Senior Project Officer “Climate Change”

Vacancy Announcement

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:

The joint project “Support to Vietnam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA) provides support to the Government of Viet Nam in establishing the framework conditions to implement the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the Paris Agreement. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) commissioned GIZ with the implementation of the German part of the VN-SIPA project within the International Climate Initiative. The main implementing agency on the Vietnamese side is the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).

The VN-SIPA project focuses on five areas:

  1. Advice to MONRE on NDC development and implementation in line with national circumstance and the international context;
  2. Support for the set-up of an institutional framework for implementing the Paris Agreement and integration in sectoral strategies;
  3. Development of five bankable mitigation actions (NAMAs) as a contribution to achieve Viet Nam´s climate targets as stated in its NDC;
  4. Implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation measures in two provinces with scaling up potential to achieve Viet Nam´s climate targets as stated in its NDC;
  5. Operation of the “IKI interface” for Viet Nam with the aim to connect all projects in Viet Nam funded by BMU´s International Climate Initiative and to inform them about ongoing climate policy processes.

For our SIPA project we are looking for a local professional to fulfill the following position:

Senior Project Officer “Climate Change”
Duty Station: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration of Assignment: ASAP until June 2022

Main responsibilities

  • Assist the programme management in achieving the project´s objectives and in the coordination and communication with political partners (ministerial and provincial levels and line agencies);
  • Provide technical advice to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), other line ministries and provincial government agencies on climate change mitigation, NDC, NAMAs and other related topics;
  • Support the projects national counterparts in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) as well as relevant sector ministries in the area of conceptual design and development of specific sectoral NAMAs;
  • Identify national and international financing options for the implementation of climate change mitigation measures and support partners on national and local level in accessing them;
  • Support and contribute to the M&E system of the project, prepare reports and presentation material;
  • Support the organisation of technical meetings, workshops, training courses and conferences;
  • Prepare Terms of Reference and steer international and national consultants who will partially contribute to the project´s objectives.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree ideally in a subject related to at least one of the following fields: climate change, environmental sciences, natural resources management, environmental policy, political sciences or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional working experience in project implementation and management. Work experiences abroad is considered an asset.
  • At least 7 years of professional working experience in a comparable position;
  • Profound knowledge through working experience of the Vietnamese climate change policy, legislation, institutional landscape, relevant implementation structures, responsibilities and planning processes;
  • Good knowledge of the international climate change discussions and negotiations as well as of relevant international standards and methods in the area of mitigation;
  • Sound knowledge of the national and international public and private financial institutions and their financing mechanisms and instruments regarding climate financing;
  • Strong technical expertise in the area of development and implementation of climate change projects;
  • Technical expertise in the area of sustainable urban transport is an asset;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Vietnamese, with analytical capacities and ability to synthesise relevant findings;
  • Excellent command of MS Office and good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems.
  • Excellent self-management and coordination skills;
  • Creativity, proactivity and proper initiative towards the results of the programme;
  • Excellent ability to share knowledge and experience, a good team player;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and produce - sometimes under high pressure - high quality outputs;

Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions in a friendly and creative working environment, open corporate culture, competitive benefits and compensation, and good training and professional development possibilities.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the application in English, including 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 07th February 2020.

Note: Please state “Application for Senior Project Officer – Climate Change” in the subject line or on the envelope.

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

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Fri, 2020-02-07