Project Assistant/ Translator


As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ currently provides advisory services to the Government of Viet Nam in three priority areas: Vocational training, environmental policy and sustainable use of natural resources, and energy. For further information, please visit

The joint Vietnamese-German technical cooperation programme “Reform of Technical Vocational Education and Training in Viet Nam II” (TVET Programme) aims to better align TVET in Viet Nam to the changing world of work. It is funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with counterpart funds from the Vietnamese Government. The implementing agencies are the GIZ and the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA). In order to reach the project’s objective, three main outputs have to be achieved:

  • Output 1: State actors, TVET staff, TVET institutes and the business sector are interconnected.
  • Output 2: The regulatory framework of TVET is aligned to the requirements of the changing world of work
  • Output 3: The concept of High-Quality TVET institutes is successfully implemented in selected TVET institutes.

Thereby, the TVET Programme contributes to the improvement of the supply of demand-orientated qualified workforce in Viet Nam. The TVET Programme is looking for qualified national candidate to fill the following positions:

Project Assistant/ Translator
Duty station: Long An with frequent travel to An Giang, Viet Nam
Contract duration: 01. April 2021 until 30. April 2022 with possible extension

Main responsibilities:

  • Working as the onsite support staff/contact person for activities at Long An College and An Giang Vocational College;
  • Providing administrative support for activities implemented within the framework of Programme “Reform of TVET in Vietnam”
  • Providing support in collecting, documenting and managing data required for M&E of activities implemented with Long An Vocational College;
  • Supporting the development advisor (EH) and other project staff and short-term experts in translation English/Vietnamese/English as well as in verbal and written communication with the partners;
  • Supporting the EH in his advisory services to the partner institutes;

Minimum requirements:

  • University degree in the program related area
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a comparable activity;
  • Very good knowledge of English and Vietnamese languages, German language skills are an additional asset but not required;
  • Experience in technical translations in the field of electronics, mechanics, metal technology or similar; it is desirable to have experience in the vocational training system;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office;
  • Good communication and team working skills.

Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions in a friendly and creative working environment, open corporate culture, competitive benefits and compensation, and good training and professional development possibilities.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the GIZ Application form in English, copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email (to [email protected]) or by post (to GIZ Office Hanoi, 6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam), before 26th February 2021.

Note: Please state “Application for Project Assistant/Translator – TVET in Long An” in the subject line or on the envelope. Short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.

Please complete all the information in the GIZ Application form with link download here:


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Long An
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2021-02-26