Driver cum Administrative Assistant

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) was established on 1st January 2011. It brings together under one roof the long-standing expertise of the German Development Service (DED), the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Germany. As a federally owned enterprise, it supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe.

For many years, Viet Nam has been a priority partner country for German Development Cooperation. Projects and programmes cover the following three priority areas of cooperation, which are closely interlinked with the overarching goal of Poverty Reduction: 1) Sustainable Economic Development and Vocational Training; 2) Environmental Policy, Natural Resources and Urban Development; and 3) Health.

Coastal cities in Vietnam are increasingly threatened by climate change through extreme whether events and increasing sea-levels. According to the global climate risk index, Vietnam is one of the countries most seriously affected by climate change. Flooding in Vietnams coastal cities regularly lead to casualties and economic losses. During flood events, untreated wastewater and hazardous substances are spread through water, which has strong negative impacts on the population and ecosystems. Heavier flood events negatively influence public basic services.

The project “Flood protection and drainage of medium-sized coastal cities in Vietnam to adapt to climate change” aims at the improvement of capacities of public institutions and the urban population to better cope with the increasing frequency and intensity of urban flooding.

The project follows a multi-level approach (national level, province, city) to increase capacities.

On national level, the project will advise the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment to improve the framework for urban flooding sector policy. There will be a close coordination with the National Steering Committee on Climate Change.

On provincial and city level, cities and provinces will be supported to develop action plans to adapt to climate change as well as emergency plans. On micro level, awareness on climate change and urban flooding will be raised and the local population will be supported to develop and implement household measures to prepare for flooding.

GIZ is seeking a qualified and experienced Vietnamese national for the full-time position of: Driver cum Administrative Assistant

Duty station: Tuy Hoa
Expected Start: as soon as possible
Duration: Initially 1 year with the option for extension until 2017

Main responsibilities:

- Safe and responsible driving of office vehicles
- Logistical and organizational support to project staff, experts and other consultants (workshops, meetings, events, etc.)
- Routine maintenance and care of office vehicles in line with the specific technical procedures and requirements as stated in the “vehicle operations manual”.
- Running of official errands and assisting with other office services
- Performs a wide variety of logistical, organizational and secretarial duties effectively
- Liaises with the Administrative Officer and assistant on the replenishment of consumables.
- Reports to the Administrative Officer immediately any problems regarding the functionality of office equipment taking place and/or any damages observed.
- Be responsible for own health and safety as well as colleagues.
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Maintains good communication with visitors, guests, counterparts, project staff, and consultants

Minimum qualifications:

- At least 5 years of sound working experience in logistical and organizational work
- At least 5 years working experiences, preferably working experience with an official development assistance organization
- At least 5 years driving and person transport experience; valid driver’s license
- Excellent local knowledge (commerce, health, institutions)
- Good command of English; knowledge of German languages is an asset
- Highly motivated, willing to learn, service-oriented and able to work under high pressure and within a limited time frame. 
- Professional use of personal computer utilizing word processing and spreadsheet software programs (e.g. MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel)
- Good communication skills

The successful candidate will enjoy good working conditions in a friendly and creative working environment, a clear career path with opportunities for promotion, competitive benefits and compensation as well as excellent policies of training and development.

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to send their application in English, including copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email or by post, to the following address before July 8th, 2013.

GIZ Office Hanoi
6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Email: [email protected]

Note: Please state “Application for position of Driver cum Project Assistant for GIZ Flood Proofing Project” on the envelope or in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the deadline. Tel contact is not encouraged.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Tuy Hoa
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2013-07-08