Expected time to start: April 2024

Grade: 1-2 (in the grade level of MSD)

Venue: Hanoi with some travels to other provinces and countries when necessary


  1. Purpose: The SDGs and Innovation Program Officer will, with the assistance of the team, support MSD Leadership to execute MSD’s programs/project activities; 
  2. Working location: Mainly in Hanoi and possible travels to project sites, and some other provinces and countries when assigned. The travel fee and per diem will be under MSD’s cost norm system; 
  3. Reporting Line: Direct report to and be supported/coached by Program Manager and/or Program Director; Supervision: Assistants, Interns, Volunteers;

  4. Main responsibilities:

  • Operation: Taking charge in the implementation process of projects/programs under the SDG and Innovation portfolio throughout the project/program management cycle (design, develop a plan, coordinate the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation). The main assigned projects for this post are but are not limited to:
    • LNOB Vietnam project: playing as an assistant to the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) Vietnam Partnership’s secretariat to implement the Partnership’s activities, focusing on SDGs and promoting citizen-generated data initiatives; 
    • Shinhan Square Bridge Vietnam project: together with Program Manager coordinating the partnership of startups and civil society organizations in creating social impacts for disadvantaged people in Vietnam;  
    • SDGs Research: coordinating the data collection, data analysis and research focused on different fields of study, focusing on SDGs, Responsible business, Philanthropy, etc. 
    • Inclusive participation in SDGs project: together with Program Manager facilitating and organizing the activities of the project, including training workshops, SDGs-related seminars / events, etc.; facilitate research process and development of documents related to SDGs and citizen-generated data; coordinate the communications activities of the project, including podcast production, online courses development, etc. to promote the inclusive engagement of all citizens in the SDGs implementation process. 
    • Vietnam Scaling Up Energy Efficiency (VSUEE) project: coordinating the execution of communications research as well as conducting a series of communications activities according to the master plan to promote awareness of VSUEE project and attract potential applicants. 
  • Supervise the communication activities in different channels of the SDGI projects; 
  • Support event organization and communication of MSD in general; 
  • Document the project and provide updates/ communication for projects in charge. 


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., business management, sustainability, innovation, social science). 
  • Experience in project management with a focus on delivering results is an advantage; experience in NGOs and SDGs is preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills. 
  • Good planning and note-taking skills, and research and data analysis skills are preferred. 
  • Familiarity with data management systems and reporting tools is a plus. 
  • Proven experience in driving innovation initiatives is a plus. 
  • In-depth knowledge of ESG principles, standards, and reporting frameworks is highly preferred. 
  • Proven proficiency in English. 


  • Play the key role in MSD with a high potential of motivation to become a Project/Program Manager; 
  • Working in the professional and healthy environment of MSD – United Way Vietnam; 
  • Competitive and transparent motivation and salary mechanism; 
  • Learning and coaching opportunities with other MSD managers, leaders, and experts; 
  • National and international learning or workshop participation opportunities in related topics. 


The recruitment process includes 3 rounds: 

  • Round 1: CV and Cover Letter Screening 
  • Round 2: Short Written Test for Selected Candidates from Round 1 
  • Round 3: In-person Interview at MSD Hanoi Office for Selected Candidates 


Interested candidates can send inquiries or applications in English (including CV and Cover Letter) to the email: with the subject: SDGI PROGRAM OFFICER 2024_Name of Applicant (e.g: SDGI PROGRAM OFFICER 2024_Nguyen Van A) as soon as possible, before 23:00, Monday, 15/04/2024. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

We will give priority to early applications and will finish the recruitment when finding the suitable candidate. 

MSD is an organization working for the best benefits of children and has a child-safeguarding policy. All staff is required to strictly follow the child-safeguarding policy and committed to develop an enabling and safe environment to children. Alcohol and tobaco use is strictly prohibited at work. 

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