Project Manager

Wolbachia Method Project in Southern Vietnam (WMP-SVN)

Project Manager

The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is a global not-for-profit initiative that works to protect the global community from mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Known until recently as the Eliminate Dengue Program, the WMP uses naturally occurring bacteria called Wolbachia to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to transmit these viruses.

Accumulating evidence is supportive of very large impact on disease transmission and large clinical trials and demonstration projects are currently underway.

Following many years of laboratory research and field trials with promising results, the WMP is now operating in 12 countries worldwide and has widespread support from communities, governments and regulators. Currently the WMP is running projects in the Asia region in Vietnam, Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka with expectations to initiate new projects in additional countries in the region.

Funding for WMP activities is received through major grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wellcome Trust, the Australian Government’s, the US government through USAID, the Gillespie Family Foundation and other philanthropic supporters, as well as governments in various deployment countries. More information about the WMP can be obtained from www.worldmosquitoprogram.org.

The WMP is working in partnership with Action on Poverty (AOP) to protect communities in Vietnam from mosquito-borne diseases. Action on Poverty is an international aid organisation with a network of partners around the world working together to break the poverty cycle. From building sustainablelivelihoods to fostering good governance, AOP in Vietnam has been working with local partners for over 30 years.

The Wolbachia Method Project in Southern Vietnam (WMP-SVN) is implemented collaboratively by WMP, AOP, and the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City in two project sites of Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong province and My Tho city, Tien Giang province.

We are now seeking well-qualified, highly motivated candidates to fill the vacancy of Project Manager working for the WMP-SVN. The Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of all project activities within WMP-SVN. The Project Manager will utilise highly developed influencing, planning, project management and communication skills to provide the project with strategic insights, practical plans and advices to deliver activities, and to proactively identify and mitigate risks.

Position: Project Manager

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Contract type: Full-time fixed-term contract

Project duration: 42 months

Location: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

For more information, please see the attached job description.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter in English with the subject line of “WMP-SVN PM Application – Your name” to recruitment@actiononpoverty.org.vn.

Please note that this position is intended for a Vietnamese national. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Early applications by 29th February 2020 are strongly encouraged. While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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