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In December 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), launched a 12-month inception phase of a project that aims to reduce instances of exploitative working conditions, forced labour and debt bondage experienced by Vietnamese women and men migrant workers in the context of international migration. The project is funded by the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and co-financing is provided by the IOM Development Fund.

To support preparation and piloting of tools and methodologies under the project, and with the objective of providing evidence on the migration journeys, vulnerabilities and risks to modern slavery of Vietnamese migrant workers, IOM will commission a qualitative research aimed to identify and analyse the risk factors, determinants and conditions of migrant workers’ vulnerability that give rise to exploitation and abuse that can amount to modern slavery. Findings from this research will further inform the project design for the coming years by identifying patterns of migrant worker experiences that need to be disrupted to sustainably reduce instances of modern slavery, including forced labour and human trafficking.

Interested service provider should send an application including a technical and a financial proposal following the attached templates via e-mail to or by post to: IOM Viet Nam, Sub-office in Ho Chi Minh city, 1B Pham Ngoc Thach, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam, by midnight 10 March 2019 (GMT+7). The application should be titled: “Proposal_Qualitative research on vulnerabilities to and risks of exploitation of Vietnamese migrant workers”.

The technical proposal should include:

  • An organizational profile which provides information about the background and mission of the organization and a list of the pertinent research studies it has successfully completed (including the organization contracting the research)
  • A registration certificate for the organization
  • CVs of the research team leader and key personnel

The financial proposal should include:

  • A detailed breakdown of costs per activity
  • Personnel costs
  • Any other costs relating to the implementation of the tasks outlined under the attached Terms of Reference

For further details of the tasks and requirements, please see the TOR in the attachment

Terms of Reference (TOR)

IOM Technical and Financial Proposal Standard Forms

IOM Proforma contract