Program Officers

For the new program Development of Organic and Fair-trade Cocoa in Vietnam (Eco-Cacao), Helvetas, the Swiss Association for International Cooperation is looking for two experienced and highly motivated national staff based respectively in Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces.

Main responsibilities
- Work closely with the provincial partners and the program management team to coordinate, provide technical assistance, and conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Program activities at field level in order to contribute to reach the outcomes formulated in the Program Document.
- Assist the farmer organizations in technical, management and organizational aspects in order to fulfill the requirements of organic and fair-trade certifications.
- Support provincial partners with financial management, planning and reporting to ensure the effective compliance of Helvetas and the Program policies for effective implementation of program activities
- Prepare logistics and facilitate training for both local partners and farmers, and act as a master trainer (Training of Trainer) in his/her areas of competencies where relevant.
- Proactively facilitate the linkage between the private sector, the farmer organizations, the provinces and the other partners.

Required qualifications
- B.Sc. in agriculture, rural development or related fields, with at least 3 years of field experience in development program/projects.
- Basic knowledge in participatory extension methods and good understanding of organic and fair-trade, rural development and gender and social inclusion issues in Vietnam.
- Ability to communicate in English (spoken and written), computer literate on MS office software and on visualization methods and good communication and facilitation/visualization skills.
- Good team and outcome oriented spirit; ability to adapt to fast and dynamic changing conditions; willingness to travel; flexible and open minded.
- Knowledge and experience about cocoa cultivation in Vietnam will be an advantage.

Interested candidates should send applications to Ms. Nguyen Lam Giang, Eco Cocoa program manager at [email protected] or by post to P.O. Box 81, Hanoi, 298F Kim Ma Street, Hanoi before 15 October, 2009. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2009-09-15