In adopting CARE International’s program approach, CARE Vietnam has shifted the focus of our work from changes at the sectoral or geographical levels, to that of impacts for particularly marginalised and vulnerable groups of people – our program Impact Groups.   CARE recognises that the key to achieving equitable development outcomes lies in shifting deeply rooted, structural underlying causes of poverty which contribute to exclusion and vulnerability of particular groups in society.  Our Programs aim to achieve lasting impact at a broad scale with these specific groups through addressing underlying causes of poverty, including vulnerability to disasters, gender inequality and social injustice through a set of coherent interventions.
Two programs have been designed by CARE Vietnam to date. One focuses on significant and lasting change for Remote Ethnic Minorities - who are land poor, have weak resilience to hazards and shocks, and in particular women; and the other focuses on Socially Marginalized people – including people living with HIV, people who inject drugs, sex workers, sexual minorities, and female migrants in urban settings.  This program seeks lasting change for socially marginalized groups in urban settings who experience denial of realization of multiple rights, live and work in unsafe environments.
CARE Vietnam’s Strategy identifies the empowerment of women as a key pathway to equity; moreover, GBV has been identified as one of the barriers to achieve significant and lasting change for both impact groups. CARE Vietnam conducted deeper analysis investigating the vulnerabilities with both impact groups and found conventional gender norms and structures for women and men confined and resigned them to strict gender roles and unequal power distribution.
Recent GBV research in Vietnam has produced quality data sets on GBV prevalence and incidence. However, the data is often not disaggregated by ethnicity or other factors such as HIV status.

II.Purpose of the Consultancy and Scope of Work
CARE is seeking the support of a consultant to investigate the feasibility of adapting a costing methodology developed and tested by CARE in Bangladesh.  More specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following:
1.Conduct in-depth interviews (IDI) or focus group discussions (FGD) with impact groups (remote ethnic minorities and socially marginalised people) to examine the feasibility of questions and activities within CARE in Bangladesh’s costing tool.  Analyze the feasibility of adapting a costing methodology developed and tested by CARE in Bangladesh on the cost of gender-based violence at national and community level, and provide recommendations.
2.Review costing tool and methodology used in National Survey on Costing GBV in Vietnam to examine strengths as it relates to CARE’s costing tool
3.Support a GBV advocacy event for members of the GoV, in collaboration with key stakeholders, from multi-lateral and bi-lateral groups.


The methodology will be mutually agreed between the Research Consultant and Coordinator Consultant, and approved by CARE Vietnam.
The consultant will:
a.Submit a workplan for the consultancy
b.Submit a detailed methodology for the assignment
c.Review CARE’s research documents related to impact groups, CARE in Bangladesh’s costing tools and documents, as well as other relevant documents
d.Submit a suggested methodology for analysis on the feasibility of the costing study
e.Coordinate with CARE Bangladesh on the costing tool
f.Communicate regularly with Coordinator Consultant to provide updates on the progress of the consultancy
g.Provide a feasibility report on costing tool, no more than 20 pages excluding attachments
h.Support the advocacy event by drafting the agenda, suggesting panel members and invitees
i.Provide comments on desk review on gaps in GBV research and policy
j.Conduct a presentation on the findings and recommendations to CARE Vietnam and relevant stakeholders


23 days (depending on funding availability and acceptance of a work plan and schedule agreed by CARE Vietnam)


a.Short 3 to 5 page workshop reports after each IDI or FGD with impact groups
b.Final report with recommendations on how to best adapt the CARE Bangladesh tool for advocacy purposes in Vietnam. Deadline 30 April 2013. The report should be no more than 20 pages (excluding annexes) and consist of, but not limited to:
Cover page
Table of contents
List of abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary (maximum two pages with recommendations)
Findings and discussion
d.Agenda and list of suggested invitees for the advocacy event
The consultant will provide CARE Vietnam with all information collected during this assignment.


This consultancy will take place between December 2012 and April 2013.  All consultancy deliverables must be completed by 30 April 2013.

VII.Consultancy Management

The Costing Consultant will report to the Coordinator Consultant.  CARE Vietnam staff will ensure effective administration support for the consultancy.

VIII.Selection Criteria

- Required qualification for the consultancy includes the following:
- Successful experience in capturing gender, vulnerability, and other specialist analysis in research processes.  Experience in qualitative and quantitative research.
- Demonstrated experience working effectively with targeted impact group(s)
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience on GBV in Vietnam and previous knowledge or experience on costing analysis
- Demonstrated capacity to analyse complex social issues
- Familiarity with GBV in Bangladesh to compare costing tool to GBV in Vietnam
- Must have impeccable English written language skills and strong spoken Vietnamese skills
- Excellent and demonstrable communication skills, including in a cross cultural environment
- International experience an advantage

Interested parties should send their cover letter demonstrating that they comply with the selection criteria, CV and English writing sample to [email protected]
Due to the volume of applications, it is not possible to respond to all applicants or to establish telephone contact for enquires or feedback for individual applicants. Accordingly, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
The deadline for applications is 1 January 2013.

** Child Protection:
CARE International in Vietnam is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work around the world. Applicants are advised that CARE International in Vietnam reserves the right to screen candidates to ensure a child-safe environment. Further information can be found in the CARE Vietnam child protection policy.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
CARE International in Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2012-01-01