Interpreter cum Secretary

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development policy objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. Working under difficult conditions, GTZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. GTZ has operations in more than 120 countries worldwide. Since 1999 GTZ has maintained a representative office in Hanoi, which provides a full range of services to around 20 projects and programmes in the country.

The project “Developing Da Nang Environmental City” is a project of German Technical Assistance to the People’s Committee of Da Nang City. The project covers: (1) Capacity building for improved urban environ­mental planning and management, (2) Capacity building for improved urban public transport. The Project requires a qualified local professional for the position of  Interpreter cum Secretary
Duty Station: Danang

Main responsibilities:
- Intensive participation in the preparation and implementation of workshops, incl. interpretation (incl. simultaneous interpretation, if required).
- Translation of professional reports and other relevant documents, and interpretation during meetings and professional discussions,
- Maintenance of excellent communication with Da Nang City Administration, the GTZ Country Office, and other institutions and persons,
- Overall smooth, uninterrupted functioning of the office, daily operational execution of all project  affairs incl. accounting and filing of documents according to GTZ procedures,

Minimum qualifications:
- University degree in Foreign Languages, Economics, or Accounting,
- At least 3 years of professional working experience in a similar position, experience in similar position in a project/programme of development cooperation is an asset,
- Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems (incl. e-mail and internet),
- Excellent command of relevant computer programs (primarily MS Office),
- Languages: excellent proficieny in written and spoken English, knowledge of German is an asset,
- Demonstrated excellent management and communication skills, incl. communication with high?ranking Vietnamese government officials and international experts,
- Dynamic and self-motivated character.

Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions with a friendly and creative working environment, open corporate culture, clear and promotive career path, competitive benefits and compensation and good policies of training and development.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send their application in English, including copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email or by post, to the following address before 24th June 2010.

GTZ Office Hanoi
6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Attn.: HR Department - Application for Position Interpreter cum Secretary of Project “Da Nang City”.

Email: [email protected]
Note: Please state “Application for Position Interpreter cum Secretary of Project “Da Nang City” in the subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Telephone contact is not encouraged.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
GTZ Office Hanoi
Da Nang city
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2010-06-24