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Viet Nam: International Team Leader (m/f/d)

Short project description

Within the framework of a GIZ call for tenders in the Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP) for “Strengthening Regional Coordination and Climate Resilience in the Mekong Delta” in Viet Nam – The Mekong Delta is one of the regions most affected by the impacts of climate change. According to GIZ, the core problem is that the climate-resilient management of natural resources in the coastal areas of the Mekong Delta is not sufficiently effective to ensure sustainable development in this region. To face this situation the MCRP “facilitates regional coordination, the pertinent institutional and procedural frameworks and investment plans and/or investment decisions as well as the development and dissemination of technological solutions and innovations aimed at improving the climate-resilient management of water resources in urban and regional areas in the Mekong Delta” (ToR). The focus of this assignment is on institutional development priorities in national, regional, and provincial master planning closely linked with integrating urban and rural development in accordance with relevant regulations.

Job description

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor;
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other services delivered by the project at local and national level;
  • Ensuring a comprehensive consultation process and methodology is carried out with partners including the existing national and provincial Working Groups;
  • Ensuring the quality of the institutional strengthening of Working Groups and preparing the improved regulatory framework for involved institutions;
  • Overall responsibility for strengthening the capacity of the Regional Coordination Council, and working groups;
  • Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for national and provincial partners in the following areas, integrated and multi-sectoral planning, integrated urban and rural hubs, inter-provincial coordination mechanisms and provincial platforms;
  • Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of three feasibility studies for integrated urban and rural hubs linked to inter-provincial coordination mechanisms;
  • Responsible for the cooperation with national and provincial partners to establish the policy and regulatory framework for integrated urban and rural hubs;
  • Taking cross-cutting themes into consideration (for example, gender equality);
  • Staff management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts;
  • Ensuring that monitoring procedures are carried out;
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines and milestones.

Detailed requirements

University degree (master’s) in governance/integrated planning, institutional development, climate change or urban and rural development

Country/Regional experience:

  • few years of experience on urban and rural development in Vietnam;
  • few years of work experience on the policy framework for regional planning and coordination mechanisms in the Mekong Delta;
  • some years of work experience in South-East Asia

In the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • English, C1
  • Vietnamese, C1

Expertise/ Profile:

  • several years of professional experience in Vietnam includes governance, institutional and capacity development, climate change, urban and rural development or agricultural transformation;
  • some years of professional experience in promotion of socio-economic planning and public investment or master planning in Vietnam;
  • several years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company;
  • several years of experience working on development cooperation projects.

If you wish to apply for this position, please make sure you include the “014855-Expert 1” in the subject of your email.
Please include a table summarising your experience relevant to this position (number of years of experience and number of relevant assignments).
No cover letter is required.

Viet Nam

Region and duty station:
Can Tho

Project / assignment duration:
306 days on an intermittent base

Estimated project start:
Five years from 01/2021 to 12/2025

Services being tendered

Until filled


Please contact vacancies(at) to express your interest and to send your CV, preferably in EuropeAid format. For further details, please, contact Ms. Rania Taha at taha(at)