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Call for an External Collaborator to support in development of guidelines and checklists for labour inspection of occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions for minors and young workers.

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Currently, in partnership with MOLISA as the key Government partner of Viet Nam, ILO is implementing the project, titled “Technical Support for Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam” (ENHANCE).  Among the others, the project aims to provide support to further improve specific aspects of national legislation on child labour, particularly with regard to hazardous work; support to specific agencies to strengthen capacity to implement the national laws and policies through child labour monitoring and enforcement. The project also targets to provide supports in policy development in relation to core labour standards, especially child labour standards obligations so that these form an integral part of Viet Nam’s evolving international trade integration.

In order to support the MI in development of the guidelines and tools for OSH inspection of informal workers, a qualified, experienced and relevant individual consultant will be hired to provide the services after consultations with the concerned stakeholders, including MOLISA Inspectorate.

The selected consultant is expected to regularly consult with the MI and OSH and Legal Division of the Department for Work Safety (DWS) in order to identify its actual needs for the guidelines and tools; as well as share the draft products with the MI and DWS OSH and Legal Division during the development process to ensure that the products are practical and effective in detecting non-compliance, and meet the needs of the MI, and DWS OSH and Legal Division consistent to labour legislation.

Dealine for Submissions:

5:00pm on 27 December 2017

Address for Applications:

All proposals must be submitted in English to the ENHANCE Project CTA through email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with copy to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted




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