Local Programme Coordinator

About the organisation
The Flemish Office for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance, Belgium (VVOB) is implementing 2 programmes which are basic education programme and agriculture extension programme for the period 2008-2010 in Vietnam (possible extension up to 2013). The basic education programme aims to improve the quality of lower secondary education in 5 provinces of North and Central Vietnam (Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh, Nghe An, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai) through an integrated support to the Active Teaching and Learning (ATL) change processes by means of Environmental Education (EE) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The programme consists of 3 components: strengthening of educational management, capacity building at the Teacher Training Colleges, and strengthening of social participation to education.
The EM component focuses on improvement of educational management competencies at provincial, district and school level to guide the Active Teaching and Learning change processes.
Partners for the implementation of this component are National Institute for Educational Management (NIEM) and the Department of Education and Training in five provinces (Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh, Nghe An, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai).

Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered
- work with a programme coordinator and assist in guiding and supporting local teams in Hanoi and in the five programme provinces
- plan and organize training sessions for educational managers and inspectors officials of the 5 provinces
- assure the quality of the training sessions, and are able to give training him/herself
- organize follow-up activities to the training in the provincial educational institutions
- promote self study to team members
- report on project activities and results
- manage a sound component finance
- Other responsibilities may be
- adapt modules of the educational management curriculum 
- give advice to the local team in how to rewrite curriculum
- build up a knowledge center where ICT is central
- Other duties as required

Relevant Educational Diploma, or similar through experience

Skills and experience
- have experience in educational management
- experience in project management is an advantage
- have relevant and demonstrable experience in educational methodologies and innovations
- have knowledge of and experience in working with Vietnamese education system
- have excellent knowledge and skills in English, both written and oral
- have excellent communication and social skills
- have a participatory attitude
- be able to synthesize and report on the findings
- be able to take focused action with a view to obtain results
- be able to support a team in obtaining results, and to assist them explicitly in their professional development
- be able to work independently, flexibly and in a team
- be willing to regularly work in programme provinces
- feel at ease with working with senior professors, managers, directors…
- show integrity and creativity

This position will be located in Hanoi, at the NIEM institute (31 Phan Dinh Giot) and/or at the VVOB Programme-office where the EM coordinator coordinates with the programme coordinators of the teacher training, social participation components.
Regular working trips to the 5 programme provinces are part of the assignment.

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

As soon as possible,

Send CV and letter of motivation:
To [email protected] and [email protected]

BEFORE September 18, 2009

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2009-09-18