Executive Assistant



  • Opportunity to work in global projects, applied to sustainable development and adaptation to climate change, with international colleagues.
  • A nice, quiet, and comfortable working environment in a newly established laboratory at TLU.
  • One year contract with possible extension and an attractive remuneration package.
  • Work in well-equipped and professional IT environment and IT community.
  • On-site training on new technologies by foreign and Vietnamese experts.
  • Participation to, and organization of, exciting events (coding camps, seminars, hackathons…).
  • Possibility of short-term and long-term overseas missions under IRD mobility grants.


The Executive Assistant works in close connection with the two directors of ACROSS, Dr Alexis Drogoul, IRD, and Pr Nguyen Ngoc Doanh, TLU, in order to contribute to a better integration and greater efficiency of the research conducted in ACROSS.

He/she will accompany the team and its partners on both daily tasks and long-term missions, on aspects related to administration (interface with IRD and TLU administrations, budget reporting, visa for foreign researchers, management of interns and members), management (organization of regular team meetings, note taking during meetings, …) and communication (feeding the website with news, drafting summary notes of important events, organization of events)


• Excellent communication, writing and editing skills: ability to write persuasively and articulately.
• Advanced skills in MS Office Products (Word, PPT, Excel) to support documents preparation
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and to quickly adapt to multiple priorities.
• High attention-to-detail and organized, especially in administrative tasks
• Independence and rigor
• Proven ability to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment
• Spoken and written languages: Vietnamese and a fluent English are mandatory. French would be a plus.
• Curiosity for research activities in social sciences and interdisciplinary aspects would be highly appreciated
• At least a bachelor degree with some experience in international cooperation
• Minimum of one year or experience in research projects proposal writing or research team management
• Experience in coordinating multidisciplinary international projects would be a plus


5th floor, A1 Building, Thuy Loi University, 175 Tay Son Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi.


Send your application (CV and detailed cover letter) before the 31st of July 2021, to vietnam@ird.fr. Please indicate the reference: IRD_ACROSS_1