Education expert in food safety education program

Full Time
Hanoi, HCM City
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Alinea International Canada provides management and technical expertise to developing and transitional country partners on projects that promote sustainable growth and meaningful opportunities for people to improve their lives. Over the past 30 years, Alinea has managed and implemented more than 350 projects and assignments in dozens of countries worldwide.

Alinea is currently recruiting an Education Expert for the Safe Food for Growth project (SAFEGRO), in Hanoi and HCM City. The objective of the project is to improve the performance of national and sub-national governments in enforcing food safety regulations; to increase competitiveness of Vietnamese agri-food products domestically and internationally; and to increase consumer demand for safe agri-food in Vietnam. The project will operate across the agri-food value chain by engaging and building the capacity of three main target groups: the public sector (enabling environment), the private sector (supply side), and the consumer (demand side).

In partnership with the University of Guelph (Canada), Alinea International works with national and regional governments to enforce food safety regulations, private sector suppliers to increase the competitiveness of Vietnamese food products domestically and internationally, and consumers to improve demand for safe food in Vietnam. Key partners on this project include The Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development (MARD), the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), the Ministry of Health (MOH), Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities and other Vietnamese academic institutions.

Since2023, SAFEGRO has been implementing food safety education and culture at Van Duc kindergarten of Gia Lam district, Hanoi city. This is considered as a pilot model under the gender responsible food safety community model. After six months of piloting, the project has achieved significant results, and this model has high potential for replication in other districts/provinces in the coming time. Therefore, SAFEGRO is looking for an education expert who will work closely with food safety specialist to finalize this pilot model food safety education program and lesson plans so that available for scaling up to another kindergarten in Hanoi and HCM city.

Purpose and Objectives

This assignment aims to help the selected kindergartens to integrate food safety (FS) into current education curriculum. By the end of the project, the selected kindergartens will have adequate knowledge and skils on FS by application of “learning through play” method. By March 2024, best practice of Van Duc kindergarten will be documented, and other results including but not limited FS integrated curriculum, lesson plans and practical guidebook will be developed.

Additionally, the selected kindergartens in other districts of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities will be supported to replicate this best model from Van Duc kindergarten. Teachers from these kindergartens will have sufficient knowledge and skills on integrating FS into current curriculum and developing FS lesson plans accordingly. 

Scope of Work

  • The education expert will closely work with food safety expert and gender specialist to review draft curriculum and 10 lesson plans of gender responsive FS education program.
  • Finalize curriculum and lesson plans on gender responsive FS for kindergartens;
  • Provide training for Van Duc kindergarten teachers on gender responsive FS education.
  • Provide training and mentoring service for teachers in other selected schools to replicate the Van Duc model.
  • Lead/facilitate consultation workshops to share the most significant change stories/best practice and planning with MOET/DOET/BOET’s participation.  
  • Documentation of lesson learned and guidebook on FS.

Activities and Deliverables

The table below outlines specific tasks and deliverables for education expert.




Working day


Expected results 1: 31 Trained teachers in Van Duc have knowledge and skills to develop lesson plans and flexibly integrate FS themes into the current education program.




Review draft food safety (FS) education program and 10 lesson plans A final FS education and lesson plans for kindergarten


Dec 23-Jan 24


Collaborate with the FS specialist to develop and finalise FS curriculum & and 10 lesson plans


Dec 23-Jan 24


Use the developed FS integated lessons to conduct training for teachers in Van Duc kindergarten by applying “learning through play” method Some training sections on food safety for teachers in Van Duc kindergarten delivered 


Dec 23-Jan 24


Prepare a guidebook for integrating FS education program into current curriculum at kindergarten (including training method, lesson plans, references, video, pictures…) A guidebook for integrating FS education into current curriculum at kindergarten


Dec 23-Feb 24


Work with the FS specialist to document good story from the Van Duc model for sharing and replication Good story from Van Duc model is documented


March 24

Expected results 2: Replication of best model from Van Duc to other selected kindergartens in Hanoi and HCM cities by building up capacity of their teachers to prepare FS lesson plans and flexibly integrate these into their new preschool education program




Conduct rapid need assessment on FS education among selected expanded kindergarten in Hanoi and HCM A short TNA (training needs assessment) report on FS education of selected kindergartens


April 24 – March 25


Introduce FS guidebook, curriculum on FS and good story from Van Duc for MOET/DOET/BOET in Hanoi through training workshop (meeting, webinar, workshop) Training workshop report


April 24 – March 25






Provide TOT (training of trainers) and mentoring service on FS integration into current education curriculum at selected pre-schools in Hanoi and HCM city # mentoring sections


April 24 – March 25


General works as required by the Project Director and Project managers  


April 24 – March 25







The education expert will start this assignment as soon as possible from December 2023 to March 2025.

Required Personnel

There are basis requirements for education expert:

  • Master’s degree from an education program; doctorate preferred.
  • Have proven knowledge of and experience in current education program at kindergarten in Vietnam.
  • Teaching and training experience.
  • Curriculum development experience.
  • Experience in learning through play method
  • Having good knowledge and expeience on food satety in eduction is an advantage.
  • Have knowledge of and experience in gender sensitive in education
  • Have proven experience working as part of a consultant team, and experience in collaborations with international experts.
  • Strong communication, analytical, and influence skills.
  • Experience work with MOET/DOET and BOET.
  • Be a citizen of Vietnam.
  • Level 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency in English and in Vietnamese (oral, reading and writing);


Alinea offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For those who are interested in applying for the Education expert in food safety education program position, please send your application (letter of interest and CV with details on qualifications and experiences) with at least 3 referees by email to Please include the job title in your email subject line.

Application form: Only via email

Deadline:  28/12/2023

Interview announcement: Via email only to selected candidate, maximum 15 working days after the deadline of application.

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