Program Officer for Startup Market Access; Junior Program Officer for Industry 4.0 (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 four priority areas: 1) Vocational training; 2) Environmental policy and sustainable natural resource use; 3) Energy; 4) Sustainable Economic Development. For further information please visit our

TheGermanGovernment,throughGIZ,supportstheVietnameseGovernmentinengagingindigital transformation that is sustainable and human-centered. The Digital Transformation Center Vietnam is part of a global initiative of the German government to enable local innovation worldwide.

The Digital Transformation Center Vietnam supports our Vietnamese partners in shaping Digital Transfromation that is human-centered and sustainable.

Three focus areas are:

  • Green Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Industry 4.0 (digitalization of SMEs) and
  • Technology

We are looking forthefollowingmotivated candidatesto join the Digital Transformation Center in our core areas of Green Tech Entrepreneurshipand Industry 4.0 (digitalization of SMEs):

Position Nr. 1: Program Officerfor Startup Market Access Dutystation:Hanoi, Vietnam Durationof Assignment:01.10.202230.11.2023

Our “Green Tech Hub” facilitates incubation, acceleration and startup market access (“Landing Pad” program) interventions.TheProgram Officerwill be involved in all activities of the Green Tech Hub with a focus on the “Landing Pad”.

Main responsibilities

  • Strategy development concerning the activities and strategic positioning of the Green Tech activities, particularly the “Landing Pad” program for global green tech startups to facilitate market access to Vietnam
  • Concept development of potential portfolio building and partnership management with other ecosystem stakeholders ranging from ministries to donors, the private sector, NGOs and otherinternational organizations/networks
  • Implementing daily operational aspects of all issues related to the Digital Transformation Center
  • Policy advice and organizational development for the primary partners of the project in the field of digitalization
  • Settingupandmanagingstart-upsupportprograms(incubators,accelerators,marketaccess programs); including concept development, Terms of Reference development and contract procurement as well as management of consultants
  • Establishing and promoting regional and German-Vietnamese tech entrepreneurship networks and exchanges

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelors degree in political science, social science, business, ICT with a focus on digital transformation and innovation
  • Specialization in digital transformationand a minimum of 5 years work experience in the start-up world
  • 2 years of experience helping startups access different markets
  • Good knowledge on current local and regional developments in the fields of innovation, tech and digitalization; especially knowledge and networks in the Indonesian ecosystem is a plus
  • Proven experience with start-up incubation, acceleration and scaling and innovation management a must
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Good knowledge of the Vietnamese and regional Start-up ecosystem
  • Managerial andorganizationalcompetence
  • Willingness to travel (abroad and domestically) regularly
  • Very good knowledge of Vietnamese and English, German and other languages (especially Bahasa) is a plus
  • Experience with green tech startups(circular economy, energy, mobility, agriculture) is a plus
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performedcorresponding measures are agreed with management

Position Nr.2: Junior Program OfficerforIndustry 4.0 Dutystation:Hanoi, Vietnam Durationof Assignment:01.10.202230.11.2023

The Junior Program Officer will join the team on Industry 4.0 (digitalization of SMEs) in shaping the future of the digital economy in Vietnam. Main responsibilities
  • Implementing daily operational aspects of all issues related to the Industry 4.0 work
  • Technical advice and organizational development for the clients (SMEs) of the project in the field of digitalization
  • Setting up and managing SME digitalization support programs and policy exchange events (on Big Data, AI, blockchain, other emerging technologies)
  • Establishing and promoting regional and German-Vietnamese digital SME networks, female business networks and exchange on emerging technologies with a focus on Big Data and AI

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, business or computer science or equivalent with at least 1 year of experience working in the field technology and digital transformation
  • First experience to work with digitaltransformation activities for businesses in Vietnam (overseasis a plus) such as proposing digital transformation strategies for enterprises, roadmap development, etc.
  • First experience in communications and employee engagement linked to the adoption of oneor more of the following technologies or methods:
    • ERP
    • Cloud
    • Agile
    • DevOps
    • Automation, Intelligent workflows
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Dataand analytics
  • First experience in developing strategies, setting up and executing transformation initiatives in one or more of the following areas: digital transformation, operational model change, IT transformation, end-to-end work-flow automation and operations.
  • Knowledge on current local and regional developments in the fields of digital technologies, solutions, and digitalization, pros and cons of each solution;
  • First experience managing external IT vendors;
  • Good knowledge of the Vietnamese and stakeholders in the digital transformation landscape in Vietnam
  • First experience to work with international donors is a plus
  • First experience to work in key sectors such as metal, electronic, automotive, agri-processing, manufacturing, etc. is a plus
  • Managerial and organisational competence
  • Willingness to travel (abroad and domestically) regularly

Successfulcandidateswillenjoygoodworkingconditionswithafriendlyandcreativeworking environment, open corporate culture, competitive benefits and compensation and good policies of training and development.

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to send theGIZApplicationFormin English,copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email ( or by post (toGIZ Office Hanoi, 6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam), before15thAugust 2022.

Note:If you wish to apply for one of the two positions, kindlystatethe followingin the subject line or on the envelope:

PositionNr.1:“Applicationfor the position ofProgramOfficerfor Startup Market Access Position Nr.2:“Applicationfor the position ofJunior Project Officerfor Industry 4.0

The short-listed candidates will be contacted within4weeks after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.

Pleasevisitour page GIZ Viet NamCareer Opportunitiesat download the GIZ Application Form.


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