GBV and Work Short Term Consultant

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GBV and Work Short Term Consultant


IFC – a member of the World Bank Group – is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit

Gender is a cross-cutting corporate priority for IFC, as highlighted in the World Bank Group’s Gender Strategy. Gender equality is not only a social and moral imperative, but also an economic necessity. Across the world, countries are losing $160 trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men.

To help close this gap, IFC’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group (GEIG) works toward a private and public sector that provides women, men, and underserved communities with equal economic opportunities as leaders, employees, entrepreneurs, consumers, and community members. We develop research and evidence on the business case and solutions for reducing gender gaps and including underserved groups; support mobilization through impact investing and social bond principles; work with IFC funds and clients to identify good practices; forge public and private sector partnerships, and provide tailored operational solutions that create economic opportunities and development for all.

In Vietnam, IFC works with a diverse group of firms in agribusiness, banking, and manufacturing sectors to promote better jobs for women. In agriculture specifically, women constitute more than 63 percent of total workforce. Many of them are in vulnerable jobs or are full-time caregivers, and in many cases, under high risks of violence. Recent study shows that one out of three women experienced one or more forms of violence in the last 12 months. Violence against women costs the country an estimated 1.8 percent of GDP, costing the business in the form of productivity losses (8 days of work for women), and costing families such as reduced lifetime earnings of 26 percent, on top of health expenses and other costs.


This assignment aims to assess gender-based violence (GBV) risks to agricultural workers and farmers in a selected supply chain in Vietnam and provide recommendations to reduce and mitigate these risks.


The consultant will work closely with the IFC team to conduct GBV assessments in the field at three locations based on IFC’s assessment tools and formulate recommendations to reduce and mitigate these risks.

IFC expects the assignment to require about 20 days of work till June 30th, 2021.

Key deliverables and specific outputs expected from the consultant:

  • Review IFC’s reports, policies, procedures, training modules on GBV risks in the workplace, community, and at home, and familiarize themselves with IFC’s approaches (See
  • Contextualize assessment tools with the IFC team to collect data and insights on
    • Workers and farmers’ attitudes and experience of GBV;
    • Current support for GBV available in the workplace and community, including a mapping of organizations such as allies, community-based groups, service providers, that could provide support to affected workers, farmers and their families, especially women, to stay safe and build healthy relationships.
    • The impact of GBV on rural livelihoods, especially farmers in the target value chain and communities, and on the agricultural businesses in the region in terms of reduced quality, quantity, or consistency of outputs/crops and absenteeism and reduced productivity of workers.
    The assessment tools should include but are not limited to questionnaires and activities for focus group discussions with suppliers, with female farmer groups, with male farmer groups, and key informant interviews with pre-selected representatives.
  • Conduct field visits to undertake GBV assessment through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and review of existing policies, procedures, and training materials from suppliers if available.
  • Draft a report with recommendations to IFC and IFC clients to promote safe and respectful workplaces and communities.
  • Finalize the report and recommendations with the IFC team.


Time Frame

Assessment tools
  • ­ Review IFC’s and other related materials to familiarize him/herself with IFC approaches;
  • Contextualize assessment tools by reviewing secondary data sources, creating FGD and KII questions and activities, and mapping tools.
Field visits
  • ­Conduct FGDs and KIIs with suppliers, workers and farmer groups, and others to gather information and insights.
  • ­Review supplier policies and procedures and technical training materials that have been using by women groups.
  • ­Draft report that summarizes the key findings and recommendations to IFC and IFC clients.
  • ­Finalize report based on feedback from IFC.


IFC is seeking a short-term consultant with the following qualifications:

  • ­Fluent Vietnamese speaker, writer
  • ­Master’s degree or equivalent in business, economics, development, gender or another relevant field
  • ­Demonstrated experience leading GBV or gender-related research, especially in rural settings
  • ­Experience working in complex environments with multiple stakeholders
  • ­Experience producing high-quality written reports.
  • ­At least five years’ experience in GBV or gender-related programs
  • ­Must be based in Vietnam due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions.


  • Experience with the private sector on GBV or gender-related activities


The consultant will be engaged for up to 20 days from the confirmed date until June 30th, 2021.


The consultant will report to Marta Bogdanic, Senior Operations Officer, and Hang Vu, Operations Officer, IFC.


Interested applicants send their applications to Ms. Ha My at Applications close on 17th March 2021.

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