Recruiting project team leader


Background information  

The EU FAO FLEGT Programme promotes the implementation of the FLEGT Action Plan by improving forest governance, providing technical assistance, and building capacity through funding projects in eligible countries. In pursuit of these objectives, the EU FAO FLEGT Programme has provided support for the project entitled Ensuring timber legality in the domestic market and promote the use of legal and sustainable timber in Vietnam”. The project is implemented by the Center for Education and Development (CED) in partnerships with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). Please see for more information on CED, and for more information on VCCI. 

The overall project objective is: To promote responsible domestic timber procurement and consumption in Vietnam.  

Under this project, CED will partner with some selected business associations and universities, namely: Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Universities in Hanoi, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen in order to produce, achieve or deliver the following outputs: 

Output 1: Increased understanding of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of legal timber and timber products amongst Vietnamese users 

Output 2: The promotion of responsible timber consumption amongst timber users of Vietnam. 

Output 3: Monitoring, evaluation and visibility framework developed 

To implement the activities proposed under the above-mentioned project, CED is currently looking for a part-time Project Manager (36 days). The successful candidate will report to the Project Director and work with CED’s team and will be based at CED’s office in Hanoi. 

Qualification and competencies required: 

  • Minimum two years experience in program management with an international organization or government agency.   
  • Background in environment management, forestry preferred. 
  • Ability to analyze, prepare and manage budgets. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with Vietnamese organizations and government agencies. 
  • Understanding of international and government funding agencies. 
  • A post-graduate degree in environmental management, forestry, environmental economics or relevant subject is preferred.  A university degree with relevant work experience will be considered. 
  • Keen understanding of forestry governance issues in Vietnam. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Vietnamese. 
  • Strong drafting abilities in both English and Vietnamese. 
  • Proactive and independent work style essential. 

Overall responsibilities: 

The Project Manager, will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of the project. His/her primary responsibilities will include:  

  • Identifying potential beneficiaries for project activities;  
  • Working with VCCI, its branches, and local businesses to encourage private sector engagement;  
  • Conducting business outreach (e.g., developing tailored reading materials, organizing workshops);  
  • Ensuring coherent and coordinated implementation of project activities in order to achieve project objectives; and working with partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries.  
  • Ensure the project is implemented in line with the policies and procedures of FAO and CED. 
  • Reviewing and finalizing Letters of Agreement (L/As), Letters of Contract (L/Cs), Terms of Reference, Program Budget and Payment Schedule, and narrative reports. 
  • Observing and monitoring program activities, assisting grantees and partners with program management and administration, and maintaining documentation of grant activities. 
  • Finalizing annual program budget, program highlights, and other reports to the FAO. 
  • Funding source management, including review budget tracking. 
  • Understanding and implementing requirements placed on CED by FAO. 
  • Developing and maintaining contacts with Vietnamese organizations and government agencies, and other international NGOs working on FLEGT issues in Vietnam. 
  • Attending and representing the project at conferences, events, and donor coordination meetings, as needed. 
  • Working time: 3 days/month, spanning 12 months. 

Interested candidates can submit letters of interest and CVs to