Project Director (f/m/d) of regional projects on Sustainable Consumption and Production

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  • Assignment period:
    09/01/2018 - 06/30/2022
  • Field:
    Climate Change, Environment
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Job description

In their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), Southeast Asian countries have committed to play a proactive role in addressing the challenge of climate change by reducing their emissions. However, many of the production and consumption patterns in the region still do not reflect the increasing importance of sustainability issues in the region. Contracted by the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), GIZ supports governments in Southeast Asia on sustainable public procurement and on eco-labels to increase sustainable consumption and production (SCP). In the “Advance SCP” project, GIZ works with Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines on the development, implementation and mainstreaming of the SCP policy framework for reducing GHG emissions. The scope of the targeted countries will be extended in the project “SCP Outreach in Asia – the next five” to five more countries, namely Vietnam, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Bhutan. While Advance SCP will enter into a new phase of two years, “SCP Outreach” starts in 2018 with a 4-year project duration and will build upon the experiences of Advance SCP. Both projects are based in Bangkok within Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) but are implemented regionally among others through staff in the different partner countries. The projects are closely connected and will be implemented together. Furthermore, both projects are implemented in close cooperation with other projects within GIZ Thailand’s Climate Cluster.

Your tasks

As the project director of both “Advance SCP” as well as “SCP Outreach”, you will be responsible for:

  • The operational planning and implementation of these two regional projects
  • In this capacity you will lead the GIZ-team in Thailand with its team members in the respective partner countries and you will work closely with the different political partner institutions.
  • In cooperation with national and international experts you will use your expertise on sustainable public procurement and eco-labeling to advice partner institutions on how they can reach their targets in the field of sustainable consumption and production.
  • You will be responsible to monitor the progress of the project implementation and to report to BMU.
  • Within GIZ you will be in close exchange and seek for cooperation with other projects in GIZ Thailand’s Climate Cluster as well as with regional and global projects in the field of SCP.
  • As the project director for the two SCP-projects, you will represent GIZ in conferences on the topic and you will use your network and expertise to develop new projects in cooperation with local partners – especially for BMU´s International Climate Initiative, but also for other donors.

Your profile

  • Academic degree (Master or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • Professional experience in the field of sustainable consumption and production, eco-labels and green public procurement
  • Experience in managing complex projects, ideally in the field of international cooperation
  • Experience in working with national ministries
  • Experience in developing and implementing trainings as well as in preparing and contributing to (regional) conferences
  • Willingness to travel in the region
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language in oral and written form, German language knowledge is an advantage
  • Excellent presentation skills and confidence to represent the project
  • Experience in managing teams is an advantage
  • Prior working experience in the region is an asset
  • Proven ability to develop new projects successfully
  • Ability and motivation to integrate yourself into a foreign working environment


The willingness to regular business trips in the region is required.

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