We are looking for our new President!

January 21, 2020


We are looking for School on The Boat’s new President. An invested individual who is willing to dedicate his time to have a positive impact on the community and would like to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Hanoi.


The President will be in charge of a variety of tasks necessary to run the NGO, including coordination, team’s management, and representing the NGO.


School on the Boat's President is a volunteer position of 12h a week. 

End of applications: Sunday the 22th of March. 






  • Be the legal representative of SOTB with the local authorities, partners, sponsors, at events and in the everyday life of SOTB project.

  • Convenes the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Bureau, leads the meetings, signs the invitations and the convocations.

  • Be the guarantor of the mission and vision of the NGO.

  • Set long term objectives and plan steps to ensure they will be achieved.

  • Participate in the promotion of the NGO.

  • Create, improve and maintain the relationships with different partners.

  • Attend the events/meetings/conferences with the partners as much as possible.

  • Establish long-lasting relationships with local and international NGOs working in the same geographical area and same field as School on the Boat.



  • Have an intense follow-up on all the matters of the NGO: general projects, partnerships, day to day tasks, organization of events.

  • Set deadlines for implemented projects and evaluate the effectiveness of the actions taken.

  • Have weekly meetings with the team of coordinators.

  • Communicate with the board and active members.

  • Keep them aware of the welfare of the NGO with a monthly report.

  • Coordinate the work of the social worker, international coordinators and local coordinators.

  • Keep track of the progress, make sure that everyone stays up to date with a “Review meeting” once a month.

  • Support to the communication manager: set collective goals and help with strategy, timetable and directives for the organization of events.

  • Support to the project manager: set a collective strategy, timetable and directives on partnerships and projects.

  • Support to the local coordinators: set collective goals and help develop strategies and timetables for the maintenance of the tutoring and personal development program.

  • Actively take part in the recruitment, integration, training and follow-up of the international coordinators.

  • Write job description.

  • Participate in the screening of CV and interviews.

  • Make sure to follow an extensive handover between international coordinators.

  • Oversee the progress of new international coordinators with weekly objectives and detailed contact information.



  • Previous experience in management.

  • Minimum 2-year commitment.

  • Part-time or full-time involvement accepted, to be discussed during the interview.

  • Good sense of responsibility and organizational skills.

  • Ability for multidisciplinary work, leadership, open-mindness and initiative.

  • Professional work taken with seriousness and enthusiasm.

  • Good communication skills, diplomatic and interpersonal skills.

  • Capacity to work in an international environment.

  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing).



  • Being part of an international NGO and contribute to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Hanoi.

  • Develop projects that contribute to the environment and life of children in difficult circumstances.

  • Work in a multicultural environment.


If you are interested by the President position, you can send a resume and cover letter to the following address:


Cc: treasurer@schoolontheboat.fr


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