Programme Manager, Vietnam (VIE-1612)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Flexible Location
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Contract: 2 years fixed term contract | Salary: Payband 6 (From VND 33,044,000 per month | Deadline for Applications: 12 July 2018 (23.59 UK time)

Programme Manager, Vietnam (VIE-1612)


We are looking for a Programme Manager to deliver high quality management of Society Programmes in Vietnam include social enterprise and youth leadership development in line with Vietnam Country Plan and global or regional project plan. This position can be based in HCMC or Hanoi.

The Programme Manager will lead on the implementation of Society programmes in Vietnam, managing project resources and overseeing activities to ensure that project objectives are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest level of quality to ensure impact. S/he will support the Senior Programme Manager Education and Society (E&S) to deliver a successful, coherent programme portfolio by ensuring that programme knowledge and data is gathered, recorded and shared effectively.

Ideally, you should have a degree from relevant fields such as arts, culture or business management, international relations, English and other social sciences. You should have minimum three years of proven experience in project management.

For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours 


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, if you are using our CV upload function to apply - kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 12 July 2018 (23:59 UK Time).


About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

Vietnam Operations
British Council Vietnam aims to provide opportunities for the next generation of leaders in education, the arts and social enterprise to engage with the UK’s vibrant cultural scene and our diverse, modern, open society. We also aim to enable exchanges of ideas and experience that benefit both the UK and Vietnam by broadening the international profile and experience of individuals and institutions, and opening new opportunities. 

The team in Vietnam are very active in English & Exams with 4 teaching centres, and manages programmes in Education, Society, and English for Education Systems, Arts, and the UK-Vietnam Seasons project. The country currently has about 200 full-time staff members in the Strategic Business Units, of whom about two-thirds currently work in English & Exams. 

Some of the key highlights include training over 3,500 Vietnamese English language teachers, having over 11,000 Vietnamese students attending events to promote UK education opportunities and engaging nearly 2,000 UK alumni in a wide range of educational and social initiatives.  

Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Recruitment team ( based in Singapore.


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