Researcher/Senior Researcher; Communication Officer



Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN)

Established in 2005 as an independent research organization, DEPOCEN has gained a reputation for high-quality and policy-relevant research in a wide range of socio-economic issues within the development and research community in Vietnam. We develop close working relationship with many international organizations in Vietnam, governmental agencies, universities and private sectors. We are one of top ten economics research organizations ranked by REPEC, the co-founder and main co-organizer of the Vietnam Economist Annual Meeting (VEAM) since 2008, the most prestigious conference in economics held by the economist community in Vietnam; the founder the Center for
Advanced Studies in Economics and Data Science (CASED), serving the market needs of staff capacity in Big Data, Data Science, Data Analysis; a founding member of the Vietnam Association of International Economists (ISVE), as well as an active member of the EGAP Network. Our researches have been published in international refereed journals, and our consultancy services are highly appreciated by international and national clients. For more information, please visit our official website at:

DEPOCEN is currently seeking applicants for 02 positions of a Researcher/Senior Researcher and a Communication officer.

Location: Hanoi
Type: Full-time


  • Working in a dynamic and friendly environment;
  • Earning salary, remuneration and social insurance in accordance with the State’s regulations and Company’s regulations;
  • Having opportunities to take part in CASED’s training courses; to participate in VEAM, to participate in national and international workshops, conferences; opportunities to join and expand the economists and experts networks;
  • Being supported to go abroad for studying advanced training programs, Master, PhD programs;
  • Being provided financial support from the credit policy of DEPOCEN when studying abroad.

1. Researcher/Senior Researcher

Job description:

  • To develop concept notes, proposals for socio-economic research and consultancy projects;
  • To manage and expand the network of experts;
  • To manage, coordinate and participate in the implementation of the research and consultancy projects, from designing study protocols and data collection to data analysis, report preparation and knowledge dissemination;
  • To collaborate with other team members and liaise with relevant project stakeholders, including clients, local partners and collaborators to assure that the assignments are completed with highest quality, and within planned timeframe;
  • Other tasks assigned where necessary.


  • Master or Ph.D. degree in Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Statistics, Public Policy and other related fields. Undergraduate candidates with outstanding academic achievements are highly encouraged to apply;
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in conducting the socio-economic research and consultancy projects;
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical skills and leadership;
  • Proficiency in professional statistical software and programming (e.g. STATA, SPSS, R, MATLAB);
  • Excellent command in English and Vietnamese;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently;
  • Willingness to travel to several provinces in Vietnam for fieldwork.

2. Communication Officer

Job description:

  • Coordinate with program teams to design communication documents from research projects and other projects, activities
  • Write and produce news items and press releases to ensure effective promotion of the project’s image and work
  • Create content and update news page on DEPOCEN’s, CASED, VEAM websites and fan pages
  • Regularly update all platforms (with recent news, activities, relevant issues, interesting facts, and publications)
  • Communications Materials Development
  • Provide support to create, produce and disseminate communications materials
  • Write content for brochures, flyers, info graphics, posters, and other communication materials
  • Assist with video and design projects as needed


  • Excellent command in English and Vietnamese;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, International Studies, Public Relations, Communications/Marketing or relevant field;
  • A minimum of 3 years practical communications or marketing experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.

Starting date: As soon as possible.


Interested candidates are invited to send their applications (including a cover letter, a CV and other supporting documents) to: and

Deadline of application submission: 28 February, 2021

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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