Position:                       Librarian (Information Officer)

Organization:               The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

Duty Station:                Hanoi, Vietnam

Number of vacancy:     01

Expected start day:      Sometime at the beginning of November 2018

Type / Duration of contract:

                                    Short-term contract

                                    A substitute for a staff on maternity leaves

                                    Approximately 4 months


The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal organization for promoting international cultural exchange. Opened in 2008, the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (hereinafter called “the Center”), one of the Foundation’s newest overseas offices, has been enthusiastically implementing a diverse range of cultural activities including art, culture and society, and coordinating various programs supporting Japanese language education and Japan studies, in cooperation with the Vietnamese counterparts.

We are looking for a Librarian (Information Officer) to update information on our events via website to the public and to provide the daily services at the Center’s library with the following conditions:

Main tasks (but not limited):

  • – To maintain and update the Center’s website, including the constant efforts to make the contents stimulating & accurate
  • – To collect necessary information for the Center’s activities
  • – To make news clipping files for the Center’s reference
  • – To provide such daily services as management of collected items (i.e., books, magazines, DVDs, etc.) as well as facilities, rental services, reference services at the Center’s library
  • – To assist the Center’s cultural events on site (i.e., as a receptionist at a theatre, an exhibition hall, etc.)


  • – Age less than 28 with Vietnamese nationality
  • – Holding a Bachelor degree in relevant field
  • – A good command of English
  • – A good command of Japanese (equivalent to JLPT N3 or above)
  • – Strong and enthusiastic interest in Japanese arts and culture
  • – Excellent computer skills and web literacy
  • – Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • – A good attitude to warmly welcoming guests
  • – An excellent attitude paying careful attention to the details for checking layouts and typographical errors

 Working conditions:

  • – Working days: (Basically) Tuesday to Saturday
  • – Working time: 09:30 to 18:00 (including one hour lunch time)
  • – Salary: Upon negotiation (within a modest scale)
  • – Benefits: annual leave, a social and health insurance and so on.

 How to apply:

Please send the following documents by mail or E-mail to us latest by Monday, 05 November 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and written examination.

  • – CV (in English or Japanese)
  • – Copy of ID certification
  • – Copies of certification of completion of relevant degree(s)
  • – Two photographs of the face (4 x 6 cm, recently taken one)
  • – Copies of documents to certify the level of foreign language(s) (if any)
  • – One short essay (two pages on A4 paper, in English or Japanese) on your motivation to apply


Attention: Ms. Hang

Address:    The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

                   27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

                   TEL.: 024-3944-7419/7420 (Ext. 139)

                   E-mail:  hangntt@jpf.org.vn

Website:  www.jpf.org.vn;  www.facebook.com/japanfoundation.vietnam

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