NGO Recruitment’s Fundraising Salary Snapshot 2021

Country Lead - Vietnam, Tara

Organisation Name European Climate Foundation, Tara
Location Vietnam
Date Posted 2021-06-07
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 706966
  • Lead the Vietnam energy transition programme to fight climate change
  • Highly visible new role, home-based working with an international team
  • One-year contract with possibility to renew; Vietnam-based


The Organisation
Tara is a new philanthropic re-granting initiative in Asia that supports a diverse group of partners to accelerate the transition to sustainable, clean energy. Tara is currently hosted at the European Climate Foundation, but with a mandate to localise in the future. Tara’s vision is a just and thriving Asia powered by renewable energy and clean air for the people of Vietnam.The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 to help Europe foster the development of a low-carbon society and play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change.

Benefits & Culture         
  • Work as part of a highly dynamic, international team
  • Home-based flexible work
  • Development opportunities
  • Competitive compensation

The Role
You will lead the Vietnam clean energy transition programme and expand its work across the country. The programme focuses on supporting think tanks, business, and civil society efforts to accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy.
Your key accountabilities will be to:
  • Lead the country programme strategy together with key partners
  • Manage a portfolio of grants across the country
  • Develop the country resources requirements, budget plans, forecasts, and reviews
  • Monitor energy policy and the economic environment
  • Build and coordinate a strong network across multiple in-country and regional stakeholders
  • Guide and advise grantees, partners, and prospective partners

Skills Required
You will be an experienced programme strategist with deep knowledge of, and networks within, Vietnam, including development think tanks, research centres, NGOs, and other related organisations. You understand how civil society can effectively engage government and business stakeholders to drive systemic change.
Additionally, you have:
  • 7+ year’s relevant experience in local or international organisations in Vietnam
  • A deep understanding of the political and economic context in Vietnam
  • A track record of delivering positive outcomes across national stakeholder groups
  • Strong experience interacting and networking with senior policy and decision-makers in industry, government and/or the financial sector, NGOs
  • Demonstrated understanding of how policy advocacy can create change in Vietnam.
  • The strong motivation to work autonomously to address the climate crisis
  • Professional English language skills and native level Vietnamese language skills
  • You must be based in, or be willing to relocate to Vietnam, either as a citizen or long term resident with legal permit to reside and work in the country

Call to action
If you are deeply committed to addressing the climate crisis, please submit your resume and cover letter, addressing the key skills and experience required, quoting #706966, or call Lois Freeke in Sydney in confidence on +61 (0) 2 8243 0570.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.