CARE tuyển Cán bộ tư vấn

CARE tại Vietnam là tổ chức phi chính phủ, hoạt động trong lĩnh vực bảo vệ sức khoẻ, phát triển nông thôn và phòng chống thiên tai. Hiện CARE đang tuyển Cán bộ dự án cho Chương trình “Documentation of Livelihood and Rights clubs (LARC). Hạn nộp hồ sơ: 22/03/2010.


CARE International in Vietnam



For Documentation of Livelihood and Rights clubs (LARC) model  


The Civil Action for Socio-economic Inclusion in Natural Resource Management (CASI 2004 to 2009) Program aims for sustainable improvements in livelihood security of disadvantaged and natural resource-dependent people in rural areas who lack access to resources and influence over decisions that affect their lives.  The CASI Program’s component “Livelihoods and Rights Clubs” (LARC), one of the five under this program, has the objective of empowering and improving livelihood of poor ethnic minority women in Hoa Binh and Bac Kan provinces through voluntary associations named Livelihood and Rights Club. The clubs are a forum for poor women to share and discuss about their rights entitled by Vietnamese law and to work together to improve their livelihoods.  In partnership with the Hoa Binh and Bac Kan Women’s Union, 97 LARC clubs with almost 4000 women members have been set up in Lac Son district of Hoa Binh provinces (64) and Cho Moi District of Bac Kan Province (33). The LARC component aims for establishing and field-testing a model for rights awareness raising among women and supporting its integration into the work of the Women’s Union and replication both in the two provinces and beyond.


LARC has pioneered an approach to community development which combines empowerment of poor women to know their legal entitlements, participate actively in decisions which affect their lives at household and community level and be confident to make demands for rights to which they are entitled together with increased access to improved services and resources for their daily livelihood activities. The LARCs aim to provide an environment where women will gain new skills and knowledge that they need to feel a greater sense of empowerment and control over their lives.  After 6 years of implementation LARC has many lessons and experiences which can be of value to other organisations working in empowerment of poor women, sustainable development and poverty reduction in rural Vietnam.  


Documentation and sharing of the LARC model and these lessons and experiences in women’s empowerment and community group organisation will provide useful information on effective approaches, methods and design of future interventions by CARE in Vietnam, Women’s Union, NGOs, government and donor stakeholders within Vietnam and beyond.


Objective of Consultancy

The purpose is to document the LARC model and experiences from the two provinces from 2004 to 2009 in a form which allows the reader to understand the significance of the model and how it can be implemented in practice. 


Scope of Work

The consultant will work with project teams and local partners to produce a finished and user friendly document of the model. The consultant will agree the methodology with the LARC team, gather information from CARE and Women Union staff and build on existing documentation.  A visit to up to two LARC clubs will be required.


This will include documentation of:

1.       Purpose of LARC model

2.       Steps followed to set up the model: how the project supported LARC clubs establishment, operations and built capacity for community organisation, participatory approaches, planning, livelihood decision making process, access to information and services, and advocating for the rights of women. 

3.       Roles of different actors: role and added value of CARE in Vietnam, Women’s Union at provincial, district and commune level, LARC club members, technical support etc

4.       Summary of LARC clubs ongoing activities and status within the community and Women’s Union.  What are the linkages between access to services, livelihood decision making, rights awareness raising and women empowerment.  To what extent LARC successes have been inclusive of the poorest (including marginalsed ethnic groups). This may be done as a case study.

5.       Analysis of the successes and lessons learnt relating to the approaches used to establish LARCs, sustainable livelihood and rights results, women’s empowerment, community group organisation, replication through the Women’s Union etc.  This section will identify a) added value brought by the LARC component  – what worked well and b) the issues and obstacles experienced and how they were overcome (what did not work and why)

6.       Recommendations for future replication of LARC:  present a summary of: 

o        the identified best practice for establishing Clubs: approaches, methods, roles etc;

o        community group organisation, capacity, participation within the community, access to services etc for best results

o        integration within Women’s Union structure


Required Output

A final edited quality document in English which responds to this TOR and follows the structure of the scope of work outlined.  The document will use appropriate graphic/photos/pictures and logical presentation of ideas.   


A consultant is sought who has good understanding of rights based approaches to community development and women’s empowerment and excellent analytical and English writing skills.  The assignment is expected to require approximately 12 days, to be completed by end of April 2010.


Interested consultants should send an up to date CV with an email stating:

          Available dates

          Fee rates proposed

          A short sample of a previous publication


Please send expressions of interest by Monday 22nd March to:

Phan Thi Mui, PDCF Officer

Pham Thuy Hang LARC Component Manager,    Mobile: 091 2710705