Viet Nam: Implementation of Civil Service Reform Plan

Sovereign Project | 47157-001

Summary

The TA is to support the implementation of the Government's Plan issued on 18 October 2012 on reforming the public services and strengthening civil servants. Specifically, the TA is to support the development and implementation of a standardized system for job analysis, job descriptions, and qualification standards system (competencies framework) in government agencies.

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Project Name Implementation of Civil Service Reform Plan
Project Number 47157-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8726-VIE: Implementation of Civil Service Reform Plan
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA is to support the implementation of the Government's Plan issued on 18 October 2012 on reforming the public services and strengthening civil servants. Specifically, the TA is to support the development and implementation of a standardized system for job analysis, job descriptions, and qualification standards system (competencies framework) in government agencies.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

As Viet Nam is entering into the new 10 year period as a middle income country, there are new set of challenges the country needs to deal with. In a dynamic and fast changing environment, enhancing Viet Nam's competitiveness is vital but also a challenge. Adaptation to a fast changing environment requires a diverse range of active Government interventions, from appropriate and enabling policy frameworks and effective regulatory mechanisms, to provision of efficient infrastructure and the effective delivery of public services.

A more efficient, effective and ethical bureaucracy is essential for the country to manage sustainable growth in the medium to long-term. As directing and leading the new development path, the whole government machinery should move from input-based forward to focus on accountability and results- oriented management. The key driving for change is centered on civil service reform as the quality of the policies, the effectiveness of the enforcement all depend on the performance and accountability of the civil servants.

Institutional reform, including civil service reform is regarded as one of three breakthrough in the socio-economic development Strategy from 2011-2020. To this end, the Government issued on 18 October 2012 a Plan to step up the improving public services and strengthening civil servants in medium term from 2012 to 2015. The plan lists out key tasks to be delivered including conducting job description across sector and improving recruitment policy and practices.

Impact Quality of HRM in government agencies improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Integrated HRM in government agencies implemented
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Standardized system for job analysis and job descriptions without gender discrimination

Competency frameworks (qualification standards) by grades and managerial positions

Guidelines on performance evaluation procedures

Dissemination of lessons learned and good practices for change management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Given its wide impact, during processing and implementation of the TA, close consultations with key stakeholders will be conducted, particularly with Ministry of Home Affairs, the Office of the Government, and other agencies.
During Project Implementation Ministry of Home Affairs, the Office of the Government, and other agencies.
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Consulting Services

A. Individual-Based Recruitment: A total of 11 person-months of services from international consultants will be recruited on an individual basis.

1. Job Design and Competency Development expert/ Co-team leader (international, 5.5 person-months, intermittent)

2. Performance Management Expert (international, 3.5 person-months, intermittent)

3. Expert on HRIS (international, 2 person-months, intermittent)

B. Firm-Based Recruitment: A consulting team of 8 national consultants (totaling 70 person-months of services) will be recruited on a firm basis using quality-based selection criteria. The team includes

1. Human resource management expert and team leader (a national, intermittent, 12.5 person-months)

2. Human resource management experts (3 consultants, national, intermittent, 10 person-months each)

3. Communication expert (a national, intermittent, 5.5 person-months)

4. Human resource management research and survey expert (a national, intermittent, 4.5 person-months)

5. Information technology expert (a national, intermittent, 3.5 person-months)

6. Translator and project facilitator (a national, intermittent, 14 person-months).

Procurement Selective office equipment procured by the national consulting firm.
Responsible ADB Officer Dao Viet Dung
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Home Affairs37A Nguyen Binh Khiem Str., Hai Ba Trung
dist, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 24 Sep 2013 to 24 Sep 2013
MRM -
Approval 23 Sep 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Apr 2013

TA 8726-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Sep 2014 05 Mar 2015 05 Mar 2015 31 Aug 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 23 Sep 2014 101,280.01

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