Project Officer for Responsible Business Conduct in Supply Chains


As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We work in a variety of fields and support our cooperation partners in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals. GIZ Viet Nam is currently engaged in four priority areas: 1) Vocational training; 2) Environmental policy and sustainable natural resource use; 3) Energy; 4) Sustainable Economic Development. For further information please visit our website:

The Initiative Global Solidarity (IGS) is a global project with project locations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Viet Nam and Serbia. In Viet Nam it works closely with the regional FABRIC project that supports the Asian textile industry in its transformation towards fair production for people and the environment. The IGS supports the implementation of the German Supply Chain Act that will come into effect in Jan 2023 and mandates companies with offices in Germany to conduct social and environmental due diligence on their supply chains. The project aims at empowering international companies to set up effective due diligence systems in their supply chains and supporting local companies to responding to increasing brand requirements and positioning themselves in international supply chains.

The IGS will foster industry-wide dialogue to develop and pilot models of shared responsibility, greater data transparency and in-house and industry-wide complaint mechanisms. The project will also establish a Responsible Business Helpdesk for producers in Vietnam, to support setting up due diligence processes and match them with qualified service providers. The project focuses on two key sectors: textile and garment as well as electronics.

The project is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the following position:

Project Officer for Responsible Business Conduct in Supply Chains
Duty station: Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: ASAP until 30 June 2024 with possibility for extension.

The Project Officer will be responsible to:

  • Lead partnerships with the private sector, Government and other stakeholders to promote social and environmental due diligence (Responsible Business Conduct) and support capacity development relating to this, in particular in the electronics industry
  • Develop and implement approaches to improve the sustainability performance of the electronics sector with a special focus on social and environmental compliance and standards, due diligence, and risk assessment in electronics supply chains
  • Increase the knowledge and awareness on due diligence and Responsible Business Conduct in the electronics sector in Vietnam

In this context, he/ she will fulfill the following tasks:

  • Develop concepts, approaches and activities to strengthen social and environmental due diligence in line with the overall project objectives and its indicators in close coordination with the team leader and other team members of the IGS Vietnam
  • Provide technical advisory and management support to improve the sustainability in the electronics supply chain in close coordination with relevant actors (e.g. international and national private sector, associations, NGOs etc.)
  • Develop Terms of Reference and manage international and national consultants to ensure highest quality and cooperation.
  • Conduct and support data collection, analysis and assessments with regard to sustainability in the electronics supply chain
  • Coordinate with and provide technical advisory to partners from the private sector, business associations as well as partner organisations from NGOs, academia, service providers to enhance due diligence and sustainability management in Vietnam
  • Support relevant capacity development formats as well as country-specific and regional events/workshops/roundtables in the field of sustainable supply chains and represents GIZ at local stakeholder events
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of the project activities
  • Contribute to the knowledge management of the project by collecting and adequately distributing information and relevant communication material about the activities
  • Support global activities in close coordination with the team leader and other country teams of the project

Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Political or Cultural science, Environmental Management, Engineering, Sustainable supply chain management or other relevant disciplines
  • At least 7 years of professional work experience in related positions of increasing responsibility, preferably with the private sector and/or third-party certifier and/or development cooperation and/or sustainability consulting or ESG management;
  • Strong project management skills and experience with the initiation, planning, budgeting, execution, monitoring of projects and other project management tasks
  • Working experience in the electronics sector and a relevant network would be considered a distinct advantage;
  • Knowledge of relevant topics and international discussions of sustainability in supply chains, due diligence, social and environmental standards
  • Understanding of relevant environmental risk profiles, networks, supply chains and capacity development issues in supply chains in Viet nam and globally
  • Strong networking capability and good communication skills with stakeholders from development sector, NGOs, private sector and government, enabling collaboration to achieve joint objectives
  • Pro-active and self-driven individual
  • Proven ability to work in a team, also in intercultural contexts
  • Strong critical, analytical thinking and structured working abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills;

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

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send the GIZ Application Form in English (, 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 12th August 2022.

Note: Please state “Application for Project Officer for Responsible Business Conduct in Supply Chains” in the subject line or on the envelope. The short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4 weeks after the deadline, at latest. Telephone contact is not encouraged.

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


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Fri, 2022-08-12