Social Economic Development Planning Expert

Social Economic Development Planning expert - ADB RETA 7914: “Harnessing Climate change mitigation initiatives to benefit Women”

SNV Netherlands Development Organization has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor through agriculture, energy and water, sanitation & hygiene.

SNV’s ongoing regional project, ADB RETA – 7914 ”Harnessing Climate change mitigation to benefit Women” financed with a Grant from Nordic Development Fund and managed by ADB, focuses on the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam, with the objectives of (1) Enhancement of gender mainstreaming in national or provincial climate change strategies, action plans, and mitigation plans; (2) Identification of effective mechanisms to support stakeholder engagement and gender-equitable benefit distribution for replication and (3) Implementation of three pilot projects by national women’s groups to develop local tools and mechanisms to access climate financing.

In Vietnam, the project works with the People's Committee of Dong Hoi city, specifically DONRE at the city level, to assist in strengthening gender mainstreaming strategies and integrating  climate change mitigation initiatives into the “Action plan for climate change adaptation and mitigation; strengthening resource management; and environmental protection for 2016 - 2020 with a vision to 2050”. The local authority of Dong Hoi city will approve the action plan within July to make it effective from 2016. In order to help the City on the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan, by building capacity for local authority on gender and climate change mitigation mainstreaming in local policy, the project will develop a training for commune/ward leaders who are responsible for preparing annual socio-economic development planning (SEDP) in order to provide them basic knowledge and skills to mainstream gender and climate change into commune/ward SEDP.

SNV is looking for a National expert with extensive experience on delivering training to local authorities on Socio-Economic Development Plan to implement this task.


  • The SEPDP expert will work with Gender expert and Climate change expert to:       
  • Develop Agenda for 3 day training on “Mainstreaming Gender and Climate change into SEDP for 16 communes and wards in Dong Hoi”
  • Prepare the training materials regarding Gender and Climate change mainstreaming into SEDP at commune/ward level.
  • Provide background and context about the SEDP development process.
  • Support Gender and Climate change experts during the training on integrating and mainstreaming Gender and Climate change into Commune/ward SEDP.
  • Provide 3-day training in Dong Hoi for 16 commune/ward leaders.

Expected outputs and deliverables      

  • Training agenda for “Gender and Climate change mainstreaming into commune/ward SEDP for Dong Hoi city”
  • Presentations/training material used for training
  • Deliver three-day training for local authority.

Candidate profile

  • Master degree with Agriculture or Social Development background
  • Extensive knowledge on SEDP, BCC, Gender, Climate change.
  • Experience in developing and executing the training program/capacity building for local authority.
  • Excellent in presentation and facilitation skills.

Duration of assignment: 5 days in September 2016 including 3 field days for delivering the trainings and 2 home days for preparing training materials.

How to apply?

Please send your application letter and CV, together with an indication of your daily rate and other expected costs, to: [email protected] before 17.00 pm 15/08/2016 with the subject: “SEDP expert – ADB project”

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2016-08-15