Program Field Officer – Central Highlands in Vietnam

IDH – The sustainable trade initiative

We are excited to be searching for a proactive and pragmatic Project Field Officer with an interest in supply chain sustainability to join our team, and we hope it’s you!

Introduction  Are you passionate about the interaction between agriculture and environmental sustainability? Are you a star in bringing stakeholders from the public and private sector together for a common goal? And do you have proven knowledge of the Central Highlands area in Vietnam? Read on, as this job opportunity could be a good fit.

Your role

The Sustainable Trade Initiative is an organization (IDH) that works with businesses, financiers, governments and civil society to realize sustainable trade in global value chains. IDH accelerates and up-scales sustainable trade by building coalitions of front running multinational civil society organizations, governments and other stakeholders. Through convening public and private interest, strengths and knowledge, IDH’s landscapes program (ISLA) and Coffee programs cooperate with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) help create share value for all partners aiming at making sustainability the new norm and will deriver impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

To strengthen its partners and to coordinate and monitoring the implementation of its project/programs in the Central Highlands region in Vietnam, IDH is looking for one (01) field program officer who is able to assist in implementing its field level projects of UNDP, ISLA and Coffee programs in Lam Dong province. In addition, the candidate will coordinate for the development of new projects under the ISLA and coffee programs during the period 2022-2025. The candidate will facilitate different stakeholders and partners’ engagement in order to deliver the projects objectives effectively.  The program field officer reports to and receives technical guidance from the IDH Central Highland Field Coordinator

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project coordination: Coordinate the development and implementation of the ISLA/coffee projects in assigned province, supported by the global and local team. Together with team, this role will develop an annual workplan, budget and identify implementing partners to contract and coordinate provincial and district steering committee workshops.
  • Coordinate to design Compact Intervention Plan: Support field coordinator, technical advisor to bring the landscape unit/landscape cell (LU/LC) into practices by working with consultancy to develop the technical guidelines on the priority of interventions and trainings for the designed LU/LC.
  • Stakeholder convening and interaction: Coordinate and convene key stakeholders including supply chain actors, private, public, non-government organizations, together with local governments and funders to several projects funded by other NGOs in Lac Duong and the partnership/collaboration to harmonize the common interests and enable environmental conditions for their contribution to the project’ success
  • Monitoring & evaluation: Collaborate with funders and the implementing partners to carry out the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of the projects to deliver project outputs and impact pathway, using the deployment of online reporting tool and M&E, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system (MRV) in align with VSAs and its targets.
  • Communication: contribute to develop communication and other learning and sharing materials (e.g. proposals) while Keeping relevant stakeholders informed on plans and progress.
  • Learning: Bring the most advanced and appropriate practices to the projects from previous experience; facilitate the dissemination of knowledge in Central Highlands and Vietnam; identify and document the lessons learned based on local reality on the ground.


Who you are

You are an experienced project officer/coordinator in the area of sustainable agriculture management and/or in natural resources management. You combine technical knowledge with facilitation and negotiation skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. You have a solid understanding of the sustainability issues in agricultural supply chains, especially on coffee in the Central Highlands region.

Program Field officer will be based in Lam Dong and will work in full -time manner under the personnel management of the Coffee and ISLA (Senior) Program Manager

What you bring

  • Interpersonal and open mind to relationship with key international and Vietnam stakeholders and experience in building innovative alliances between them.
  • Passion for, knowledge of and experience in the field of sustainability
  • Experience with coffee sector development programs in Vietnam
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in trade, economics, agriculture or relevant
  • Knowledge of agronomy (preferably on coffee)
  • Spoken and written communication skills in Vietnamese (native) and English (fluent);
  • Willingness to travel extensively to the Central Highlands area, approximately 30-40% of your time.

We offer you

  • A challenging, pivotal role within an impacting, international organization
  • 40 hours work week;
  • all the work supplies you need to excellence in your role;
  • an open environment where you can grow and develop yourself;
  • 26 annual leave and Vietnam national holidays as regulation.

Who we are

IDH puts people, planet, and progress at the heart of trade by leveraging the power of markets to create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all.

To catalyze change at scale, IDH innovates, convenes, and invests in inclusive and sustainable solutions that enable businesses to create value for people and planet, while improving their own performance. To create the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time, IDH focuses on empowering people within corporations, the global financial sector and governments that have the most influence over value chains.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, IDH has around 300 employees globally, operating in 20 landscapes and 12 commodities and sourcing regions with over 1000 public and private partners. In 13 years of operation, IDH has generated over 390 M in private sector investment and support for new business models that create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all.

IDH’s work is made possible thanks to the funding and trust of a variety of public and private donors, among which the Governments of Netherlands, Denmark, and other government donors and private foundations.

For more information, go to or follow @IDHTrade on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume in English.

We encourage applicants to respond before October 14th, 2022

At IDH sustainable trade initiative, we’re committed to equal employment opportunity, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be a more equal opportunity workplace every day.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their CV and application letter (in English) to and to (Ms. Lan)

IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Arthur van Schendelstraat 500,

3511 MH Utrecht

P.O. Box 1241, 3500 BE UTRECHT, The Netherlands

IDH Vietnam Office

Room 401, B1 Building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound

No. 298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

+84 (0) 243 200 0741