Job Opportunity: Vietnam Australia Centre Manager



The Opportunity | Vietnam Australia Centre (VAC) Manager


The VAC is a vibrant centre of education, research and dialogue between Australia and Vietnam. It draws together Australian and Vietnamese experts to support Vietnam’s future leadership in addressing national, regional and international challenges. Through the VAC, Vietnam and Australia collaborate to strengthen Vietnamese public sector leadership and policy development. The VAC is being delivered though the Aus4Skills Program in Vietnam by managing contractor Tetra Tech International Development on behalf of the Australian Government


The VAC Manager is responsible for leading and managing the quality development, delivery and reporting of education, research and partnership activities, to support the achievement of the Centre’s development and public diplomacy outcomes.

  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Position for Vietnamese citizens
  • Full time until December 2025, with the possibility of extension


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide informed strategic advice and input to the VAC activities and operations to address evolving Vietnamese and Australian government needs, opportunities and challenges and feedback from partners and other stakeholders.
  • Foster and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with Foundational Partners, including the identification and development of collaborative opportunities to strengthen relationships.
  • Develop and implement an annual plan for the VAC, in accordance with the VAC’s goal, objectives and strategies, Aus4Skills program strategies, and the relevant Australian and Vietnamese broader national and partner strategies.


About You

We are looking for a driven individual with the ability to handle tasks at both strategic and implementation level, that has good problem-solving capacities as well as high-level stakeholder management. You are a driven and creative professional who is looking to join a team that is supportive and collaborative with the share goal to support Vietnam’s future leadership development.


Selection Criteria



  • Postgraduate degree(s), in education, human resources, international development, project management or similar, or equivalent professional experience.



  • Professional experience in the planning and management of teams or projects involving  education and training or skills development.
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of activities.
  • Experience working and/or liaising with the Vietnamese government and Party’s senior leaders and good knowledge of the system and protocols.
  • Previous experience with Australian Government-funded projects and knowledge of relevant policies, standards, and protocols is an advantage.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent analytical capabilities and writing and communication skills in English language, including the ability to write for a variety of audiences and social media.
  • Proven understanding of a wide-range of cross-cutting issues - such as gender equality, disability and social inclusion, child protection, preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and fraud control.


Personal Attributes

  • Multitasking capacity at both strategic and implementation level.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to engage with personas at various level of seniority and cultures.


Click below for a Position Description


Download File Aus4Skills PD VAC Manager 2023.pdf


This position is locally engaged and reserved for National Citizens of Vietnam.


For a confidential discussion, please contact:

Quentin Derrick, VAC International Director



How to Apply


A complete application includes:

  • A resume
  • Please prepare a maximum 2-page written response to the selection criteria


To apply for this position please click herePlease note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. 


Applications close: Sunday 11-June-2023, 11:55 pm


Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer and has a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion. We encourage people with disability; First Nations Peoples; and people of all cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences to apply. Should you require additional support, email or phone (08) 8375 4400.


This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.