Environment Consultant


SOCODEVI is a Canadian network of cooperative and mutual assistance enterprises which shares its technical expertise and know-how with its partners in developing countries. SOCODEVI office in Vietnam requires the services of an environmental professional for the Cooperative Enterprise DevelopmentProject (VCED). VCED is funded by Global Affairs Canada.


Under the coordination of the project managers, and along with SOCODEVI’s environmental advisor at headquarters, the Environment consultant will contribute to the implementation of the VCED Project’s environmental strategy through advisory support, training activities, elaboration of tools and environmental studies, and other activities with the VCED local team of specialists and experts, and the partners of the project.


  • Complete or update environmental diagnostics of the supported organizations / cooperatives
  • Directly implement with the support from local project teams on the Project’s environmental strategy and its implementation, including direct involvement (deals with material suppliers, guide and work with farmer group leaders, monitor the progess and solve occurring issues).
  • Complete environmental analysis or assessments or other forms of environmental studies (for example, “environmental protection plans”) of the activities supported by the Project (including investments in cooperative infrastructures)
  • Accompany the local project team and the supported organizations / cooperatives in obtaining required environmental approvals / permits from relevant local authorities
  • Integrate environmental considerations in the monitoring, follow-up and evaluation of the activities supported by the Project, and ensure follow-up on implementation and efficiency of planned environmental practices and mitigation measures
  • Provide environmental training, advisory support and technical assistance to the supported organizations / cooperatives in their environmental commitment and in their adoption of environmental practices and actions, including for agricultural processing activities and services offered to members
  • Monitor environmental indicators of the project
  • Gather environmental data and provide assistance to the completion of annual reports
  • Develop concept notes and/or proposal for environmental activities
  • Other functions integral to the position



  • Master University degree in environmental sciences, natural sciences or other related field


  • Knowledge and experience of the Vietnamese environmental context in agricultural-related development activities
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in integrating environmental concerns in activities of the agriculture sector (horticulture and dairy sectors) with foreign NGOs and/or private enterprises
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the preparation and facilitation of environmental training activities for smallholder farmers in a participatory approach
  • Experience with agriculture cooperatives and/or farmer organizations
  • Proven experience in the completion of environmental analysis, assessments or other types of environmental impact studies, particularly for foreign NGOs


  • Excellent knowledge and skills of technology information (Windows Office, Internet, etc.)
  • Ability to establish and maintain linkages with partners, stakeholders and relevant environmental authorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Vietnamese
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team work capacities
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of SOCODEVI and the Project
  • Willingness and ability to work with autonomy and with multidisciplinary teams


Ho Chi Minh City, with travels in Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Ben Tre, Soc Trang and Lam Dong provinces please send your application (letter of interest and resume) before 1st of April 2020, clearly specifying in the “subject box” of your email: “environment consultant - with your complete name” to the following email address: [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2020-04-01