Programme Advisor for Organic Social Enterprise

Organization Overview
Founded in 2006, Action or the City is a young, dynamic and innovative local non-governmental organization. Our programs now focus on three key areas: (i) promoting a sustainable lifestyle through behavior change projects in workplaces, neighborhoods, and in schools; (ii) supporting the production and consumption of organic produce and (iii) improving public spaces.
With growing project portfolios of quality projects focusing on urban areas, we are committed to making Hanoi a livable city for all. Examples of our work in improving public spaces, creating access to environmentally friendly products and adopting sustainable habits at home, workplaces and schools are on our website:
Since 2008, with funding from AusAID, Action for the City has supported farmers in Soc Son, Hanoi to grown organic vegetables. In December 2010 Action for the City received support from SPARK to develop a social enterprise to distribute organic vegetables. For more information, please see 
The position of a Program Advisor is now required to meet the rapid development of the organization.

Position Overview
The main purpose of this position is to advise the management of the social enterprise on business development. The Program Advisor will report to the Program Manager. This position requires skills and knowledge in business management and or projects related to value chain.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Implement the business plan of the social enterprise.
- Coach the management of the social enterprise in human resource, sales and financial management
- Develop and implement a marketing and sales plan, ensure to achieve sales targets
- Implement and periodically review the business standard processes

-  Bachelor’s degree or higher in business
- A minimum of three years professional experience as a team leader or higher operational management position in business or business project management
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Vietnamese

- Work experience with an NGO or international development organization
- Experience in projects that involve farmers

To be successful as a member of the Action for the City team, you will also:
- Have a passion and a strong desire to be part of the development of an up-and-coming non-profit organization
- Have a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
- Be an innovative, creative thinker and effective in delivering results and have a high attention to detail – you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
- Be both self-confident and humble
- Be a motivated learner
- Work well independently and as part of a team

The salary for this position is competitive.

Application Procedure
Please send your cover letter and resume via email by 20 September 2011 to [email protected] with the email title: Your Name_ PA application. Please include 3 references in your resume.
All candidates will be informed of the outcomes by 21 September 2011.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview after 21 September 2011.

You are welcome to visit their website for more information about their current projects and activities. They are happy to answer your inquiries by email or arrange for a quick visit to the office (1 Pham Ngu Lao, Hanoi)

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Action or the City
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2011-09-20