Translator cum Project Assistant

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is a US non-governmental organization that has been operating in Vietnam for nearly 20 years. CRS projects assist local counterparts to build capacity in the areas of Education, HIV/AIDS care and treatment, Disaster Risk Reduction and emergency preparedness and response. Currently, we are implementing a number of Disaster Risk Reduction projects in Southern Central Vietnam. To strengthen our current works and supports to the projects, we are looking for a high qualified candidate for Translator cum Project Assistant for 06 months, likely to be extended depending on project funding. The position is based in Hanoi with occasional travels (10 - 20%) to the field.

Title:    Translator cum Project Assistant
Job band:     2
Reports to:    Disaster Risk Reduction Program Manager
Supervision:    None



  • Country Manager
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Program Manager and Staff
  • Administrative and Finance staff


  • Provincial and district partners (PPCs, DPC)
  • Vietnamese NGOs and civil society organizations
  • Disaster Management Working Group
  • Climate Change Working group members
  • Project consultants
  • Project donors as assigned by PM and CM


•    Translating documents from English to Vietnamese and Vietnamese to English (such as manuals, guides, especially a CRS CBDP How to Guide, Training curriculum implementation in the field of disaster risk reduction, climate change and any other documents. 
•    Support in baseline and evaluation data collection and entering and analysis using simile excel programs and as guided by the DRR PM
•    Interpreting in meetings and conferences and notes preparation
•    Supporting in project coordination activities, such as: meeting/workshop arrangement, logistical arrangements, follow ups at the field level with partner, etc
•    Supporting in secondary data collection in preparation of EOI & proposals for any projects
•    Other admin and assistance works when required

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.


•    University degree in English
•    Working knowledge and awareness in DRR and climate change sectors
•    Excellent English  and Vietnamese skills

Required application documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae in English, with names and addresses of three references (preferably former supervisors)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copies of relevant degrees and certificates

Please send completed applications to:

Ms. Tran Thi Thu Hang
Administrative Officer
CRS, No 1 Alley 7, Nguyen Hong Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.
Or email: [email protected]

Deadline for Applications: April 27, 2014

CRS is an equal- opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or HIV/AIDs.

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Sun, 2014-04-27