Intern - Viet Nam Resident Mission - 2311

Job Vacancy | Friday, July 15, 2022

1. INTERNSHIP TOPIC:
"Fiscal decentralization and implications on local government borrowing in Viet Nam."

2. SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:
The intern will, using different methods of research, together with ADB in Viet Nam Resident Mission (VRM) team (i) review the fiscal decentralization situation in Viet Nam (i.e., revenue sharing between the central and local governments, fiscal transfers, fiscal responsibilities of local authorities); and (ii) assess the implications of the fiscal decentralization on local government borrowing capacity, including legal frameworks, local government debt reporting, creditworthiness evaluation mechanisms, threshold on local debt stocks, and debt servicing to ensure debt sustainability. Findings are expected to inform ADB’s country programming mission in Viet Nam. The intern will work closely with the Country Programming Group in VRM.

3. PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT:
• Duration: 8 weeks (with a possibility of extension)
• Timing: January 2023

4. LOCATION: ADB Viet Nam Resident Mission, Ha Noi, Viet Nam (or virtually, depending on prevailing travel restrictions)

5. EXPECTED OUTCOMES:
• An in-depth analysis of Viet Nam’s fiscal decentralization and implications on localgovernment borrowing.
• To complete the internship, the intern needs to submit a project report to ADB at the endof the internship, and to present the project in an ADB-wide public forum.

Qualifications

6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in governance, public finance, economics or relevant fields.

7. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Language skills both in English (required) and Vietnamese (preferable)
• Subject to international travel restrictions

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Upload the following documents in the “Attachments” section of your application:
1. Curriculum vitae (CV)
2. Proof of enrollment to a Masters or PhD program. Inclusive dates should confirm that you will be enrolled during the intended period of assignment.
3. Essay in MS WORD or PDF document, maximum of 1500 words per question. (Please see essay questions below)

ESSAY QUESTIONS:
(1) Describe one example of your experience that demonstrated your interest in working in ADB.
(2) Highlight your qualifications that will help accomplish this internship assignment (e.g., coursework, research, work experience, etc.).