VECO Vietnam is looking for an Event Officer!

VECO Vietnam is looking for an Event Officer!

23/02/2016
in News
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Communication and M&E Officer

We are currently seeking a qualified Vietnamese professional for the position of Event Officer. This position will be based in VECO Vietnam’s office in Hanoi, Vietnam and will require frequent travel in the north of Vietnam.

Background

The VECO organization regularly hosts some big fundraising/awareness-raising events that target the Belgian public. These events are developed by VECO’s head office in Belgium in collaboration with a VECO country office. This year, VECO Vietnam was chosen as the country office to coordinate the organization of two events.

Events

  1. Vredeseilanden Classics in Vietnam: every year, the VECO organization organizes the Vredeseilanden Classics, a fundraising event in the form of an adventurous scenic bike tour in the country of one of the VECO offices. During this event 30 cyclists raise funds for VECO at home and then visit VECO’s projects by bike, exploring the projects’ beautiful surroundings, learning more about VECO’s work and stopping by the most important scenic areas. VECO Vietnam was chosen to host the 2017 Vredeseilanden Classics. During April 2017, participants will be able to enjoy the culture, nature and people of Vietnam and return to their homes as real ambassadors for VECO. In April 2016, the event organizers at head office will visit Vietnam to start organizing the event.

  2. Yearly Campaign 2017: every year in January, VECO’s head office organizes famous fundraising event in Belgium. Thousands of volunteers take to the streets to raise funds for the VECO organization. Every year a different VECO office is the focus of the campaign. January 2017’s campaign will focus on VECO Vietnam. In the year leading up to the event, supportive events take place in the country that is the campaign’s focus. For instance, in July 2016 a group of Belgian volunteers and students will visit Vietnam. This group will play an important role in awareness-raising activities in Belgian schools. They will present a case study from VECO Vietnam, developed and presented by the staff of VECO Vietnam.

Position Summary

This person will be involved in two different events in Vietnam developed by the VECO Head Office: the Yearly Campaign 2017 and the Vredeseilanden Classics in Vietnam. He/she will ensure a good preparation and implementation of the activities in Vietnam with relation to the:

  • Yearly Campaign 2017: coordinating volunteer and student visit in July 2016, collecting stories, identifying interesting (media) cases;

  • Vredeseilanden Classics in Vietnam: preparing, participating in and following up on the identification mission of VECO Belgium staff in April 2016.

For both events the Event Officer will work in close collaboration and coordination with VECO's head office staff in Belgium.

Contract duration: 5 months full-time, preferably starting on April 1 2016.

Main responsibility and duties: See job description document at the bottom of this page.

Basic requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master (or equivalent experiences) in Communication, Marketing, Event organization or other relevant fields;
  • Other requirements: please refer to the job description at the bottom of the page.

Please email an application letter with a detailed curriculum vitae in English and a list of at least three references by March 10 2016 to:

Hoang Van Tu

Regional Director, VECO Vietnam

Email: tu [at] veco.org.vn

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