Communication and Political Officer

Vacancy Announcement


The Embassy of Switzerland in Hanoi is currently accepting applications for the vacancy of Communication and Political Officer. This is a full-time position.


As a member of the Swiss Embassy’s diplomatic team, the Communication and Political Officer will take on the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and analyzing domestic political developments in Vietnam and its relationship to neighboring countries and regional organizations (such as ASEAN), and draft analytical reports.
  • Monitoring mainstream and social media in Vietnam; developing working relationships with Vietnamese media representatives.
  • Management, content production and update of the Embassy’s social media channels in Vietnamese and English in close coordination within the Embassy as well as with the Swiss Consulate General in HCMC and the Swiss Asia-Pacific Social Media Hub in Singapore.
  • Advice, support and work on the Embassy’s public diplomacy, contributing to the promotion of Switzerland’s values and foreign policy objectives, including in the fields of democracy and human rights, peace building and mediation, economic cooperation, culture and scientific cooperation, etc.
  • Designing public information outreach, identifying public information projects, drafting media releases and organizing media conferences and outreach events of the Embassy.
  • Maintaining and expanding working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across the Vietnamese authorities, political sphere, civil society, media and academia; organizing meetings and facilitating dialogues with key political actors.
  • Participating in the planning and implementation of high-level bilateral visits.

Personal Competencies:

  • Strong interest and thorough understanding of Vietnam’s political and social developments.
  • Ability to connect quickly with key political stakeholders. Excellent communication skills in Vietnamese and English. Strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Strong communication skills and practical experience in media
  • Sound organizational and planning skills. Great motivation, commitment, loyalty and efficiency in achieving expected results.
  • Strong sense of responsibility, aptitude to work both autonomously and in a team, ability to think strategically and to take initiatives. Open to change and ability to work under pressure and to respect strict deadlines. Aptitude to represent the Embassy in public.
  • Open-mindedness and inter-cultural flair and demonstrable interest in integrating in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and dynamic work environment.


  • University degree - preferably Master’s degree, ideally in Communication / Political Sciences / International Relations / Social Science / or other related fields.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in a media organization / government agency / international organization / civil society organization / academia or related fields. Practical experience in journalism is an asset, as is work and/or living experience in Switzerland.

Languages: Vietnamese (mother tongue) and English (proficient spoken and written). Good general knowledge of French and/or German are considered an advantage.

Remuneration: our salary proposal and benefits are competitive.

About us:

Submission of Applications:

  • Interested individuals should send an application letter, along with a detailed CV and other supporting documents to the Embassy of Switzerland in Hanoi.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test and interview at the Embassy. Applications will not be returned. The Embassy of Switzerland retains the right to contact references directly.
  • Language proficiency tests may be performed by the Embassy as part of the interview process.

Thanks in advance for sending your application under the subject heading “Communication and Political Officer” to the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Applications shall arrive at the Swiss Embassy no later than 15 November 2020.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Swiss Embassy
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2020-11-15