Project Officer/Policy Specialist in Green Transformation and Green Investment (GIZ)

Job Description:

  • Organisation Name: GIZ
  • Location: Hanoi
  • Application Deadline: Fri, 2024-03-01


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 several priority areas: 1) Vocational training; 2) Environmental policy and sustainable natural resource use; 3)  Energy and 4) Sustainable economic development. 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:
With the Project “Shifting Investment Flows Towards Green Transformation in Viet Nam (SHIFT)”, GIZ directly links these priority areas with Viet Nam’s Green Growth Strategy (VGGS) as well as development finance in order to achieve lasting impacts in all sectors and facilitate Viet Nam’s progress towards a sustainable future. More specifically, SHIFT aims to reduce Viet Nam’s greenhouse gas emissions in line with low-carbon economic development and the energy transition through policies and investments for enhanced, national climate action, especially in the energy sector.
The SHIFT project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is SHIFT’s lead political partner and facilitates coordination with the main financial market regulators, i.e. Ministry of Finance (MoF), State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV), as well as main energy sector policy maker, i.e. Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
The Project is implemented by a partner consortium of six partners, with GIZ as consortium lead. The other implementing agencies are Agora, SBV Banking Academy of Viet Nam, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The project is looking for a local qualified expert to fill the following position: Project Officer/Policy Specialist in Green Transformation and Green Investment

Duty station: Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Duration: ASAP for three years contract

Main responsibilities:

  • The management, coordination and implementation of project activities and outputs in green public and private investment, including the development of incentive systems, technical inter-ministerial exchange and a monitoring framework for investment flows.
  • The provision of advisory services to the national counterparts in the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and other ministries in the implementation of the VGGS-2 and the development of green policy instruments as well as regulatory investment incentives with a focus on practical technical and legal aspects
  • The technical support to the sectoral and provincial in the areas mentioned above
  • The promotion and establishment of policy coordination between relevant ministries, as well as other key stakeholders, and active facilitation of cooperation formats
  • The monitoring, evaluation, documentation and dissemination of project activities, with a strong focus on work impact in the area of green investment flows, green policy reform and gender
  • The close cooperation and collaboration with the GIZ-SHIFT teamand the support to SHIFT’s management to coordinate, promote and establish close relationship with and collaboration among all consortium partners, including the support to other project-related activities, when required

Minimum requirements:

  • University degree or higher in Economics, Public Finance, or Law
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of green public investment and investment policy reform with proven, long-term experience in project as well as stakeholder management
  • Professional working experience in the private sector and/or in international development organizations. Proven experience in working with relevant governmental institutions in Viet Nam, preferably with the MPI.
  • Excellent, professional understanding of green investment policy, public investment incentive instruments and financial monitoring frameworks. In addition, a deep understanding of Viet Nam’s political and financial regulatory system is required. Technical knowledge of the national energy market is a plus
  • Excellent leadership, cooperation and networking skills across different actors, institutions and personalities
  • Excellent communication, research, writing and presentation skills with a self-driven and pro-active personality skilled in organizing him-/herself
  • Excellent language skills in Vietnamese and English, knowledge of German would be an asset, excellent IT-skills are a must (e.g. Excel and other MS Office apps)
  • Willingness to travel, both within Viet Nam and possibly abroad
GIZ is committed to create an appreciative work environment, irrespective of age, ethnic background and nationality, gender and gender identity, physical and mental abilities, religion and worldview, sexual orientation and social background. We ensure human resource processes live up to the diverse competencies and talents of all employees, as well as satisfy our performance expectation.

What we can offer to the successful candidates:

  • Good working environment
  • Competitive compensation and benefit packages, including the additional health insurance and the 24-hours accident insurance.
  • And good policy on training and development
  • Policy on flexible working time

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 01st March 2024.
Note: Please state “Application for the Project Officer in Green Transformation and Green Investment_SHIFT” in the subject line or on the envelopeThe short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.
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