Jul 142016

Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 29 Jul 2016

Full-time International Senior Trainer/Consultant

Expertise areas: soft skills development, coaching, management development, and organizational strengthening.

Under the supervision and guidance of the MDF Vietnam Branch Director, the senior trainer / consultant will be responsible for the following areas of work:


· Conduct MDF Vietnam Branch Office open-entry training courses; with a preferred focus on, but not limited to, personal effectiveness, leadership and people management skills, coaching and soft skills;

· Develop and conduct tailor made training courses in the same fields;

· Conduct workshops, team retreats and work as facilitator in different kinds of settings and assignments;

· Ensure quality of training courses and materials, and coach junior and medior trainers to ensure quality delivery of MDF training courses;

· Maintain quality of own training work (keep up to date knowledge, ask feedback), and work on the quality of products (update materials);

· Prepare personal and logistical aspects of training courses;

· Develop and improve new training courses or modules.


· Implement consulting assignments related to expertise areas;

· Ensure quality of consultancy assignments, and coach junior and medior consultants to ensure quality delivery of consultancies;

· Maintain MDF-quality in consultancy assignments.

Business development & acquisition

· Develop market study notably on training and consulting needs for private sector;

· Network, maintain and develop client relations;

· Identify and respond to new opportunities, and develop proposals to acquire training and consultancy assignments;

· Be part of business development activities, such as network meetings with representatives, alumni’s, with and within the team;

· Generate business and strengthen MDFs reputation through general marketing, acquisition and representation activities for MDF Vietnam branch office, in cooperation with the Branch Director and the Business Development Officer.


· Expats with high proficiency in English;

· At least 7 years of working experience in developing or middle income countries;

· At least 7 years of experience as a trainer and/or consultant;

· Experience working with the private sector is a distinct advantage;

· Familiarity with the functioning of development sector as well as government sector;

· Experience in acquisition of assignments;

· Working experience in the South-East Asia region is a distinct advantage.

Core competencies:

· Excellent inter-cultural communications skills;

· Ability to function in teams, as well as work independently on assignments;

· Ability to independently generate training & consulting assignments;

· Excellent writing skills for acquisition;

· Display diplomacy and tact in maintaining client relations;

· Excellent networking skills;

· Pro-active, dynamic, flexible work attitude;

· Excellent planning and organizing skills.

Expected starting date: As soon as possible


  • International working environment ;

  • Travel to different countries for assignments;

  • Opportunities to further develop areas of expertise;

  • Salary and other conditions will be according to current MDF remuneration policy

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV’s (with two references) and a motivation letter by e-mail before 29th July 2016 to:

MDF Asia (Vietnam office)

Att. Koen Toonen, Director


Subject header: Application Senior Trainer/Consultant Vietnam office

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Tipical Questions
“Please give me an example of a time when you had a problem with a supervisor/co-worker and how you approached the problem.” “I think that the hardest thing about work isn’t the work, it’s the people at work,” Teach says. Most employees have a problem with a supervisor or co-worker at some point in their career. How they handle that problem says a lot about their people skills. If you can explain to the interviewer that you were able to overcome a people problem at work, this will definitely help your chances of getting the job, he says.
Questions to ask
What is the single largest problem facing your staff and would I be in a position to help you solve this problem? This question not only shows that you are immediately thinking about how you can help the team, it also encourages the interviewer to envision you working at the position.