Consultant(s) for Baseline Survey and Assessment of Tackling Modern Slavery Project in Vietnam

World Vision Vietnam are looking for Vietnamese competent consultant(s):

Baseline survey and assessment of Tackling Modern Slavery Project in Vietnam

  • Work base: Ha Noi
  • Deadline for application: 29 November 2019

Please refer to the link below for more information:


The Government of Viet Nam (GoV) introduced the Law on Anti-Trafficking in Persons in 2012 and amended the 2015 Penal Code. It has endorsed and implemented three National Plans of Action and has ratified the United Nations (UN) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children in 2012. GoV signed the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, and ratified the UN’s Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29).

Despite these efforts and standards, more needs to be done to prevent trafficking in Vietnam and to other countries. Statistics from the Police General’s Department show that from 2011 until 2017, the country reported nearly 3,000 cases of human trafficking involving nearly 6,000 victims. The problem is more serious in provinces close to the border(*).  In 2017, authorities reported identifying 670 victims—a decrease from 1,128 in 2016 (**). However, according to Senior Lieutenant Colonel Dinh Van Trinh, Deputy Head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Office (Criminal Police Department - Ministry of Public Security), “the crime is predicted to become more complicated with increasingly sophisticated tricks and transnational activities by human trafficking criminals in the future”. Combating human trafficking is hindered by weak cooperation in victim identification, reception, data collection and labour migration governance; inefficient protection services, including for labour migrants; a lack of effective international cooperation; and gaps between policy and implementation.

Vietnam ranks as one of the highest source countries for victims of trafficking and modern slavery to the UK. The United Kingdom is the first country in the world to have dedicated legislation in place to tackle modern slavery. In 2016, the Prime Minister announced a new Modern Slavery Taskforce to drive further progress in tackling slavery and human trafficking. In 2017, 5,145 potential victims of modern slavery were referred to the UK’s National Referral Mechanism, a 35% increase in 2016. Conviction figures from 2016 show that 55 offenders were convicted of modern slavery offences, a 77% increase from 2015.

With funding from the UK Modern Slavery Fund, International Organization for Migration (IOM) will lead a consortium, including World Vision International in Vietnam (WVV) and British Council, to implement the project titled Tackling Modern Slavery from Vietnam: An inter-agency programme for behaviour change, access to justice and reintegration support. This project will tackle modern slavery from Vietnam through harnessing the experience, knowledge, networks and resources of IOM, WVV and the British Council to implement a coordinated series of interventions across five target cities and provinces of human trafficking and modern slavery, with focus on newly identified vulnerable groups.

The project is to be implemented over 18 months, from October 2019 to March 2021, in specific districts five target cities and provinces: Hai Phong City (Thuy Nguyen District); Quang Ninh Province (Ha Long city); Nghe An Province (Yen Thanh and Dien Chau districts); Quang Binh Province (Dong Hoi and Bo Trach districts) and Ha Tinh Province (Can Loc and Nghi Xuan districts). It will seek to make an impact in the following areas:

  • Impact area 1 will be achieved through establishing the key factors that contribute to vulnerability then engaging the necessary government and non-government actors to raise awareness and change behaviour, including by promoting meaningful livelihood alternatives.
  • Impact area 2: Vulnerable populations will be empowered through improved coordination, delivery and understanding of justice and social support services. Strategies for prosecution and sentencing will be developed. Effective coordination among justice sector institutions will be achieved through promoting provincial level coordination mechanisms, including increased functionality of the national trafficking database.
  • Impact area 3 will be achieved by building the capacity of key stakeholders involved in victim identification in Vietnam and the UK to ensure at-risk individuals are identified early and correctly and victims are supported adequately and with dignity. Rehabilitation and reintegration assistance will contribute significantly to reducing vulnerability to human trafficking, modern slavery and poverty.

World Vision International in Vietnam will deliver Impact area 3: Supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking through the identification, protection, support and successful reintegration of Victims of Trafficking or Potential Victims of Trafficking (VoTs / PVoTs) within the target states.

Through implementing project activities, hotline operators from three hotline centers for human trafficking issues in Vietnam will be equipped with up-to-date victim identification skills to identify and respond to PVoT cases, including to cases received from the UK. Social worker capacity will be strengthened to support P/VoTs in their application for victim status recognition, including counselling and enhanced policy awareness and coordination between police and social workers. P/VoTs will also be supported with long-term tailored rehabilitation and reintegration assistance packages including shelter, physical and mental health assistance, legal and family counselling, training and employment, whilst non-formal victim support actors’ capacity will also be enhanced.  Communications will target family members of P/VoTs to prevent re-victimisation and P/VoTs will be continuously engaged to identify areas of learning and improve safeguarding measures. Details of project outcomes, outputs and indicators can be found in annex 1.


1.1    Overall objective

  • To particularize project activities to suit specific target groups.  This may include but is not limited to providing suggestions on aspects of the project that need more focus than others while others may need less focus to meet the actual needs of VoTs, PVoTs, and the provincial context;
  • To provide an information base against which to monitor and assess project interventions and activities’ progress and effectiveness during implementation and after the activities are completed. This may include but is not limited to providing suggestions on any project activities, targets, methodologies or strategies that need to be modified and explaining why and how.

1.2    Specific objectives

  • Conduct stakeholder scoping in Vietnam and in the UK regarding victim identification and victims’ reintegration and rehabilitation support;
  • Conduct a Knowledge Attitudes Practice (KAP) survey for formal and non-formal actors, such as Vietnamese hotline operators and social workers, regarding victim identification and victim support skills based on the needs of victims & targeted families compared with minimum standards;
  • Based on the successful practices of other similar programs and the three project outputs, provide strategic options on capacity building for formal and non-formal actors to provide support for PVoTs within their local social, economic and political contexts;
  • Analyse the gaps and strengths between policies and practices covering two key areas: (i) victim identification and (ii) reintegration and rehabilitation support for victims of human trafficking, especially returnees from the UK, in order to map available service providers and referral systems for VoTs/PVoTs which are utilized and trusted in the target provinces;
  • Explore and analyze the core values of the communities or VoTs/PVoTs and appropriate economic alternatives for VoT/PVoT sustainable rehabilitation & development in their own community, especially for returnees from the UK.


Interested candidates are invited to send a complete application package in English by 29 November 2019 with the subject line “Consultancy for baseline survey and assessment of Modern Slavery project” to email: [email protected]

The application package should contain:

  • An up to date curriculum vitae;
  • An expression of interest letter of no more than 4 pages, outlining how a consultant/ a team of consultants meets the selection criteria;
  • A proposal for the baseline and assessments, including proposed approaches, outlined time frame, frameworks and detailed methodologies, sample size, logistics, and personnel;
  • Two sample reports of external, independent project baseline reports done by the consultant(s) on anti-human trafficking issues and/or modern slavery

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further interview and selection.

World Vision Vietnam is a Christian non-government organization. Applicants having working experience in a similar kind of organization will be an advantage.

Our contact details are:

People and Culture Department -World Vision International – Vietnam
Address: 9th floor, the Mercury building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 024. 39439920 (ext.118)

We give equal opportunity to every candidate, regardless of religion, race and gender.

A competitive salary, benefits and career development opportunity will be offered and commensurate with the experience, qualifications and responsibilities.


(*) Home Office UK, “Country Policy and Information Note Vietnam: Victims of trafficking”, September 2018.
(**) USA Government, “Trafficking In Persons Report”, June 2018.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
World Vision International - Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2019-11-29