Project Officer “Climate Policy”


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

GIZ has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with the project for Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement. The lead executing agency is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), further implementing partners are MARD, MOC, MOT, MPI as well as the provinces of Quang Binh and Ha Tinh.

The project advises MONRE on the further development, sectoral coordination and implementation of Viet Nam’s NDC and the development of an institutional framework for implementing the Paris Agreement. Specific measures that demonstrate great potential for scalability are being implemented in two provinces (concept of ecosystem-based adaptation). Interventions designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that can be financed over the long term are to be developed together with relevant ministries, the private sector, academia and civil society. The project also serves as an interface for all projects in Viet Nam that are financed through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU),

The project is looking for a local qualified professional for the position of:

Project Officer “Climate Policy”

Duty: Hanoi, Vietnam

Duration: Full time - ASAP until March 2023 with possibility of extension

Main responsibilities:

  • Assist the programme management (CTA/TA) in achieving the programme´s objectives;
  • Provide technical advice to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), other line ministries and provincial government agencies on climate change mitigation, net-zero, NDC review and update, financing of climate action, CH4 pledge, Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF), and other related topics in the context of the Paris Climate Agreement;
  • Support MONRE and other line ministries with the systematic design, development and integration of strategies and policies in the field of climate change mitigation and MRV development (e.g. national MRV system, GHG inventories, adoption of the ETF in Vietnam); with the organisation of workshops, capacity development formats and external consulting;
  • Support the identification of necessary changes in the legal framework, in policy documents and strategies to foster cross-sectoral consideration of climate change issues, and possibly the set-up of new mechanisms;
  • Assist the project management to coordinate and communicate with political partners (ministerial and provincial levels and line agencies), other donor and implementation agencies and the civil society;
  • 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;
  • Integrate project outputs into the legal and institutional framework of project partners;
  • Support and contribute to the M&E system of the project, prepare reports and presentation material;
  • Assist the project team and external consultants of the project in the design and implementation of its communication strategy and its knowledge dissemination in Viet Nam;


  • University 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 5 years of professional working experience in project implementation and management. Work experiences abroad is considered an asset;
  • At least 3 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;
  • Very good knowledge of the international climate change discussions and negotiations as well as of relevant international standards and methods in the area of mitigation;
  • Specific experience and/or expertise in MRV system development and GHG inventory development would be an added advantage;
  • Strong technical expertise in the area of development and implementation of climate change projects;
  • 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 with a friendly and creative working environment, open corporate culture, 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 18th February 2022.

Note: Please state: Application for the Project Officer “Climate Policy” in the subject line or on the envelope

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Fri, 2022-02-18