Project Officer “3RproMar”


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The project “3RproMar” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Protect the Marine Environment and Coral Reefs) is a regional technical cooperation program, jointly funded by the governments of Vietnam and Germany and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Its objective is to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in the improvement of implementation capacities for reducing land-based waste leakage to protect the seas. The project outcome includes four output areas:

  1. Enhancement of the regional cooperation and knowledge management among the ASEAN working groups
  2. Development of national measures for waste leakage reduction within the focal ASEAN member states (Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam) as well as their transmission to strategies on local level 3) Involvement of the private sector to develop approaches for waste leakage reduction along value chains
  3. Implementation of pilot projects to optimise municipal waste management and increase recycling in rural areas in the Mekong Delta (Soc Trang Province)

The latter output aims at effectively showcasing 3R solutions that can reduce the amount of plastic that is leaking into the marine ecosystem through the implementation of two pilot projects in Soc Trang Province in the Mekong Delta. The activities foreseen will, amongst others, include the optimisation of waste segregation through trainings and infrastructural improvements, value creation and market development for recyclates, technology transfer, and behavioural change measures. Involved stakeholders range from local administration and government bodies to private sector actors, and civil society organisations.

For support in the implementation of the pilot projects, the 3RProMar project is looking for a qualified local candidate for the position of:

Project Officer “3RproMar”
Duty station: Can Tho City, Viet Nam
Duration: ASAP until 30. June 2025

The Project Officer will primarily be responsible for ensuring the smooth implementation of the 3RproMar pilot projects in the Mekong Delta on improved waste management and recycling. In his/her role he/she will contribute towards the achievement of the project’s contractual targets in Vietnam and do everything possible to ensure that the country-specific project’s targets are met.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation and coordination of pilot project activities on improving waste management and increasing plastic recycling in Soc Trang Province in the Mekong Delta for the reduction of (plastic) waste leakage, and be the driving force for progress together with local partners, such as DONRE, DARD, women group, fishing port administration, recyclers, waste pickers, etc.
  • Communicate and facilitate with local partners on behalf of the project, and act as local spokesperson of the 3RproMar team;
  • Ensure active continuous communication and reporting with/to project partners and project team;
  • Build and cultivate networks and partnerships of relevant stakeholders regarding marine litter prevention in the Mekong Delta in general, and the implementation and replication of pilot projects in particular;
  • Organize planning and monitoring workshops with local partners, capacity development formats, study trips, support in developing technical documents and knowledge products, as well as the organization of country-specific and regional events/workshops/roundtables in the field of marine litter prevention; represent GIZ at local stakeholder events;
  • Handle paperwork and permits required by local agencies for the project implementation, field visits, etc.
  • Ensure the connection, harmonization and added values between the assigned pilots and other outputs of the 3RproMar project
  • Support the monitoring/evaluation/knowledge management of the project by collecting and adequately distributing information and relevant communication material about the activities;
  • Support other activities in close coordination with the project team at national and regional levels.

Minimum requirements;

  • University degree in the fields of waste management, environmental science, rural development, or a related field;
  • At least 5 years of project management experience in the fields of municipal solid waste management, sustainable development or other relevant field;
  • Strong networking capability and good communication skills with stakeholders from the public, private and informal sectors, as well as civil society and international organisations enabling collaboration to achieve joint objectives;
  • Good knowledge of stakeholders, processes and institutional set-up of municipal waste management in the Mekong Delta;
  • Familiarity with environmental issues in Mekong Delta especially related to municipal (plastic) waste management;
  • Experience with working in international/multicultural work environment;
  • Excellent spoken and written Vietnamese, complete fluency in English (spoken and written);
  • Willingness to travel frequently to project areas;
  • Experience with GIZ is a plus.

Successful candidate will enjoy good working conditions with a friendly and creative working environment, open corporate culture, competitive compensation and benefits.

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to send the application in English, including copies of relevant certificates and references, either by email (to [email protected]) or by post (to GIZ Office Hanoi, 6th Floor Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam), before 2nd December 2022.

Note: Please state Application for the Project Officer “3RproMar” in the subject line or on the envelope. The short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks after the deadline. Telephone contact is not encouraged.

Please visit our page GIZ Viet Nam – Career Opportunities at to download the GIZ Application Form.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Can Tho
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2022-12-02