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National Consultant to provide technical assistance to Health Environment Management Agency (HEMA) to complete the Strategic Plan on worker’s health protection, occupational diseases prevention up to 2030

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Title: National Consultant to provide technical assistance to Health Environment Management Agency (HEMA) to complete the Strategic Plan on worker's health protection, occupational diseases prevention up to 2030


Viet Nam is a developing country in Southeast Asia with a population of 91.7 million in 2016, of which 54.4 million are in working age (including 53.3 million employed and 1.1 million unemployed). Up to now, although activities of worker's health protection, occupational diseases preventions has been paid due attention by the Party and the Government, and achieved important success, but many difficulties and challenges are remained. On average, Viet Nam has about 160,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths due to occupational accidents recorded by community. More than 5,000 occupational disease cases are detected each year. People suffering from occupational diseases due to physical factors (vibration, noise, radiation, electromagnetic fields) and infections tend to increase. However, at present, only 10-15% of working facilities has fully implemented regulations on occupational health and safety, workers' health protection and occupational diseases prevention at workplace. Unsafe occupational health in manufacturing facilities, agriculture, rural areas and craft villages are fairly common. The majority of employers and workers are limited in knowledge, skills and lack of initiative in preventing working accidents, work-related diseases; failure to comply with the regulations on periodical health check-up, expertise and detection of occupational diseases.

To complete the Strategic plan on worker's health protection, occupational diseases prevention up to 2030, the Health Environmental Management Agency requested WHO to recruit an experienced professional in this field to implement the activity. This is the ToR for the consultant..

Objectives of the consultancy activity

• To provide technical service to to Health Environment Management Agency (HEMA) to complete the Strategic Plan on worker's health protection, occupational diseases prevention up to 2030


  • Start date: 14 June 2019
  • End date: 30 November 2019
  • Total of 60 non-consecutive consultancy days


a. Qualifications required:

  • Postgraduate degree in public health or related area.

b. Experience required:

  • At least 10 years of full-time working experience in the health sector including occupational health and public health.
  • Strong knowledge of occupational health system in Viet Nam.

c. Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Experienced in developing policy/program/ strategic plan/ reports relating to worker's health.
  • Abilities to work in team and/or independence.
  • Working knowledge in computer skills and MS Word, MS Excel

d. Language requirements:

  • Fluency in both English and Vietnamese (speaking and writing communication).

e. Competencies:

  • Strong team work skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritize challenging workloads
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly

Place of assignment

The consultant is expected to perform his/her work in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The consultant is expected to be mainly based in HEMA office to work closely with and provide direct support to HEMA during the revision and finalization of the Strategic Plan.

Medical clearance

The selected candidate will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.

Address for application:

  • Administrative Officer, World Health Organization, 304 Kim Ma, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • Or by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attachment: docxSTC_TORs_for_OCH_14May2019.docx

Deadline for submission: 28 May 2019




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