Junior Project Officer


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. We work in a variety of fields and support our cooperation partners in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals. GIZ Viet Nam is currently engaged in three priority areas: 1) Vocational training; 2) Environmental policy and sustainable natural resource use; 3) Energy. For further information please visit our website: www.giz.de/viet-nam.

Within the environmental policy and natural resource use cluster a number of regional initiatives on regional trade integration are bundled under the ASEAN Regional Economic Integration (ASEAN REI) portfolio. The project team in Hanoi is in charge of the implementation of the Viet Nam based activities of among others these BMZ financed regional projects:

  • Promotion of Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains in ASEAN (AgriTrade): Compiling lessons learnt on the implementation of standards on quality and sustainability in the CLMV countries and improving private sector involvement in their development. Conducting awareness campaigns on the health and ecological benefits of sustainable agricultural products.
  • Strengthening Regional Structures for SME Promotion (ASEAN SME): is set to cover the following thematic fields: improving the ASEAN SME Service Center; strengthening national SME information centers; and promoting national SME services for internationalization.
  • Support of Regional Economic Cooperation in Asia (SRECA) aims at enhancing the access of SMEs to trade-related services and strengthening the structures for cross-border cooperation between the focus countries and China.
  • German Coffee Innovation Fund (CIF): Through the fund innovative concepts by entrepreneurs in the coffee value chain are promoted through integrated development partnerships.

The ASEAN REI projects work both on the regional level with ASEC in Jakarta and on country level with a focus on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. The political partners in Vietnam are the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam Competition Council (VCC) and Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VietTrade).

The project is looking for a local qualified candidate to fill the following position:

Junior Project Officer

in Agricultural Trade and SME promotion “ASEAN REI”

Duty station: Hanoi, Vietnam

Duration: ASAP until 31 July 2021 with possibility for extension

Main tasks:

  • Support the technical project team in planning, preparation and implementation of the project activities including preparing concept notes, terms of reference, budget requests and reports;
  • Support the identification and mobilisation of qualified consultants to support the implementation of project activities;
  • Liaison with political partners, national consultants, service providers and other stakeholders;
  • Support to project monitoring and regularly updating information on project progress and the status of results;
  • Assist with PR work for the projects;
  • Providing appropriate inputs for regular reports, presentations etc.
  • Any other administrative and technical tasks as required by the Team Leader and Technical Officers

Minimum requirements:

  • University degree in an area that is related to international studies, trade, agriculture, social science or similar;
  • At least 2 years of working experience preferably in the areas concerned; initial experience (work or internship) in support for GIZ or other international cooperation projects is desirable;
  • Experience in project management and research in an area related to the project’s requirements is desirable
  • Team player with interpersonal/-cultural and organisational competence, as well as ability to work independently and proactively;
  • Strong networking, communication, presentation and diplomatic skills;
  • Very good command of English and Vietnamese (spoken and written);

Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions, competitive benefits and compensation and good policies of training and development.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the GIZ Application Form in English, copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email (to [email protected]) or by post (to GIZ Office Hanoi, 6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam) before 28th August 2019.

Note: Please state “Application for Junior Project Officer “ASEAN REI” in the subject line or on the envelope.

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

Please complete all the information in GIZ Application form with link download here: http://bit.ly/2nyiCY6


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Wed, 2019-08-28