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Here you can find opportunities to work with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia in the Representative Office in Hanoi. Take your chance to change the world with RLS SEA. If you are interested, please directly apply for only one of the advertised positions.

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Project Manager


Position Concept:


The Project Manager is responsible for supporting the RLS Representative Office Southeast Asia in developing the country program in the RLS SEA region with a special focus on managing the implementation of planned activities. S/he is in charge of maintaining and widening the RLS network of potential partner organizations in these countries. The Project Manager supports planning, monitoring and evaluation processes (including knowledge management, reporting and proposal writing) required by the backdonor of the RLS and the RLS SEA. The Project Manager assists and reports to the director of RLS Southeast Asia. S/he works in close contact with the staff of the RLS office and the RLS headquarters in Germany.



Responsibilities and Tasks:


The Project Manager will execute the following responsibilities and tasks:

  • Responsible for smooth and effective operational management of all project activities
    • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of the project with RLS cooperation partners and RLS project and office managers;
    • Supervises and ensures the good quality of partner proposals;
    • Ensures project documents are complete, up-to-date, and filed appropriately;
    • Effectively develops and applies project management standards;
    • Maintains and qualifies forms, data sheets, financial guidelines of RLS and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ);
    • Monitors project activities onsite;
    • Reports and coordinates carefully on the project’s progress together with the RLS finance managers;
    • Effectively communicates relevant project information to the Director and the team of RLS SEA;
  • Responsible for ensuring correct, complete and transparent financial administration of the project
    • Collects and maintains financial documents and files properly, produces scans of invoices and maintains soft copy files;
    • Compiles and comments budgets and enters budgeting data into a specified and complex financial software (“IPAS2.0”);
    • Monitors and sends request to the finance managers to proceed funds/payments;
    • Ensures that financial documents like invoices are factually correct as well as that financial documentations are proper and meaningful;
  • Responsible for building and maintaining effective partner and stakeholder relations
    • Maintains and broadens the RLS contact person/partner network in the RLS SEA region, including the German Embassy, as well as other German and International organizations;
    • Creates friendly and trustful partnerships with RLS’ cooperation partners and other partners, seeks for advice of the director if problems arise.
    • Trains cooperation partners, if necessary, in the processes, methodologies and/or PM tools, applied by RLS for increasing project efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for all written project communication and documentation in line with RLS knowledge management system
    • Compiles and edits documents of projects and the RLS office in coherence with RLS knowledge management, corporate design and public relations standards;
    • Writes program proposals, concept notes, terms of references and reports as well as project, event and fieldtrip reports in English language;
    • Writes ready-for-publication articles about developments in the RLS SEA region in English language;
    • Provides verbal and written translations of project related information into English language;
  • Responsible for proactively and timely supporting the RLS management whenever the need arises
    • Assists the director in the program development in the RLS SEA region;
    • On request of the director, participates in meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, and trainings as the substitute of the director;
    • Helps to document project activities and to harmonise local practices towards RLS and BMZ requirements;
    • Keeps him/herself regularly updated about legal matters/changes related to RLS activities in the RLS SEA region, actively advises the RLS director in cases action needs to be taken;
    • Accompanies the director and other RLS staff during events, fieldtrips and other missions for the purpose of assistance with monitoring and evaluation tasks;
    • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions;

Qualifications, skills and competencies:


Professional qualifications

  • Masters Degree from an international university in Southeast Asian Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Project Management, Business Administration, Development Studies or similar field;
  • At least 2 years of practical experiences in project work in Southeast Asia,
  • Professional experiences in project and event management as well as planning, monitoring and evaluation procedures and managing budgets;
  • Professional experience in a German Political Foundation and/or another organization operating with funds from the German Federal Ministry for Economic and Development Cooperation (BMZ) is an asset.

Specific Knowledge and Skills

  • Solid knowledge and skill in financial project management and project accounting;
  • Demonstrated project management knowledge and skill;
  • Profound knowledge of German domestic and international politics, familiarity with the political left Spectrum; skills in analyzing political processes
  • Good skill in political analytical papers and articles writing in English language;
  • Language skills: fluent in English; German language is an asset;
  • Conversant with MS Office and other software assisting websites.

General skills and competencies:


  • Excellent communication skills: highly communicative; demonstrated experience communicating difficult/sensitive information tactfully; well-developed presentation skills;
  • Motivated to work in an international and diverse environment as well as to go on business trips abroad;
  • Team-oriented: proven ability and motivation to collaborate with others, find solutions and share successes together with colleagues and partners;
  • Continuous learning attitude and willingness to adapt to new tools, methodologies and ways of working;
  • Willing to work on weekends or after working hours, if required.



The Project Manager Reports to: Director

Is substitute for: Project managers of RLS Southeast Asia

Will be substituted by: Project managers of RLS Southeast Asia

Duty station: Hanoi, Vietnam

Position: full time

This is a one-year position with the opportunity of extension. Preferred starting date as soon as possible.




RLS would like to invite interested candidates to submit their application in one PDF document following international standards in English language including:

  • CV;
  • A motivation letter including salary expectation.
  • Further references

Application deadline: 20th of September 2020.


Please be informed that only written and complete application packages like described above meeting all above mentioned requirements will be considered and invited for interview. Application packages are preferred in one PDF document.


Please submit your application to Mr. Philip Degenhardt (Regional Director RLS SEA) & Ms. Nguyen Thuy Ha via the e-mail address:



Inquiries are only accepted before the application deadline. Please refrain from phone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted!



2. Call for papers

To explore new political viewpoints and to facilitate sharing processes in the ASEAN region, we are calling for papers on the themes: (i) Economic and trade policy; (ii) Social justice; (iii) Agricultural and food policy / (Focus: Food Sovereignty); (iv) Climate and energy policy (Focus: Climate Justice); and (v) Feminism. Please see HERE for more information. Papers are expected to provide analysis of political struggles and potential solutions for overcoming current challenges in the above themes. The papers may focus on - but are not limited to - any countries within the Southeast Asian region.

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Asia- Hanoi office will support the editing and publishing of papers that are relevant for our themes and approaches. The paper should be in English and range between 2,500 and 5000 words. Authors possibly will be invited for presentation at our annually-organized international conferences. We will also provide a small allowance (200 - 500 EUR, depending on quality and length) for each paper that is selected for publication.

Papers can be submitted at any time via e-mail to Mr. Philip Degenhardt (Regional Director) at

If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the above e-mail address.

Internship Information

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung sees itself as an institution for political education and has committed itself to supporting young people, which also includes internships. In order to gain comprehensive and valuable insights into our work in Southeast Asia, the internship should have a duration of at least three months. If you are interested in getting to know the work in our regional office in Hanoi, please send your curriculum vitae, a short letter of motivation, and, if applicable, a certificate of mandatory internship to