General Manager

Music for One Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationMonitoring and EvaluationProject ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd January, 2020

Job Description


Music for One Foundation(M4one) is a Performing Arts-based humanitarian organization (NGO) dedicated to working with children and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential through music and music education. M4one believe that music can promote a shared sense of civic virtue and engage people in creative activities that bring communities together.
In late 2019, M4one is launching a strategic three-year project to set up an effective model for disseminating “Right to Cultural Arts Life” for local communities by dispatching Korean volunteers, implementing art teacher training courses, and creating various performing arts activities. This project is set up in partnership with Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, Children Culture Centers, international/regional arts centers and Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA)

Our strategic goals for the period 2020-2022 are to:

  • Train arts professionals and reinforce the facility’s capacity
  • Initiate cultural art education in the Children Culture Center
  • Improve awareness of Cultural Rights

Our ongoing aims are to:

  • Train art teachers and improve education institute
  • Manage Cultural Art classes
  • Plan the workshop and performance through campaign management


  • The General Manager is expected to develop, manage and evaluate initiatives and programs in line with the mission and goals of this three-year program. Programs will include formal education and curriculum, non-formal education, culture and arts programming and teacher training. Activities delivered in the program will include instructional classes and workshops as well as training and performance events in visual art, music, theatre and creative events.
  • Aside from the lead partners listed above, there will be other partners and stakeholders engaged in the conceptualization and implementation of the program. One very important group is the Volunteers who will be dispatched from South Korea, and playing a leading role in the implementation and design of the program activities. There will also be the need to engage partners and professionals from the Education Sector, e.g. school directors, education NGOs and teacher training centers. The General Manager will be responsible for engaging and supporting these partners and stakeholders in the project and developing a collaborative and effective working approach. The General Manager will be supported by a core team within Vietnam, and advisors with experience in cultural education within Asia.


  • Planning and development
  • Defining the detail of the project scope
  • Developing priorities and objectives for each program element (formal education, non-formal education, teacher training, arts programming)
  • Creating a 1-3 year road map and action plan
  • Setting and overseeing an annual workplan and budget
  • Identifying and securing resources needed for project implementation
  • Documenting clearly the frameworks and procedures for the project, to ensure effective delivery
  • Partnerships and networks
  • Developing and implementing productive relationships with local and international culture and arts institutions, government agencies and service providers
  • Building and engaging an alliance of implementing partners
  • Developing clear terms of reference with partners
  • Project Implementation
  • Supervise the development of curriculum and accompanying resources
  • Supervise the sourcing, orientation and training of arts instructors
  • Sourcing partnerships and providers for arts programming
  • Overseeing use of the project space (head office and arts workshop facility)
  • Supervising project monitoring
  • Evaluating project activities and approaches and adjusting implementation strategies accordingly
  • Representing M4one, and in particular this project, to the public (e.g. with Ministries and for press)
  • Supporting fundraising for this program
  • Attendance at regular team meetings and all staff retreats
  • Following M4one’s internal policies and procedures
  • Being a good ambassador for the arts and a good supporter of the arts community


  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literate
  • Proactive nature


  • 5-7 years of progressive, professional experience in management
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, international policies, development or another relevant field
  • Strategic thinker and creative problem solver
  • Experienced program manager, able to supervise teams and subcontractors
  • •Strong communicator, able to engage and negotiate with stakeholders
  • Fluent written and spoken Vietnamese
  • Native level of written and spoken English


  • Interest in arts essential, experience in arts education desirable
  • Professional knowledge and experience of education and schools in Vietnam
  • Experience of arts and culture, and commitment to creativity
  • Able to communicate in Korean

Salary and benefits

  • Starting salary: $800-$1,000 per month
  • Salary review: Annually in December
  • Probation period: 3 months
  • Leave entitlement: 12 days per annum

Application Instructions

Please send electronic submissions and to by December 26, 2019 with only “Name_General Manager” in the subject line. Finalists will be contacted.
**Please attach your CV(Curriculum Vitae) and Personal Statement to your submissions.

NOTE: This position is based in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

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