Mô tả công việc
This position is being advertised as a 12-month contract with a possibility of extension.
Main purpose of job:
To be the centre of excellence for acquiring and sharing expertise about Vietnam’s domestic politics and governance that can inform and benefit all aspects of the Embassy and Network’s policy formulation and activities. To identify political developments and trends relevant to UK interests in Vietnam, supporting the delivery of UK objectives. To manage the Embassy’s political engagement with key institutions including the Communist Party, Government and National Assembly and support the Ambassador’s and other members of staffs’ engagement at both a national and provincial level. Lead on a small project portfolio that includes capacity building for National Assembly Deputies. This is a flexible and varied role. The successful candidate will work with the political officer covering foreign policy and wider Embassy teams to advance the UK-Vietnam bilateral relationship.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?
Networking and Influencing
To manage the Embassy’s political networking strategy at both national and provincial level, coordinating with a counterpart in Ho Chi Minh City. Working with teams across the UK network in Vietnam, to develop and implement a political engagement plan that advances the UK’s relationship with key political institutions and decision makers in Vietnam.
To identify, develop and leverage senior-level contacts in government, and cultivate contacts in civil society and NGOs and to provide up to date, insightful input into political reporting
To advance bilateral political understanding and cooperation, including on good governance, security, gender equality and human rights.
To lead on project work with the National Assembly, including capacity building for Young Deputies, identifying areas where UK support can most effectively be deployed and working with external partners to develop projects that deliver value for money.
To contribute strategies and political advice to support the Embassy’s other projects and programmes
To provide support on programmes for visiting officials and meetings with political contacts, working with the Vietnamese authorities to agree visit programmes and providing interpretation during high-level meetings.
To further and support the Embassy’s corporate agenda
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
The jobholder will line manage one locally engaged member of staff (A2L) who will be a flexible resource providing cross-team support for visits and events in addition to other work.
Only applications made on our website - https://fco.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/4/pl/1/opp/8387-VNM-Senior-Political-Advisor-C4/en-GB
will be accepted.
Yêu cầu công việc
We are looking for a proactive, creative self-starter who can prioritise to operate in a fast-paced environment, largely unsupervised, delivering to deadlines. S/he will need excellent interpersonal and communications skills to build strong relations within the Embassy, in the region and with stakeholders in the UK.
Essential on arrival:
Proven expertise or knowledge of domestic politics and governance in Vietnam
At least 5 years experience working in the public sector or multinational companies
Experience in developing policy advice/analysis; delivering successful programmes and managing budgets
Computer literate, working with Microsoft Windows and able to manage information effectively with available computer systems
Language requirement: English and Vietnamese
The successful candidate will be expected to embody the UK Civil Service code.
Quyền lợi được hưởng
- Learning and development opportunities
- Professional, dynamic working environment
Thông tin liên hệ
- Người liên hệ: british embassy in hanoi
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