Pharma Group Director

Organization Description

Pharma Group (PG) represents the voice of the international research-based pharmaceutical industry in Vietnam. Pharma Group currently has 22 members who all share the vision of ensuring fast and sustainable access to high quality, safe and innovative medicines for Vietnamese patients in collaboration with the Government of Vietnam.

Pharma Group operates as a Sector Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham). EuroCham is one the principle voices of the European business community in Vietnam, representing over 1,000 businesses. EuroCham’s mission is to represent the business interests of its members in Vietnam and to improve the business environment in the country
for the benefit of all.


Job Title: Pharma Group Director
Reporting to: PG Board
Directly supervise: PG Secretariat

Job Summary

The Director is responsible for leading the organization and directing the work of the team to achieve the organization’s objectives. Reporting directly to the Board, providing strategic input and managing daily activities (including various Working Groups). This includes the formulation of advocacy strategies and internal administrative issues and ensuring appropriate implementation in coordination with both internal and external stakeholders.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
Type of Contract: 1 year fixed term contract upon successful completion of a 2 month probation period

Key Working Relationships

 Internal: Pharma Group Board and General Assembly, EuroCham Management.
 External: Vietnam authorities, Embassies, regional and global associations

Main Duties

 Develop policy positions on prioritized topics, both oriented for the long- and short term
 Spearheading advocacy engagements with Government, through coordination with local, regional and global industry colleagues
 Representing the Pharma Group (PG) in meetings, events and other fora, including external communications
 Streamlining and optimizing the organizational and operational structure, including communications
 Managing the PG Secretariat staff members
 Oversight of all Working Groups, projects



 Experience in policy / advocacy work, preferably in pharmaceutical industry, public health
 Experience in industry advocacy organizations/associations/ platforms, preferably related to pharmaceutical industry
 Experience in leading a (small) team / people management
 Preferably an academic background in public health policy
 Preferably a business background, e.g. MBA

Language Good command of English (critical) and Vietnamese is a strong plus

What We Offer

 Strong network development in business community, in particular with high level stakeholders in the healthcare sector
 Competitive compensation package
 Opportunity to work in a diverse and multicultural work environment


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please send your CV with a cover letter and your references(if any) to by 17:00 ‐ 18th Sep 2020.

NB: due to the high number of expected applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre‐employment checks.

Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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