Advisor (m/f/d) Bioenergy

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.

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    10/01/2019 - 03/31/2023
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Job description

The project, "Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets" within the framework of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) supports Vietnam's efforts for enhanced climate protection by promoting the increased energetic utilization of biomass waste for power and heat production. This requires investment decisions for biomass energy plants. Thus, and in order to establish a sustainable market for adequate investments with qualified suppliers, quality-conscious purchasing parties, effective authorities and sufficient capital access, the project strengthens the capacities and competencies of Vietnamese stakeholders in the fields of project development, permitting and licensing, as well as financing and technology cooperation.

Your tasks

  • Advisory to political partners, public institutions and authorities at provincial level
  • Advisory services to private market stakeholders and research institutions
  • Conceptualization and implementation of different project approaches
  • Development of terms of references for individual consultants, as well as the selection and guidance of former
  • Conceptualization and implementation of B-2-B events between Vietnamese and international companies and associations
  • Network development (national and international) and support, as well as participation in internal and external events
  • Documentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation as well as work in public relations processes
  • Support of the Energy Cluster in its further development, project acquisition and related processes

Your profile

  • Completed university studies in economics, engineering or political science or comparable degree programs
  • Several years of professional experience in development cooperation in the context of renewable energies and good understanding of the relevant business models
  • Ideally, already existing contacts to the bioenergy sector established
  • Proven track record in project management experience in domestic and international markets
  • High sensitivity in dealing with political, economic and administrative stakeholders, combined with the ability to assess various stakeholders, bundle their interests and establish corresponding networks
  • Intercultural ability to be sensitive in the development policy environment while at the same time working goal-oriented
  • Interest in assuming responsibilities and working in a team
  • Mastery language skills in English (C2); German and Vietnamese skills are an advantage

Location information

  • Climate: Hanoi is subtropical with a winter season (temperatures can drop to 10 degrees during the day) from December to March
  • Healthcare: Medical care is available for less severe treatments. Medical care with European standards is available in Bangkok
  • Supply and shopping facilities: The shopping and supply options are good
  • Accessibility: A good connection to Germany exists through a direct flight to Frankfurt as well as numerous other connections with a stopover
  • Children: International (English and French) kindergartens and schools are available in Hanoi. However, a transition to the European higher education system is not always seamless
  • School situation and school fees: School fees according to GIZ guidelines
  • Miscellaneous: The particulate matter pollution in Hanoi exceeds the permitted limit in Europe many times. During the selection procedure and the medical recruitment examination, you will be informed about appropriate protective and behavioral measures


It may be possible to bring the contract start date forward.

The willingness to travel is required.

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GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Our benefits

We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries., Diversity and respect are key elements of our corporate culture: GIZ promotes and supports every individual and in this way safeguards the individual opportunities for all employees, irrespective of sex, nationality or religion. Naturally, our management team is made up of both men and women., During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network., We are happy to support your professional development, for example with the training provision of the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), the leading provider of international skills development., We are convinced that employees need a healthy balance between their private and professional lives. This is why we offer childcare allowances and support to accompanying partners. Our family-friendly nature also extends to situations where relatives are in need of care. As part of its family-friendly staff policy, GIZ aspires to support employees while they are carrying out their work., Our flexible working hours offer you the time and the flexibility to reduce the overtime you work in agreement with your manager. If necessary, we will find even more flexible working hours for individual employees., We take your wishes into account when it comes to your daily working schedule. We offer diverse part-time formats including flexi-time to be agreed on a daily, hourly or monthly basis., Do you need a longer period off? We have a special part-time block model which also allows you to take a leave of absence lasting several months. You can save up your working time credit over a longer period and work it out within the framework of an exemption., You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. , We set common objectives for the new year in our annual employee meetings. If you achieve these objectives, you may receive an additional variable payment., If you are required to work abroad for a period of time, you will receive an overseas supplement as reimbursement for your additional expenses. The amount of the overseas supplement depends on where you are located. , We have a comprehensive package of services for partners and other relatives who relocate with you, for example medical check-ups, travel costs to and from the location or language courses. This includes seminars at the Academy for International Cooperation on regional studies or on the topic of ‘Emigrating with Children’., GIZ will pay an allowance for education which will cover a significant portion of the school costs which are due. This therefore guarantees that your children will be able to attend a mainstream school where you are located and work towards completion of the Abitur (British A-level equivalent) or a qualification which is comparable to the German Abitur., If you have not yet found somewhere suitable to live when you travel to your placement, it is also possible to stay in a hotel in the short term. An allowance for hotel costs will be paid for this. For the duration of the employment abroad, GIZ will pay an allowance for rent in the place of employment.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


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