(Hanoi) VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Japan Foundation Japan Foundation

Position:                     Assistant Program Officer (Tr lý Chương trình)

Organization:            The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

Duty Station:             Hanoi, Vietnam

Number of vacancy:  1

Expected start day:  In early Oct, 2017

Type / Duration of contract: 1 year contract with the possibility of renewal

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.

Main tasks in charge:

– Support and coordination for “Japanese language volunteers (“Nihongo Partners”) dispatched to Vietnam, mainly to southern area.

※The tasks should be carried out in cooperation with Japanese coordinator.

※See the link below for further details about “Nihongo Partners”.


a. Support for living of “Nihongo Partners”, communication and coordination with organizations and persons related to the task.

b. Support for school activities of “Nihongo Partners”, communication and coordination with organizations and persons related to the task.

c. Translation of documents or meetings mainly from Japanese to Vietnamese, Vietnamese to Japanese

– Other occasional tasks assigned by superiors.


– Vietnamese nationality

– Under 30, not pregnant as of the applying day

– Holding a Bachelor degree (or upper degree) in relevant field

– A strong command of Japanese (Equivalent to N2 / Level 2 or above)

– Strong and enthusiastic interest in Japanese language education and Japanese culture

– Excellent computer skills (MS Office)

– Available for any domestic business travel

– Good team player with strong interpersonal skills

– Excellent communication skills to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with fellow partners and cultivate productive relationships

– A good attitude to warmly welcoming guests

– Being able to go to a business trip which requires few days and more

Working conditions:

– Working days: Monday to Friday

– Working time: 08:30 to 17:30 (Lunch break-time: 12:00 to 13:30)

– Salary: Upon negotiation

– Benefits: 12 days of paid leaves, summer leave, a social and health insurance and so on

How to apply:

Please send the following documents by mail or E-mail to us by Sep 25th, 2017. 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)

– One photograph 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 A4 papers, in Japanese) on your motivation to apply

Attention: Ms. Hongo (Ext. 154) / Mr. Osawa

Address:   The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

TEL 04-3944-7419 E-mail: maiko_hongo@jpf.org.vn , nobuto_osawa@jpf.org.vn

Website:  www.jpf.org.vn


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