Chief of Party

Job Title: Chief of Party, USAID Vietnam higher education

Location: Ha Noi

Project Title: USAID Partnership for Higher Education Reform

Institution: Indiana University

Position Description:

Indiana University seeks applicants for the position of Chief of Party to provide leadership for an anticipated five-year project which is intended to build on effective models, introduce innovative approaches, and develop new partnerships to assist the Vietnam National University - Hanoi (VNU-HN), Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh (VNU-HCM), and the University of Danang to become more independent, sustainable, and high quality higher education institutions. Primary objectives for the project will be to:

  • Develop more autonomous, effective, transparent governance and financing;
  • Modernize curriculum content and improve teaching practices;
  • Develop university research capacity and strategic partnerships and;
  • Transition from a siloed to a more integrated university model.

The Chief of Party will direct and oversee all work performed under the project and will be the primary point of contact with USAID/Vietnam. The position will be based in Hanoi but will involve travel to other cities within Vietnam to work with universities and institutions throughout the country.

Applicant Requirements:

The COP should have at least 10 years of relevant working experience in the higher education sector, of which at least 5 years of experience in areas related to institutional capacity development and/or private sector engagement, preferably both, also half of which should be in Asia or developing countries. In addition to technical experience, the COP should have political savvy, excellent organizational and management skills, proven leadership abilities within a multi-partner initiative, and experience representing projects at high levels of policy engagement.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and CV to and by March 29.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

This position is available pending funding and candidate approval by USAID.

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