Vietnam Program Advisor/ Expert

New Energy Nexus - Vietnam Program Advisor/ Expert

NEX Vietnam Program

New Energy Nexus ( is a smart energy startup support initiative. We support energy entrepreneurs throughout the region to create new innovative energy startups that will help to build Vietnam’s clean energy economy.

New Energy Nexus started in Southeast Asia in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to build an ecosystem of clean energy entrepreneurs working on solutions to address this regional energy growth and the climate change situation.

New Energy Nexus launched its Vietnam program in March 2019. We are now looking for a part-time Advisor based in Ho Chi Minh City. The position will support the Program Manager in providing strategic advice and partnership opportunities for the Nexus Vietnam program to ensure successful implementation of the energy startup program and related activities.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Detailed scope of work will be defined upon the availability and qualifications of the candidate.

Strategic Advisory, Startup Support, Partnership & Fundraising Activities

  • Support the Program Manager in defining strategic direction of the program
  • Review startups’ applications for NEX VN program and contribute input to the startup selection process
  • Review and support the program design, structure corporate programs in partnership with energy corporations
  • Provide business support and advisory services to startups joining our incubation and acceleration program
  • Facilitate NEX VN workshops, boot-camps, training programs on different business topics, including but not limited to: strategy, product development, business development, marketing, HR, finance and others – Core curriculum has been developed but more detailed input is required to complete these sessions
  • Advise suitable trainers or experts to join the NEX VN program
  • Source suitable qualified startups to join NEX VN program
  • Contribute to the development of network with potential partners, investors and funders to develop the VN program in the long run.

The position will be part-time upon program need and availability of the candidate and based in Ho Chi Minh City.


  • Minimum 10 years of professional working experience, ideally with startup incubator and accelerator programs or smart energy entrepreneurship sector
  • MBA or related education on business administration & entrepreneurship
  • Strong influential network in the startups community, including incubators, accelerators, investors and relevant service providers; as well as the clean energy community
  • Capability to deliver results in a professional manner and highly adaptable in a startup environment with speed and change
  • Capability to identify technology and market trends of the smart energy sector in Vietnam and globally
  • Professional fluency in English and Vietnamese

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV with 3 contacts for reference to [email protected]

Applications will be accepted by September 15th, 2019.

The subject line email of the application should follow this format: Nexus VN Advisor_FirstName_LastName.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Compensation is competitive and in line with local standards.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
New Energy Nexus
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2019-09-15