Programme Advisor (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) Vocational training; 2) Environmental policy and sustainable natural resource use;3)Energy.
Gender equality is one of the key values of our company and of the work we do. Fostering gender equality in our project operation and our internal equal opportunity provisions are two strategic pillars of our corporate identity and policy. For further information please visit our website:

Job Details

  • Duty station: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: Starting ASAP from 15.09.2023 until 31.05.2025
  • Organization Name: GIZ
  • Deadline: 15/8/2023


  • Coordinates all programme activities in the context of Business Ideas for Development (BID) in Viet Nam in close consultation with the coordinator, the project manager and other staff members of the Programme at GIZ Head Office;
  • Supports the coordinator in the implementation of the general MEG operation, in particular logistics and administrative works and also supports other MEG-relevant measures within the programme team in Viet Nam, if necessary.
  • Acquires applicants for participation in the annual call for proposals for BID within the Diaspora in Germany;
  • Organises BID events, providing information on the local economic situation and opportunities for entrepreneurs from the diaspora;
  • Supports, in coordination with other stakeholders, the evaluation and selection of business ideas of Vietnamese candidates;
  • Builds a network to relevant stakeholders and entrepreneurs;
  • Advises, accompanies and builds networks amongst BID founders and coordinates the exchange between the coaching service provider in Germany and Vietnam
  • Reports to the coordinator PMD, takes appropriate measures to secure operation of the programme if needed.


  • University degree in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives (e.g. business administration, economics, development management, migration)
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Expertise in diverse economic topics, especially related to business start-up;
  • Study or work experience in Germany is an asset
  • Vietnamese mother tongue and full proficiency in German; good knowledge of English
  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Excellent management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally.

How to Apply

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the GIZ Application Form in English, copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email (to or by post (to GIZ Office Hanoi, 6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam) before 15th August 2023.
Note: Please state “Application for the Program Advisor_MEG” 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 visit our page GIZ Viet Nam – Career Opportunities at to download the GIZ Application Form.

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