National Project Manager


National Project Manager

Project: “Accelerating energy efficiency in larger industries through energy management systems,
system optimization and the promotion and adoption of energy efficiency
in small and medium-sized enterprises” (IEEP)

UNIDO is implementing a project on accelerating energy efficiency in larger industries through energy management systems, system optimization and the promotion and adoption of energy efficiency in small and medium-sized enterprises (IEEP) in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam. The IEEP project is funded under Financing Agreement no. ACA/2021/040-898 “EU-Viet Nam Sustainable Energy Transition Programme” (SETP) as a complementary support measure.  The project duration is five (5) years from 2023 to 2027. The project is designed with three substantive components that address the current market barriers to the promotion and stimulation of market demand and increase the adoption of energy efficiency (EE) practices by industry for greater energy performance, reduced carbon footprint, and enhanced productivity and competitiveness.

Capacity building and implementation support of the Project will be provided to improve the Energy Management Systems and EE related to steam, compressed air, chillers, refrigeration, pumping, process heat, and motor systems. These represent the highest energy consumption and operational costs within industrial energy systems, and therefore present the largest potential for energy savings. The project will target a broad base of 10 industrial sectors including seafood, food-processing, textiles and garment, rubber, pulp and paper, cement, metallurgy and steel, chemicals and fertilizers, plastics and beverages.

The project will also focus on awareness raising and building the capacity of the following key stakeholders: Government authorities (local and central government agencies), equipment manufacturers/suppliers, equipment distributors, engineers, relevant industrial associations, Energy Conservation Centres (ECCs), Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), national experts/consultants including energy audit experts, and financial institutions with special attention to participation of women and women-led enterprises.

Furthermore, the project will stimulate a market for EE products and services by working with industry to build awareness and implement EE practices to increase demand. Trained energy managers and other local experts will form a critical mass of expertise and networks to support the replication and scale up of these activities in industrial enterprises across the country.

The project is therefore envisioned to provide long-term development gains and benefits for Viet Nam including significant energy savings, reduced environmental and climate change impacts, enhanced energy security, capacity building of the government counterparts and empowerment of the project beneficiaries. The project will thereby directly contribute to the achievement of the targets and overarching objective outlined in the VNEEP 3.

UNIDO is looking for a qualified individual consultant who willhave overall responsibility for the management and effective execution of the project, and the achievements of planned outputs and set objectives. The NPM will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant partners and institutional stakeholders are kept involved and informed as appropriate, in order to ensure optimum cooperation. The NPM will play a key role in all project activities. Please see Job Description enclosed for more detail information about the position duties and tasks. The assignment is expected to start on May 1, 2023 with the contract duration of 12 months with possibility for extension.


Education: Advanced university degree in engineering, energy economics, management or other relevant discipline is required.

Technical and Functional Experience:

  • At least seven (7) years in the implementation and management of industrial energy projects in the private sector; experience in managing multi-disciplinary team of experts working in thematic areas such as energy efficiency and industrial energy systems is required.
  • Strong understanding of and experience in energy management standards and system optimization application in Viet Nam;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of key stakeholders involving in energy efficient promotion and financing of energy efficiency sector in Viet Nam; with ability and experience to work with government officials, businesses, financial institutions and CSOs;
  • High self-motivated, with good leadership skills, capable of planning, initiating and managing multi-disciplinary activities within the context of a multi-donor international project;
  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity with the working of Vietnamese government agencies and their process and rules will be an asset;
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office software package (Word, Excel, Power Point and Project)

Languages: The NPM shall be fully proficient in Vietnamese and have a strong command of English in both speaking and writing.

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to send their most updated CV in English, either by email or hard copy, to the following address before 17h00 March 31, 2023:

UNIDO Office

304 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: [email protected]

Note: Please state “Application for position of National Project Manager for the IEEP” on the envelope or in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the deadline. Tel contact is not encouraged.


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Fri, 2023-03-31