Sector Commitee Coordinator

Organization Description:

The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) is the principle voice of the European business community in Vietnam. EuroCham was established in 1998 and is a members-based, independent, not for profit organization of European companies who are investing in Vietnam, for the benefit of all. With over 1,040 members and 18 Sector Committees, EuroCham is one of the biggest foreign Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam and among the 5 largest European Chambers of Commerce worldwide. EuroCham represents a plethora of sectors and sizes ranging from SMEs to MNCs with a very strong business network in both Vietnam and Europe. Acting as an intermediary between our members - the business community - and local, national, regional and European authorities. EuroCham advocates on its members' behalf, to generate improvements in the business environment, raise awareness on key issues and disseminate information on issues relating to doing business in Vietnam.

MAIN DUTIES

Job Title: Sector Committee Coordinator

Reporting to: Head of Advocacy & Executive Director

Direct supervising: Head of Advocacy

Job Summary:

  • Sector Committee (SC) Coordinator position will assist Advocacy team mainly bases in HCMC office, required travel to Hanoi. Key responsibilities include monitoring the industrial and trade developments in Vietnam in close cooperation with the Government and the EU Delegation to Vietnam and other key EuroCham partners; responding to inquiries on Vietnamese laws, regulations and policies, and supporting the activities of existing and new Sector Committees. The position also involves a high need for the coordination and organisation of SC meetings as well as the support in preparing and sending the Sector Committees’ Government letters & position papers, following up with the relevant Government authorities and agencies on the respective Sector Committees’ issues and results, supporting the preparation of the annual position papers and for the printing of the EuroCham Whitebook, organisation of Whitebook Launch, Briefing and presentations and other advocacy-related events and activities”; and other internal administrative tasks

Location: Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Level: 7

Type of Contract: 1 year fixed term contract upon successful completion of a 2 month probation period

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: EuroCham Executive Committee, EuroCham Executive Director, Head of Advocacy Department, Sector Committees within EuroCham
  • External: EuroCham members, Vietnamese Central and local authorities, Ministries and agencies the European Delegation to Vietnam, the media

Main Duties and Key Performance Indicators:

  • Responsible for the coordination and activities of up to 6 of EuroCham’s Sector Committees (SCs), including, but not limited to, setting up meetings, following-up meetings and ongoing activities/projects, supporting and organising advocacy meetings, events, maintaining internal and external information flows and contact with key stakeholders, consolidating comments on new legislations
  • Engage and closely follow up ongoing trade negotiations to ensure Sector Committee advocacy objectives are reached via different channels
  • Support the Head of Advocacy and the Executive Director to perform advocacy on behalf of EuroCham in coordination with the Sector Committees
  • Support the preparing of the Sector Committees’ Government letters and follow up, supporting for preparation of position papers contributing to the EuroCham Trade Issues and Recommendations compiled in Whitebook, released in March every year.
  • Solidify and further strengthen the network and good reputation of EuroCham with Central, local, national authorities and international partners

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education and Training Background:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Language, Legal background is a plus

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 1 years of relevant work experience

Management Experience:

  • A track record of successfully leading and coordinating cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent time and workload management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good budgetary control
  • Patient and calm in pressured situations
  • Constructive problem solving approach
  • Flexibility is required

Languages: Fluent written and spoken English

Software and Package Skills:

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Organisational, communication, social and presentation skills
  • Motivated and able to deliver on short notice
  • Flexible and proactive/can-do attitude (able to work past normal workhorse to deliver on time)
  • Strong commitment and faithfulness to EuroCham and prioritising the Chamber’s interests.

What We Offer:

  • Strong network development in business community in Vietnam with relevant stakeholders across many sectors;
  • Be part of “Team Europe” in Vietnam i.e. interact with various European organisations and people in the time of the ongoing EU –Vietnam Free Trade Agreement’s implementation
  • Working in a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please send your CV with a cover letter and your references (if any) to careers@eurochamvn.org with title [EuroCham - 1121] Sector Committee Coordinator - Fullname

All applications must be received by 30 November 2021 COB.

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

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