Senior Research Assistant

The Embassy of Australia in Hanoi is looking for qualified individual for the position of Senior Research Assistant for the Defence Section.

The position reports directly to the Defence Attaché, Defence Section and will be responsible for conducting research and analysis on Defence issues; managing and coordinating defence visits and other tasks, including interpreting and translation; and providing assistance to the Defence Attaché with liaison with the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA).

Applicants should have previous experience working in a similar role in an international organisation. This position requires excellent bilingual communications skills, initiative, and a strong command of computer skills in Microsoft Office packages. Applicants should have a strong analytical skills, a demonstrated ability to conduct research independently, and be able to work well in team and be flexible and adaptable. In addition, understanding of local Military structures and processes and a good knowledge of Australian Defence Force (ADF) policies and practices, knowledge of Vietnam’s and Australia’s defence systems, and an awareness of Australia’s involvement in Vietnam are desirable attributes.

The successful applicant will be employed on a full-time basis for an initial period of 12 months. The monthly gross salary will be between VND39,500,000 and VND46,600,000 depending on skills and experience.

For more information on the position, including the position requirements, please visit the Australian Embassy website at


Applications for this position must include:

  • A written statement outlining the applicant’s abilities and directly addressing the requirements of the position (no more than two pages typed);
  • A curriculum vitae (no more than two pages typed); and
  • Details of two referees who may be contacted if necessary.

Applications should be emailed as a single file in Microsoft Word or PDF formats only to by 5:00pm (Hanoi Time) on 15 May 2017.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Australian Embassy
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2017-05-15