Consultancy Impact Assessment for Mobile banking-Financial Inclusion and economic empowerment for the low-income population and women in Vietnam (TAF)


 

The Asia Foundation is seeking qualified consultant(s) to undertake an Impact Assessment for Mobile banking-Financial Inclusion and economic empowerment for the low-income population and women in Vietnam.

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. The Foundation has maintained an office in Hanoi since 2000 and is recognized in Vietnam for its analytical strength, innovative programming and for its ability to collaborate with and build alliances between partners in government, the private sector and civil society. For further information about the Foundation, please visit our website at www.asiafoundation.org.    The “Mobile banking – Financial inclusion and economic empowerment for the low-income population and women in Vietnam” is a project funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as part of their Business Partnerships Platform funding scheme. The project has been implemented in collaboration with the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) – a public not-for-profit policy bank and Vietnam’s largest microfinance provider, providing preferential credit and savings accounts to poor and near-poor households and other priority beneficiaries, with women accounting for the largest portion of the priority beneficiaries. The project aims to support VBSP to develop its first-ever digital financial platform to increase and improve access to a full range of financial services for poor and lowincome households, especially women-led microenterprises that lack access to traditional banking services.    QUALIFICATION OF THE CONSULTANT(S)    The following are the specific qualifications of the consultant (s) required: 
  • Post-graduate degree in development studies, gender, social sciences, economics or related fields; 
  • At least 10 years’ experience in doing research and analytical work in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the field of microfinance and ICT sector analysis;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in microfinance sector, cost analysis and good understanding of VBSP’s operation is an advantage; 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; 
  • Excellent writing skills in English;
  • Be committed to and able to meet the deadline

Please refer to the attached TOR for more details.

Please submit via email to:

Ms. Tran Giang Linh – Senior Program Officer Email: linh.tran@asiafoundation.org Title: Impact Assessment on VBSP’s Mobile banking project.

Closing time for applications is 5.00 PM (Hanoi time, GMT+7) on February 1, 2023.

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