Local Consulting Firm to organize capacity building workshops for members and potential members of PCFs in rural areas


Développement International Desjardins (DID) is a Canadian non-governmental organization founded in Quebec, Canada in 1970 as a non-government-organization which belongs to Desjardins Group – a biggest financial group in Quebec, Canada. The goal of DID is to share the expertise and experience of the Desjardins Group with emerging and developing countries to successfully replicate its cooperative model in other countries within their specific contexts. The mission of DID is to increase power among disadvantaged populations by facilitating access to a diverse range of financial services and by developing individual and community assets. For over 40 years, DID has various projects in developing countries in Africa, America, and Asia. In Vietnam, the most current project of DID is “Strengthening the People’s credit fund network – STEP project” which started in 2016. For more information about DID, please visit website: www.did.qc.ca.

Strengthening the People’s credit fund network – STEP project was approved by the Government of Vietnam in November 2017 and was implemented in cooperation with the Cooperative Bank of Vietnam (CBV).  STEP project was funded by Global Affairs Canada with the goal to strengthen the capacity of Co-opBank and its network of financial cooperative institutions, the People's Credit Funds (PCF) in Vietnam. The overall mandate is to support and advise the Co-opBank and PCF network in their process of transformation and modernization in order to increase their level of integration and performance. The ultimate outcome of STEP project is to "increased financial security for Vietnamese men and women in targeted rural and agricultural areas by a more integrated and better performing Co-opBank and PCF network”. The project aims to strengthen selected PCFs across Vietnam and, upon completion, transfer methodologies and tools to Co-opBank, allowing it to continue deployment of the strategies throughout the entire PCF network.  For more information about STEP project, please visit website: www.did-step.com  

We are currently looking for a national consulting firm to organize capacity building workshops for members and potential members of PCFs in rural areas. Please find the TOR in English HERE and Vietnamese can be found HERE.

Interested consulting firms are invited to send their proposals (both in English and Vietnamese) by email only to [email protected] clearly indicating the email subject of “Proposal DID2023 – Organize capacity building workshops"

Deadline for the submission of the Consultant proposal: 1 October 2023, at 04:00 pm local time zone.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Details

Organisation Name: DID - STEP Project
Application Deadline: Sunday, 1 October 2023, 04:00 pm local time zone.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
DID - STEP Project
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2023-10-01