Project Technical Monitoring Officer for Rice Agronomy

Project Technical Monitoring Officer

for Rice Agronomy

(National position, based in Ha Noi)

(Employment contract)

SNV ( is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalysing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+.  

Weseek a Project Technical Monitoring Officerfor Rice Agronomy for the AgResults Vietnam GHG Emissions Reduction Pilot (AVERP).

AVERP aims to develop, test and scale up innovative technologies, tools, and approaches to reduce GHG emissions in the land cultivation and production stages for rice, while reducing poverty, protecting the environment and preparing for climate change. The pilot utilizes a pull mechanism, an innovative finance mechanism that provides monetary incentives to overcome market barriers, in order to spur a diverse pool of actors (“Solvers”) to achieve significant GHG emissions reductions. The pilot will be implemented in Thai Binh province in the Red River Delta for the period of 2017 – 2021.

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Project Technical Monitoring Officer for Rice Agronomy will be responsible for contributing to the agronomic and yield verification and modelling design, co-overseeing and co-monitoring all PilotVerification activities on agronomic management practices and cropping yield of selected Solvers, support the Team Leader as necessary with the operations of the Pilot.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Pilot design and mobilisation phase

  • Collaborate with the Secretariat and Team Leader to assist in the finalization of a verification design including agronomic performance baseline survey, field-based agronomic management practices verification process and work plan/field schedules

  • Assist in the preparation of series of documents on Contest Rules and Regulations, Dispute and Fraud Management Process, quarterly and annual reports to the Secretariat, annual work plan and others

  • Assist with the organisation and conduct outreach to potential Solvers; and other public announcement activities

  • Assist with the review and scoring of Solver’s technical applications and oversight of activities

  1. Pilot implementation phase

    1. Field-based yield and agronomic management practices monitoring and verification (Phase 1) and Modelling (Phase 2)

Co-oversee and monitor closely the work done by the Verification team, field-based extension workers mobilized for field agronomic data collection and experiment plot management and selected Solvers to ensure consistency in the technical proposal and work plans. Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Liaise with the Verification team to coordinate all field agronomic data sampling, monitoring, calibrating and validating the yield modelling

  • Perform cross-checks on all data sets collected by the  Verification team and the field-based extension workers; and maybe the Solvers; record and update regularly them in the database and tracker

  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly field management reporting to the Team Leader

  • Develop database and analyse the field agronomic data set from all Solvers crop by crop; and ready for use for the prize scoring process among Pilot Manager, Verifier and the Secretariat

2.2 General operational management and support

  • Provide operational support including communications & reporting, outreach and research as may be required

  • In collaboration with the Team Leader, liaise with project stakeholders as assigned

  • Liaise with the Independent Evaluator as needed

  • Provide any other advisory services as may be requested by the Steering Committee, Secretariat and Pilot Manager team


General Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 03-05 years of experience of field agronomic data collection and data analysis; field monitoring and verification with an eye towards identifying fraud, preferably in the field of rice cultivation in the Red River Delta.

  • Bachelor’s degree required in crop management in agriculture or related; knowledge and experience of conducting agricultural statistics, economics or other related field preferred. Knowledge and experience in yield modelling for rice is an asset.

  • Excellent analytical, project management, time management, and problem solving abilities.

  • Willingness to travel frequently to Thai Binh province

  • Willingness to act ethically with all stakeholders including the Verifiers and Solvers in all settings  and treat all project information and data on each and all Solver’s protocols with absolute confidentiality

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills both in English as well as Vietnamese.

  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and reading comprehension abilities.

  • Computer literacy, including MS Access database, MS Excel, MS Project 2010, MS Outlook, MS Word and other Microsoft Office programs. Training in SPSS and/or STATA a plus.

Type of Contract: Employment contract.One year contract, with the possibility of an additional three year extension.

Desired start date:  As soon as possible.

How to apply:  Please send your application letter and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to [email protected] by 25th August 2017. Successful applicant is expected to start the full-time employment in January 2017.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis to identify appropriate candidates as soon as possible.  Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2017-08-25