As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We work in a variety of fields and support our cooperation partners in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals. GIZ has been working in Viet Nam for more than 20 years. On behalf of the German Government, GIZ provides advisory services to the Government of Viet Nam and is currently engaged in three priority areas: 1) Vocational training; 2) Environmental policy and sustainable natural resource use; 3) Energy

The programme “Flood protection and drainage of medium-sized coastal cities in Vietnam to adapt to climate change” (FPP) 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 programme follows a multi-level approach (national level, province, and city) for capacity development. On national level, the programme will advise the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment to improve the framework for the urban flooding sector policy. There will be a close coordination with the National Steering Committee on Climate Change. On provincial and city level, local authorities such as the Provincial People's Committee, the Provincial Steering Committee on Climate Change, and the Provincial Steering Committee on Flood Control will be supported to develop action plans to adapt to climate change as well as emergency preparedness 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 small-scale community and household measures to prepare for flooding.

German Red Cross (GRC) is part of the world wide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. As a humanitarian organization, GRC assists victims of conflict and disaster as well as people affected by social or health related crisis. The Red Cross Movement provides assistance to vulnerable people without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven principles of the Red Cross movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. In Vietnam GRC is supporting its local partner, the Vietnam Red Cross, to implement projects in the field of Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation, Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation, Water & Sanitation and Capacity Building.

GIZ and GRC is currently looking for a local Intern who would have assignments mainly relate to GRC - the consultant for disaster activities of GIZ FPP project.

Duty Station: Quy Nhon or Tuy Hoa, with frequent travels
Duration: 6 months

Main responsibilities:

  • Assist in the production of information, education and communication material
  • Provide administrative and logistics support in planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the of the project
  • Organize project events
  • Assist in establishing effective communication between partners and ensure good archiving of information
  • Participate in regular monitoring visits
  • Support the project team in ensuring allocation of appropriate and sufficient resources for effective implementation of project activities
  • Provide translation and interpretation for project team


  • Graduate (within 12 months) in a relevant technical discipline (integrated water resource management, disaster risk management, flood risk management)
  • Good understanding of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation
  • Interest in participatory approaches as well as working with government and non-government officials as well as communities
  • Strong communication skills to interact with different level and multi-sector stakeholders
  • Experienced in producing information, education and communication (IEC) materials
  • Practical understanding of monitoring and evaluation or research methods
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Vietnamese for various types of audience
  • Excellent organizational skills

Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions with a friendly and creative working environment, open corporate culture.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the application in English, including copies of relevant certificates and references [email protected] before 23 May 2014

Note: Please state “Intern – FPP and GRC projects” in the subject line.

The short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Quy Nhon or Tuy Hoa
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2014-05-23