National Gender and Livelihood (LLH) Consultants (UN Women)


Assignment title: Team leader - National gender and livelihood (LLH) consultant

Purpose:

  • Lead a team to conduct a Needs Assessment of Livelihood
  • Opportunities for Economic Recovery with a focus on Resilience
  • Building for Women impacted by COVID-19 in HCMC and Southern
  • Provinces of Viet Nam.

Location: Home-based, field work in Ho Chi Minh, Tien Giang and meetings/workshop/conferences in Ha Noi

Contract duration: From 15 August to 30 October 2022 (maximum of 30 working days)

Contract supervision: UN Women Programme Analyst on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Climate-Resilient Livelihood

UN Women Viet Nam is looking for National gender and livelihood (LLH) consultants (team leader) (TOR numbered TOR-VNM-2022-017: 20220812-tor-tl-consultant is attached.)

Objectives of the consultancy

The overall objective of this consultancy is to conduct a need assessment for a gender-responsive COVID-19 recovery with a focus on resilience building for women in Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang province that most affected by the fourth wave of COVID-19 in the South of Viet Nam and provide recommendations for the intervention.

Specifically, the need assessment will include:

  • i) Deepen the understanding of the socio-economic impacts of fourth wave of COVID-19 in the South of Viet Nam and assess the current needs of women most affect by it from Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces. (This includes reassessing the relevance of the initially proposed interventions on genderresponsive emergency goods for these women).
  • ii) Identify livelihood recovery options for women most affected by the fourth wave off COVID-19 in the south of Viet Nam
  • iii) Provide recommendations to UN Women on the most relevant supports that UN Women can provide to these women on livelihoods recovery with a focus on resilience building, including a cash transfer model and technical support.

Specific Tasks

To achieve this objective, the consultant will team up with a National Consultant on LLH in urban setting to conduct a need assessment, the study will strive to address the following (but not limited to) issues:

i) What are the current needs of women from Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang province that were most affected by the fourth wave of COVID-19 in the South of Viet Nam in terms of livelihoods recovery? What is the status of the market with regards to women’s direct access to gender-responsive essential emergency goods?

ii) What are the livelihood options and technical supports for economic recovery for women from Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang that were most affected by the fourth wave of COVID-19?

iii) What are recommendations for UN Women’s support - including cash transfers and technical support for livelihood recovery and resilience building in urban and rural settings, building linkages and coordination among government agencies and service providers in rural and urban settings, or other?

iv) Specifically, provide recommendations:

  • Suggest the most appropriate and feasible gender-responsive livelihood options and technical assistance to support beneficiary women groups in urban and rural settings to recover economically from the impacts of COVID-19 and build their resilience for future shocks. (Please include new livelihoods options as well as ways to strengthen existing ones).
  • Recommendations for improving the coordination mechanisms among Women’s Union and other local institutions - such as the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Department of Labor Invalid and Social Affairs (DoLISA), as well as with district authorities and interested businesses, in order to economically recover and sustain local livelihood development over time for the target groups, both in rural and urban settings in local contexts.
  • Suggest solutions for improving care, reducing health care costs for individuals with histories of trauma through connecting to services providers

How to apply

Candidates are requested to send the following documents in separated attachment in one application email to procurement.vietnam@unwomen.org

  1. Application letter explaining your interest in the consultancy and why you are the most suited candidate for this position.
  2. Updated CV.
  3. Personal History Form (P11). The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website:  http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
  4. Example of 2 reports on similar topics, one in English and one in Vietnamese.
  5. Financial proposal specifying a daily consultancy rate and a breakdown per deliverable. UN Women will bear the costs of requested travel expenses following the UN-EU cost norm.
Deadline for Application: by 23h59’ on 19 August 2022

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