Project Manager - Workers' Rights


Oxfam is a world-wide development organisation that mobilizes the strength and voice of people against poverty, inequality and injustice. Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. We are a confederation of 19 Oxfam organisations working together in more than 90 countries. Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end injustices.

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 marginalised women and men, and ensure that all citizens have the same opportunity to enjoy their rights.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic national candidate to fill the following position:

Reference number: PMWR181104

The post is a fulltime, fixed-term, two years contract with possible extension, based in Hanoi with frequent domestic travel in Vietnam.

Job Purpose:

  • To manage the strategy development and implementation of Oxfam Workers’ Rights Project in Vietnam in close co-operation with key actors, to achieve policy, attitude and practice change towards improved workers’ rights. Building workers’ rights movement as part of Oxfam Global citizenship cross cutting programme. And build synergy and linkages with other projects and programmes of Oxfam in Vietnam.

Report to: Programme manager


  • Lead the process to develop the strategy for Oxfam’s Workers' Rights Project in Vietnam.
  • Manage the overall implementation of the Workers' Rights Project including project planning and budgeting, identifying and maintaining direct contacts with partners, monitoring and supporting partners in project implementation and their organizational capacity development and overseeing financial management of the project.
  • Actively engage in discussions with partners and other stakeholders to develop programs that can foster external funding opportunities; Take lead in project related fund raising activities.
  • Be responsible for identifying, organizing, facilitating and if needed monitoring the capacity building processes for partners and other related stakeholders in the Workers' Rights Project.
  • Facilitate the development and actively engage in a network of organizations working on urban poverty and workers' rights issues.
  • Report to the Programme manager Governance unit on the progress made in the project development and implementation; Report to donors where required.
  • In liaison with Knowledge Management & Communications Unit, initiate and facilitate activities concerning knowledge & information management with local partners to strengthen the lessons learned; Support other Oxfam programme and project teams in integration of workers' right issues in their work and facilitate learning activities to strengthen capacities among Oxfam team; Lead the development of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) framework for the project.
  • Ensure the linkages and coherence of the workers’ rights project to the broader Oxfam in Vietnam programme, and with the overall global citizenship/movement building.
  • Create synergy with other components or projects of Oxfam in Vietnam, such as CSR/labour rights standards, women rights and leadership.
  • Ensure linkage and collaboration of the country worker rights project with relevant regional and global programs of Oxfam and others and joining regional and cross-country influencing work on worker rights.
  • Ensure implementation of Oxfam’s operational policies, procedures and guidelines (especially gender equity, child protection) in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
  • In liaison with Advocacy & Campaign Unit, represent and communicate Oxfam’s public policy and advocacy positions on urban poverty and workers' rights as and when appropriate to institutions, government, international, national and local organizations as required.
  • Be the focal point on urban poverty and workers’ rights within Oxfam, with relevant Oxfam HOs, Oxfam knowledge hubs, and beyond Oxfam.



  • University degree/post graduate, preferably social science related or/and management;
  • Substantial knowledge about workers’ rights and familiarity with innovative approaches to address the related problems in Vietnam, and in the ASEAN as a plus;
  • Substantial working experience with development programmes in Vietnam;
  • Experience and skills in planning, developing, managing and monitoring development programmes/projects (including design, capacity building, partnership management, fund raising, report writing, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, advocacy, inter-agency networking and coordination etc.); Experience in resource management e.g. people, finances, assets;
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking; Ability to analyse development context and driving factors; Ability to ‘think politically’ by understanding motivations, pressures and challenges faced by different actors; Ability to influence others;
  • Good communications, presentation and facilitation skills; High level of written and spoken English and Vietnamese;
  • Outstanding social and intercultural skills;
  • Good computer skills (writing and spreadsheet programmes);
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of Vietnam.

Gross Annual Salary Range: VND 478,755,174 – VND 718,132,761

The closing date for application: 6th January 2019

How to Apply: Interested candidates can send your application including motivation letter and curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number PMWR181104 to [email protected].

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

Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer

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Sun, 2019-01-06