Expert to conduct Comparative analysis of Viet Nam’s legislative framework in relation to the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188) and Recommendation (No. 199)
Fishing is an important economic sector in Viet Nam, making a substantial contribution to employment, food security, poverty alleviation and economic growth. The country’s seafood exports generated over US$10 billion in 2022, establishing Viet Nam as the fourth largest seafood supplier in the world. In addition, official data from the Directorate of Fisheries suggests that as many as 552,300 Vietnamese workers were employed on-board 91,716 Viet Nam-flagged fishing vessels in 2021. Employment in the broader seafood industry is even more significant, estimated to provide jobs for approximately 5 million people in Viet Nam.
However, the rapid growth of the fishing sector in Viet Nam has created challenges for the regulation of the industry. Viet Nam has made policy commitments to improve its legislative framework to be more in line with the relevant international standards. On 14 September 2022, the Prime Minister issued a decision on the elimination of IUU fishing by the year 2025, which includes a directive for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to work in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to undertake the necessary steps for Viet Nam to ratify the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).
In support of this initiative, the ILO received a direct request from the Viet Nam Institute of Fisheries Economics and Planning (VIFEP) for technical support to conduct a comparative analysis of Viet Nam’s legislation in relation to the Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (No. 188) and Recommendation (No. 199). We are therefore seeking an expert to conduct this analysis. The findings will support the Government of Viet Nam to identify the changes that are needed to bring its legal and regulatory framework into line with the articles of the Convention and move forward with the ratification process.
Interested parties should submit a cover letter expressing their interest in the assignment, an up-to-date CV, two samples of prior research outputs and a financial offer (including number of work days and daily consulting fee). The financial offer should clearly allocate the number of work days required for the international and national consultants. Proposals submitted by a team inclusive of both a national and international consultant are encouraged but not required.