Country Coordinator, Vietnam

Job Title:       Country Coordinator, Vietnam

Reports to:   Program Manager

Location:      Hanoi (preferred) or Ho Chi Minh CIty, Vietnam

At this time, GFEMS is not sponsoring applicants for work visas and is only able to consider candidates with existing work authorization in Vietnam.

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold international fund forging public-private partnerships and catalyzing a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.

 

GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.

Position Summary

The Fund seeks qualified applicants to work as a contracted Country Coordinator in Vietnam on a full-time basis.  The Country Coordinator will monitor, report on, and support implementation of GFEMS-funded projects in Vietnam, helping to ensure subgrantees adhere to the expectations and obligations of their agreements. This may require capacity-building and/or technical support at times.

The Country Coordinator will also monitor and report to GFEMS on relevant local anti-trafficking events, trends, and political dynamics, and support local stakeholder engagement, as directed by GFEMS.

Consultant Responsibilities:

1. Assist Programs unit in monitoring of subgrantee project implementation and reporting; for example: 

  • Tracking projects’ adherence to schedules for delivery and KPI/scheduled (e.g. monthly/quarterly) reporting;

  • Monitoring project implementing organizations’ coordination with key stakeholders, including other organizations and agencies of the Vietnam government, and supporting this coordination and communication as appropriate (e.g., putting relevant stakeholders in touch with one another);

  • Conducting regular informal spot checks on project activities and adherence to safeguarding best practices and to identify any potential fraud, waste, or abuse of project-funding. ;

  • Monitoring for compliance with donor regulations and subaward terms and conditions (e.g., identifying, documenting, and resolving non-compliance in coordination with the GFEMS Grant Programs Team);  

  • Identifying upcoming project risks, events or deadlines for decision/action or other emerging problems requiring the Fund’s visibility and attention, and providing succinct, action-oriented recommendations to GFEMS on how best to address;

  • Responding to subgrantees request for information and guidance from GFEMS – and referring questions and issues to appropriate GFEMS staff;

  • Support the visits to Vietnam of GFEMS staff and donor representatives by arranging meetings, translating documents, and interpreting during meetings with subgrantees, government officials, and other stakeholders.

2. Coordinate and communicate with key stakeholders in Vietnam in support of GFEMS’ overall program and specific projects in the country, including: 

  • Delivering written and translated (into Vietnamese) communications to agencies of the Vietnam government, as directed by GFEMS staff, and receive and translate into English any pertinent communications from the Vietnam government;

  • Participating occasionally in meetings with Vietnamese government officials as necessary, taking notes, and reporting back to GFEMS staff on these meetings. 

3. Monitor and report on relevant local events, trends, stakeholders; for example: 

  • Alerting GFEMS to political events or other developments that could affect subgrantee performance or have a bearing on projects’ future impact;

  • Providing rapid read-outs on government pronouncements, policies, legal decisions, law enforcement actions in the human trafficking realm;

  • Monitoring activities that relate to human trafficking and identifying opportunities for new or enhanced GFEMS engagement of private sector entities in Vietnam; 

  • Liaising with relevant NGO  and UN organizations addressing human trafficking in Vietnam and proactively report to GFEMS staff on salient new developments and trends.

4. As directed by GFEMS, represent the Fund in  meetings, conferences, and other exchanges with officials of the Vietnam Government, and representatives of NGOs and business entities; for example:

  • Presenting basic presentations at conferences where representation from GFEMS is expected and/or beneficial to the organization;

  • Attending meetings with Vietnam government officials when requested, and providing detailed read-outs on these meetings;

  • Monitoring and report on the quarterly meetings of the Anti-Trafficking Network (comprised of donors, UN Agencies and NGOs) co-chaired by IOM and UN-ACT).

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Legal authorization to work as a contractor for a global non-governmental organization. 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, or equivalent experience; advanced degree preferred.

  • At least 5 years of work experience in project management in a relevant field, such as humanitarian or international development assistance, human rights, migration, social work. At least 3 years experience in Vietnam specifically.

  • Strong preference for direct experience in subaward management, especially on subawards funded through US Government agencies and the corresponding regulatory framework (2 CFR 200).

  • Demonstrated understanding of the human trafficking/modern slavery issues – both globally and in Vietnam – and knowledge of the anti-trafficking landscape in Vietnam (e.g. laws, policies, key NGO and government actors).

  • Fluency in Vietnamese and professional-level proficiency in English, in verbal and written communications.

  • Familiarity with the principles and best practices of safeguarding of beneficiaries and vulnerable individuals related to project implementation.

  • Organized, self-motivated and able to work productively as an independent contributor. 

  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work under political and time pressures, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to travel frequently across the country of assignment, as well as within the Southeast Asia region and to the Headquarters periodically

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive applications.

To Apply

Email cover letter (max 2 pages) and resume in a single PDF to jobs@gfems.org. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate your level of understanding of the anti-slavery landscape in Vietnam, your fit with the requirements of the role, and any firm rate expectations. Please title document [firstname lastname] – Country Coordinator V and use subject line Country Coordinator V. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

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