Program Officer – M&E/ Data

IDH – The sustainable trade initiative - IDH Vietnam Landscape/Coffee program

We are excited to be searching for a proactive and pragmatic Program Officer with an interest in supply chain sustainability to join our team, and we hope it’s you!

Your role

To ensure Landscape/Coffee programs and our portfolio projects in Vietnam is delivered on track, in alignment with established targets, IDH is looking for one (01) Program Officer who is able to oversee the assist in overseeing the monitoring, evaluation of the programs, including field level projects. In addition, the candidate will also provide support to ensure effective programs Operations. The role reports to the Vietnam Landscapes/Coffee Program Senior Program Officer, and receives technical guidance from the Central Highlands Technical Coordinator and the global M&E Advisor. The role will have extensive contact and liaison within internal departments and external partners.

This position relates to two of our key programs in Vietnam:

  1. The Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) Program, operational since 2015 in the Central Highlands. The ISLA operates under the following fundamentals: An integrated and cross-sectoral perspective tailored to the local landscape and local needs; Engagement of all relevant stakeholders, explicitly including the private sector perspective sourcing from the area; and Long-term commitment towards sustainable development of the landscape.
  2. The IDH Coffee program aims at improving efficiency of the coffee value chain and the quality of service delivery to farmers for sustainable coffee production. The Coffee program and the ISLA program are fully aligned to create larger impact at scale.

Key responsibilities

1. Monitoring and Evaluation (70%)

  • Support the roll-out of our corporate Result Measurement Framework and general quality assurance of the data collection and reporting across the Central Highland landscape, including but not limited to:
    • Be responsible for the operation of M&E system, encouraging the system adoption of IP and IDH staffs
    • Liaise with the Programs Coordinator/Manager to monitoring the implementation of FLPs (specifically on KPIs, quarterly and annually) as IDH requests, including reviewing reports, providing feedback to the field officers and partners, and consolidate and report to the Senior Program Manager on the progress of the projects (especially on the KPIs)
    • Implement the Primary data collection process – following the identified guidelines, with support from Field Officers and guidance from global M&E Advisor and Technical Coordinator.
    • Support overseeing the data quality control and data analysis (which is conducted by an external consultant)
    • Provide calculation for program strategy/project development using available data upon request
    • Update the function, database and system, if necessary.
  • Support the mid-term and end-term Program Evaluation and conduct relevant impact studies that can help collecting additional insights on the impact of their program
  • Collect required input for SourceUp platform on Compact/Project-level information/targets/results.
  • Collect required input for IDH monitoring tool such as Landscape Diagnostic Tool

2. Operations:

  • Annual Plan/Report: based on the input provided by the Program team and from M&E systems, support the preparation of Annual Reports/Annual Plans for the Programs
  • Communication: contribute insights (especially data-driven information) to develop communication and other materials
  • Learning:support the dissemination of knowledge in Central Highlands and Vietnam; identify and document the lessons learned based on local reality on the ground.

Who you are

  • You are an experienced project officer in the area of sustainable agriculture management and/or natural resources management. You combine technical knowledge with facilitation and negotiation skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. You have a solid understanding of the sustainability issues in agricultural supply chains, especially on coffee in the Central Highlands region.
  • Program Officer will be based in Hanoi or Hochiminh and will work in full -time manner under the personnel management of the Senior Program Officer.

What you bring

  • Bachelor degree (preferably Master) in relevant fields, such as data management/analysis, development, economics, environment, management
  • Experience with program/project M&E or data management, prefereably in the area of sustainable agriculture management and/or in natural resources management or relevant themes
  • Experience working in coffee sector or in Central Highlands is an advantage
  • Good facilitation and negotiation skills and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • An eye for details
  • Vietnamese speaking, with proficient English skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively to the Central Highlands area

We offer you.

A challenging, pivotal role within an impacting, international organization – and:

  • 40 hours work week;
  • all the work supplies you need to excellence in your role;
  • an open environment where you can grow and develop yourself;
  • 26 annual leave, travel cost allowance, etc.;
  • The position is full time, initially for one year, with the intention to extend. We offer a competitive salary and solid fringe benefits. The position based in Hanoi or Hochiminh, Vietnam.
  • Compensation will depend on an agreed work plan. The duration of the contract is for 1 year, with the opportunity to extend the contract afterwards.

For questions about this position, please contact Le Thi Huong Lan our HR Officer, at [email protected].


You can apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to [email protected], cc [email protected]

We encourage applicants to respond before April 10th, 2023.

Please note that candidates should be Vietnam nationals or have permission to work in Vietnam. 

At IDH sustainable trade initiative, we're committed to equal employment opportunity, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be a more equal opportunity workplace every day.

Who we are.

IDH puts people, planet, and progress at the heart of trade by leveraging the power of markets to create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all. To catalyse change at scale, IDH innovates, convenes, and invests in inclusive and sustainable solutions that enable businesses to create value for people and planet, while improving their own performance. To create the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time, IDH focuses on empowering people within corporations, the global financial sector and governments that have the most influence over value chains.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, IDH has around 300 employees globally, operating in 20 landscapes and 12 commodities and sourcing regions with over 1000 public and private partners. In 13 years of operation, IDH has generated over 390 M in private sector investment and support for new business models that create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all.

IDH’s work is made possible thanks to the funding and trust of a variety of public and private donors, among which the Governments of Netherlands, Denmark,and other government donors and private foundations.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2023-04-10