Viet Nam: Implementation of Civil Service Reform Plan

Sovereign Project | 47157-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Implementation of Civil Service Reform Plan
Project Number 47157-001
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
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
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The TA has supported the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to successfully carry out the following activities:

- A framework of job identification for government agencies and provinces has been developed and used for appraising job positions proposals prepared by government agencies;

- Assisted Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to finalize their proposal on job description and job identification;

- Assisted MoHA to appraise job positions proposals submitted by ministries and provinces ( proposals of all 63 provinces have been appraised by end of 2015);

- Assisted conducting consultation workshops on developing job description and job positions and competency framework for managerial positions;

- Developed questionnaires for the survey on the current qualification standards system for managerial positions;

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The consulting firm commenced their assignments early April 2015.

The TA Inception Mission fielded in April 2015. A public dissemination workshop was conducted by end of the Inception report. The report had been sent to the Government after the mission.

At the Government's request, priority was given to help appraise ministerial and provincial proposal on job profile. Framework for development of job positions was developed for consistency and discussed in Vinh Phuc Province in August 2015. MOHA endorsed the framework and is using for appraising proposals.

Two consultation workshops had been conducted in October for developing Decree on leadership and managerial competencies. International best practices and lesson learnt from Canada and Ukraine was shared in the workshops. A survey has commenced.

The government's target to appraise proposals from ministries and provinces in such short period of time creates quite heavy workload and also a risk of inconsistency. In addressing these issues, the team initiated a proposal to develop framework for assessing and to pilot the assessment in selected provinces, before wider replication. The approach was endorsed and MOHA is using the developed framework.

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 the TA processing, in-dept consultations with key stakeholders were conducted, particularly with Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Quang Ninh Provincial Peoples Committee and other agencies.
During Project Implementation Close consultations with key stakeholders , particularly with Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Quang Ninh Provincial Peoples Committee and other agencies have been conducted through discussion meeting, consultation workshops and also survey.

Business Opportunities

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Dao Viet Dung
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Home Affairs
37 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street
Hanoi, Vietnam


Concept Clearance 03 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 24 Sep 2013 to 24 Sep 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8726-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Sep 2014 05 Mar 2015 05 Mar 2015 31 Aug 2016 31 Aug 2017 -
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 344,494.56

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