Position: Program Assistant
Work place: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 year, extendable based on performance and funding
Start date: March 2017
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), operating through the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation in Vietnam, is a trusted advisor to governments worldwide, helping them transform the way they provide health services. In Vietnam, CHAI works with a number of departments in the Ministry of Health to help reach national HIV, TB, Hepatitis C, and malaria targets. Established in Vietnam in 2006, CHAI has emphasized a sustainable and integrative approach to health systems strengthening premised on a close partnership with government to build national capacity.
CHAI’s team in Vietnam consists of a dynamic core of 12 staff in addition to resources available at the regional and global levels. CHAI is now seeking a Vietnamese national to fill a Program Assistant position. This position provides an inexperienced person significant opportunities for learning and growth.
- The Program Assistant will provide mainly program support and some office operations support and report to a Program Manager(s).
- Execute programmatic tasks such as preparing health data for analysis, making charts and diagrams, reviewing software systems for bugs, supporting importation of donated drugs, and much more;
- Provide support to prepare trainings, workshops, meetings and mentoring trips (e.g. printing materials, logistics arrangements, etc.);
- Assist in making purchase orders, contracts, agreements, etc. with partners/suppliers.
- Assist in preparing letters to partners, local government authorities and other project/program documents upon requests;
- Assist in translation and interpretation from English to Vietnamese and vice versa;
- Arrange travel logistics for team members on business trips (e.g. air tickets, accommodations, airport taxis, car rentals);
- Take notes at team meetings;
- Perform other duties as requested.
Skills and Experiences
- Fluent in verbal and written Vietnamese and English
- Comfortable with technology. Fluent with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, and in internet-based communications
- Excellent organizational skills and high attention to details
- Good command of task prioritization and time management to meet deadlines
- Good teamwork, spirit and enthusiasm
- Proven ability to problem solve and think proactively
- A minimum of 2-year experience
- Experience in translation or other communications-related fields
- Experience in health issues
A one-page cover letter should specify the position sought and highlight why the candidate believes they are the right person for the position. A CV detailing professional experience, relevant qualifications and three reference contacts should be provided. Interested candidates should send materials to [email protected]. Indicate position sought in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, but must be received by 15 March 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.