Program Assistant


Announcement Number: HANOI-2021-15

Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi

Position Title: Program Assistant (CDC)

Open Period: 04/26/2021 - 05/10/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+7

Series/Grade: FP - 1550 6

Salary: USD $51,220

Work Schedule: Full-time - Monday - Friday

Promotion Potential: FP-6

Duty Location(s): 1 in Hanoi, VM

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:

HR Section



Hiring Path: • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM-FP is FP-6. Actual FP salary determined by Washington DC.

•    U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type Temporary

Marketing Statement: 

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference. of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link: HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1)  AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights


The U.S. Mission in Hanoi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of senior Communications advisor for HHS and CDC Vietnam, responsible for all on-going, current, communication and media development and delivery services that will enhance (showcase) the agency's exposure and accomplishments to USG and Vietnam government officials. their staff members and the public.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required


Work with the CDC Deputy Director and Technical Staff to facilitate use of social media, target audiences, and tailor messaging in order to meet regional cultural norms. Implement, maintain and update the CDC Vietnam communication and media strategy, identifying opportunities to highlight CDC support for HIV (PEPFAR), TB, GHSA and Influenza program activities. Develop working relationships and key communications contacts in regional and international NGOs, other bilateral and multilateral donors, and regional government organizations responsible for health outreach and help develop strategic communications to advance work of existing inter-agency and external partnerships. Under the direction of the Deputy Director, provides technical assistance to technical teams in planning communications that best promote changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviors to support development and will be appropriate for the culture and language of the people to be reached.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Job Knowledge:

Must have good working knowledge of current telecommunications theory, including planning, management and advanced knowledge of principles and processes for providing effective messaging services. Broad perspective and thorough knowledge of the principles of public health programs and practice including knowledge of organizational and operational concepts and practices applied by public, private, or non-profit agencies and organizations engaged in health communication. A good working knowledge of the public health and clinical care system and structure influencing Ministry of Health (MOH) policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of USG public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results is required.

Skills and Abilities:

Incumbent must possess advanced oral and written communications skills in English and be an active listener. The incumbent must have: excellent organizational skills and proven ability to work independently lo deliver projects within deadlines; the ability to work collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment; sound editorial and journalistic judgment as well as local host government and USG political sensitivities; excellent networking skills; and excellent computer skills with experience/training for word processing, spreadsheets, Power point and graphics. The incumbent should also have the ability to work with and effectively communicate within CDC Vietnam and with other entities regarding communications issues, to effectively organize and plan during crisis situations and ability to anticipate and plan for communications needs and to instruct staff in the correct use of communications technology.

Education Requirements: Education:

University degree in journalism, international relations, communications, English or related degree.

Evaluations: LANGUAGE: Fluency in Speaking/ Reading/ Writing English is required. This may be tested.

Qualifications: Prior Work Experience:

At least 3 years experience in journalism, editing, web design or media relations in the English-language media.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits: 

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

Post entry training will be focused primarily on Agency sponsored communications policy, health leadership development training. Attendance at conferences and workshops to address key communications issues may be required. Necessary post entry training will be provided on-site or at Regional or Atlanta based facilities.

How to Apply

How to Apply: All applicants must apply through the Mission website.

Required Documents: In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested documentation listed below by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position

Next Steps: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

More information and apply HERE.

Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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