Programme Manager

Rutgers WPF (formerly World Population Foundation) is a Dutch Non Governmental Organisation aiming to improve sexual and reproductive health and ensuring sexual and reproductive rights in Asia, Africa and the Netherlands. Rutgers WPF has an exciting programme that focuses on the needs and rights of adolescents and young people. They are now seeking an energetic and capable person for the vacancy of:
Programme Manager
(initial contract to 31st December 2011)

Within the agreed programme framework, the Programme Manager will work flexibly as part of a team that manages projects, develops new programmes and advocates for better sexual and reproductive health. The work content will vary, and will include:
Project Management. For any project allocated to manage, the postholder will:
- Strengthen relationships with partners, governmental agencies and donors
- Work with partners and the team to develop project strategies and work plans;
- Facilitate meetings and discussions with partners on implementation issues;
- Organise and facilitate workshops;
- Participate in the development and review of all project documents;
- Prepare Terms of Reference for consultants and manage them;
- Coordinate, supervise and oversee project activities;
- Monitor the budget and manage the finances of project;
- Prepare reports according to Rutgers WPF standards;
- Conduct frequent field travel as required.
- Supervise, delegate and coach Programme Assistants allocated to the project

Programme Development
- Propose new projects/programme ideas
- Participate in the design and development of new projects
- Contribute to proposal writing and budgeting
- Liaise with other stakeholders as necessary in developing new projects

Networking and Advocacy
- Attend conferences and seminars in Vietnam or internationally
- Attend network meetings in Hanoi
- Contribute to advocacy and public awareness events/campaigns

They are looking for a candidate with the following attributes:

- At least 3 years working in the NGO sector in Vietnam
- Knowledge of, and interest in, public health and social development issues including gender and SRHR
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to plan and prioritise challenging workloads
- Ability to work effectively within a team and to supervise/coach staff
- Committed to achieving results
- Willingness to travel to project sites on a regular basis
- Flexibility in work including a willingness to learn and adapt to new situations
- Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
- Fluent English and Vietnamese, both spoken and written
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject

- Masters degree in a relevant subject
- Project Management experience
- Experience of working in the sexual and reproductive health field
- Track record in project proposal writing including budgets and logframes
- Experience in supervision and coaching

If you match the person specification, we would be delighted to receive your application. You should e-mail your CV, together with a cover letter which clearly explains your interest in the position and how you match the person specification, to:  [email protected]

Deadline for submission:  1700 on Friday 18th February 2011

Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the interview dates. Please do not contact by phone.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Rutgers WPF
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2011-02-18