Project Manager

Project Manager - Field Services Support Project, Vietnam

Cowater is currently recruiting a Project Manager for a proposal we are developing for Global Affairs Canada’s Field Services Support Project (FSSP) in Hanoi, Vietnam. This position, conditional on the project being awarded to Cowater, is full-time and based in Vietnam.

The Field Services Support Project will support Canada’s programming in Vietnam by offering technical, research, logistical, procurement and administrative support to Global Affairs Canada’s activities and initiatives.


Advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as political sciences, law, international development, economics, finance, business administration, project management, social sciences, engineering, applied sciences

Candidates should be able to demonstrate additional trainings/courses in subjects such as project management; public administration; international development; procurement management; results-based management; human resources management; conflict management; financial management; capacity building or coaching approach; and gender equality or gender sensitivity

Minimum Experience:

  • Previous experience managing international development programming - with a focus on long-term and high value programming;
  • Experience working with International Development Stakeholders including civil society organisations, the private sector, multilateral organisations, donors, as well as local or national governments;
  • Previous experience delivering international development programming in Vietnam or the ASEAN region;
  • Demonstrated experience managing international development project(s) with a minimum annual budget of more than $1.5 million CAD;
  • Providing overall quality and management oversight, leading the development of key organisational documents, reviewing and approving organisation budgets, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective management and international monitoring of project progress and results.

Key Skills/Responsibilities

  • Effective time management: able to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills: able to solve problems and/or identify when an issue should be elevated;
  • Able to work effectively in a dynamic team environment (working both independently and as part of a small team); and
  • ensuring the overall quality and management of all services offered by the project
  • Leading the preparation of all key project documents
  • reviewing and approving the project budget and financial reports
  • planning and coordinating administrative, financial and logistics management services
  • regularly communicating with the government of Canada staff, DRC government authorities, and other relevant project stakeholders
  • developing and maintaining networks of key stakeholders (government, civil society, other donors, private sector)
  • planning and coordinating procurement services of goods and services, including the procurement of technical specialist services through local and international competitive processes
  • analyzing, planning, directing and assessing the administrative tasks to be carried out by technical specialists, including timely submission of deliverables, adherence to basic professional requirements and alignment with activity specifications
  • supervising the management and quality of reporting and invoicing for services rendered;
  • ensuring the effective management and internal monitoring of project progress and results, including dealing with project issues and problems as they arise.

Language Proficiency:

Candidates must possess an advanced professional proficiency in English.

Employment Conditions:

Candidates must be able to live and work in the project country. The ideal candidate will already be living in/based in Vietnam

Application Process

Candidates are encouraged to apply by 15 January 2023/as soon as possible.

For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as followed: Candidate Last Name, First Name, date, Title of the Position.

Interested candidates are invited to send an application to [email protected]

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter responding to the selection criteria.
  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Contact details of three referees.

Cowater International is an equal opportunity employer, basing employment on merit and qualifications as they relate to professional experience and position expectations. Cowater does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, age, or any other basis protected by law.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

About Us

With more than 35 years’ experience, Cowater International is a global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our yearly award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2017. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec; London, United Kingdom; Nairobi, Kenya; and Brussels, Belgium, in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Aus4Equality|GREAT Program
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2023-01-15