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Consultant for Project Research Study together Best Practices for Advocacy Purposes and Future

Date:  1 Apr 2024

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting gender equality, social inclusion, and the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. In response to the issues arising from COVID-19 and economic impact, Oxfam in Laos with the generous support of MFAT has been running the project ‘Essential cash and livelihoods support to vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Lao PDR’ in Vientiane Capital and four provinces (Vientiane, Oudomxay, Xayaburi and Bokeo) that were most affected by Covid-19. The intervention started in June 2022 and will continue to run until December 2024. the intervention conducted a baseline survey to identify those most in need and distributed Cash, food, and hygiene packages to 2,200 vulnerable households, the project completed a livelihood support package, and ongoing to support 100 community grants and 315 business grant in 100 villages, 16 districts.

The learning from the project and best practices of implementation will be harvested by a ‘real-time review’ consultant engaged at the implementation stage to produce learning materials (including research, briefing notes, and reports) to support the project team and future operations (within and external to Oxfam).

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.

Department Purpose: Oxfam in Laos

Team Purpose: Gender and Inclusion Programme

Job Purpose: Project research study to gather best practices for advocacy purposes and future project design

Job Responsibilities

During her/his assignment, the Consultant will conduct a project research study to gather best practices for advocacy purposes and future project design, conduct participatory action research using a feminist lens and mixed method combining quantitative and qualitative techniques and encourage participation and ownership among communities, particularly women. This research study will i) collect data, best practices, and effective interventions from the project to inform the advocacy campaign and policy dialogues and ii) collect other emerging issues and provide concrete recommendations for future project design that will effectively bring positive long-term impact to communities in Laos. Learning is captured, recorded and shared publicly in briefing notes, research papers, and reports.

Team Composition

National Consultancy firm or individual with expertise in project and development research study, women's economic empowerment, and outstanding skill in outcome harvesting and developing recommendations or advocacy, project design briefing notes/report in English version. 


Relevant experiences in gender mainstreaming linked to community development and women's impact on social economics, enable support the learning and practical advice as respective outputs and outcomes through support to the community and relevant stakeholders in developing the real-time adaptation, perfectly skill/methodological background in developing the case study and publication.


Expected Results

Result 1.1: Develop a Report and briefing paper from a project research study to gather best practices for advocacy purposes and future project design, including policy recommendations,

Result 1.2: Develop sharing & learning briefing notes of case studies on best practices, and stories of change to relevant stakeholders and partners at all levels.

Timeline: 25 days in 4 months

Specific tasks


Completed Date


Number of days


April 2024

Submit inception report that includes evaluation questions



May 2024

Data collection in 3 provinces

  • project research study to gather best practices for advocacy purposes and future project design
  • case studies on best practices
  • stories of change



June 2024

Draft-Report and briefing paper and stories:

-  Project research study to gather best practices for advocacy purposes and future project design

-  Case studies on best practices

-  Stories of change



June 2024

Final report





These deliverables must be developed according to the discussion and participation of relevant OIL staff, partners, and key stakeholders.

Travel and location of work

Most of the activities will be organized in 3 provinces of total 5 provinces (Vientiane Capital, Bokeo, Oudomxay, Vientiane province and Xayyaburi province)

Noted: all travel expenses, accommodation and another workshop cost will be paid directly by Oxfam.


  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights (click here). 
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.


Job Requirements:

The Consultant team or individual should have the following qualifications and experiences required to undertake her/his assignment:

  • At least Master degree or higher in Social sciences and community/ rural development or a related field of expertise is preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in project research, outcome harvesting, and policy recommendations.
  • Excellent task record in developing the best practice, case study including outlook scope for future project implementation.
  • Good spoken and written English with the ability to prepare reports in the English language.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the project site frequently.

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.


Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.


How to apply

The applicant is expected to submit:

  • Detailed proposal describing the previous work done in this area and afore-mentioned expertise
  • A portfolio of previous work/track record
  • CVs of the relevant individuals and company profile
  • The estimated budget for this assignment accompanied with a cost breakdown (the consultancy fee should be mentioned in net fee in US Dollars. Oxfam encourages the consultant, to contribute 5% tax of the total consultancy fee agreement.


All applicants should please apply through Oxfam Recruitment email:  

by April 30 th, 2024 at 23:59 ICT.



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