Programme Assistant

The Swiss Cooperation Office for Vietnam (SCO) is the representative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It is responsible for the coordination of Swiss Development Cooperation of the Swiss Government in Vietnam.

For their office in Hanoi, SDC is looking for a Programme Assistant

The main objective of this position is to support the Senior Programme Officers of SDC in administrative and secretarial tasks related to SDC supported Programmes and Projects.

- Prepare Contracts and Agreements with national and international partners for the implementation of SDC supported Projects. Follow up on the respective processes with Partners and SDC head office
- Draft routine letters to national and international partners
- Arrange meetings, prepare the agenda and on specific request take the minutes of the meetings
- Organise and coordinate work plans for Missions and Delegations from abroad
- Keep regular contact with the main partners of SDC in Vietnam and keep track on any kind of changes
- Systematise and keep the Project files updated 

- University Degree (Master’s Degree is an advantage)
- 2-3 years of experience in the Development or in a similar (international) sector
- Working experience in the administrative field, if possible with contracts/agreements
- Working experience in the secretarial field
- Able and willing to work efficiently and in a service oriented way
- Positive attitude towards teamwork
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing environments
- Capacity and willingness of continuous learning
- Good communication skills
- Excellent oral and writing skills in English

The Swiss Cooperation Office offers competitive local salaries and benefit packages. For general information about SDC and the Mekong Programme please visit

Interested candidates for this position should submit their written application in English including a short letter of motivation for this position, a Curriculum vitae (incl. recent photo, copies of degrees, working references) to:
Programme Assistant Position
Swiss Cooperation Office for Vietnam
Hanoi Central Office Building, 16th floor
44B, Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hanoi, Vietnam

Closing date for applications is April 30, 2011

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Applications will not be returned. Please no telephone contact.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Swiss Cooperation Office for Vietnam
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2011-04-30