About the organization:
The Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance, Belgium (VVOB) is implementing a participatory (agricultural) extension programme for the period 2008-2012 in Vietnam. The Agriculture programme aims to strengthen methodological extension skills, in particular participatory extension skills, of stakeholders involved in agricultural extension, to contribute to a better performing extension system in 5 provinces of Southern Vietnam (Binh Phuoc, Ba Ria- Vung Tau, An Giang, Hau Giang, and Soc Trang).
This programme is supported by the Mekong Delta development research Institute (MDI – Can Tho University – Can Tho) and the institute of agricultural Science for South Vietnam (IAS – HCMC).
Partners for the implementation are the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Agricultural (and fishery) extension centre, Women’s Union, and Farmers’ Association in the 5 provinces.

The selected applicant will:
Be responsible for the implementation of the activities of the PAEX programme, by coordinating, organising, supporting and capacity building. Following are the main responsibilities:
- Develop and ensure good relationship with the partners;
- Coordinate and manage the activities with the partners within MDI and IAS and especially in the 5 provinces;
- Promote participatory approaches in the agriculture extension and DARD a.o. through dialogue, supporting institutionalization, (suppoting the) organization of training, development of materials
- Assure the quality of the training sessions by a.o. organising follow up activities
- Report on project activities and results;
- Sound financial management;
- appropriate M&E of the programme and capacity building in partners
- Programme planning and budget activities.
- Other duties as required

Requirements and competencies:
- This position is for Vietnamese citizens living in the South only (preferably in Can Tho, or neighbour provinces with the willingness of reallocating to Can Tho)
- Have minimum 5 years work experience in project management
- Have good knowledge and experience in participatory M&E and methodology institutionalisation
- Have relevant experience in extension and/or training;
- Have an understanding of agricultural extension and DARD system and policies
- Have a vision on how the participatory approaches can be developed and strengthened in the agricultural extension;
- Be able to work independently and in a team;
- Be proactive, flexible and creative;
- Have excellent  knowledge and skills in English, both written and oral;
- Have excellent communication skills;
- Able and willing to travel regularly

Duty station
This full time position will be located preferably in Can Tho city. Regular working trips to the 5 provinces and Ho Chi Minh city are part of the assignment.

Remuneration and benefits
Salary and package benefit according to EU-UN cost norms 2009.

Starting date
As soon as possible.

Up to 31/12/2012

Candidates for the position are requested to submit letters of application and CV in English before 5th January 2011: email to [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject 2011 PAEX coordinator application_your name

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2011-01-05