Project Officer - Vocational Training Program in Electricity and Automotive


The European Institute of Cooperation and Development (IECD) is a French non-governmental organization founded in 1988 and operating in the field of social and economic development in partnership with local institutions.

IECD’s main sectors of action are vocational training and professional integration, assistance to micro and small enterprises and access to education and health for the most vulnerable.

The Seeds of Hope program aims to allow young people to have access to interesting jobs with opportunities for development in the fields of electricity, energy and automotive maintenance, by reducing the gap between companies’ needs and students’ skills. In partnership with companies and vocational training centers, the program focuses on:

- upgrading the training curricula
- providing equipment for the technical practice
- training the trainers
- developing the « Guidance & employment » activities.

The program has been launched in 2007 in Lebanon and has then been implemented in Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

In 2017, the project is launched in Ho Chi Minh City in partnership with two vocational training centers.

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Under the responsibility of the Seeds of Hope project manager and with her assistance, the project officer will be involved throughout the project. He will mainly focus on following missions:

1. Relationships with project’s stakeholders:

The project officer will take an active part to the relationships with the partners of the project (training centers, companies, institutions etc.) at different stages of the project:

- Job market analysis
- Curriculum upgrade
- Creation and follow-up of a companies network, in order to organize « Guidance & employment » activities for the students
- Training of Trainers: identify the needs and organize the trainings

2. Technical referent of the project

The project officer will in charge of the technical follow-up of the project by:

- Auditing the existing equipment at the partner schools (electricity and automotive maintenance laboratories)
- Defining the priorities in terms of equipment upgrade
- Ordering the equipment and organizing the logistics together with the suppliers and the partner schools
- Organizing the training of the trainers on the new equipment

3. Regular reporting and follow-up

He / she will participate to:

- The definition and implementation of success indicators
- The regular follow-up and reporting (internal and external), activity reports writing etc.
- The follow-up of alumni’s professional integration

4. Communication:

- Create communication tools (flyers, video etc.)
- Communicate on the project for external and internal purposes (newsletter, website, Facebook page etc.)

5. General support to the Project manager for project’s day-to-day operations:

- Support for events organization (job fairs, ceremonies etc.)
- Translations and interpretation


Education: University Degree, preferably engineering or technical diploma

Experience: At least 2-3 years working experience in a technical field (energy, automotive) or in the training sector.

Skills and qualities expected:

- Good proficiency in spoken and written English and Vietnamese; French would be appreciated
- Technical knowledge in the Electricity and Energy and / or Automotive Maintenance sector
- Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Experience in Training, Pedagogical aspects
- Knowledge of the Vocational Training context and of the job market in Energy and Automotive maintenance in Vietnam
- Good organizational skills
- Good interpersonal communication, good representation with public and private partners
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment
- Ability to work under pressure and to maintain deadlines


Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Salary: according to profile and work experience

Start: as soon as possible


Send your Resume & Cover letter to [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2017-03-30