Senior Project Officer “MCRP” – No. 1



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. On behalf of the German Government, GIZ currently provides advisory services to the Government of Viet Nam in three priority areas: Vocational training, Environmental policy and sustainable use of natural resources, and Energy. For further information, please visit

The Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP) (2019-2021) is a technical cooperation programme, jointly funded by the governments of Viet Nam and Germany and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Its objective is to support the Vietnamese authorities on their path for a sustainable development of the Mekong Delta through the climate-resilient management of natural resources along the coast. MCRP focuses on three working areas:

  1. Governance support for national level and 13 Mekong Delta provinces: support the establishment of an institutional framework for regional coordination in the Mekong Delta
  2. Investment policy for national level and 13 Mekong Delta provinces: support the improvement of investment planning and coordination for a climate-resilient and gender-sensitive land and water use management including coastal protection for the Mekong Delta
  3. Technology and solutions for seven coastal provinces and An Giang province of the Mekong Delta to intensify the use of innovative and climate-adapted technologies and solutions

MCRP has a comprehensive workplan focused on three key areas: land-use and agriculture, water, and regional coordination in the Mekong Delta. To effectively carry out the programme activities, additional human resources are required.

The Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP) is thus looking for a qualified local professional for the following position:

Senior Project Officer “MCRP” – No. 1
Duty station: Ha Noi, Vietnam
Duration: ASAP for 31.12.2023

Main responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of MCRP’s operation plan and strategic planning; and in particular prepare and implement MCRP’s regional coordination group’s operation plan and contribute to the group’s strategic planning;
  • Managing cooperation with Vietnamese partners according to the regional coordination group’s objectives, workplan and team agreements including:
    • Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) – the Department of Planning Management, Department of Local Territories and Economy, and the Department of Agriculture,
    • Office of Government (OoG) – the Department of Agriculture
    • Provincial institutions including relevant departments such as PPC and DPI
  • Managing, independent advice, advocacy and technical supervision of the following:
    • Implementation of activities outlined in MoUs/agreements signed with the three departments in MPI and the OoG.
    • Implementation of activities outlined in implementation plans signed with the 13 PPCs relevant to master planning and infrastructure investment in the 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta
  • Work independently to develop approaches, methods to carry out tasks and activities according to the regional coordination group’s workplan and safeguard the quality of outputs.
  • Discretion in technical decisions to be made and in delegated decisions which may have a long-term effect.
  • Assist in the provision of professional advisory services contracted to carry out master planning and infrastructure investment activities in the regional coordination workplan and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
  • Provide coaching and guidance to staff in lower bands

Minimum requirements:

  • Masters/MSc in an area that is related to governance, planning and investment, urban resilience
  • At least 7 -10 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the Internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Strong communication skills and extensive experience working with national and provincial government partners
  • Strong experience in working independently and developing innovative solutions to problems
  • Extensive experience working with technical experts in a team and contribute to activities carried out by the team
  • Experience in providing guidance to other staff on regional coordination issues
  • Strong managerial and organisational competence
  • Willingness to participate in national and provincial level meetings and workshops and regularly travel to the provinces
  • Must be able to carry out responsibilities and communicate in English.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions with a friendly and creative working environment, open corporate culture, competitive benefits and compensation and good policies of training and development.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the GIZ Application Form in English (download form by going to copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email ( or by post (to GIZ Office Hanoi, 6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam), before 31st December 2020.

Note: Please state “Application for the Senior Project Officer “MCRP” – No.1” 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.


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