Project Manager (m/f/d) „Sustainable Land Use and Climate Protection in ASEAN (CSLU)“

Als Bundesunternehmen unterstützt die GIZ die Bundesregierung dabei, ihre Ziele in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit für nachhaltige Entwicklung zu erreichen.

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  • Assignment period:
    09/01/2018 - 08/31/2020
  • Field:
    Forestry, Biodiversity, Oceans
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Job description

As a regional project „Sustainable Land Use and Climate Protection in ASEAN (CSLU)” will be assisting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to strengthen its coordinating role in contributing to global and national climate policy processes in the area of climate-friendly and resilient land use in agriculture and forestry. The job includes mainly three areas of activities: To improve the coordinating role synergies between agriculture and forestry as part of land use will be created and enhanced and their importance for climate protection and adaptation to climate change will be highlighted. Furthermore, ASEAN should be encouraged in playing a mediating role between international and national processes of climate policy and synergies between ASEAN sectoral working groups dealing with climate change issues should be strengthened.

Your tasks

  • Responsibility for the implementation and thus overall responsibility for the achievement of the objectives and indicators of the projects, incl. the personnel and budget responsibility by purposeful and efficient use of budget resources
  • Content, technical and budgetary control of the project
  • Coordination of advisory services to partners in he ASEAN Secretariat, as well as in relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies
  • Supervision and disciplinary leadership of regional and national staff
  • Ensuring commercial and content quality control of the project
  • Coordination and control of national, regional and international consulting services as well as quality assurance of the work results
  • Coordination with other donors and - in cooperation with the Cluster Coordinator - with the German Embassy
  • Implementation of the company policy

Your profile

  • University degree in Environmental or Political Science, Environmental Governance or equivalent
  • Several years of professional experience in development cooperation directly related to international climate policy, expertise in climate change and application of these in international climate projects
  • Intensive knowledge of Southeast Asia, best with regional organizations or in multi-country projects, strong intercultural competence in the ASEAN context
  • Several years of experience in policy advice at regional and national level, as well as support for consultation and coordination processes at various levels of government
  • Several years of experience in project management (responsibility for the commission or a component of a large-scale programme), in-depth knowledge of GIZ's internal tools and procedures
  • Good conceptual and analytical skills as well as strong communication, teamwork, social, and organizational skills, flexibility
  • Experience in supervision and disciplinary leadership responsibilities for project teams
  • Fluent English skills are required, fluency in German is desired, good knowledge of ASEAN languages is an advantage

Location information

Information on Duty station:

  • Medical care on an international level is available in Jakarta
  • There is a tropical climate with year-round temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius
  • German / English / International schools are available


The willingness to regular business trips to the ASEAN Member States 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., 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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