Construction Consultant (Based in Laocai)

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 22 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capacity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

Child Safeguarding positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

We are looking for a Vietnamese national for Consultancy service, with following information:

Objectives of the Consultancy:

The purpose of this SOW is to engage a consultant to examine the technical designs/drawings, cost estimation and carry out construction supervision for the construction works in Lao Cai Province, as well as advice on the necessary adjustments to ensure that all technical requirements are met with cost efficiency.

Consultant’s responsibilities:

The consultant will need to complete the following tasks:

  • Finalize, including necessary adjustment the technical designs and cost estimation of the construction works in Bat Xat, Bao Thang, Bao Yen, and Muong Khuong districts.
  • Ensure that the technical designs of the construction works meet the technical and safety requirements (of SC and Government) and the estimated costs are reasonable.
  • Conduct monitoring and supervising trips during construction process to ensure that construction works meet requirements of their technical designs.

Deliverables/Expected outputs:

The consultant is expected to produce the following outputs:

  • 1 report (max:10 pages not including annexes) on the findings and recommendation for the design and cost estimation of 14 construction works, which: (i) states unsuitable details from technical designs and cost estimation (if any) (ii) provides measurement/recommendation for the design and cost estimation to ensure technical requirements and compliance in terms of cost and local guidelines.
  • 1 report (max:10 pages not including annexes) on the compliance of the bidding and selection process and the competency/ suitability of selected constructors, as well as advice on their construction plan for 21 construction works before contract signing.
  • 2 monthly supervision reports (max:10 pages not including annexes) on construction works with findings, work volumn completed and recommendations. To be submitted to Commisioning Manager before 10 th of the following month.
  • Final consultancy report

Consultant’s Requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. construction and engineering
  • Experience in construction design and costing
  • Valid certificates for designing and appraising construction designs and cost estimation.
  • Experience in supervision of construction works at Lao Cai context

For further information and how to apply, please go to our website at and send proposal to:

Save the Children International in Vietnam,
4th Floor, Machinco Building, No. 444 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
or by Email: [email protected]

The closing date for application is 5 pm on 10th June 2018.

Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Lao Cai
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2018-06-10