Communication Officer


The European Union funded project “Technical Assistance for the ARISE+ Programme in Vietnam”, of which this assignment is a part, aims at providing technical assistance to the Vietnamese Government to maximise Viet Nam’s benefits from preferential trade regimes, with a focus on regional agreements and the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (IPA).


Job Title: Communication Officer

Location: Hanoi

Reporting to: Team Leader

Nationality: Vietnamese

Indicative Starting date: November / December 2020

Travel Domestic travel within Viet Nam may be required

Indicative Duration of the assignment: 37 months

Type of Contract: 12 months fixed term contract upon successful completion of a 2-month probation period

Objective of the assignment: The Communication Officer will support the communication and visibility of the Project and its activities and will be responsible for the development and distribution of communication products.

Indicative Tasks:

Support for the day-to-day communication and visibility of the project and its activities, including the following:

  • Support the development and implementation of a communication and visibility plan;
  • Develop communication products with the Project Team, including press brochures, information sheets, PPTs, press releases, website content, social media posts, reports and other communication materials;
  • Maintain a database of key stakeholders and media;
  • Identify target groups and distribute communication materials;
  • Support the communication and visibility for meetings,workshops and events;
  • Develop visibility materials in line with Client guidelines;
  • Write, edit and proofread content in Vietnamese and English;
  • Translation and interpretation from Vietnamese-English and English-Vietnamese (both oral and written);
  • Allocate time to the project flexibly upon Project Team request and in relation to the needs of the Project;
  • Other tasks as assigned by the project Team Leader.


Education and Training Background: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or other relevant subject;

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience working as a communications officer; experience working on topics such as international trade or trade policy is a strong asset;
  • Experience in working in an international/multi-cultural environment is a strong asset;
  • Demonstrated experience working with traditional and social media;
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop or related);
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English and Vietnamese;
  • Advanced level of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and social media platforms;
  • Experience of working with EU-funded projects or with other major international donors-funded
  • projects is a strong asset.

Languages: Fluency in Vietnamese and English.


If you are interested in this job opportunity, please send the following to the email address

  • Your CV with a cover letter
  • Your references (if any)
  • Your Gross salary expectation

All applications must be received by 27.11.2020 at 17:00 Vietnam time.

NB: due to the high number of expected applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.

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