[HN] Vacancy Announcement: Librarian (We prolong the deadline of application) – Japan Foundation Japan Foundation

We prolong the deadline of application.


Position: Librarian
Organization: The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
Duty Station: Hanoi, Vietnam
Number of vacancy: 1
Expected start day: Sometime in the middle of or in late August 2015
Type / Duration of contract: 1 to 3 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.

We are looking for a Librarian to provide the daily services at the Center’s library with the following conditions:

Main tasks (but not limited): – 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 – Basic knowledge on using Microsoft Office (word, excel, access, etc.) to manage the database of collection items – Good team player with strong interpersonal skills

– A good attitude to warmly welcoming guests

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: 12 days of annual leave, 3 days of 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 Friday 31 July 2015. 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 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 English or Japanese ) on your motivation to apply

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