Management Structure and Staff

VUFO-NGO Resource Centre Steering Committee

The Steering Committee has the responsibility to govern, oversee, and decide on policy issues of the NGO Resource Centre, as well as to provide guidance, support, and oversee the activities of the two co-directors. The Steering Committee meets once every quarter and consists of 11 members.

The Vietnamese side is represented by five Steering Committee members, appointed by Vietnamese agencies, departments and committees responsible for the work of INGOs in Vietnam. The Vietnamese representatives are all directors or deputy directors within their respective agencies, and are members of the INGO Working Group, which is an advisory group to the Committee for Foreign NGO Affairs (COMINGO). The following agencies are represented on the Steering Committee:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organisations Department

  • Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO)

  • People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM)

  • Central Commission for External Relations of the Communist Party of Vietnam

  • Ministry of Public Security

The INGO members are currently represented by six elected country directors/representatives of member organisations. Elected representatives serve two-year terms. Eligibility criteria and election procedures are outlined in the Guidelines for the election of INGO Representatives to the Resource Centre Steering Committee. The six INGO representatives on the Steering Committee, as of March 2018, are:

  • Ms Hoang Phuong Thao, Country Director - ActionAid International Vietnam

  • Ms Tran Thu Huyen, National Director - World Vision Vietnam

  • Ms Sharon Kane, Country Director - Plan International Vietnam

  • Mr Michael R. DiGregorio, Country Representative - The Asia Foundation Vietnam

Staff at the NGO Resource Centre

The management of the Resource Centre is carried out by two co-directors:

  • An expatriate Managing Co-Director, Mr Marko Lovrekovic (from 2009), who works full-time at the Resource Centre and is responsible for the day-to-day management and representation of the centre

  • A Vietnamese Co-Director, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Hung (from 2019), who is based full-time at PACCOM as the First Deputy Director General, and provides guidance and support to the expatriate co-director and Resource Centre staff in carrying out their work

The other staff positions at the NGO Resource Centre are:

  • Senior Working Groups Coordinator (full-time): Ms Phan Thi Thu Ha (from September 2004)

  • Administrator (full-time): Ms Bui Thi Kim Ngan (from May 2012)

  • Internet Technologies Adviser (part-time): Mr Nguyen An Que (from March 2019)

  • Development & Communications Adviser (full-time): Mr Dominik Langen (from March 2018)

  • An Accountant (part-time): Ms Dong Thi Hong Tham (from August 2016)

NGO Resource Centre Organisational Chart