Senior Manager Planning & Governance, Office of the PVC, Vietnam

Updated: about 8 hours ago
Job Type: FullTime


About RMIT

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students as we ready them for life and work. Founded in 1887 RMIT University is one of Australia’s original educational institutions and now has 82,000 students including 12,000 at postgraduate level.

The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and practical education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities in which we are located. With three campuses in Melbourne (Central Business District, Brunswick and Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and a centre in Barcelona, Spain, RMIT is a truly global University. RMIT also offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands, and enjoys research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT prides itself on the strong industry links and collaboration with industry is integral to the University’s leadership in applied research and education, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. We are a 5-Star university under the QS Stars international evaluation system and are 21st in the world among universities less than 50 years old (2015 QS Top 50 under 50 index).

RMIT features among the world’s top 200 institutions in 13 of the 30 subject areas in the 2015 QS subject rankings. We are among the world’s top 100 universities in Art and Design; Architecture and the Built Environment; Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Aeronautical and manufacturing); Computer Science; and Business and Management Studies. The University’s research was ranked among the best in the world in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation. RMIT was rated “well above world standard” in 13 fields and “above world standard” in a further nine fields.

About RMIT Vietnam                                                                                              

RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community.

As an internationally recognised Australian University based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region.

Degrees are awarded by RMIT University in Australia, allowing Vietnamese students to receive an overseas education without having to leave home.  Given its international profile RMIT Vietnam is also host to students from Australia and many other countries.  All degree programs are recognised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and are subject to regulation by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.  The academic programs span from vocational English through to undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programs. All teaching at RMIT Vietnam is in English.

The role

The Senior Manager provides high quality, strategically aligned, flexible and confidential support to The Pro Vice Chancellor of RMIT Vietnam.

The position works closely with the Executive Leadership Team, and in collaboration with academic and administrative senior staff in Vietnam and as required liaise with senior staff in Australia. The position is responsible for contributing to RMIT Vietnam strategic planning and performance management through the oversight of key strategic priorities and commitments that require PVC oversight, ensuring quality within the agreed timeframes with appropriate risk management. In addition, this position takes responsibility in the development of high-quality reporting and stakeholder engagement, as well as supporting the PVC in the operational management and external engagement of the operations of The Office of the PVC Vietnam.


  • Support the performance reporting and alignment to the RMIT Vietnam strategy through the articulation of proposed KPI’s and subsequent reporting of these.

  • Lead the governance and reporting of strategic projects and matters that have implications for RMIT Vietnam.

  • Establish strong reporting mechanisms e.g. dashboards for RMIT Vietnam to ensure real time visibility for the PVC and Office of the PVC on key metrics, KPIs, project deliverables as applicable.

  • Prepare papers, presentations as needed and act as a key point of review for matters requiring the PVC’s approval or endorsement in RMIT Vietnam context.

  • Support Office of the PVC to embed strong governance principles engaging with key stakeholders.

  • Support Office of the PVC by ensuring that papers for VCE, VCEM, VEC and VLT are prepared, submitted on time and are of high quality.

For a more detailed description of the key areas of responsibility for this position please click here to download the JD.


  • Significant leadership skills including the capacity to initiate, lead and manage in a challenging and dynamic environment and to provide high level strategic advice and ability to understand issues at both a broad strategic level and at a detailed operational level.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in the development, interpretation and implementation of policy and procedure to progress organisational objectives.

  • Demonstrated outcome focused project management skills, along the entire project life cycle, utilising a variety of methodologies and evidence of capability building for a delivery team.

  • Demonstrated capacity to think and plan strategically, in a diverse and complex stakeholder environment, paired with an ability to drive execution and delivery within defined parameters.

  • High level conceptual, planning, organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to undertake a consultative approach, exercise significant judgement, display emotional intelligence and initiative when addressing complex problems and providing advice for varied audiences.

  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and business writing skills, with the ability to lead, direct and influence others, including a proven capacity to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with a wide range of internal and external groups.


  • Competitive remuneration package in USD (for expatriate candidates/VND package for Vietnamese candidates).
  • Relocation allowance package with support to relocate overseas candidate (and family) from home location to Vietnam for expatriates applying outside Vietnam.
  • Flights from home location to Vietnam for immediate dependents.
  • School tuition fees for children, up to USD $15,000 per child up to 2 children per year
  • Private premium medical insurance for employee and immediate family
  • 20 days annual leave plus 5 days paid leave Xmas closure and paid sick leave.
  • Support and guidance from experienced Mobility Advisor to assist in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam.
  • Ongoing professional development program and support.

Further information 

The role located in HCMC Vietnam, is open for both local and expatriate candidates.

As an expatriate candidate you will require a work permit to work in Vietnam.  To qualify for a work permit you will need (at minimum) a degree in a relevant field to the position and must be able to provide official written confirmation (statement of service) of at least 3 years’ senior management related experience. 

English Proficiency

English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (General) with a score of at least 7.0 or 170 in Lingua Skills.


To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability to the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link.

Please note, we will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait until the closing date to apply.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT.

Applications Close:
7 thg 12 2023 11.59 pm

RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community.  As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region.

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