Consultant for Health Project

In 2008 CARE International in Vietnam commenced a change process of moving from a project based way of working, to an impact focused, programmatic approach. This CARE International initiative, known as the Program Approach, strategically orients work around three long terms programs designed to support impacts for identified marginalised and poor population groups, with research and analysis informing program design and ongoing development. 

Based on initial analysis of trends around poverty and marginalisation in Vietnam, CARE’s programming niche, and other imperatives, CARE Vietnam has identified three population groups for our long term programs. These are:

i)Marginalised Ethnic Minorities, a program which will draw on program design work previously conducted around ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam, but which will be extended in scope to encompass an impact group for Ethnic Minorities nationally.

ii)Socially marginalised groups in urban settings who experience denial of realisation of multiple rights, live and work in unsafe environments, especially women

iii)People affected by Natural Disasters and Climate Change. It is anticipated that there will be significant overlap between this program and the other two long term programs, particularly for EMs and female migrants.

In addition, CVN will place Women’s Empowerment at the heart of our work, expressed as an overarching focus on marginalized and vulnerable women in all long term programs.

Having finalised the identification of population groups for long term programs, CARE VN has conducted an analysis of the underlying causes of vulnerability and explored pathways of change for the program design, conducted a serious of validation workshops with community representatives and commissioned a consultant led Gender and Power Analysis related to the socially marginalized, population groups.
This consultancy will provide information on the institutional and policy environment surrounding the impact groups. Specifically, the policy and institutional analysis will help CARE to refine the underlying causes of vulnerability and the overall program design (including pathways of change).  It will also inform later work in identifying strategic partners, and in identifying advocacy priorities and entry points. 

Interested parties should send their application to Neil Poetschka at [email protected] (applications include: a brief concept note outlining proposed research methods, schedule of activities and, for international consultants, specifying how the consultant will find and review Vietnamese language documents required for the analysis).

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 25 December 2012

** 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.

Please see the attachment for more details.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
CARE International in Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2012-12-25