Provincial Coordinator (Re-advertised)

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Provincial Coordinator
No. of positions: 02 (one in Son La and one in Lao Cai)
Location: Son La and Lao Cai with frequent travel
Period of Assignment: One year contract, with possible 3-year extension
Reporting To: Deputy Team Leader

Background: Founded in 1985, CowaterSogema International Inc. has built a global reputation for excellence in the world of management consulting in international development. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and with experience in more than 65 countries, CowaterSogema has established itself as Canada's leading management consulting firm in international development. Our clients include the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade
and Development Global Affairs Canada, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and many more. Join our team and be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team who is passionate about development and achieving sustainable results.

CowaterSogema is recruiting a Provincial Coordinator to support a socio-economic development initiative - Aus4Equality in Vietnam.

The Program aims to:

  • increase women’s economic empowerment
  • improved access to markets and more effective engagement in the agriculture and tourism value chains in ethnic minority regions of North-West Vietnam.
  • Improve coordination and policy in agriculture and tourism to promote gender equality.

Statement of Duty:

The provincial coordinator establishes a close working relationship with the program’s partners in the province, acting as a focal point between the partners, the GREAT team, the Provincial Program Management Unit, maintaining a strategic relationship between CowaterSogema and DFAT.

Specific Duties: Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Team leader, the Provincial Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Coordination and liaison: act as a focal point for GREAT in the province, establishing and maintaining working relationships with the PMU to ensure program planning and implementation
  • Assistance: together with the technical adviser of GREAT and the management of the sections to support partners in preparing the annual plan, compiling the report and smoothly implementing the activities. Facilitate partners to learn, connect and communicate with relevant organizations and networks.
  • Guiding partners to adopt new approaches and documentation of lessons
  • Identifying needs and facilitate capacity building activities for suitable partners,
  • Identifying outstanding issues to share with and learn from partners in your province and neighbouring province
  • Coordinating with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning and Communication Managers to plan and implement monitoring to ensure effective implementation of partner projects and of the whole program
  • Participating in seminars, internal discussions and with the stakeholders
  • Coordinating activities of GREAT office in the province to ensure coordination between Lao Cai and Hanoi GREAT offices

Required Qualifications:

  • Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Economics. At least 5 years working experience in project coordination and management
  • Demonstrate experience in organizing and managing quality capacity building activities
  • Demonstrate collaborative skills, build relationships with line departments, and partners.
  • Ability to communicate well with stakeholders (departments, non-profit organizations ... and community organizations
  • Good written and spoken English.

Interested candidates are invited to send application to [email protected]. Please indicate in the subject “Application for Aus4Equality Provincial Coordinator”

Application should include:

  • A cover letter including a response to each of the selection criteria
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details of 03 referees

Deadline of submission: 17:00 Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Aus4Equality|GREAT Program
Son La and Lao Cai
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-10-10