Associate Director

Organization Name: The Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN)
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 22-November-2017
Closing Date: 13-December-2017


The Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN), a collaboration between Harvard Medical School (HMS), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), seeks to develop capacity for high quality medical education, medical research and healthcare quality in Vietnam.  HAIVN has been working to improve the health systems in Vietnam since 2003.

HAIVN is implementing two US government funded projects in Vietnam.  Through a cooperative agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), HAIVN is implementing the project “Building Capacity of the Vietnam Health System through HIV/AIDS Clinical Care Mentorship and Technical Assistance,” focusing on building capacity of Vietnam’s clinical and public health institutions to provide high quality and sustainable HIV care and treatment. In addition, through support from USAID, HAIVN is implementing the project “Improving Access Curriculum and Teaching in Medical education and Emerging Diseases Alliance (IMPACT MED Alliance).” The IMPACT MED Alliance is an alliance of university, public and private sector partners with a diverse set of expertise and resources. The Alliance has a goal to enhance the health workforce to address current and future health challenges by building institutional capacity for medical teaching, learning and innovation, improving knowledge and capacity to respond to emerging pandemic threats, building capacity for leadership, innovation and sustainable change, and increasing diversity and reducing disparities in medical education.

HAIVN is currently seeking an Associate Director, based in Hanoi, Vietnam, with the following responsibilities:

Strategic Development and Implementation:
Assist In-country Director with development and implementation of HAIVN strategies, work plans, and project activities
Contribute to writing annual work-plans for HAIVN projects and monitoring of implementation of plans
Participate in HAIVN’s new business development process, including but not limited to proposal preparation, editing, and production
Represent HAIVN at meetings, conferences, and on committees to increase the visibility, reach and impact of HAIVN’s, partnerships and activities. 
Technical Support:
Motivate and mentor HAIVN project staff to ensure effective engagement and maximal effectiveness across all projects
Assist HAIVN communications officer to develop success stories and other communication tools
Write technical briefs, project updates, literature reviews, and donor reports
Partnership Engagement and Management:
Contribute to the establishment, implementation and execution of partnership strategies and processes
Assess current and potential partnerships to ensure HAIVN pursues opportunities which will yield the most impact, are consistent with our mission, ethics and values.
Develop and negotiate partnership frameworks and agreements/MOUs to support partnership negotiations and create effective relationships with private sector partners
Manage current private sector partnerships through regular meetings, monitoring of joint activities, contributions made, successes and challenges.
Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:
Assist M&E team and project staff on the use of project data and in the writing of project reports
Ensure data is collected on partnerships and collaborations to track and monitor related activities in a consistent and continuous manner, including writing of regular reports contributing to partnerships and collaborations evaluations.
Ensure that successes and lessons learned are shared with key stakeholders

Required skills:
Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, to interact professionally in challenging environments and developing countries
Well-organized and able to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities
Strong writing and presentation skills
Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
Strong management skills including, but not limited to: ability to lead complex teams, conflict management, resource allocation, and supporting a transparent, diverse and inclusive working environment
Developing partnerships in the context of international development, including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnership deal structures
Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to devise creative win-win solutions
Proficiency in standard MS Office software applications.
Vietnamese language skills desired, but not necessary
Required Experience:
Master's in Public Health, International Development, Education, or related fields
Experience working with projects supported by USAID and/or US CDC desirable
Minimum three years of relevant work experience
Job Location: Based in Hanoi, Vietnam with occasional travel to Boston, USA and project sites in Vietnam

To Apply: 
HMFP/APHMFP offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and to all employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.