Commercial Assistant

Commercial Assistant A1(L)

Application closing date:  15 February 2015

The British Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City is part of a world-wide network of 230 Posts, representing British political, economic, trade and consular interests overseas. We are currently looking to recruit a Commercial Assistant – Grade A1(L) to join the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) team in Ho Chi Minh City. This will be a fixed-term appointment for a period of 12 months.

The jobholder will be providing administrative support to the UK Trade and Investment team, working 50/50 for Trade colleagues and the Senior Inward Investment Specialist.  This will comprise a range of duties in pursuit of the UK Trade and Investment Vietnam’s objectives in promoting bilateral trade and investment between the UK and Vietnam.  The job will provide a range of opportunities to develop new skills and learn about the UK’s commercial objectives.

Main Duties

  • Carry out a range of delegated tasks, such as data entry (e.g. customer databases and Business Opportunities), collating statistics, supporting the commercial team (in Hanoi and HCMC) and Senior Inward Investment Specialist (in HCMC) in conducting research and contributing to reports and briefings.
  • Assist with the administrative and logistical arrangements for visits to Vietnam from senior UK political/official figures and business delegations.
  • Provide support in organising and hosting official events and other receptions held at the British Consulate.
  • Liaise with official/business contacts and customers in the UK, e.g. responding to routine enquiries; requesting further information or chasing up replies.
  • Other ad hoc administrative support duties.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Vietnamese
  • Good IT skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Strong organisational skills and good interpersonal skills


  • Experience of working in a similar capacity in an office environment.

Key Competences

  • Changing & Improving
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Collaborating & Partnering
  • Achieving Commercial Outcomes
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions

The annual salary for this position starts at US$ 6,790.

The British Consulate-General offers a competitive remuneration package including salary, leave entitlement, flexible working hours, medical package for staff and dependants, and opportunities for training as well.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and the completed application form, which can be downloaded from our website to [email protected]

All applications must be received on or before 15 February 2015.

We regret to advise that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks.

Staff recruited locally by the British Consulate-General Ho Chi Minh City are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

The British Consulate-General is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
The British Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2015-02-15