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Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Recruitment for VIETRADE/SECO Programme

VIETRADE - VACANCIES: Senior Technical Advisor (STA)


Within the Program “Decentralized Trade Support Services for Strengthening the International Competitiveness of Vietnamese SME’s” funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), VIETRADE is seeking position as Senior Technical Adviser (STA - 1 Person, International), who will work on a full time yearly basis during the Programme main phase (2015-2017) due to start in April 2015.


The STA’s main function will be to support the National Programme Director and Deputy National Programme Director (NPD and DNPD) in implementing Programme activities, in close collaboration with the two National Programme Coordinators (in Hanoi) and the three Regional Coordinators (in the three Programme regions – North, Centre and Southwest).


The STA is expected to have two main advisory functions:

  • one on technical guidance to Program implementation and the regular provision of trade promotion and export development advice;
  • the other on capacity building of counterpart personnel (at national and provincial levels) to support the ultimate goal of sustainability in trade support services to SMEs.



  • Advanced University degree in international business or similar subject;
  • A minimum of 15 years of practical operational experience in trade promotion and export development at institutional and entreprise levels, with special consideration towards smes; 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with solid experience of trade promotion in developing countries;
  • Experience of technical cooperation with developing countries would be an asset;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Ability to work with different cultures and to express oneself clearly and concisely is important;
  • Excellent written and spoken English


The detailed Job Descriptions can be downloaded here.


Application process: Submit a current CV in English and a one-page cover letter that describes best how you propose to fulfill those duties.


Closing date for receipt of applications: 10 April 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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