Project Assistant

Mekong Institute

Vacancy – Project Assistant, the Regional and Local Economic Development – East West Economic Corridor (RLED-EWEC) Project, Vietnam Office, Quang Tri province, Vietnam


Mekong Institute

Mekong Institute (MI) is an inter-governmental organization owned and operated by the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries it serves, with a mission to provide capacity development services and products that enhance regional development, cooperation and integration. To respond to changes and evolving needs in the GMS, MI currently prioritizes the regional integration of Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam workforces for more equitable and inclusive economic growth. Further, MI is expanding its traditional portfolio to position itself as a GMS-based knowledge-center of excellence with increased institutional capacity for policy research and other services related to economic integration and development disparities.

Mekong Institute is operating on a non-profit basis; the international staffs of the Institute are exempted from all direct taxation on salaries and emoluments paid by the Institute.

Project Assistant

We are seeking for candidates for the post of Project Assistant for the RLED-EWEC Project. Duty station of the position holder will be project field office in Quang Tri province, Vietnam.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Support the project Team Leader and Project Coordinator in:
    • Project administration
    • Project Finance
    • Field office management
  • Be in charge of the logistical arrangements for the project implementation:
    • Administrative arrangements
    • Travel and transportation
    • Organization of project events
    • Supplies and administrative services
    • Logistical support to the work of external consultants and experts
  • Report to the local authorities on administration and procedure as per request
  • Provide interpretation and translation (English to Vietnamese and vice versa) when requested
  • Other tasks assigned by the Team Leader

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • Vietnamese national
  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, economics, English studies
  • Proven ability to communicate in English and local language in written and spoken form
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability in effective teamwork
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications

If you have the skills and experience related to this position, and are passionate about equitable and inclusive economic growth in GMS, please send your CV and cover letter to and cc to by no later than 17:00 (Bangkok time), August 27, 2017 titled ‘EWEC Project Assistant’.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Mekong Institute
Quang Tri
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2017-08-27