National Gender Equality & Social Inclusion Adviser




SNV Netherlands Development Organization

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term country presence in over 24 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations 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.

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995, and currently has over 30 national and international staff. SNV Vietnam’s team works hand-in-hand with communities, government agencies, and businesses in more than 50 provinces, including the remotest and poorest areas of the country. We operate from a country office in Hanoi and project offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Lam Dong province. Our work focuses on three sectors - Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH).

The Tra Vinh Community Development Project

SNV Vietnam has been contracted by Climate Fund Managers (CFM) and two near-shore wind power project developers – the Tra Vinh Wind Power No. 1 Joint Stock Company (TWPC) and Ecotech Tra Vinh Renewables JSC (Ecotech) – to design and develop a long-term Community Development Project (CDP) to deliver net positive environmental and social impacts for affected communities in coastal Tra Vinh province. CFM is the fund manager/investor in both wind power companies, while TWPC and Ecotech have developed and are in the process of constructing two separate but adjacent projects along the Tra Vinh coastline.

The CDP is expected to focus on improving local livelihoods by investing in market-based approaches and the development of inclusive value-chains for sustainable aquaculture and horticulture, as the main livelihood sources in the area. Interventions will have a strong emphasis on promoting climate resilient approaches and on women’s economic empowerment in the respective value-chains in the target areas. In addition to designing and developing the CDP, SNV will support with the delivery of a set of WASH interventions that are expected to rapidly provide affected communities and households with immediate tangible benefits from the wind power projects.

Assignment Objective

SNV is currently in the process of endorsing and committing itself to the Gender Practitioners Collaborative ‘Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality’ – see Among other aspects, part of this commitment involves performing a gender analysis for every project, engaging a diverse range of stakeholders and using findings to inform partnerships, design and implementation. The gender assessment will be conducted alongside baseline market/value-chain assessments to identify gender-specific and gender-differentiated needs, challenges, risks, power dynamics, and opportunities that may need to be addressed and ensure that gender equality and in particular women economic empowerment (WEE) are strongly featured and integrated into the design of the CDP and it’s interventions.

The Sustainable Aquaculture and Mangroves Adviser is expected to perform the following tasks in service of the assignment objective:

  1. Under the overall guidance of the CDP Project Manager (PM), provide technical leadership with regard to the consideration of GESI in the design of the CDP. Provide simple progress reports, update the PM and attend monthly meetings with the clients throughout the assignment
  2. Conduct a desk-based study to review the project information and documents, the current socio-economic, cultural, religious gender issues, and legal factors that underlie differential gender position on economic development among the target groups in Tra Vinh provinces from related reports, data.
  3. Design detailed field surveys and questionnaires working closely with other project team members and consultants, especially the lead sustainable aquaculture and horticulture advisers to ensure that the survey methodology considers GESI and women’s economic empowerment in the relevant sectors.
  4. Conduct a field survey for both projects TWPC and Ecotech in Cau Ngang and Duyen Hai districts and Duyen Hai town. It is expected that this survey will happen at the same time with the other surveys for aquaculture, horticulture value chain assessments to ensure that the cross-cutting issues are understood and taken into account during the surveys and to maximise the organisation process with stakeholders and local partners. The survey should pay particular attention to the local GESI issues, women’s economic empowerment in the potential value chains, gaps in knowledge, social and economic conditions that need to be enhanced.
  5. Present the main findings and recommendations at consultation workshop, get feedback from stakeholders and government departments
  6. Complete the final report including gender assessment and prepare inputs for the final design of components to ensure that proposed activities address gender inequalities and empower women as a key feature of the component design and approach.
  7. Work with the PM and other advisers to propose an appropriate M&E framework for the component, including gender indicators and sex disaggregated information.

For more details on the Expression of Interest process, submission requirements, and evaluation details, please see corresponding sections below:

Submission Requirements

Interested organisations/ consultant teams/ individuals should submit the following information/ documents via the link

1.    The applicant’s experience & knowledge in research and analytical work in gender equality and women's economic empowerment and/or on value chain; having post graduate degree in social sciences, development studies or related sectors with at least 5 years working experience in gender equality and social governance; experience with NGO/ development programs as well as working with community and vulnerable groups.

2.    Additional information on the applicant’s professional qualifications and CVs.

3.    Business registration certificate of the company (if any); 

4.    Completion of the Basic Due Diligence form in the annex

Deadline for EOI Submissions

EOIs are due 17:00 on December 20, 2021

Selection Process

SNV Vietnam will review all Expressions of Interest received in accordance with the guidelines and criteria in this solicitation. SNV Vietnam reserves the right to exclude any EOIs that do not meet the guidelines. Please note that SNV is unable to provide detailed feedback to those EOIs that are not selected.

Step 1: SNV Vietnam will shortlist selected EOIs, and unsuccessful respondents will be notified. Successful applicants will be contacted by SNV Vietnam.

Step 2: SNV Vietnam will release Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the specific activities and contract with the selected organizations/ consultants.

Protection of Information

We request that Expressions of Interest responses be free of any intellectual property that the applicant wishes to protect. Should offerors wish to include proprietary intellectual property that they believe would be helpful for SNV Vietnam, please note the proprietary nature of such information. Costing information will be kept confidential and will not be shared beyond SNV Vietnam.

Issuance of this EOI does not constitute a commitment, award, or engagement on the part of SNV Vietnam nor does it commit SNV Vietnam to any future commitment or engagement.

Note: SNV Vietnam reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement in the EOI/or solicitation process at any time.

The applicant needs to complete the Basic Due Diligence Framework in the Annex HERE to attach to application.

Job Details
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Mon, 2021-12-20