Institutional Development Specialist

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is looking for an Institutional Development Specialist for an upcoming ADB consultancy assignment: Harnessing Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives to Benefit Women (International short-term consultancy)

Location of assignment is Hanoi, Vietnam or Laos or Cambodia

Appointment to position is subject to SNV being selected as the implementing organisation by ADB.


SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is currently seeking a qualified national consultant  for an upcoming Asian Development Bank (ADB) consultancy assignment titled “Harnessing Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives to Benefit Women”. More detailed information on the assignment can be found on the ADB website:

The objective of the ADB consultancy assignment is to ensure the efficient implementation of a regional capacity development technical assistance (TA) project through the provision of technical expertise in climate change, gender and development and regional coordination.

The purpose of the assignment is to influence the supply and demand of gender-equitable climate change responses. Increasing supply driven responses involves building the skill levels of government agencies responsible for subnational climate change responses such that climate change strategies, actions plans and screening mechanisms are gender-inclusive. The promotion of supply and demand-driven responses from women’s agencies (which are mandated to support gender mainstreaming) involves equipping them with the skills needed to engage in and promote gender-equitable benefit-capture from climate change responses.

Terms of Reference

Institutional Development Specialist (1 international expert, 4 person-months intermittent from April 2014 – Dec 2015). The assignment requires a minimum of 15 years of professional experience, with at least a master’s degree or equivalent advanced qualification in a discipline relevant to the assigned tasks.  The Institutional Development Specialist will have an extensive track record in the areas of process/change management and gender. Experience with the preparation and monitoring of performance-based contract management modalities is highly desirable. Responsibilities include:

  • Review institutional analysis in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos PDR. to form the starting point for the Capacity Development Implementation Plan and provide a baseline for the monitoring of all capacity development activities;
  • Liaise with team members in identifying the training and capacity development needs and target beneficiaries and assist the Team Leader and Project Advisors in each country to conduct stakeholder consultations and workshops, trainings and capacity development activities;
  • Review, refine and budget country specific, capacity development implementation plans to be structured around the expected outputs of the project and progress report.

How to apply?

Please send a brief cover letter and CV in ADB format, together with an indication of your current daily rate, to the email address: [email protected], by 04 April 2014. The interview will be on 7th April 2014.

The ADB CV template can be downloaded at:

More information about SNV

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In our efforts to find local solutions to global challenges, we employ over 1,000 advisors and play three primary roles: advisory services, knowledge networking and evidence-based advocacy.

Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

In the Renewable Energy sector, SNV facilitates access to sustainable, clean and reliable energy sources for domestic households and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); including small producers, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Main interventions have been deployed in areas of Improved Cookstoves (ICS), biogas for domestic and productive use, and off-grid small solar solutions.

For more information, please refer to our website:

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.   

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Hanoi or Laos or Cambodia
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2014-04-04