Consultancy: Planning Workshop Facilitator

Consultancy: Planning Workshop Facilitator

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VECO Vietnam recently started its new 5-year programme from 2017 to 2021. The specific objective of this programme is to ensure that fresh fruits & vegetables (FFV) and rice in Vietnam are produced in safe and sustainable ways and marketed through viable, competitive and efficient chains benefitting smallholder producers. In the safe vegetables sub-sector, VECO Vietnam aims to bring about the following change at the structural level: “Inclusive, sustainable & safe food policies tackling safe vegetables production, consumption and marketing are implemented in Vietnam”.

VECO Vietnam will organise a workshop with its safe vegetables programme stakeholders focusing on both strategic and operational planning.

In order to fulfil this mission, VECO Vietnam is looking for an experienced and qualified consultant to facilitate the programme planning workshop for the vegetables subsector.

Below is an overview of the assignment. More information on the deliverables, requirements and roles & responsibilities of VECO and the consultant are included in the Terms of Reference at the end of this page.

Objectives of the workshop

The purpose of this workshop is three-fold: 1) agree on and fine-tune the programme strategy; 2) create ownership among partners and 3) operationalize the programme in practice.

The first day of the workshop will be dedicated to reviewing the proposed programme’s theory of change, validating the pathways of change, and analysing the context and problems at hand. The second day of the workshop will focus on initiating action plans with partners in order to operationalize the pathways of change for the next 1.5 year and to determine the broad lines of partners’ budgets.

Duration & location of the assignment

The two-day workshop will take place on May 18-19, 2017. In addition to the Consultant’s presence during workshop days, 2 days of preparation and 3 days to consolidate workshop results will be required for the assignment.

Depending on the Consultant’s evaluation, VECO and the Consultant will discuss the possibility to collaborate further on future planning workshops.

The workshop will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The language of the workshop is Vietnamese.

Roles and responsibilities of the Consultant

The Consultant will lead facilitation for both two-day workshop. S/he will be leading the design and planning of the workshop, in close collaboration with VECO’s Project Manager and Planning, Learning & Accountability Coordinator.

  • Her/his responsibilities include:
  • Familiarizing her/himself with VECO’s 2017-2021 programme strategy;
  • Designing the agenda of the workshop;
  • Designing the facilitation methodology for the workshop;
  • Preparing a list of stationeries/facilities required for the workshop;
  • Facilitating the workshop;
  • Preparing the workshop report in Vietnamese and English. The Vietnamese version will have to be submitted no later than 4 days after the workshop while the English version can be submitted up to 6 days after the workshop.

Qualifications and experience

  • Demonstrates high level of experience in facilitating participatory workshops in a Vietnamese context;
  • Familiarity and experience with safe and sustainable agriculture in Vietnam, especially vegetables;
  • Demonstrates strong ability to manage, facilitate, and engage in discussions with multiple stakeholders in a formal setting, seeking to encourage participation in an open way, using practical and inclusive facilitation skills;
  • Ability to use appropriate methodologies for facilitation of group processes around Theory of Change;
  • Experience facilitating workshops for international organisations;
  • High level of experience in planning and designing participatory workshops with engaging facilitation methods and activities;
  • Works collaboratively with team members;
  • Native Vietnamese speaker;
  • Very good working knowledge of English, both spoken and written;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Procedure to apply

Please send your application letter, including your proposed methodology for the workshop, budget and a detailed curriculum vitae with at least three referees in English by 12 May 2017 by email to:

  • Mr. Hoang Thanh Hai, Officer-in-Charge at hai [at] and;
  • Ms. Charlotte Flechet, Planning, Learning & Accountability Coordinator at charlotte [at]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Terms of Reference - Planning Workshop Facilitator