Project Approval Consultant

Winrock International

Hanoi, Vietnam

The Vietnam CTIP project is starting a process of project approval following the procedures outlined in Decree 64/2021/ND-CP on Implementation of International Agreements, or any other relevant Decrees. The objective of this assignment is for the Project Approval Specialist to plan, lead and execute the necessary steps to secure Project Approval.
The overall responsibilities of the Project Approval Specialist are to:
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders within MOLISA, MPS and other relevant GVN ministries and departments as needed, to identify the specific type of approval that would be the most optimal for Winrock’s Vietnam CTIP project and the steps to follow to secure project approval in a timely manner;
  • Identify the documents and steps need to secure the selected / most optimal project approval approach;
  • Lead the drafting and completion of project approval documents, based on inputs and guidance from Winrock International project staff and Government of Vietnam counterparts at Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), specifically the Department of Social Vices Prevention (DSVP) and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) to secure the project approval following the most optimal option; and
  • Work closely with Winrock and GVN counterparts to take the appropriate steps to finalize project approval.
The specific tasks expected to be undertaken, include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide an analysis of the pros and cons of the various options for the project approval, as well as recommendations to Winrock on the most optimal type of approval for the Vietnam CTIP project, the necessary documents and steps that lead to it;
  • Draft the necessary project documents and lead the development and submission of them to various ministries and the selected provinces, working closely with DSVP, MPS and selected provinces’ authorities;
  • Support the GVN and the Winrock Vietnam CTIP Team in preparing the necessary official documents for submission to MOLISA, MPS, provincial authorities and other related ministries for project approval. Draft and finalize any project approval documents, as needed, in coordination with the project team;
  • Keep close contact with designated counterparts at GVN ministries and departments as appropriate to seek guidance and feedback on the development of a project documents and overall project approval process by GVN and selected provinces;
  • Review and finalize the project documents as per feedback received from GVN counterparts and provincial authorities, and ensure they are in line with the appropriate GVN policies and guidelines;
  • Liaise with MOLISA and MPS leadership as necessary, as well as provincial leaders, to secure project approval by all relevant counterparts.
Required Qualifications And Experience:
  • Demonstrated experience and track record in developing and securing project approval by the GVN, preferably as they pertain to counter trafficking in persons.
  • Experience with MOLISA and MPS and/or USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree at minimum. Master’s degree / Law degree preferred.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking, problem-solver and creative individual with high ethical standards and appropriate professional image.
  • An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in Vietnamese and English; demonstrated report writing skills in English is required.
  • Position is for Vietnam Nationals only