National Project Manager

The Swiss Cooperation Office for Vietnam (SCO) is the representative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). It is responsible for the coordination of the Swiss Development Cooperation of the Swiss Government in Vietnam.

SDC is supporting a RIICE project (Remote sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging economies) in selected Asian countries. The main objective is to increase food security and reduce vulnerability of rice smallholders by helping in setting up better and affordable rice yield information systems opening the way to new rural services such as insuring against crop flood and drought losses (more information on:

For the RIICE project in Hanoi, SDC is looking for a NATIONAL PROJECT MANAGER
The National Project Manager (PM) contributes to the implementation of the project’s main goal and shall be responsible to oversee the deliverables of the two project outcomes. The PM is also responsible for providing professional advisory services, networking and cooperation with all partners.


* Masters/MSc or doctorate in an area that is related to the project objectives
* 5-7 years’ professional experience, with at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
* Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer applications
* Proven track record in a managerial position
* Fluent written and oral knowledge of the English language
* Background in project management in a development context
* Knowledge on microfinance, insurance, agricultural issues, financial inclusion and/or rural financial development highly desirable
* Experience in dealing with private sector, NGOs, government offices, national research institutes
* Excellent networking, presentation and personal communication skills
* Able to work independently and efficiently in a dynamic environment and under time pressure
* Willing and able to travel
* Willingness to up-skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

The position is full-time but part-time employment options can be considered.For detail responsibilities and tasks of the PM, please look at the TOR attached Or visit our website at

Interested candidates for this position should submit their written application in English together with their curriculum vitae (incl. recent photo, working references) and a short letter of motivation explaining why you might be the ideal candidate for this position and if you are available for a full time job or a part time job only to [email protected] and one hard copy to

Swiss Cooperation Office Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi Central Office Building, 16th floor
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street,
Hanoi, Vietnam
G.P.O. Box 42

Closing date for applications is January 10, 2012.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Applications will not be returned. Please no telephone contact after submitting the application.Please see the attachment for further information.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Swiss Cooperation Office for Vietnam (SCO)
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2013-01-10