External Affairs Manager

Company: HR1's Client

Location : HCMC

email: info@hr1vietnam.com

phone: +(84) 028 3925 2566

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The External Affairs Manager duties include but are not limited to: 

External Affairs 

  • Build and maintain relationships with key contacts and decision-makers in the government, different ministries & among local authorities.  
  • Accompany Heads of Schools and/or Managing Director and/or senior staff to meetings with government officials and facilitate conversations for positive representation of schools in said meetings/relationships.
  • Participate in relevant meetings and conferences organized by authorities.
  • Act as primary contact for matters related to legal issues, licenses, complaints, litigation, contractual disputes, contract breach, copyright infringement, violation of  company regulations, etc. 
  • Work with authorities to secure all required authorization and permission to allow smooth implementation of the Group’s programs and initiatives.
  • Actively manage any crisis from a government relations perspective.
  • Develop relationships with press, newspapers, community for the benefit of the Group.
  • Support functional or departmental managers in managing government-level relationships and address any issues at that level.
  • Review & lead in coordinating the preparation & submission of reports to government authorities across the group in a timely manner.
  • Assess advice and recommendations from local lawyers and recommend approriate solutions.


  • Identify and recommend approriate approaches for policies and procedures and generate awareness among staff and support compliance.
  • Ensure all correspondence with the government is in line with the School’s Group policies and practices.
  • Prepare and share regular progress reports with internal stakeholders.
  • Provide legal and regulatory advice and support on issues relating to the Group’s business activities in Vietnam in a timely and reliable manner. 
  • Prepare, draft and review the Company’s contracts, agreements and any other legal related documents to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations
  • Lead negotiations with other private or public third parties on legal matters with a view of eliminating or mitigating any legal risks for the Company. 


  • Plan & manage reasonable budget for goverment relations activities
  • Other tasks assigned by stakeholder or by the School's Groups's




  • Education: Bachelor or Master’s Degree
  • Experience:
    • At least 7 year experience in similar position, experience in multi-national organization, law services, or education sectors is preferred. 
    • Deep experience in dealing and working with authorities.

Position Requirements:

  • Deep understanding of External Affairs, principles, and practices in Vietnam, esp. in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
  • Proven academic and experiential background in Vietnamese law
  • Proven ability in advocacy with authorities.
  • Ability to come up with creative and effective solutions that are within legal confines and that are commercially practical.
  • Good communications and presentation skills.
  • Good sense of responsibility and integrity.
  • Strong legal foundation.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and MS Office.
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling sensitive information.
  • Able to work in a fast-moving and dynamic environment.
  • Able to work with people from diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Job Benefit 

Attractive salary and benefit package 

Private healthcare package 

✔ 12 Annual leaves + 13 Additional paid leaves


Interested candidates, please APPLY resumes as below

P: +84 028 3925 2566 | info@hr1vietnam.com  | www.hr1vietnam.com
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