Amsterdam office closed

Due to the Christmas holiday the MCNV office in Amsterdam is closed from Tuesday December 25th 2018 until Sunday January 6th 2019. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and wish you a year of health, happiness and prosperity!

For urgent matters, please call:
Marijke Postma-Rustenhoven at 0031 610 592 693.

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Looking for a consultant for our project Lao Equity through policy Analysis and Research Network

We are looking for a consultant for our project Lao Equity through policy Analysis and Research Network. Please see below for the terms of reference. Submitting of required documents no later than September 9, 2018

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Vacancy: Country Director Lao PDR

To realize our future objectives we are looking for a:
Country Director (CD) Lao PDR


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Program Manager

MCNV is recruiting for the position of PROGRAM MANAGER who holds overall responsibilities for managing the LEARN Program, with primary focus on coordinating and supporting partners in implementation. The position reports to Country Director of MCNV Laos and is based in Vientiane.

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Vacancy: Fundraiser & Acquisition Coordinator

To realize our future objectives we are looking for a
Fundraiser & Acquisition coordinator, for 22 – 30 hours a week.

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Vacancy: Fundraiser & Acquisition Coordinator

To realize our future objectives we are looking for a:
Vacancy:  Fundraiser & Acquisition Coordinator


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Vacancy: member of MCNV’s Supervisory Board

MCNV is looking for a new member of the Supervisory Board to expand the representation of our partners in Vietnam and Laos.

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Vacancy: member of MCNV’s supervisory board

MCNV is looking for a new member of the Supervisory Board to expand the representation of our partners in Vietnam and Laos.

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Volunteers needed!

Seeking Volunteers in Occupational Therapy 

Location: Hai Duong city and Hochiminh city

Duration of assignment: 6-12 months (start from April, 2018)

Are you passionate about function of the patient? Bring your skills to Vietnam to support the education of occupational therapy (OT) and the patients who need occupational technique. We are currently seeking to appoint a suitable experienced Occupational Therapy Volunteers to join our OT education program in Hai Duong Medical Technical University (HMTU) and University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Hochiminh city.

The demand for Occupational Therapy in Vietnam is huge, however in Vietnam, specialized OT training is not yet available at all levels. There is currently only one module in physiotherapy training.

With grants from USAID through Handicap International (HI), the Medical Committee Netherlands- Vietnam (MCNV) has supported the 5 year-project (2015-2020) on Development of OT education at HMTU and UMP with aims to create enabling conditions to establish education of OT professionals in Vietnam, including provision of OT educators, and development of a standard competency-based curriculum that can be recognized in the region, as well as training materials and strengthened Government policy on OT.

The first ever Bachelor on Occupational Therapy programs has been starting alongside at UMP since March 2017 and at HMTU in November 2017 with technical support from Manipal University, India.

Objectives of assignment:

The OT volunteers are expected to support and provide a comprehensive clinical placement programme for OT students who are enrolling the BOT program at HMTU and mentor them on how to effectively engage with patients and families in the community. The volunteer will share her/his knowledge of OT and how it can help people, young and old, who have disabilities, injuries and disorders that affect Activity Daily Living (ADL) and movement  functions.

By the end of this assignment, the volunteer will help providing:

Objective 1: Provide guidance to students undertaking OT subjects including:

  • Provide supervision and guidance to OT students during clinical placement at the hospitals.
  • Provide support to BOT students in OT practice hours during the OT courses.
  • Participate in field visits to support and mentor OT students.
  • Share professional knowledge which appropriate for occupational students
  • Increase awareness and capacity of OT students working in team setting.

Objective 2: Increase capacity of staff in OT knowledge, proficiency and practice

  • Support faculties from Manipal University (India) to effectively delivery OT courses in UMP.
  • Provide appropriate education and advice to rehab staff incline to OT.
  • Develop and/or maintain partnerships with local, regional and international organisations, professional and peer networks.


  • Bachelor of Occupational therapy
  • Has at least 2-3 years in clinical experience
  • Have the ability to share knowledge
  • Commitment to team work, coaching, and mentoring others
  • Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings
  • Patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to develop working relationships quickly and effectively
  • Ability to cope with cultural isolation and a different standard of living
  • A preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment
  • Committed to gender equality, children protection and disability inclusion

What MCNV provides:

  • Return airfare to country of assignment
  • Visa expenses
  • Living and accommodation allowance
  • In-country Orientation on arrival


Deadline: Feb 02, 2018


For more information about the assignment, please contact to Ms. Trang, Quynh Tran at

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MCNV Laos is looking for a Country Director


MCNV is a Dutch INGO with the mission to support sustainable development in S.E. Asia. We are working as an international network organisation working on health, social inclusion, livelihoods & climate change and entrepreneurship & value chains. MCNV works from offices in Vietnam, Lao PDR and The Netherlands. All activities of MCNV aim at sustainable improvement of the situation of disadvantaged groups in society. In Lao PDR, we undertake integrated rural development activities with a focus on nutrition and mother and child healthcare. At a national level MCNV supports health research activities in collaboration with Lao Public Health institutes via the EU-funded LEARN Program. MCNV Laos has currently 2 offices and about 10 employees. MCNV aims to grow its activities in Lao PDR in the coming years. The CD reports to the General Director MCNV and is based in Vientiane Capital.

Key Responsibilities
The CD is responsible and accountable for implementing MCNV’s strategy in Lao PDR to create positive and inclusive change in Lao PDR’s society. The CD is responsible for coaching and co-working with the colleagues and partners, ensuring that the programs are adequately resourced and deliver successful outcomes. He or she has representational and influencing skills, and can engage effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders (program beneficiaries, government officials, institutional and private donors, business leaders and other NGO’s). The CD creates new leads for funding and co-develops proposals.


  • Management of the staff and offices in Lao PDR;
  • Take final responsibility (for the delegation of responsibilities to staff) in the areas of policy, finance, HRM, communication, fundraising, reporting and quality;
  • Responsible for a timely and accurate reporting cycle of the programs, which run in Lao PDR and for overall MCNV Lao PDR quarterly reporting;
  • Ensure that the programs are implemented effectively and efficiently, in accordance with policies and procedures of donors and MCNV;
  • Support and contribute to generating financial resources for MCNV;
  • Contribute to MCNV’s strategic development;
  • Ensure and promote the visibility and good name of MCNV;
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to support and position MCNV well and to develop MCNV’s network;
  • Represent MCNV at (high-level) meetings or seminars;
  • Contribute to activities of the organisation as a whole, ensuring smooth functioning.


  • Affinity with the aims and culture of MCNV;
  • At minimum, a Master’s degree in a relevant field, with a strong preference for public health/ food security plus 7 years’ experience in a senior management position, preferably within an (I)NGO environment;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in leadership, staff management, organisational development, program development and management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated ability to generate program funding including donor cultivation and grant writing;
  • A motivating and coaching style of working with natural leadership;
  • Committed to teambuilding and able to develop and support other team members;
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to resolve ambiguity and conflict;
  • Flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks and conflicting priorities within tight deadlines;
  • Able to communicate well in multicultural settings and at different levels;
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written);
  • Experience working within Lao PDR is preferred; within SE Asia development context is a plus.

To Apply
Further details can be found at our website Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in English to noting the job title in the subject line. The closing date for applications is 23 November 2017. The first round of interviews will be held in week of 4 December 2017. MCNV is an equal opportunities employer. The salary package is in line with the goals and non-profit status of the foundation. The position is initially offered for one year, with the intention of extension.


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