Private Sector Engagement Specialist/Special Project Manager


Oxfam is a world-wide development organisation that mobilizes the strength and voice of people against poverty, inequality and injustice. Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. We are a confederation of 20 Oxfam organisations working together in more than 90 countries. Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end injustices.

Oxfam in Vietnam is working to seek transformative changes in policies, practices and beliefs in ways that will fundamentally improve the lives of poor and marginalised women and men, and ensure that all citizens have the same opportunity to enjoy their rights.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Vietnamese citizen/person to fill the following position:


Reference number: 180501PSE
The post is 2 years renewable contract.
The post is starting from July 2018, based in Hanoi with frequent travel.

Purpose of the job:

To manage the strategy development and implementation of Oxfam’s Private Sector Engagement Project in Vietnam through leading the project team and in close co-operation with key actors, to mobilize the private sector in pursuing Oxfam’s mission of tackling poverty and injustice.

Report to: Head of Program Unit


  • Lead the process to develop the strategy for Oxfam’s Private Sector Engagement Project in Vietnam.
  • Manage the overall project implementation including project planning and budgeting, identifying and maintaining direct contacts with partners, monitoring and supporting partners in project implementation and their organizational capacity development, and overseeing project financial management.
  • Actively engage in discussions with partners and other stakeholders to develop programmes that can foster external funding opportunities, take lead in project related fund raising activities.
  • Be responsible for identifying, organizing, facilitating and if needed monitoring the capacity building processes for partners and other stakeholders in the project.
  • Facilitate the development and actively engage in a network of organizations working on issues of private sector engagement.
  • Report to the Head of Programme Unit on the progress made in the project development and implementation; Report to donors where required.
  • In liaison with Knowledge Management & Communications Unit, initiate and facilitate activities concerning knowledge & information management with local partners to strengthen the lessons learned; Support other Oxfam programme and project teams in integration of private sector issues in their work and facilitate learning activities to strengthen capacities among Oxfam team. Lead the development of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) framework for the project.
  • Ensure implementation of Oxfam’s operational policies, procedures and guidelines, (especially gender equity, child protection) in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
  • Link country strategy to global initiatives, support and contribute to global advocacy initiatives.
  • Take the lead and/or contribute to national/multi-country/regional/global programming and fundraising.
  • In liaison with Advocacy & Campaign Unit, represent and communicate Oxfam’s public policy and positions on private sector as and when appropriate to institutions, government, international, national and local organizations as required.
  • Be the focal point on private sector engagement related issues within Oxfam, with relevant Oxfam HOs, Oxfam knowledge hubs, and beyond Oxfam.


  • University degree/post graduate, preferably in development or/and management.
  • Experience working with private sector and on private sector related issues. Experience in the field of value-chain development, multi-stakeholder approach and/or advocacy towards sustainable and responsible agribusiness sector development.
  • Be familiar with relevant national/international norms and guidelines towards CSR and private sector responsibilities e.g UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, UN Global Compact and Global Reporting Initiative, various FAO guidelines on land tenure and investments in agriculture.
  • Experience and skills in planning, developing, managing and monitoring development programmes/projects (including design, capacity building, partnership management, fund raising, report writing, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, advocacy, inter-agency networking and coordination etc.); Experience in resource management e.g. people, finances, assets.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking; Ability to analyse development context and driving factors; Ability to ‘think politically’ by understanding motivations, pressures and challenges faced by different actors; Ability to influence others.
  • Good communications, presentation and facilitation skills; High level of written and spoken English and Vietnamese.
  • Outstanding social and intercultural skills.
  • Good computer skills (writing and spreadsheet programmes).
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of Vietnam.

- Gross Annual Salary Range: VND684,660,222 – VND952,362,371
- The closing date for application: 31st May 2018
- How to Apply: Send your application including a motivation letter and Curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number 180501PSE to [email protected]

Oxfam offers an attractive benefit package justifiable to our donors. We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer

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Thu, 2018-05-31