• Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness.
  • Full time, Fixed Term contract, based in Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • Closing Date: Sunday the 21st of July 2024


The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation is known around the world as an organisation that works with purpose and determination. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen.

The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind, or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health. To find out more about our work, please visit our website https://www.hollows.org


The Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for designing, delivering, and monitoring FHF’s advocacy work in Vietnam. The work aims to achieve policy and practice changes that improve quality and access to eye care services.

The role is coordinating the implementation of an advocacy agenda for Vietnam aligned with FHF’s global advocacy efforts and 2024-2028 Strategy, as well as managing relationships with key national decision-makers. The role will work closely with Vietnam’s program team to support advocacy planning and implementation of advocacy activities within FHF projects, complementing project-based advocacy objectives with advocacy and engagement at the national level. Besides providing advocacy guidance, technical support, and capacity building to FHF Viet Nam staff and partners, the role also partly supports other FHF programs in the Vietnam cluster (Philippines, Indonesia, Pacific, and Timor Leste).


You will be an experienced Advocacy Coordinator, eager to make the next step in your career. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a global team working towards ending avoidable blindness! To be successful in this role you will have ability and demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training and capacity-building activities, preferably around advocacy and influencing. You will have the ability to manage relationships with senior government decision-makers on policy and practice issues in the Vietnam context, particularly at the national level, with demonstrated experience coordinating working groups or networks of partners and/or organisations working on issues of shared interest highly desirable.

Additionally, you will have excellent negotiation, conflict resolution and issue management skills, and ability to develop relationships at all levels, with excellent verbal and written communication skills with high proficiency in English and Vietnamese. Finally, you will have resourcefulness, flexibility, and ability to prioritise and handle multiple requests concurrently and to work to tight deadlines when necessary.


Advocacy Leadership:

  • Establish influential advocacy and policy relationships with government, NGOs, networks, and partners.
  • Collaborate with project teams to maintain relationships with key policymakers.
  • Represent FHF in national advocacy forums and groups in Vietnam and international events.

Capacity Building and Technical Support:

  • Undertake capacity training for staff and partners in Vietnam.
  • Provide technical support to other countries in the Vietnam Cluster about 10% of the time per month.
  • Ensure integration of advocacy within program design and implementation (overall strategy, appropriate messages, influencing tactics, and monitoring and evaluation).

Advocacy Agenda and Initiatives:

  • Develop, implement, and regularly review FHF Vietnam’s advocacy agenda.
  • Support government relationship initiatives with diplomatic posts of donor governments in collaboration with the Head Office.
  • Analyse and identify policy window opportunities.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of advocacy-related projects.
  • Monitor progress against FHF Vietnam’s advocacy initiatives, sharing quarterly progress reports.

Communications and Branding:

  • Work with the communications team and Global Offices to design advocacy materials.
  • Synthesise evidence to promote The Foundation’s eye health profile and branding


  • Significant experience in policy development and/or the strategic planning and implementation of advocacy work in Vietnam, preferably with reputable international or national health development organisations.
  • Proven experience developing policy advocacy strategies and initiatives targeted at various internal and external audiences.
  • Significant experience engaging with policymakers and experts at senior levels in Vietnam to achieve advocacy objectives, preferably in a health-related context.
  • A strong understanding of the Vietnamese government system, policy, and decision-making processes and protocols at the national and provincial levels.

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you.

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How to apply


Please apply directly via this link, please include a CV and Cover Letter. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, employment@hollows.org. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.

Applications Close: Sunday the 21st of July 2024

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.

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