Chief of Party

Chief of Party, Vietnam Strengthening Provincial Capacity Project
Based in Hanoi with travel to other provinces
(The position is contingent upon award, anticipated to start in the spring of 2019.)

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in 28 developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and provide innovative, market-driven solutions in Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.


In preparation for an upcoming request for proposal, SNV is currently seeking experienced Chief of Party (COP) candidates to propose for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Vietnam Strengthening Provincial Capacity Project. The purpose of this activity is to strengthen the capacity and build the sustainability of Vietnamese local institutions' provincial capacity building extension services to provide high quality, relevant interventions addressing capacity gaps, so that provincial officials can implement and measure economic governance reforms more effectively.

Candidate Profile

The Chief of Party will provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction for the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors, and focusing on achieving the desired results. This position will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients, and leading program-focused strategic planning and decision making. The Chief of Party will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners, other stakeholders, and other SNV programs. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, SNV, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The Chief of Party will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.

The resident COP is expected to have both the technical and management qualifications necessary to manage a USAID?funded local governance program. The COP will possess the requisite leadership qualities, management experience, broad technical expertise, professional reputation, and interpersonal skills needed to fulfill the diverse managerial and technical requirements of the program description.


  • Fifteen (15) or more years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of local governance, government strengthening, capacity building, public administration, decentralization, government accountability, and/or other related areas;
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience as a Chief of Party (COP) or similar senior management position for projects of a similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience working in developing countries, with a strong preference for experience in Vietnam or Southeast Asia.
  • Master’s degree or higher in public policy, public administration, political science, law, international development, or in a closely related field is required;
  • Proven success managing a multi?million dollar USAID-funded contract or grant.
  • Thorough understanding of USAID policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience leading coalitions, coordinating with and advocating among a broad set of diverse stakeholders including communities, local and national governments, donors, INGOs and local partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with USAID, host government, civil society partners and personnel, bilateral and multilateral donors and implementers of complementary programs.
  • Proven leadership in overall project management and a strong track record of meeting targets and deadlines for a project of similar scope and size.
  • Fluency in English is required

Contract Duration: One year initially with the possibility of extension

Start date: Early 2019

Duty Station: Hanoi, Vietnam

Working at SNV

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a highly professional and diverse working environment.

How to apply?

Please send your application letter and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to [email protected] by 9th November, 2018. All information will be in the strictest confidence.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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