Translator – Vietnam

Provide translation and interpretation services for project team under the general direction of the Community Outreach Specialist. Provide simultaneous interpretation for project team at high-level events and meetings with Government of Vietnam officials. Advise project team on communication issues including Vietnamese culture, media, and outreach approaches.


Translate a variety of subject matter materials, technical papers, reports, standard documents, website inputs, speeches, press releases, informational documents, letters, and other material from English into Vietnamese and from Vietnamese into English.

Rewrite material in the target language for improved clarity and tone, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained.

Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and other reference materials; online translation sites; and approved software to find the closest equivalents for terminology.

Work proactively with colleagues to understand the intent of material to be translated, consult with technical experts, and conduct background research to understand and communicate project methodology and results.

Organize and maintain electronic records of translations.

Prioritize work to meet deadlines.

Maintain a customer service mentality when interacting with internal and external stakeholders.

Perform basic research and analysis in a variety of technical subject matter fields.

Edit, standardize, proofread, revise, and finalize translated material prepared by other employees and contractors.

Provide interpretation services from English into Vietnamese and from Vietnamese into English at internal and external meetings, public events, one-on-one meetings, and in other contexts as required.

Review, revise, and approve Vietnamese communications generated for spelling and grammatical correctness, tone, and style.


A minimum of ten (10) years of continuous experience in related field. 

Strong communication skills in both English and Vietnamese (oral and written).

Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.


Experience with USAID-funded projects.


In order to integrate the foreign assistance effort into the community, enhance the skills of the cooperating country’s population, and contribute to the local economy, this position is designated for a Cooperating Country National (CCN), meaning an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.