Project Manager - Gender Justice

Oxfam in Vietnam vacancy


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) working togetherwith partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in 67 countries and 7 regions.

Oxfam in Vietnam is working to seek transformative changes in policies, practices and beliefs in ways that will fundamentally improve the lives of poor and marginalized women and men, and ensure that all citizens have the same opportunity to enjoy their rights.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Team purpose:

To work directly with Oxfam’s beneficiaries and broad range of partners, including development actors, governments, private sector, research institution and media to overcome poverty and suffering; and advocate and campaign for policy, attitude and practice change to help achieve Oxfam’s strategic change objectives in Vietnam, in Asia, and globally.

Job purpose:

  • Contribute to the fulfilment of Vietnam Goal 1: gender equality and women’s agency;
  • Achieving respect for diversity and ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life;
  • Manage projects under Gender Justice program, ensure effective delivery through provision of high quality overall management of project cycle from designing, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, to documentation of project results and learning;
  • Act as gender specialist to influence and advise internal and external stakeholders in gender justice and women rights related issues.

Internal Job Grade:   C2
Contract:                 Fixed term, 2 years with possible extension
Reporting to:            Programme Manager – Gender Justice
Location:                  Vietnam office in Hanoi

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Be member of Oxfam gender team to take responsibility for the implementation of the gender justice goal as guided in Oxfam Country Strategy;
  • Lead the development and implementation of projects to promote women empowerment and leadership in Vietnam. Particular focus is promoting women economic empowerment and the application of Gender Action Learning System approach in Vietnam;
  • Provide hands on gender mainstreaming guidance to other programmes;
  • Actively engage in discussions with partners and other stakeholders on fostering external funding and develop programs/projects with partners and others for fundraising;
  • Initiate and facilitate activities concerning knowledge & information management with colleagues and local partners to strengthen the effectiveness and implementation of programmes and lessons learned;
  • Facilitate the networking between partners and relevant external actors like knowledge & research institutes, and initiate and facilitate reports and any publications in the area of work;
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with partners and authorities at national and local level to ensure smooth operation of the projects in charge;
  • Work closely with partners in implementing the projects according to plans and commitments with the donors;
  • Ensure project finance management in accordance with Oxfam policies and procedures as well as donors’ requirements in cooperation with finance and funding specialists;
  • Ensure project reporting to meet Oxfam and donors requirements;
  • Act as Oxfam’s representative at local and national level with local authorities, partners etc. as required;
  • Be a member of Oxfam’s team; participating in appropriate staff meetings, planning sessions and on-going liaising as needed.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge


  • Have a relevant education at academic level, preferably in a development-related field and/or gender issues;
  • Can demonstrate a minimum of 5 – 7 years in a similar position, and have a strong understanding of international development issues; familiarity with the rights based approach and a commitment to a gender and feminist approach;
  • Proven experience in using participatory methods such as Participatory Learning and action (or PRA participatory rural appraisal) methods;
  • Proven experience of programme development and management; successful fundraising and influencing experience;
  • Have conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking with ability to analyse development context and driving factors, in particular in relation to policy and practice in gender work;
  • Experience in capacity building, partnership management;
  • Deep knowledge about key gender issues in Vietnam and extensive practice in mainstreaming gender in programming;
  • Have good communication skills and fluent command of Vietnamese and English both in writing and speaking;
  • Are willing and able to travel to remote areas of Vietnam, and potentially within the Asia region.


  • Have organisational and administrative experience and qualities;
  • Have direct experience working with non-governmental organisations;
  • Have outstanding social and intercultural skills;
  • Understanding of LGBTI, their rights and issues.

Gross Annual Salary Range: VND 478,755,174 – VND 754,039,399     

How to apply

Interested candidates can send your application including motivation letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]

The closing date for application:  15th November 2020

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer

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Sun, 2020-11-15