Senior Programme Officer on Water Management “MCRP” (GIZ)

About 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:

About MCRP

The Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP) is a technical cooperation project co-financed by the Governments of Germany, Switzerland and Viet Nam. MCRP is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Construction and the 13 Mekong Delta provinces. MCRP’s objective is to support the Vietnamese authorities in enhancing the climate-resilience of the Mekong Delta and its communities, thereby ensuring sustainable development in the region.

MCRP focuses on four working areas:

(1) Support the establishment of an institutional framework to facilitate regional coordination of climateresilient development in the Mekong Delta;

(2) Improve investment planning at regional level for the climate-resilient and gender-sensitive management of water resources in urban and rural areas;

(3) Implement the application of innovative technologies in coastal and riverbank erosion that strengthen the resilience of rural infrastructure and ecosystems: and

(4) Implementation of climate-resilient and water-sensitive urban infrastructure. MCRP has a comprehensive workplan, in which water management and coastal protection is one of key working areas. To effectively carry out the programme activities, additional human resources are required.

Job details

Duty station: Ha Noi, Vietnam

Duration: ASAP until June 2025 (with possibility of extension until 31.12.2025)

Main responsibilities

  • Acting as key technical focal point for planning and implementation of work packages under the “Water management and Coastal protection” (Water & Coast) unit of MCRP as delegated by the team leader.
  • Ensuring close and effective cooperation and communication with relevant partners and stakeholders at national and provincial level during the implementation of the activities.
  • Responsible for providing inputs to PR/communication, knowledge management and M&E related works of MCRP.
  • Ensuring that the activities are implemented in compliance with GIZ rules and regulations.

Specific tasks

Technical advice:

  • Providing strategic advice and input to the planning, development, and implementation of Water & Coast portfolio.
  • Conceptualizing work packages/activities under Water & Coast portfolio (in formulating concept notes, proposals, and term of references).
  • Overseeing the implementation of assigned work packages/activities under Water & Coast portfolio (procurement of goods and services, participating in the selection, and supervising consultants and third parties during the implementation, including performance evaluation).
  • Providing input to policy development and advocacy processes that concern or fall under scope of Water & Coast portfolio and/or MCRP.
  • Monitoring the implementation of activities that she/he is responsible for, undertaking quality assurance measures, and proposing necessary changes and adjustments.
  • Designing, preparing, and organizing workshops, meetings and events on the topics/issues related to the areas that she/he is responsible for.
  • Compiling relevant information, data and contents under his/her responsibilities as required for PR/Communication and M&E purposes.
  • Responsible for drafting PR/Communication materials and technical reports that concern Water & Coast portfolio and under his/her responsibilities.
Liaison and networking:

  • Establishing and maintaining regular and smooth liaison and communication with partners and stakeholders at national and provincial levels to improve and enhance working relationships of Water & Coast team and MCRP.
  • Liaising and consulting with Vietnamese partners at national and provincial levels in identifying needs and priorities and providing inputs for conceptualizing measures and planning for the Water & Coast portfolio (and MCRP when relevant).
  • Providing support to strategic alignment of works and results of Water & Coast portfolio with other international partners and Vietnamese partners.
  • Providing support in preparation and organization of field visits of high-level delegations (including providing inputs to the agenda, preparing materials) as required by team leader.

  • Performing other tasks and duties as requested during the programme implementation.

Minimum requirements

  • Master’s degree in water management, water engineering, coastal engineering, or closely related fields.
  • Having at least 7 years of working experience in water management, preferably in development cooperation setting.
  • Excellent technical expertise on water management and coastal protection.
  • Profound knowledge and understanding about geo-databases, GIS, Remote Sensing, and digital technologies in water resources and coastal monitoring.
  • Good knowledge and understanding about water management and coastal protection issues in the Mekong Delta.
  • Proven-working experience with and having good working relationships with governmental, ministerial, and provincial partners on water management and coastal protection related topics.
  • Excellent English proficiency, especially in presentation and writing.
  • Capability to accompany and supervise multidisciplinary consultant teams.
  • Good teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel frequently if required
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 expectations. Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions, competitive compensation and benefits 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 or by post (to GIZ Office Hanoi, 6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam) before 22nd May 2023.

Note: Please state “Application for the Senior Program Officer_Water Management/MCRP in Hanoi” 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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