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Work type: Contract
Location: Vietnam
Categories: International development

  • Based in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Full time from April 2019 to December 2020

The Program

Aus4Skills (contracted as the Vietnam-Australia Human Resource Development Partnership - VAHRDP) is the main vehicle to realise the Australian Government’s commitment to improve the quality of Vietnam’s human resources. Aus4Skills is a five-year program which commenced on 1 February 2016.

Aus4Skills manages the Australia Awards Scholarships and the implementation of HRD Components focussing on the development and application of new skills and knowledge acquired by Program participants and the enabling environments for their application, as well as strengthening organisational links between Australia and Vietnam in priority sectors. These Components are:

  1. Promoting Industry Linkages with Vocational Education and Training
  2. Improving Quality in North Western Universities (QUNIS)
  3. Advancing Women in Leadership
  4. Supporting Australia’s Broader Interests.

The Position

Reserved for Vietnamese Citizens

Working under the direction of the Deputy Program Director the Human Resource Development (HRD) Officer will assist in planning and managing activities efficiently to ensure that the required activity outputs are delivered on time and to quality requirements. The HRD Officer will assist in developing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with HRD component stakeholders and partner organisations.  Other key duties will include:

  • Assist in ensuring that gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) considerations are taken into account in all component activities.
  • Provide administrative support to long-term and short-term advisers, e.g. arrange meetings and maintain field visit records.
  • Prepare draft contracts as required for local providers such as interpreters and photographers
  • Assist in monitoring and ensuring effective management of subcontracting budgets, expenditure acquittals, reporting, invoicing and payment schedules
  • Undertake liaison and monitoring visits outside of Hanoi as required
  • Translate documents, letters and background information as required.

Download File Aus4Skills - HRD Officer PD.pdf

The Person

We are seeking applicants with relevant tertiary qualifications, preferably from an international institution. The successful candidate will have experience in managing development and /or education projects as well as experience in implementing training courses and conducting workshops. You will demonstrate experience and knowledge of Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion principles and practices in development aid. Knowledge of Australia’s Education system and an understanding of Australia’s aid program and priorities in Vietnam will be highly regarded. You will demonstrate a high-level of written and verbal communication skills in English. You will have strong interpersonal and networking skills and a good track record in working effectively in a team. The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, be able to prioritise workload, have a proactive approach to meeting deadlines with limited supervision in a complex multi-tasking environment.

Further enquiries can be directed to quoting job number 497623.

Applications close: 5pm (Vietnam time) 24th February 2019.


Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.  Coffey has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

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