Economic and Trade Officer/Interpreter

The Australian Consulate-General is an Equal Opportunity Employer


PN HCHI008 – LE4

Monthly salary range: VND 28,223,800 – VND 31,208,458

The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City is seeking a self-motivated and well-organised Vietnamese national qualified candidate for an expected vacancy to fill the position of Economic and Trade Officer/Interpreter. This position will be offered to the successful candidate on a twelve (12) month contractual basis with option to renew.

The position description can be accessed from the Consulate website address:

Selection for this position will be based on merit and judged against the following selection criteria.

  • You must have highly developed liaison and interpersonal skills, with a range of interlocutors or clients and high level officials in local and foreign government agencies or multinational organisations and an ability to represent the organisation at high level meetings.
    What would really make you stand out is experience with the international, business and diplomatic communities, liaison with Vietnamese Government agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in both English and Vietnamese; the ability to provide high quality translation and interpretation in English and Vietnamese.
    What would really make you stand out is that you have studied or worked in Australia that have a solid understanding of Australian culture.
  • Ability to undertake research, analyse and report on complex issues involving economic, trade and investment developments.
    What would really make you stand out is relevant educational and/ or work experience demonstrating your solid knowledge of Vietnamese and international economics and development.
  • Highly developed organisational skills, including time management skills and the ability to handle pressure while meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • A pro-active working style that is flexible and team-oriented.
  • A background in communications, social media management and website administration is desirable.
  • Event management experience is also highly desirable.
  • You must have experience using the Microsoft Office suite of programs and competence in using IT equipment effectively.

To be considered for interview, applicants must address each of these selection criteria individually to a maximum of two pages. Applicants that fail to address the selection criteria and include referees will not be considered.

Only electronic applications will be accepted and should be submitted via email (max. 2 MB) to: [email protected]

With the subject title of: ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICER/INTERPRETER POSITION (insert name of applicant)

The email cover letter to your application must include the following attachments:

  1. Application for LES Employment template (Personal Information and 2 work related referee details)
  2. One to Two (1-2) page pitch template for written statement addressing all of the selection criteria
  3. Resume/ Curriculum Vitae (with supporting documents and evidence of resume claims if any)

Closing date for applications is Saturday 30 June 2018, 11:59pm.

Applicants will be shortlisted and may be requested to undergo English-language testing prior to an interview with the selection panel.

If you have not been requested to attend an interview within four weeks from the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful. Only
shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Further information on how to apply for the job can be found in the ‘Applicant Information Pack’ posted in the Consulate website:

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
The Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2018-06-30