Program Coordinator (Based In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)


Program Coordinator (Based In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).

Kenan Foundation Asia believes in a world where everyone has the right to build a better life for themselves, their family, and their community. Every day, we are working in Thailand and the region to inspire students, develop skilled people, and grow strong leaders by empowering them with the knowledge, technology, and skills necessary for a better future. Whether it’s an entrepreneur, a teacher, a student, a community leader, or non-profit manager, we conduct tailored, engaging activities to train, coach and equip them so they can achieve their dreams. 

Role Description

Kenan is seeking a senior professional for the position of Program Coordinator to manage and develop the sustainable programs in Vietnam with a focus on STEM education and youth leadership.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management:

  • Manage service delivery and industry knowledge as directed by donor’s requirements as well as aligned with national goals and global standard (such as Global Goals/SDGs)
  • Plan, design, implement and manage customized projects by contributing to conceptualize and design, planning, implementing, and ensuring all project deliverables are aligned with the project’s objectives and framework.

Budget Management:

  • Develop, revise and utilize the Project Tracking Sheet to optimize the project resources and project deliverables to ensure the costing of project reflects the actual man day
  • Manage the profit and loss of assigned projects under the responsible
  • Manage the operations, resources utilization, (e.g. man day, financial, budgets, etc.) ensure that they are all utilized effectively and create the win-win situation of both Kenan, donor, beneficiaries
  • Ensure that project expenditure remains within budgetary line items and according to contractual agreements

Revenue Earning:

  • Generate opportunities by heling to develop concept notes and proposal to support the business development team to pitch the project
  • Estimate project budget and develop financial project proposals.
  • Assist in developing and writing proposals.
  • Support the Vietnam Program Manager and partnership team to pitch to potential clients by contributing technical input.

Brand Building:

  • Contribute to increase the visibility and the goodwill of Kenan in the industry through formal and informal networking
  • Contribute to content creation, support publication (e.g. Write articles, papers & research in area of expertise)

Stakeholder Management:

  • Manage and engage clients and stakeholders to ensure development of service continuously
  • Conduct interim meeting (formal and informal) with clients and key stakeholders to get feedback and insights of the needs and way to improve services deliveries.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Education especially TVET, STEM education and Project-based learning, is an advantage.
  • Facilitation experience.
  • Experiences in education sector and has an understanding of the education areas.
  • Familiar with the social inclusion areas


  • Bachelor/master degree in Business Administration, Economics, Education or related field
  • The ability to multi-task, meet client demands and deadlines, as well as a strong results focus and ability to work effectively across multiple disciplines are also essential skills
  • At least 10 years’ work experience in project management and development, analysis, and related field in corporate engagement and at a non-profit organization
  • Strong education, economics background knowledge.
  • Be able to design the training/workshop, agenda/outline and lead the training/workshop material development/preparation.
  • Native in Vietnamese; fluent in English


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