Recruitment of a Programme Manager at Rikolto in Vietnam

Recruitment of a Programme Manager at Rikolto in Vietnam

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Rikolto (formerly known as VECO) is an international NGO with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto runs programmes in 15 countries worldwide through eight regional offices. Rikolto in Vietnam’s main focus lies in sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems.

We are currently seeking a qualified professional for the position of Programme Manager. This incumbent will be based in the Regional Office in Hanoi, Vietnam with frequent travel to the Programme’s target locations.

Position summary

The Programme Manager, under the direct supervision of the Regional Director, will coordinate, support, and facilitate the implementation of Rikolto’s intervention programmes and projects in close collaboration with Programme team, partners, and stakeholder so as to (i) enable and support smallholder farmers to take up their role in rural poverty alleviation and to contribute to feeding a growing world population in a sustainable way; (ii) mainstream inclusive business models and practices for sustainable value chain and food system; and (iii) promote of sustainable and safe food policies tackling safe production, consumption and marketing that benefit smallholder farmers.

Job size: Full-time

Expected starting date: As soon as possible

Basic requirements:

  • Relevant MSc degree in agriculture, sociology, economics, rural development, food systems or equivalent from abroad; PhD degree in the relevant domain from abroad is a great asset
  • At least 10 years of experience working with value chains, inclusive business, governance and climate change related issues in Vietnam
  • At least 5 years of experience managing development programmes as well as strategic planning and implementing organizational strategies to develop its core values and businesses
  • Strong experiences in providing strategic, methodological and technical guidance to programme team in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and adjusting actions meant to achieve structural changes targeted
  • In-depth understanding of the functioning of agri-food value chains and food systems from production to consumption, including chains’ institutional environment, rural communities’ socio-cultural system, consumers’ behaviours and preferences, and business practices in the systems
  • Familiarity with Theory of Change approaches, programme planning, management, and reporting
  • Practical mind-set, result oriented, and systematic and analytical thinking
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Fluent in English and Vietnamese;
  • Experience working on gender and youth inclusion in agricultural value chains is desirable.

How to apply? If you are young, dynamic, ambitions and are looking for opportunities to grow regional, please send your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with at least three referees in English 28 February 2020 by email to:

Ms. Do Thi Tiep

Rikolto in Vietnam Coordination Office

House No.4, 249A Thuy Khue Compound

Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi

Email: [at]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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