Consultants to conduct a comparative study for Vietnam in judicial reform

Location : Home-based and Hanoi, VIET NAM
Application Deadline :07-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :03 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :03 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Enhancing judicial integrity, publicity, transparency and promoting public trust in the judiciary are cornerstone of strong judicial system and a prerequisite for the rule of law. This is identified as one of the most important objectives in the Politburo’s Resolution 49/NQ-TW on Judicial Reform Strategy and the Conclusion 84/KL-TW of the Politburo on reviewing 15 years of implementation of the Resolution 49/NQ-TW. It is also re-iterated in the 13th Party Congress Resolution a direction for country development for the duration of 2021-2030.

The EU Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme (EU JULE), implemented by UNDP and UNICEF together with the Ministry of Justice and other relevant State agencies, is designed to strengthen the rule of law through a more reliable, trusted and better accessed justice system. One of the key areas of intervention of the Programme is to enhance integrity and transparency in the justice sector and improve the legislative and regulatory framework to further align with standards set out in the core human right conventions.

Central Party Committee for Internal Affairs (CCIA) has a mandate to provide strategic advices to the Politburo and Party Secretariats about direction and policies for improving judicial integrity, publicity, transparency, and accountability in justice sector. Research on legal regulations and the implementation of these regulations in countries the region and in the world will provide further evidence for the CCIA while developing strategic advisory documents.

Within the EU JULE framework, UNDP, in cooperation with CCIA, will conduct a comparative study and analysis of the law on ensuring integrity, publicity, transparency and accountability in judicial activities in some countries in comparison with international standards and recommendations; proposing recommendations for Vietnam in judicial reform. The study is contributed to the achieve the programme objectives.

In this context, UNDP commissions a team of two national consultants and an international consultant to provide technical assistance for this important study.

Duties and Responsibilities

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The consultants will work in a team under the supervision of the Program Officer in charge in the Governance and Participation Unit of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Legal Department of Central Committee of Internal Affairs (CCIA). 

The consultancy team is expected to produce a study report in both English and Vietnamese of maximum 40 pages, excluding annexes, which comprises of:

  1. Executive summary of 1500-2000 words (highlighting purposes, research methodologies and key findings). The executive summary report will be uploaded in the CCIA's website.
  2. A full report consists of (i) introduction; research methodologies; (ii) analysis of the status of policy and legal framework of judicial integrity in Viet Nam in light with international standards and international recommendations, identifying main advantages and gaps, challenges in promoting judicial integrity a well as ensuring the transparency and accountability in justice sector (iii) analysis of law on promoting judicial integrity and ensuring the transparency and accountability in justice sector of 5 countries. (iv) recommendations for promoting judicial integrity, ensuring the transparency and accountability to meet requirements of judicial reform in Viet Nam.

 International consultant - Team member (9 days)



# days


Provide inputs and comments to the study scope and the study report outline



Suggest selection of the relevant countries for learning their experiences by setting selection criteria of the studied countries and explanation of the selection, discuss with the team leader, finalize and share with CCIA and UNDP for approval



Analyze the key elements of enhancing judicial integrity, ensuring publicity, transparency and accountability in justice activities, experience from 5 countries and share it with the team leader.



Provide comments and inputs to the draft study report before the consultation workshop is organized  



Edit the English version of the draft report developed by the team leader




9 days




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Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications of the International consultant - team member:

  • Advanced university degree in law or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 15 years of work experience in laws or/and justice; Experience working as a justice professional would be preferable.
  • Proven knowledge and experience on issues related to judicial integrity (One sample to be submitted).
  • Excellent English writing skills, proven track record of conducting legal research.  (One report sample on legal issues in English to be submitted)
  • Having working experience in consultancy in similar issues of law and justice. Having working experience in Vietnam or/and developing countries is an advantage.

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