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Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The job holder will lead on analysis and reporting of the political situation in Vietnam. Through identifying (together with the internal political officer in HCMC) political developments or trends relevant to UK interests in Vietnam, the job-holder’s work will support delivery of the full range of UK objectives. Manage the Embassy’s political engagement with key institutions including the Communist Party, Government and National Assembly and support the Ambassador’s engagement at both a national and provincial level. Lead on a small project portfolio that includes capacity building for National Assembly Deputies.
The jobholder is expected to:
Produce timely and insightful analysis and reporting of the political situation in Vietnam, in particular the work of the Politburo and Central Committee of the Communist Party, the Government, and the National Assembly. The analysis should focus on emerging political trends furthering the UK network’s understanding of the political situation in Vietnam and supporting the delivery of the UK network’s overall objectives (30% of time).
Take the lead on all aspects of project work with the National Assembly, including capacity building for Young Deputies. This will require identifying areas where UK support can most effectively be deployed and working with external partners to develop projects that deliver value for money. Subject to FCO funding opportunities and the Embassy’s wider project portofilio, the role may also involve managing further projects, for example on anti-corruption or training for government and Party officials. (30% of time)
Manage the Embassy’s political engagement at both the national and provincial levels, coordinating with counterpart in Ho Chi Minh City. Working with teams across the UK network in Vietnam, develop and implement a political engagement plan that advances the UK’s relationship with key political institutions and decision makers in Vietnam. (30% of time)
Provide support to high-level political visits from the UK to Vietnam and vice versa by working with the Vietnamese authorities to agree visit programmes and providing interpretation during high-level meetings. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in wider Embassy corporate life through, for example, the local staff association or the learning and development committee. (10% of time)
Essential qualifications and experience
- Sound networking skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with outside stakeholders, particularly within the government sector
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Good IT skills, including MS Office and Excel
Starting yearly salary (VND)
360,197,000 Other benefits and conditions of employment
The British Embassy offers a competitive remuneration package including salary, leave entitlement, flexible working patterns, medical package for staff and dependants, and opportunities for learning and development.
This position is being advertised as a full-time fixed term contract for 12 months linked to the British Embassy’s Local Staff B3 grade. Subject to funding and other factors, this role may be extended or renewed.
Employment offers are subject to the successful clearance of pre-employment checks.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy Hanoi is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.
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