Project manager, PACE-UP Global Health Center, Hanoi (Vietnam)


The global health center -the PAN ASEAN Coalition for Epidemic and Outbreak Preparedness ( is seeking for a Project Manager for an unlimited period in full-time in Hanoi, Vietnam with an early start date.

PACE-UP is a Center for Global Health and pandemic prevention in Asia led by a multidisciplinary consortium of North-South and South-South collaborations. Our consortium leverages on equitable Asia-Europe-Africa partnerships to build and strengthen regional and ASEAN-wide capacity and systems to respond rapidly and effectively to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the region. PACE-UP is located at the Vietnamese-German Center for Medical Research (VG-CARE) in Hanoi and receives funding from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the Federal foreign office Germany (AA).

Your tasks:

Your responsibilities reach into the activities of both centers, PACE-UP and VG-CARE, and include in particular:

  • You will contribute to the strategic development of the Center and its activities in close cooperation with the VG-CARE and PACE-UP leadership team in Vietnam and Germany.
  • You ensure a high-level communication with the stakeholders and policy makers in the region to inform them about PACE-UP/VG-CARE activities on a regular basis.
  • You are co-responsible for the maintaining and expansion of the scientific network in the ASEAN region.
  • You contribute and take responsibility for comprehensive planning and organization of distinct and scientific events with high-level participants / guests (e.g., international scientific workshops, seminars, network meetings, etc.).
  • You proactively participate in the national and international events in the region to promote visibility of PACE-UP/VG-CARE.
  • You design marketing activities, coordinate print materials, and create engaging content for our social media presence.
  • You manage day-to-day operations and supports our staff, junior scientists and students in various administrative aspects with international relevance.

Your qualification and skills:

  • Completed university studies with a master’s degree in either business administration or in science or a comparable qualification.
  • Professional previous experience working as a project manager or an equivalent position.
  • Good knowledge of public relations and digital media.
  • Confident appearance and pleasure in addressing network partners as well as working with different interest groups.
  • Reliability, the ability to work openly and communicate effectively as a team.
  • Excellent conceptual and organizational skills.
  • Very good English, German language and other languages is an added value.

Your benefits:

  • Appreciative and friendly working environment in a motivated international team at the interface between research, science and health care.
  • A very diverse and challenging field of activities.
  • A salary of 1.500,00 Euros net (no deduction of tax and social insurance) monthly paid in Vietnamese Dong.
  • 30 days of vacation as well as days off on public holidays.
  • Compatible with career and family through flexible working hours.

Are you interested in joining our team?

Kindly send your CV and a brief cover letter (as one PDF file) to:

Dr. Alexa Purgreth or

Mrs. Olga Hase-Bergen

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