Traditional Dao Guesthouse Designer/Architecture Service

Position: Consultant

Expected duration: 15 October 2013 to 10 November 2013

Work place: Quan Ba District, Ha Giang (and Hanoi)

General information

Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam (Caritas) has been operating in Vietnam since 1996. Since starting its activities in Vietnam, Caritas has been committed to improve the livelihoods of poor marginalised people, focusing on ethnic minority communities, who live in remote areas and benefitting least from national economic growth. Caritas themes 2012-2016 include humanitarian and development assistance activities in the fields of (1) Sustainable Livelihoods; (2) Water, Hygiene and Environment; (3) Social Issues and Human Rights; (4) Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Relief, including  Humanitarian Aid.

Currently, Caritas is seeking for an experienced Designer/Architect for a traditional Dao Guesthouse to accommodate mid-range tourists and to act as a focal point for the coordination of other tourism activities in the area. The guesthouse will be owned by the community of the Nam Dam village and managed in cooperation between a private tour company and the Community-Based Tourism Management Board of Nam Dam, Quan Ba, Ha Giang. Detailed Terms of Reference are in the attached file.


1.Demonstrated experience in the design and architecture fields of work, supervision of transport works, civil works and/or irrigation works, especially in traditional design styles of ethnic minorities. 
2.Sound knowledge, understanding and work experience with poor communities.
3.Demonstrated experience and knowledge about government procedures on construction at provincial and district levels.

Application, Deadline and Contact

Interested candidates/companies with the right qualifications and motivation are invited to send: (1) Company profile or full CV in both English and Vietnamese, (2) proposal addressing the understanding of the assignment (including relevant background), (3) short methodology, (4) work plan, (5) budget proposal, (6) duly signed and scanned evidence of technical capacity and experience in the  design and architecture field of work, in supervision of transport work, civil work and/or irrigation work, and (7) three references, including contact details by post mail or e-mail to the following address:

Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam
Room 120, Block A, La Thanh Hotel, 218 Doi Can, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: 043 8325943/ Email: [email protected].

The deadline for submitting the documents is 10 October 2013.

For further information, please contact the Quan Ba Senior Project Coordinator, Mr. Pham Van Hung at [email protected].

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam (Caritas)
Ha Noi & Ha Giang
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2013-10-10