Project Manager

Project Manager, Full-time, Hanoi, Vietnam

Application deadline: June 12, 2023

About Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) is the pioneer in the impact investing movement and a global leader in sustainability. We have transformed the financial system so that women, the environment, and underserved communities are finally given value and a voice in the global market. Over the past decade, we have built the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for impact investing (Impact Partners), operated award-winning enterprise technical assistance programs such as IIX ACTS, created innovative financial products such as the Women's Livelihood Bond™ Series, and established an Impact Institute and Research & Advisory to build the sustainable investing market. To date, our work has spanned 57 countries, unlocked US$288 million of private-sector capital, positively impacted over 159 million direct and household lives, and avoided over 1.83 million tons of carbon. The foundation of IIX's work is IIX Values™, an innovative impact verification solution for every organization, which effectively measures the social and environmental impact of an investment and gives value to the voices of the underserved. In 2022, IIX launched the Orange Bond Initiative™ to unlock $10 billion in the capital markets by 2030 and impact 100 million women in the last mile. The recent issuance of the Women’s Livelihood Bond™ 5 is now officially listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) as the world’s first Orange Bond. IIX’s numerous awards for its work include the Oslo Business for Peace Award, the P4G State-of-the-art Partnership Award, the UN Global Climate Action Award, and most recently the Environmental Finance's Award for Innovation. For more information about IIX, please visit

About a career with IIX:

You will join a highly effective team that will provide you with unparalleled hands-on exposure to the Impact Investing and Social Finance space. You thrive in tackling development issues and excel in creating solutions using structured strategies and innovative programs that address the world’s most pressing problems, from food security to inclusive finance to clean energy. You aim to become a global development leader and to get make a measurable difference through your work.

When you join IIX, you embark on a rewarding career in which we are heavily invested in your professional development as we will build on your strengths and help you gain new skills with training, coaching, encouragement, and guiding you in the right direction guidance. The skills you obtain and the exposure to the rapidly growing impact investing space will be invaluable as you advance in your career.

To be a successful member of the IIX team, you should exhibit PREM:

  • Passionate: Commitment to social finance and impact investing as a path to unlock society’s potential to effect social change is essential for a happy and successful tenure at IIX.• Resilient: Similar to our enterprises working in emerging markets, our IIX team members have strong mental and emotional fortitude and are able to recover quickly from difficulties or setbacks. We look for people with an adaptable and positive attitude and a strong sense of self-worth, which enables them to move forward and continue to strive for their goals even in the face of adversity.
  • Equitable: At IIX, we manage toward impact maximization and produce measurable and transparent returns – both social and financial. These results strengthen the ecosystem and transform existing realities by helping impact enterprises magnify their impact and scale. We are fair and impartial in our actions and ensure that we make objective and unbiased decisions based on facts and impact.
  • Maverick: While IIX is a seasoned stakeholder in the impact enterprise and impact investing space in Asia, we pride ourselves on creating new opportunities. We look for people with an independent and unorthodox approach to thinking and behaving. If you are someone who is non-conformist, innovative, and independent, often going against the grain, does not like following the crowd, and is not afraid to express your own opinions, we want you.

Some of our clients include foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Foundation, corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank and KKR, international non-profits such as Oxfam and World Vision, multilateral institutions such as the Asian Development Bank, UN Agencies such as UNDP, and government development agencies such as USAID and SIDA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

IIX is seeking a Project Manager for the Vietnam team. This position exists to support Country Director and lead project Implementation. On assigned projects of the country s/he supports, the role reports to the Country Director and may have other reporting lines depending on the project's complexity.

Key result areas:

  • Project Management and Execution: Deliver the project according to timelines, budget, and expectations/milestones.
  • Account Management: Act as a client advocate and work with internal departments to ensure that client needs are understood and satisfied.
  • Lead project design, report content, and coordinate project activities internally and externally

Main responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the coordination, implementation, control, and completion of the project.
  • Ensure project scope is delivered as designed with KPIs identified and met per
  • Create slide decks for client kickoff, meetings, and project close-out
  • Ensure complete & on-time delivery of all projects and their components
  • Develop close relations with the client project team but make sure all communications and decisions will be routed to the Country Director.
  • Support all client alignment meetings and serve as the primary point of contact on implementation activities
  • Ensure accurate, timely, and complete delivery of deliverables and reports.
  • Build and maintain good client relationships with no gross negatives among internal and external clients, stakeholders, and project proponents.
  • Utilize good project management and proactive problem-solving skills to address challenges
  • Establish a systematic course of action for self and others in order to accomplish objectives; determine priorities and allocates resources effectively.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least an undergraduate degree in the social sciences, economics, or business.
  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience, ideally in social sciences, economics, or business.
  • International development: Experience working in or with an internationally focused foundation, corporate foundation, for-profit, non-profit, or bilateral or multilateral donor; or
  • Operational Management: Experience working in or with growth-stage enterprises, ideally as an entrepreneur.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise and professional experience working in one of IIX sector specializations, namely, inclusive finance, renewable energy, technology access, healthcare, education, water and waste management, and sustainable agriculture.
  • Professional communication skills in English; additional languages highly desirable.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, high-performing team environment, building relationships with other team members and managing a range of responsibilities.
  • Field-level development work experience, preferably in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Must be a team player, with a passion for entrepreneurship and market-based solutions to poverty, and an understanding of the challenges of investing in the Asian markets served by IIX.
  • Positive and self-motivated attitude
  • Must be experienced and comfortable working in Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
  • Availability for periodic travel across the Asia Pacific.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in social sciences, economics, or business.
  • Emerging markets links: Strong networks with other investors, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners in the financial services industry value chain (banks, payment processors, money transfer organizations, mobile network operators).

Submission: Please submit a cover letter and a resume to IIX along with writing samples. An assessment test will also be required if you are shortlisted. Qualified candidates will be considered and contacted by a member of the IIX team for interviews and to discuss their skills, interest, and experiences. IIX is an equal-opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send applications to:

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2023-06-12