Vacancy Announcement: Project Management Specialist (Higher Education)

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The United States Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam is seeking an eligible and qualified applicant for the position of Project Management Specialist (Higher Education) in its U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


2.     OPENING DATE: May 24, 2021

3.      CLOSING DATE: June 25, 2021, 17:00 Hanoi time

4.     AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  All Interested candidates/All sources who are Cooperating Country National.

Cooperating country national (CCN) means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.


Quyen Hoang, Human Resources Specialist at; Tel: +84-24-3850-5000 ; ext. 2763 ; and Loan Nguyen, Human Resources and Travel Assistant at; Tel: +84-24-3850-5000; at ext. 2673. 

6.      POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Higher Education), 40000671

7.     MARKET VALUE/Salary (per annum): US$ 32,908.00 – US$ 49,380.00 (FSN-11)

Added by attractive allowances, cash and non-cash benefits and incentives in accordance with the U.S. Embassy Vietnam’s Local Compensation Plan.

8.     PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE/Length of the contract/ WORK SCHEDULE:  Definite term - five years / Monday through Friday (40 hours per week).

USAID expects the services under this contract to be continuing in nature for the contractor to perform under a series of sequential contracts, subject to the availability of fund.

9.     PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:  USAID/Vietnam/Ho Chi Minh City/ 8 Floor, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

10.   SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED:  Local Security Certification or Public Trust


The Project Management Specialist (Higher Education) position is located in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mission Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.  The Specialist’s efforts are principally oriented toward project management of the higher education portfolio and higher education program liaison with government officials, development partners, Consulate General staff, and Mission technical offices of Economic Growth & Governance (EG2), Social Sector Development Office (SSDO), Office of Environment and Energy (OEE), and Office of Health.  These responsibilities include: coordinating with USAID/Hanoi Mission offices; liaising with Consulate public affairs, economic, or political sections; establishing relationships with relevant government agencies, private sector, academia, and non-governmental actors; advising and consulting on higher education policies and engagements; serving as Agreement Officer Representative/Contracting Officer Representative (AOR/COR) and/or Alternate AOR/COR; managing and planning the higher education budget; leading project/activity designs; project/activity management, monitoring, and evaluation; performing outreach, reporting, and communications functions; and coordinating high-level USG visits from Hanoi or Washington.

The Specialist manages and monitors a complex higher education portfolio which includes projects to reform the higher education sector to improve institutional governance, reform curriculums, and facilitate industry-university partnerships in the academic fields of liberal arts, medical, and technology & engineering.

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Monday, May 24, 2021 - 9:45pm

Last updated: May 23, 2021