Project Coordinator


Recruitment Position:      Project Coordinator

Specialty:                        Environmental Protection, Natural Resource Management and Community Development

Working location:            Head Office of MCD in Hanoi and areas of MCD’s operation in other provinces/cities

About MCD

Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD) is a Vietnamese non-state scientific and technological organization established in 2003, working in the field of promoting effective management of coastal & marine natural resources and environment, and improving the development of coastal communities, towards sustainable development in the coastal areas.

MCD has had work experience in over ten coastal provinces, mobilized resources for and implemented over 80 development projects and science and technology service contracts at different scales, cooperated with domestic and international agencies, organizations and enterprises. MCD development projects, science and technology service contracts integrate the two key themes of (1) Coastal and marine natural resource management, ecosystem conservation, environment protection; and (2) Sustainable livelihoods and coastal community development. MCD also promotes the integration of cross-cutting issues such as gender equality, marine plastic waste reduction, climate change adaptation, and engagement of youth and communities.

In order to strengthen its workforce, meet human resources demand for current and future works and the need to improve the quality of professional activities and organizational development, MCD opens recruitment for a Project Coordinator.

This is an opportunity for a mature professional to work for an organization devoted to the environment and community in implementing development projects/contracts, to share interest and to contribute relevant expertise in environmental protection, natural resources management and community development for sustainable development of coastal areas.

Job description

  1. Develop required technical contents and provide technical coordination, with strong knowledge and experience in natural resources & environmental management, ecosystem conservation, solid and plastic waste management, climate change, sustainable livelihood, partnership enhancement, sustainable development, etc. for the activities of the assigned development projects/science and technology service contracts and general activities of MCD;
  2. Develop overall workplans for the development projects/science and technology service contracts and activity plans in close consultation with colleagues, implement and/or coordinate the implementation of the planned activities, and monitor, supervise, report on the activities and the development projects/science and technology service contracts (including work and fund);
  3. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships, coordinate partners and consultants related to the relevant areas of work responsibility, as required by the development projects/science and technology service contracts and MCD;
  4. Cross-coordinate with the related professional teams and supporting units in MCD in planning and implementing the development projects/science and technology service contracts and the assigned tasks;
  5. Report on the activities and the development projects/science and technology service contracts at the request of MCD and relevant partners; and report to the direct supervisor and MCD leaders when required;
  6. Contribute technical expertise and managerial inputs for organizational development including capacity building and fund raising; Participate in resource mobilization and organizational management as assigned;
  7. Contribute professional contents and practices, and support or coordinate the implementation of communications and community engagement activities of the development projects/science and technology service contracts and MCD;
  8. Participate in developing cooperation relationship and network connections with domestic and foreign partners from the public, private and community sectors for MCD operations.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Bachelor degree or postgraduate degree in one or more of the following fields: Environmental engineering, coastal and river engineering, environmental management, environmental science, natural resource management, environmental economics, oceanography, ecology, fisheries management, community development, sustainable development, or related topics;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in relevant fields (experience working with international NGOs, national science and technology organizations or development projects is an advantage);
  • Have a desire to develop a career related to environmental management, environmental engineering, natural resources management, development economics, community development in coastal and marine areas;
  • Be able to preside over and coordinate the implementation and completion of development projects/science and technology service contracts within the organization's operations;
  • Be able to go for regular field trips in coastal areas, and participate in national, regional and international events;
  • Have a desire to further develop in both professional and managerial dimensions in a science and technology organization that works for the environment and community;
  • Have excellent skills in analysis, synthesis and report writing;
  • Have good ability in presentation, social communications and interactions;
  • Be competent in computers and common applications, internet and social networking applications;
  • Be able to work effectively both in teams and independently;
  • Be strongly competent in English and Vietnamese languages in all skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing);
  • Be honest, sociable, responsible and eager to learn.

Salary and benefits: The selected candidate will receive competitive salary and benefits corresponding to their qualifications, competencies and experience.

Duration: Probationary period of forty-five (45) days. If the probation is successful, an official labour contract will be offered. The contract term will comply with the provisions of Vietnamese labour law and depends on the personal capacity and the needs of the organization.

How to apply:

Interested candidates will submit job applications (in English and Vietnamese) in the suggested form, with most updated curriculum vitae and relevant qualifications, and provide the names and contact information of 2 people that MCD can check references, to the email address: [email protected] before April 30, 2024.

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Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2024-04-30