Programme Manager

Organization Overview
Founded in 2006, Action or the City is a young, dynamic and innovative local non-governmental organization. Their programs now focus on three key areas: (i) promoting a sustainable lifestyle through behavior change projects at workplaces, in neighborhood and in schools; (ii) equal employment opportunities and (iii) improving public spaces.

With growing project portfolios of quality projects focusing on urban areas, they are committed to making Hanoi a livable city for all. Examples of their work in improving public spaces, creating access to environmentally friendly products and adopting sustainable habits at home, workplaces and schools are on their website:

The position of a Program Manager is now required to meet the development of the organization.

Position Overview
The main purpose of this position is to ensure the timely and quality implementation of the projects and building up the expertise of the organization through continuous learning and ensuring synergy among different projects. The position provides direct support to the Executive Director in strengthening the organization through inputs to the strategic planning and coordination of activities to realize these plans.

The position is at the senior managerial level of the organization and will report directly to the Executive Director.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Program management
- Develop an implementation plan and budget plan for projects, together with project teams
- Oversee, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the projects. From time to time, being involved in delivering the project activities as required
- Provide timely support and guidance to the project management teams (including project staff and volunteers)
- Develop and deliver a plan to ensure the synergy between the projects and build up the organizations’ key competencies in areas such as behavior change, education for sustainable development, community development, community public space planning, community mobilization, youth leadership, and social enterprise management
- Facilitate trainings and mentor staff to produce quality work.
- Provide training and coaching to the project staff
- Represent Action for the City in different meetings, workshops and networks
- Liaise and provide regular report to donors
- Foster and strengthen the cooperation with stakeholders including national implementing agencies and partners and other organizations working in the same areas
- Stay updated on policies and on other organizations working on the same issues and in the same geographical areas
- Program development and fund raising

- Provide input to the plan to develop core funding for the projects
- Contribute to the development of new projects, including by taking part in conceptualizing and writing proposals for funding applications when possible
- Take initiative in identifying potential donors for new projects.

Financial management

Prepare  disbursement plans for projects
Ensure that the projects are managed in accordance with the approved budget and be responsible for monitoring expenditure against budget of all projects assigned and report to donors
Represent Action for the City at relevant meetings, workshops and events as required by the project or assigned by the Executive Director to share the organization’s knowledge
Take part in networking and working groups
Establish, maintain and strengthen the partnerships and collaborations with other organizations, local government and mass organizations in the project areas and foster the synergy/ collaboration options with other organizations of similar interests

Strategic planning and organizational development
Provide inputs to the development of organizational policies and strategic planning
Support the Executive Director in delivering the strategic plan
With the Executive Director, implement activities to increase program quality, and a learning organization


Bachelor’s degree
A minimum of four years professional experience in development work with an NGO, at least two years in a managerial position
Strong knowledge and understanding of sustainability, community development and behavior change
Solid hands on experience of working with communities
Strong strategic planning and management skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Vietnamese
Experienced user of Microsoft Office programs
Experienced in working in an urban context
To be successful as a member of the Action for the City team, you should also:
Have a passion and a strong desire to be part of the development of an up-and-coming non-profit organization
Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
Be an innovative, creative thinker and effective in delivering results– you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
Be both self-confident and humble
Be a motivated learner
Work well independently and as part of a team
Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
The salary for this position ranges from 10,000,000 -15,000,000 VND (net) based upon the experience of the candidate hired. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization and the chance to work with international leading experts in the fields of behavior change and community development.
Application Procedure

Please send your cover letter and resume via email by 14 August 2010 to [email protected] with the email title: Your Name_ PM application.

All candidates will be informed of the outcomes by 18 August 2010.

Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview after 20 August 2010.
The successful candidate is expected to start from 01 October 2010.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Action for the City
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2010-08-14