JOB OPENING - SENIOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR/USAID VIETNAM LEARNS
SENIOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR/USAID VIETNAM LEARNS
Senior Development and Communications Advisor
USAID/Vietnam Learns Contract
About Social Impact
Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.
SI is implementing the new USAID/Vietnam Learns Contract. The scope of the five-year project is to support USAID/Vietnam staff and its implementing partners to implement more efficient, effective, and sustainable programs by (1) improving staff P knowledge and skills in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) and Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA); (2) advancing evidence-informed decision-making; (3) strengthening strategic collaboration between staff and local stakeholders.
The Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) produced by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) just celebrated its 15 th year. The overall PCI comprises ten sub-indices, measuring provincial economic governance in important areas to private sector development through perceptions of domestic and foreign business operations across Vietnam’s 63 provinces. A province that is considered to perform well on the PCI is the one that has: 1) low entry costs for business start-up; 2) easy access to land and security of business premises; 3) a transparent business environment and equitable business information; 4) minimal informal charges; 5) has limited time requirements for bureaucratic procedures and inspections; 6) limit crowding out of private activity from policy biases toward state, foreign, or connected firms; 7) proactive and creative provincial leadership in solving problems for enterprises; 8) developed and high-quality business support services; 9) sound labor training policies; and 10) fair and effective legal procedures for dispute resolution.
The PCI provides a great service to Vietnam and its continued success is critical to ongoing economic prosperity. During its initial phase, the PCI was funded by USAID and implemented by an outside partner. As internal capacity has grown, the VCCI has taken ownership and now implements the PCI with direct funding from USAID. PCI welcomes other funding sources from international donors and the private sector to maintain the sustainability of PCI as one of the most trusted and useful policy tools for economic governance reform in Vietnam.
In order to support this transition, Learns seeks a Senior Development and Communications Advisor. This person will be given an initial short-term contract of six-months and asked to work with the PCI program/VCCI to create and implement a plan to become self-sustaining within the next two years. If such funding materializes, this position may transition into a full-time role at the end of the contract.
**Please Note: This is a local position. Only Vietnamese residents will be eligible to apply.**
Development & Communications
Grant Requests & Administration
Public Relations, Community Engagement, and Marketing
Required Qualifications, Knowledge, & Skills
The closing date for application: August 9, 2020 . Selection and interview will be performed constantly and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com
SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.
Interviews may include a practical test or skill-based demonstration.