Project Intern

Title: Project Intern

Program: USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (LinkSME) Project

Location: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Duration: 6 months, tentatively from April to September 2021

The USAID LinkSME project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supports the Government of Vietnam (GVN) in its efforts to develop, adopt, and implement policy and regulatory reforms to provide a more favorable business enabling environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Further, its Market Linkage team supports private sector development, cooperating with business support organizations (BSOs) and the GVN to improve the performance of SMEs and integrate them into lead-firm supply chains. The project is implemented by the International Executive Service Corps (www.iesc.org), under a contract with USAID and an operating license issued by the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee. Click here for more information.

IESC is seeking project interns to support the implementation of technical activities in its two technical components: Business Enabling Environment (BEE) and Market Linkages. Under the supervision of the technical team leads, the project interns will work at the project’s office or flexibly as per the project’s arrangements and with limited travel upon request.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

For BEE Intern

  • Perform research on international best practices in support of BEE team activities;
  • Assist team members in producing necessary documentation in support of team activities;
  • Translate various documents related to the work of the BEE team from Vietnamese to English and vice versa;
  • Provide support to BEE team members during meetings (note taking, ad hoc research, etc.) and other reporting duties if relevant;
  • Support preparation and implementation of events (trainings, conferences, etc.) organized by the BEE team;
  • Support BEE team in preparing logistics for field trips;
  • Monitor progress of external consultants on assignments, following up where necessary;
  • Provide assistance with electronic records.

For Market Linkages Intern

  • Perform research on international best practices in support of Market Linkage Team activities;
  • Assist team members in producing necessary documentation in support of team activities;
  • Translate various documents related to the work of the Market Linkage Team from Vietnamese to English and vice versa;
  • Provide support to team members during meetings (note taking, ad hoc research, etc.);
  • Support preparation and implementation of events (trainings, conferences, etc.) organized by the Market Linkages Team;
  • Support Market Linkages Team in preparing logistics for field trips;
  • Monitor progress of external consultants on assignments, following up where necessary;
  • Provide assistance with electronic records;
  • Provide support for following up with lead firms or SMEs on various topics, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fourth-year university students or fresh graduates in Law, Public Policy, Business, Economics or related fields (for BEE) and in Economics, Business Studies, Marketing or related fields (for Market Linkages);
  • Experiences in an intercultural and multi-lingual context gained by way of internships, academic exchanges, volunteers or extra curriculum activities are preferred (a recommendation from the university/reference check may be required);
  • Experiences in event and training organization are preferred;
  • Fluency in both Vietnamese and English, including reading, listening, writing and speaking skills – IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 80 as a minimum is a plus;
  • Computer skills and experience on formatting/editing documents (excel, word, power point, outlook) are essential;
  • Cheerful attitude, detail-oriented, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and take initiatives;
  • Availability to start working and travelling in short advance notice is a plus.

BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCE:

  • Professional and international working environment;
  • Monthly telephone allowance up to VND 500,000;
  • Competitive stipend package;
  • Attractive domestic travel allowance (if domestic travel required) following IESC’s travel policy.

IESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that these positions are is intended for Vietnamese nationals. CV and cover letter in English are required. Please note in your cover letter if your application is for the BEE or Market Linkages internship position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Early applications by April 2, 2021 are strongly encouraged.

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