Project Field Coordinator

Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) is a non-profit, international development organization founded 57 years ago, and now operating in 24 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors use their expertise in three sectors – Agriculture, Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – as well as the cross-cutting topics of gender, climate change and youth employment to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today. We work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995, and currently has over 30 national and international staff. SNV Vietnam operates from a head office in Hanoi and projects in over 50 provinces in the country, including in the poorest and most remote areas.

SNV Vietnam is now seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Project Field Coordinator to support the implementation of a new project aiming to reduce deforestation and degradation by addressing the conversion of forest to agriculture through promoting sustainable coffee production in a priority conservation landscape in Lam Dong province, the Central Highlands. The project will work to achieve these objectives through three key approaches: (1) Strengthening inter-agency (public sector) coordination and institutional capacity for integrated climate smart landscape planning and management; (2) Engaging the private sector to invest in establishing and maintaining effective monitoring and traceability systems, including formal agreements between all stakeholders, in order to address deforestation in coffee supply chains; (3) Supporting local farm households to improve coffee farm management practices, implement sustainable agroforestry models, gain improved access to finance and investments to rejuvenate their farms. In the extension phase, the project will seek to ensure the sustainability of its inter-ventions through leveraging and improving access to inclusive finance for small-holder farmers and key value-chain actors that are committed to sustainable and deforestation-free agriculture. Through its activities in the extension phase, the project will also have an explicit emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Field Coordinator will be based in Dalat and responsible for coordinating the day to day implementation of the project on the ground, working closely with local government project partners, key stakeholders (such as companies, NGOs, development partner agencies etc.) and local communities.

Job Description

Establishing and strengthening relationships

The Field Coordinator will be expected to develop and strengthen working relationships with key partners to ensure smooth implementation, including with: government agencies at provincial, district and grassroots levels, as well as with other key relevant partners and stakeholders such as companies, other development partners/projects, NGOs and local communities.

Developing work plans

Overall work plans for components and activities should be developed by the National Project Manager, however the Field Coordinator needs to develop detailed implementation plans e.g. for communes, with target villages or groups of beneficiaries.

Organising project activities/field work

The Field Coordinator will organise project activities and field work (such as surveys, trainings, agricultural extension, forest protection, and community development) activities with local partners and communities on the ground.

Supporting implementation and documentation of project activities/field work

The Field Coordinator may be called upon to support the implementation of field activities. This may include accompanying consultants and other project staff on field visits, supporting facilitation of events, acting as a resource person for surveys, workshops or other project activities in the field. Accounting, financial management and reporting Under guidance from the Project Administrator completing basic project financial accounting, monitoring and reporting tasks.

Project communications

Preparation of brief reports on project activities, taking photos in support of project communications.

Other tasks as required by the National Project Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, rural development or similar fields
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience working in agriculture and rural development
  • Specific working knowledge and professional experience of the coffee sector and/or the Central Highlands region will be a distinct advantage
Additional Information

Other requirements

  • Understanding of project management, coordination procedures, administrative systems, M&E systems and finance processes
  • Experience in organising field activities such as trainings, agriculture extension, community development activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit towards work
  • Good communication skills in English and Vietnamese, both spoken and written
  • Good computer literacy

Duty station

Dalat with frequent travel to field sites in Lam Dong and potentially other field locations


until April 2024


National Staff Contract


As soon as possible.

REPORTING: To complete the assignment, all the above deliverables will have be approved by National Project Manager


Please submit your application before 6 May 2022 . All information will be in the strictest confidence.  We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis to identify appropriate candidates as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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