International Gender Consultant

Terms of reference

Reference number TOR-VNM-2022-011 (Please refer to this number in the application)
Assignment title International Gender Consultant – Knowledge Management and Communications
Purpose To operationalize the UN Women Viet Nam Knowledge Management Plan for the 2022-2026 Strategic Note and provide technical support with the KM and communication activities under the project “Emergency Response and Recovery Support for Women at Risk of Violence in Ho Chi Minh City and other Provinces Most Affected by The Fourth Wave of COVID-19 in the South of Viet Nam” (DFAT COVID project)
Location Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Contract duration 1 June 2022 to 31 December 2022 (max of 112 working days).
Contract supervision UN Women Programme Specialist, UN Women Viet Nam Country Office
Application deadline 15 May 2022
  1. Background

UN Women

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of substantive equality between women and men. The fundamental objective of UN Women is to enhance national capacity and ownership to enable national partners to formulate gender responsive laws, policies and upscale successful strategies to deliver on national and international commitments to gender equality.

 Viet Nam context

In Viet Nam, UN Women’s country strategy focuses on two areas: (i) Removal of structural barriers that inhibit women’s economic empowerment and resilience to economic shifts, disasters and climate change; and (ii) End discrimination and violence against women and girls. A cross-cutting priority for UN Women is the focus on gender statistics, which includes, but is not limited to, sex-disaggregated data collection, to support evidence-based advocacy for gender-responsive normative frameworks and programmatic work highlighting women and girls with intersectional needs. In line with this, UN Women supports the development of many knowledge products every year across thematic areas.

In 2021, UN Women developed the organizational Strategic Note (SN) for the 2022-2026 cycle approved in early January 2022. To support the implementation of this SN, UN Women developed a Knowledge Management (KM) Plan based on the UN Women Global Strategy for KM, with the overarching goal of the UN Women Viet Nam Country Office (VCO) becoming a knowledge curator in the realm of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In the SN 2022-2026, women economic empowerment remains one of the key priorities. Specifically, under DFAT COVID project, UN Women will implement the project “Emergency Response and Recovery Support for Women at Risk of Violence in Ho Chi Minh City and other Provinces Most Affected by The Fourth Wave of COVID-19 in the South of Viet Nam” funded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australian Government (DFAT).

The UN Women VCO is seeking an international consultant to: 1) operationalize and implement the KM plan both internally and externally, in order to strengthen the VCO’s knowledge production and sharing, and to foster a knowledge-sharing culture. The KM plan will take into consideration multiple audiences: national, regional, and global UN Women offices, other UN agencies, local CSOs, government stakeholders, development partners, as well as the general public to name a few; and 2) to provide technical support for documentation and communication the activities of the DFAT COVID project.

2. Objectives

Firstly, this consultancy will support UN Women Viet Nam to operationalize the implementation of the 2022-2026 Strategic Note’s Knowledge Management Plan. Secondly, it will provide technical support for the knowledge management, documentation and communication activities of the DFAT COVID project, benefiting the achievement of Outcome two under the SN 2022-2026.

 III. Scope of Work and Expected Tasks

Scope of Work

The International Gender Consultant will provide technical support for establishing the systems for implementation and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the approved KM Plan. The KM Plan highlights the importance of capturing and sharing of best practices and lessons learned, as well as raising the overall visibility of the office’s activities internally and externally. The International Consultant will work to ensure the highest organization, efficacy, and reach of all UN Women VCO knowledge products. In addition, the consultant will support the effective delivery of the DFAT COVID project activities under her/his responsibility with focus on the documentation and communication. Expected time distribution of the consultants’ work will be 60% for KM and 40% for DFAT COVID project.

IV. Institutional arrangement

The international consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative and day-to-day supervision of the UN Women Programme Specialist (for the KM work) and of the Programme Analysist on climate-resilient Livelihood (for the COVID DFAT work). The consultant is based in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, with the option of some home-based work.

VIII. Application Procedure and Deadline

Candidates are requested to send the following documents in one application email to

  1. An application letter explaining your interest in the consultancy and why you are the most suited candidate for the consultancy position;
  2. Updated CV
  3. Report/documents to as evidence of English language skills, in particular excellent writing
  4. Personal History Form (P11). The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website:;
  5. Financial proposal, including a daily consultancy rate in USD. If the consultant is selected and is authorized to travel for the working purposes per UN Women’s request, UN Women will arrange the bear the costs of requested travel expenses following the UN cost norm.

Deadline for Application:  15 May  2021


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