Consultant for Fistula Study in Lao PDR

8 March 2019

Vientiane capital and field work in some provinces in Lao PDR

UNFPA Office in Lao PDR is looking for a consultant for Fistula Study in Lao PDR.


Duration of the work:            From mid March to April 2019


Place of work:                        Vientiane capital and field work in some provinces in Lao PDR


Scope of work:

The consultant is expected to support the Country Office to:

  • Conduct desk reviews based on documents provided as well as relevant documents from consultant’s experience
  • Conduct a field research
  • Develop inception report outlining literature reviewed, methodology of study, and proposed field work 
  • Share revised draft on agreed timeline


  • Literature Review and Field Plan (Inception report)                            
  • Final Report    


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Population and/or other related social science field
  • Demonstrated capacity for conducting formative research is required
  • Ten years professional experience in the field of SRH, development and/or population activities
  • Extensive experience of RH in South and South East Asia context
  • Experience in research and research methodologies in reproductive health areas
  • Extensive experience in reviewing and/or implementing Maternal, Newborn Child Health programmes in low-income settings
  • Extensive knowledge of up to date WHO/UNFPA guidelines and recommendations regarding RH morbidities, including fistula
  • Fluency in English is required, especially in writing
  • Working knowledge of Lao, however, if necessary consultant should procure an interpreter


All interested applicants should submit the following:

A cover letter, CV in English with Personal History Form (P11 Form) (providing details of the required experience enumerated above), listing three references and consultancy rates quoted in USD.


Applications should be sent to UNFPA Office, UN House, Ban Hatsady, Lane Xang Avenue, P.O. Box 345, Vientiane (Tel: 856 21 267777, 267633) or email to:  indicating “Application for a consultant for Fistula Study”. To obtain full Terms of Reference or P11 form, please contact UNFPA office.




Terms of Reference of the consultancy can be shared upon request.


We will only consider applications with complete P11 attached. UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom UNFPA has a further interest. UNFPA reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.


UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.