Vacancy Announcement: Legal Advisor

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The United States Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam is seeking an eligible and qualified applicant for the position of Legal Advisor in its U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


  2. OPENING DATE: April 02, 2021

  3. CLOSING DATE: May 01, 2021, 17:00 Hanoi time

  4. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All Interested candidates/All sources who are Cooperating Country National)

    Cooperating country national (CCN) means an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non- cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.


    Quyen Hoang, Human Resources Specialist at; Tel: +84-24-3850-5000 ; ext. 2763 ; and Loan Nguyen, Human Resources and Travel Assistant at; Tel: +84-24-3850-5000; at ext. 2673.

  6. POSITION TITLE: Legal Advisor (Local Legal and Host Country Relations Advisor)

  7. MARKET VALUE/BASE SALARY (per annum): US$ 43,520.00 – US$ 65,274.00 (FSN-12)

    Added by attractive allowances, cash and non-cash benefits and incentives according to U.S. Embassy Vietnam’s Local Compensation Plan.

  8. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE/Length of the contract/ WORK SCHEDULE: Definite term - five years / Monday through Friday (40 hours per week).

    USAID expects the services under this contract to be continuing in nature for the contractor to perform under a series of sequential contracts, subject to the availability of fund.


    USAID/Vietnam, 15th floor, Tung Shing Building, No. 2 Ngo Quyen street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, Vietnam

  10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Local Security Certification or Public Trust


The Legal Advisor (Local Legal and Host Country Relations Advisor) position is in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mission Vietnam in Hanoi. S/he is to provide legal and ethics advice and counsel on matters of local law in Vietnam, as well as advising on relations and facilitation of USAID programs with Government

of Vietnam (GVN) entities. A particular focus, and an intersection of legal and host country relations assistance, will be to support the Mission in complying with laws related to Project Approval of USAID projects in Vietnam (example – the GVN Decree No. 56/2020/ND-CP).

The job holder's duties/responsibilities involve the full range of consultative, advisory, monitoring, management, data collection and analysis, and evaluative aspects of providing, at the direction of the Supervisory Resident Legal Officer (RLO), legal advice and counsel to USAID/Vietnam on a variety of local legal issues, particularly related to GVN process, procedures relations; local law matters relating to Mission programs and operations (i.e., registration, project approval, labor law, contractual matters, etc.).

S/he counsels, collaborates, and coordinates with Mission and U.S. Embassy colleagues as well as the Supervisory RLO in Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA), regarding matters of local/Vietnamese law. S/he also collaborates with colleagues from the donor community, USAID partners, the national and local governments, and non- governmental organizations (NGOs).

The job holder assists the Supervisory RLO in providing legal advice to the Mission and its staff and Embassy, as well as updating the Supervisory RLO in RDMA, on local/ Vietnamese legal matters relating to USAID, USAID/Vietnam programs; liaising with donors, government officials and partners; and identifying and resolving local legal issues affecting USAID programs in Vietnam.

S/he works collaboratively with USAID/Vietnam’s multiple implementing partners (IPs) to assist, where possible, their resolution of issues affecting their implementation of USAID programs in Vietnam. S/he is required to coordinate and attend meetings with the mission and GVN government officials, recommending solutions to legal, and programmatic issues identified. At the direction of the Supervisory RLO, S/he is also expected to draft legal opinions and briefs and articulate in written memoranda to document and implement actions to support the aforementioned capacities.

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Friday, April 2, 2021 - 7:45pm

Last updated: April 02, 2021