Internship at GIZ

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. On behalf of the German Government, GIZ currently provides advisory services to the Government of Viet Nam in three priority areas: Vocational training, Environmental policy and sustainable use of natural resources, and Energy. For further information, please visit

The Mekong Delta is home to 17 million people and is Vietnam’s most important agricultural region. Producing 55% of the country’s rice, the Mekong Delta is the reason that Vietnam, which once suffered from shortages, is now the world’s second largest exporter of rice. In addition, the Delta is the country’s third largest industrial region. Yet, the Mekong Delta is facing existential threats. Climate change is leading to rising sea levels, and according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, 38% of the Mekong Delta could be under water by the year 2100. The mangrove forests along the coast are in dramatic decline. At the same time, there has been a considerable increase in flooding, and there are rising levels of saltwater intrusion in the country’s waterways and soils. Improper agricultural practices are leading to ecological imbalances and contribute to higher CO2 emissions. The future of the entire Mekong Delta is threatened. However, the country’s institutions do not have sufficient capacities to halt these trends. A core challenge is that governmental institutions at national and provincial level lack the planning, technical and financial capacity to enable the Mekong Delta to be developed in a manner that is resilient to climate change and offers potentials for mitigation, respectively green growth at the same time.

Therefore the Integrated Coastal Management Programme (ICMP) is seeking for an intern to support in communication and visibility in the Hanoi Programme Office with the following conditions:

1. Time & Place

The Intern will work for the ICMP Office 8 hours/day from Mondays – Fridays starting ASAP. The internship will last for 6 months.

2. Required tasks:

  • For communication and visibility
    • Assisting in preparation of PR materials, such as flyers, factsheets, success stories, videos, giveaways and other
    • Assisting in preparation of translation for PR materials (EN, VN)
    • Support preparation and dissemination of the GIZ Mekong Delta Newsletter
    • Support in social media
    • Support the programme team in the planning and preparation of events, workshops and field trips
    • Others if required
  • For Programme Management
    • Provide general administrative and technical support for the programme office
    • Support the impact orientated monitoring of the programme
    • Support knowledge management
    • Others if required

3. Requirement of qualifications

  • University degree in media, communication, foreign languages, climate change, environment or similar
  • Strong interest in communications and online media
  • Computer literacy and ability to use efficiently the basic Microsoft Office© software (World, Excel, Power Point) and communications tools (internet, email)
  • Good knowledge of Vietnamese and English, written and spoken
  • High self-motivation and an ability to work independently
  • Open minded and keen to learn and work in a dynamic and intercultural environment
  • Strong interest in international development cooperation

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the application in English, including copies of relevant certificates and references, to Ms. Vu Phuong linh at email address [email protected], before April 01st 2017.

Note: Please state “Application for an internship (ICMP)” in the subject line or on the envelope.

The short-listed candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.


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Sat, 2017-04-01