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Open Development Vietnam Coordinator

Open Development Initiative is looking to hire a local Vietnamese Coordinator to help manage our OD Vietnam activities. This includes support to active partners and local staff to coordinate partners, activities and research across the country. 

The role is expected to involve approximately 40 hours per week to perform the following tasks: 

Partnership management: 

  • Maintain current partnerships and develop new partnerships. 
  • Coordinate collaborations with partners. 
  • Ensure projects are implemented according to agreed workplans, schedules and within allocated budgets.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Advisor ensure that all projects implemented with national partners are coordinated in line with ODV mandates. 
  • Provide training and technical backstop support to all of the national partners and teams within Vietnam. 

Research, event and project coordination: 

  • Contribute to writing data pieces for presentation upon the OD Vietnam platform, including topics, stories and data visual storytelling where necessary.  
  • Coordinate and organise the implementation of events along with national, regional and international partners. This includes from inception to execution of events and reporting of event outcomes and lessons learnt.  

Data and data contributions: 

  • Coordination assistance with local Vietnamese partners and extended data contributor network.
  • Assist with uploading documents to CKAN database, entering metadata, and translating metadata (Vietnamese-English)
  • Contribute to the shared wiki guides and other documentation to maintain relevance and accuracy for continued users. Provide translation support into Vietnamese when necessary. 
  • Source data and create data visualisations when necessary to support editorial content. 

Localisation, social media etc: 

  • Maintain and continue to localize the platform into Vietnamese where necessary and  coordinate localisation with national partners in Transifex when necessary. 
  • Coordinate social media campaigns for OD Vietnam along with team members. 
  • Ensure that content in ODV, social media and other public outlets is appropriate for national sensitivities.  

Knowledge and Skills: 

The candidate should be familiar with development issues affecting Vietnam and in the context from a Mekong regional perspective. She/he should have a strong interest in development and environmental sustainability with in depth understanding of the economic, social and political context of the Lower Mekong Basin and the transboundary issues within the region. Additionally the candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Strong project management skills to be able to work autonomously and within a remote team environment. 
  • Proven communication skills in English and Vietnamese (both spoken and written) to be able to communicate the project and activities within different and diverse settings. 
  • Strong research skills to be able to contribute to ongoing research work within Vietnam and contribute to producing stories or content that are well balanced, evidence based and without bias or agenda.
  • Ability to curate and synthesise issues on Vietnam within the Mekong region context. 
  • Time management and organisational skills are essential to ensure that the projects are implemented in a timely manner and ensure good coordination amongst the national partners and teams. 
  • Results driven, to ensure that outcomes and products are produced as a result of all partnership engagements to a high standard. 


  • Good computer skills and knowledge of web user interfaces such as WordPress would be useful. 
  • Ability to work within a virtual team environment and from home.
  • Previous experience in managing or working on online platforms, ICT projects or other informatic sectors. 
  • Understanding of open licensing and open standards an advantage.


  • Bachelor in Data science, social or political science, computer science or other technology sector.
  • Masters or higher level qualifications are desirable. 
  • Previous work experience that relates to the Open Development Mekong agenda and goals.  

Terms of the contract: 

The position is for a full-time posting with on the job training and support. Within the first 3 months of the posting a performance review will be conducted and additional responsibilities and tasks may be asked should the candidate perform well. EWMI-ODI would like to invest in the candidate to build their skills and ability to contribute to the OD Mekong and OD Vietnam site over the longer term. 

How to apply: 

All interested candidates should submit a motivation letter outlining why they would qualify for this posting along with a recent CV, in English, listing two referees to Pyrou Chung at

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to provide additional supporting documentation and samples of writing. If successful candidates will be invited for an online interview. 

EWMI is an equal opportunity employer complying with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: September 30th, 2019.

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