National Intern “FLEGT Project” (Technical) (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. 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

1) Vocational training;

2) Environmental policy and sustainable natural resource use;

3) Energy.

The project “Support to VPA process for Vietnam” is commissioned by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK with counter-part funds from the Vietnamese Government. The implementing agencies are the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

The priority area “Environmental policy and sustainable use of natural resources“ is covered by the “GIZ Green Cluster”. The Green cluster currently comprises a total of four teams in the thematic areas of climate policy, coast and water, agriculture, biodiversity and forests. The thematic area “biodiversity and forests” includes the project “Support to the implementation of the FLEGT VPA” in Vietnam. The project is financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with counter-part funds from the Vietnamese Government. It is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Vietnam Forestry administration (VNFOREST) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

The project aims at enhancing the legal, institutional, and operational preconditions for the implementation of the FLEGT VPA. This includes activities related to capacity development for the various actors and setting up the FLEGT impact monitoring.

The project is offering an internship opportunity as below:

  • National Intern “FLEGT Project” (Technical)
  • Duty station: Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Duration: for 6 months, starting from October 2022

The intern is expected to learn and practice by providing support and assistance to the project team in the various activities:

  • Provide assistance in organization of the internal meetings, project events (preparation, taking minutes, coordinating the participations, logistic arrangement of the field mission etc.)
  • Assist to the research activities, including elaboration of ideas/concepts, term of reference, data collection, desk research, drafting reports; and presentation of the specific topics during technical exchanges within the team)
  • Support in quality assurance of technical activities and deliverables
  • Join the thematic meeting, workshops organized by partners and report back to the teams
  • Provide translation services, if required (English and Vietnamese)
  • Support in monitoring and implementing the project activities
  • Perform other duties and tasks as required.

Minimum requirements:

  • Vietnamese nationality
  • Currently undertaking (at least third year of study) or has recently completed postgraduate/ bachelor studies in forestry, environment, economics or related majors, no longer than six months from the date of graduation
  • Being able to arrange his/her timetable to take a full-time internship (40 hours/ week)
  • Having an interest in the forestry sector, in particular timber trade and sectoral development policy
  • Good understanding of the forestry sector, timber trade and sectoral development policy is an asset
  • Previous experience in international development cooperation is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Vietnamese
  • Strong MS Office, organizational and analytical skills
  • Highly motivated to learn and to contribute to a sustainable forestry sector of Vietnam in an international setting
  • Highly responsible, flexible, goal-oriented and constructive as a team member.

Apart from a monthly allowance, successful candidate will enjoy professional and dynamic working conditions and good policies of training.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the latest curriculum vitae, cover letter and copies of relevant certificates and references by email to linh.nguyenphuong@giz.de before 05th October 2022.

Note: Please state “Application for the Internship for FLEGT Project based in Hanoi” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.

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