Supporting the implementation of Global Affairs Canada’s development programming in Vietnam

Vietnam Field Support Services

Vietnam has made significant development progress during the past two decades: It has increasingly integrated into the world economy; It has met the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets for eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and improving maternal health; and It is also on track to meet most of the other MDGs, with almost universal access to primary education, healthcare, and basic services.

However, more efforts are required related to environmental sustainability, and, even though the recent economic growth has improved the quality of life for many Vietnamese, some sectors of the population, particularly the rural poor, ethnic minorities, and female-headed households, are not equally benefiting from economic growth. In addition, Vietnam faces ongoing economic instability and a need to reform its financial sector to meet the demands of its evolving economy.

Canada's current development cooperation program in Vietnam responds to the Government of Vietnam's poverty reduction priorities and focuses on improving the enabling environment for investment and to support rural enterprise development and agricultural competitiveness. There are four main areas of focus:

  1. restructuring economic institutions;
  2. education, training, and human resource development;
  3. development of a knowledge economy; and
  4. environmental protection and prevention of natural disasters.

Read more about Canada’s development assistance in Vietnam on the Global Affairs Canada website .

As a Field Support Services Project, we provide a range of service in support of the implementation of Global Affairs Canada’s development programming in Vietnam, and support the Vietnamese and other development stakeholders. These services include, but are not limited to the provision of logistical, procurement, financial, and administrative support for Global Affairs Canada’s projects/program delivery. The Vietnam Field Support Services is managed by WUSC (World University Service of Canada) .

Consultant Opportunities

There are no open consultant opportunities at this time.