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Opportunity alert: Vietnam-based organisation sought for business advisory services and BPP Program Advisor role

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The BPP team is seeking to engage a Vietnam-based organisation to provide business advisory services for our Vietnam partnerships and a Vietnam BPP Program Advisor.

BPP currently has a portfolio of 13 active partnerships in Vietnam supporting partnership rounds focused on Green Recovery, Carbon Markets and Climate Adaptation in the Mekong Delta.

Palladium is seeking to engage a Vietnam-based organisation to assist the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City and the Canberra-based Palladium team to support and monitor these BPP partnerships.

This will be primarily through the provision of one full time advisor acting as the Vietnam BPP Program Advisor that will be based at the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City.  The Vietnam BPP Program Advisor will provide the following range of services:

DFAT support

  • Act as a point of contact for BPP activities in Vietnam on behalf of DFAT.
  • Represent DFAT as needed at meetings/events with partners.
  • Facilitate access to technical support from DFAT and its network based on partner requests.
  • Update the Embassy/Consulate-General teams on progress of partnerships.
  • Participate in monitoring and support visits to partners.
  • Identify opportunities to link and expand BPP initiatives.
  • Prepare briefings and draft letters and other communications.

BPP support

  • Support the Australia-based BPP Relationship Managers to work with partners throughout the project management cycle, including:
    • Following up with partners on reports and other deliverables.
    • Reviewing and providing comments on progress reports.
    • Liaising with the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) advisors as needed.
    • Identifying additional support needed by partners.
  • Support the advertising and contracting of additional local technical support.
  • Arrange visits and workshops for DFAT, BPP team members and other stakeholders as required, including providing translation and interpretation support as needed.
  • Input into BPP and DFAT public diplomacy and communication activities.
  • Support DFAT’s broader activities in the BPP focus areas (agriculture/forestry, renewable energy) as needed.

Selection criteria

We are seeking the following for this opportunity:


  • Appropriate legal registration to provide business advisory services in Vietnam.
  • Understanding of private sector development.
  • Understanding of at least two of the key BPP focus areas in Vietnam (agriculture/forestry, carbon markets, climate change mitigation/adaptation and renewable energy) is desirable.
  • A track record of providing advisory support services.

Vietnam BPP Program Adviser

  • Experience in providing project management, administration, finance, and logistics support.
  • Understanding of at least two of the key BPP focus areas in Vietnam (agriculture/forestry, carbon markets, climate change mitigation/adaptation and renewable energy) is desirable.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills in both Vietnamese and English.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Relevant academic qualifications and work experience, preferably in private sector development/agribusiness.
  • Experience in working with grant management and international organisations/donors is a plus.


This engagement will involve a 12-month contract from May 2024, with potential to extend.

Ready to apply?

If this sounds like your organisation, you are invited to send a proposal by 9:00 am (AEDT) on Tuesday 9 April 2024 to

The proposal needs to include:

  • Organisation relevant experience (maximum four pages).
  • CV of the proposed candidate to be the Vietnam BPP Program Adviser (maximum four pages).
  • Total proposed budget detailing the salary of the Vietnam BPP Program Adviser, on costs, and reasonable organisational overhead/administrative costs.

Please note that the contracting organisation will be responsible to provide all government mandated benefits for the Vietnam BPP Program Officer, including social, health and unemployment insurance.

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