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Mekong Delta Programme M&E and Communications Officer

Vacancy #:   6431
Unit:   Vietnam Programme Coordination
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Vietnam Project Coordination Office, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
  This position will be based in Ho Chi Minh City with frequent travel to project field sites.
Reporting to:   Mekong Delta Programme Manager
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   15 June 2023
Type of contract:   Fixed-term
Closing date:   31 May 2023
This is a local recruitment. Only Vietnamese nationals, individuals with residence status or the appropriate employment visa for Viet Nam are eligible to apply. The remuneration and benefits package for this position is established with reference to the local labour market and in line with the IUCN conditions of service for Viet Nam. This position will be based in Ho Chi Minh City with frequent travel to project field sites.

The position is responsible for developing and maintaining a project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for the Mekong Delta Programme, and to produce communications outputs of the Programme.


The position is responsible for:

• designing, maintaining and updating M&E systems for all projects being managed out of the HCMC office. This currently includes the Coke, PAN CPV, Hatfield, UBS and MDC projects. A VN ADAPT project will be included in 2024;
• managing project M&E budget lines to conduct M&E field activities;
• communications and negotiations with provincial officials and managers to obtain authorization to collect monitoring data and communicating analysis with same officials;
• collection and checking of field information for M&E and communications purposes. This may require the hiring and supervision of temporary staff or volunteers to assist with data collection;
• producing timely high-quality M&E analytical reports on a regular basis for project managers. Timely submission of reports are critical in order to meet donor reporting deadlines;
• leading or assisting programme staff with the collection of field data or field research for use with project proposals on tight timelines;
• assisting the Agriculture and Nature-based Solutions Coordinator, project officers, and the Vietnam Communications and Outreach Officer with the production and publication of project related communications output;
• acting as backup for project officers (logistic supports) as needed or in an overload situation.

• Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Agriculture and Nature-based Solutions Coordinator.
  • Academic studies of three to five years, ending in a University degree or equivalent qualification in science or other recognized discipline;

• Requires qualification in a technical skill with at least 5 years of relevant work experience;

• Post requires fluency in English and Vietnamese languages;

• At least six months' experience in a foreign country and/or pertinent experience within a truly multinational environment;

• Excellent communications skills to communicate with middle management, and external contacts or partners including government departments on complex M&E information needs;

• Experience with supervising small field survey teams;

• Ability to work independently;

• Ability to respond flexibly and exercise judgment involving analysis and interpretation of facts and circumstances in order to identify the correct solution or course of action;

• Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines to meet donor reporting or proposal deadlines.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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