Executive Assistant/Translator


USAID’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas program will support acceleration of Vietnam’s transition to climate-resilient, low emission, sustainable development by improving land-use planning and forest and natural resource management and engaging communities in development of action plans to address climate risks and vulnerabilities. The program will inform ongoing GVN efforts to develop and implement its National Target Program to Respond to Climate Change and the nascent Green Growth Strategy. Through an evidence-based cycle of analysis, demonstration, evaluation, and replication, the team will empower GVN, communities, and nongovernmental organizations to develop inclusive, equitable solutions tailored to the unique characteristics and challenges of Vietnam’s forests and deltas. The Winrock team’s approach prioritizes linkages between mitigation and adaption to develop a comprehensive, integrated response to climate change.

Vietnam Forests and Deltas will focus on two main areas:

1. Support adoption of land-use practices that slow, stop, and reverse emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests and other landscapes, and
2. Increase resilience of people, places, and livelihoods in delta areas through assistance on adaptation and disaster risk management.


The Executive Assistant & Translator works in Admin and Operation Team to assist program in operation tasks. She will be based in Hanoi city and travelling as required to project’s target sites such as Nam Dinh, Long An,  Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces.


  • Organizes day to day schedules and appointments of the Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
  • Provide support to senior managers relative to scheduling and preparation of meetings, logistical arrangements, and communications.
  • Act as principal oral translator for the Chief of Party and other foreign team members and consultants during meetings and for presentations and other communications.
  • Assist in the preparation of official translations of program documents and other communications materials.
  • Assist and coordinate with administrative staff on logistical preparations for conference, workshops, meetings and other events of the project.
  • Manage the filling system for Chief of Party
  • Assist the Administration Support Officer to coordinate all travel related preparation and arrangements (air-tickets, lodging, transportation, visas etc) of the senior managers and staff (whenever required).
  • Assist foreign team members with any and all services they and their families may need for setting in and negotiating assistance.
  • Keep follow-up liaison and update with line agencies as required by DCOP.
  • Doing the back up for other administrative members when it is required.
  • Carry out others tasks that may be required by the COP, DCOP  and  F&O Director from time to time


  • College graduate with a minimum of 5 years of translating experience.
  • Experience in program administration.
  • Flexible, takes instructions well, and demonstrates initiative towards work
  • A good team player and can also work independently
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office


The Executive Assistant & Translator reports to Chief of Party and is supervised also by the Deputy Chief of Party and Finance & Operations Director.


Applicants should send an Expression of Interest letter and a current resume and the names and contact details of 3 references to [email protected] by January 20, 2015. Please place “Executive Assistant and Translator” in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Winrock International
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2015-01-20