Sector Committee Assistant


Organization Description:

The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) is the principle voice of the European business community in Vietnam. EuroCham was established in 1998 and is a members-based, independent, not for profit organization of European companies who are investing in Vietnam, for the benefit of all. With nearly 950 members and 16 Sector Committees, EuroCham is one of the biggest foreign Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam and among the 5 largest European Chambers of Commerce worldwide. EuroCham represents a plethora of sectors and sizes ranging from SMEs to MNCs with a very strong business network in both Vietnam and Europe. Acting as an intermediary between our members - the business community - and local, national, regional and European authorities. EuroCham advocates on its members' behalf, to generate improvements in the business environment, raise awareness on key issues and disseminate information on issues relating to doing business in Vietnam.


Job Title: Sector Committee Assistant

Reporting to: Advocacy Manager

Direct supervising: No

Job Summary:

Sector Committee (SC) Assistant position will assist both offices in HCMC and Hanoi. Key responsibilities include monitoring the industrial and trade developments in Vietnam in close cooperation with the EU Delegation in Hanoi; responding to inquiries on Vietnamese laws, regulations and policies, and supporting the activities of existing and new Sector Committees. The position also involves a high need for the coordination and organization of SC meetings as well as the support in drafting of the annual Position Papers for the printing of the EuroCham Whitebook.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam, with regular travels to Hanoi – Vietnam
Level: 8

Type of Contract

24 months fixed term contract upon successful completion of a 2 month probation period

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: EuroCham Executive Committee, EuroCham staffs, Sector Committees within EuroCham
  • External: EuroCham members, Vietnamese central and local authorities, the European delegation to Vietnam, the media

Main Duties and Key Performance Indicators:

  • Responsible for the coordination and activity of around half (8) of EuroCham’s Sector Committees (SCs), including, but not limited to, setting up meetings, following-up meetings and ongoing activities/projects, organising events, maintaining internal and external information flows and contact with key stakeholders, consolidating comments on new legislations
  • Engage and closely follow up ongoing trade negotiations to ensure Sector Committee advocacy objectives are reached via different channels
  • Support the Advocacy and Communications Director and the Executive Director to perform advocacy on behalf of EuroCham in coordination with the SCs
  • Support the drafting of the position papers contributing to the EuroCham Trade Issues and Recommendations Whitebook, released in November/December every year
  • Solidify and further strengthen the network and good reputation with local, national and international authorities


Education and Training Background:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Language

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 1 years of relevant work experience

Management Experience:

  • A track record of successfully leading and coordinating cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent time and workload management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good budgetary control
  • Patient and calm in pressured situations
  • Constructive problem solving approach
  • Flexibility is required


  • Fluent written and spoken English

Software and Package Skills:

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Organisational, communication, social and presentation skills
  • Motivated and able to deliver on short notice
  • Flexible and proactive/can-do attitude (able to work past normal workhorse to deliver on time)

What We Offer:

  • Strong network development in business community in Vietnam with relevant stakeholders across many sectors;
  • Be part of “Team Europe” in Vietnam i.e. interact with various European organizations and people
  • Working in a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment

Interested candidates should send applications to: [email protected]

Deadline: 20.12.2017

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2017-12-20