representatives serve as Steering Committee members from two to four years. Eligibility criteria and election procedures are outlined in the Guidelines for the election of INGO Representatives to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre's Steering Committee. The current INGO representatives, as of September 2019, are:

  • Ms Hoang Phuong Thao, Country Director - ActionAid International Vietnam

  • Ms Hoa Thi Le Nguyen, Country Director - PSI in Vietnam

  • Ms Sharon Kane, Country Director - Plan International Vietnam

  • Ms Carol Mortensen, Executive Director - Hagar International in Vietnam

  • Mr Damien Roberts, Executive Director - Saigon Children's Charity CIO

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 2019), who is based full-time at PACCOM as the Director General, 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 Thi Thu Ha (from September 2004)

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

  • Internet Technologies Adviser (part-time): Mr Nguyen An Que (from March 2019)

  • Development & Communications Adviser (volunteering): — VACANT

  • An Accountant (part-time): Ms Dong Thi Hong Tham (from August 2016)

 Organisational Structure