About the organization
The Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance, Belgium (VVOB) is implementing a participatory (agricultural) extension programme for the period 2008-2010 in Vietnam (possible extension up to 2013). The Agriculture programme aims to strengthen methodological extension skills, in particular participatory extension skills, of stakeholders involved in agricultural extension, to contribute to a better performing extension system in 5 provinces of Southern Vietnam (Binh Phuoc, Ba Ria- Vung Tau, An Giang, Hau Giang, and Soc Trang).

This programme is implemented in collaboration with the Mekong Delta development research Institute (MDI – Can Tho university – Can Tho) and the institute of agricultural Science for South Vietnam (IAS – HCMC).
Partners for the implementation are the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Agricultural (and fishery) extension centre, Women’s Union, and Farmers’ Association in the 5 provinces.

Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered
The selected applicant will:
- Be responsible for the implementation of the activities of the PAEX programme, by coordinating, organising, supporting and capacity building. Following are the main responsibilities:
- Develop and ensure good relationship with the partners;
- Coordinate and manage the activities with the partners within MDI and IAS and in the 5 provinces;
- Promote participatory approaches in the agriculture extension and DARD a.o. through training, development of materials (leaflets,…) 
- Assure the quality of the training sessions by a.o. organising follow up activities
- Report on project activities and results;
- Sound financial management;
- Programme planning and budget activities.
- Other duties as required

- This position is for Vietnamese citizens only
- Have a master degree in a relevant discipline
- Have minimum 5 years work experience in project management
- Have relevant experience in extension and/or training;
- it is an asset to have an understanding of agricultural extension and DARD system and policies;
- Have a vision on how the participatory approaches can be developed and strengthened in the agricultural extension;
- Be able to work independently and in a team;
- Be proactive, flexible and creative;
- Have excellent  knowledge and skills in English, both written and oral;
- Have excellent communication skills;
- Able and willing to travel regularly

Duty station
This full time position will be located in Can Tho city. Regular working trips to the 5 provinces are part of the assignment as well as to the programme offices (Can Tho / HCMC).

Remuneration and benefits
Salary and package according to EU-UN cost norms 2009 (including social and health benefits)

Starting date
As soon as possible.

Up to 31/12/2010 with possible extension up to 2013

Candidates for the position are requested to submit letters of application and CV in English by 13 November 2009: email to [email protected] and [email protected].

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Selection interviews are scheduled for 23 -25 November 2009.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Can Tho
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2009-11-13