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Consultancy service: Development of Community-based NTFPs enterprise in two pilot villages in Ta Oi and Samoui districts

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
 

A part-time consultant to lead: Development of Community-based NTFPs enterprise in two pilot villages in Ta Oi and Samoui districts

 

WWF is currently implementing a Community-based Forest Restoration and Management for Livelihood in 6 villages across Kaleum district, Sekong and Ta Oi, and Samoui in Saravan provinces. One component of the project is to provide financial and technical support to target villages so that they have the means to set up and operate community based-NTFP enterprise. Identified to develop into community enterprises-these include tiger grass, dried bamboo shoot, and honey “the products”, and find out how they can add value to their products.

 

Aim of consultancy 

 

The objective of the consultancy is to lead completion of a value chain and market assessment of the products and develop a business plan for pilot products enterprise.

Through this consultancy, we aim to achieve the objectives below:
  • A two day- workshop on Value Chain and Market Analysis is organized
  • Value Chain and Market Analysis (VCA) of ‘the products’ is completed
  • The community enterprise model and plan are developed through community consultation.
 

Qualifications and experience requirements

 

The assignment may be conducted by one consultant or a team of consultants. All of the qualifications and experience requirements below must be met by the applicant(s):
 
  • Hold a master or higher degree in social science research with extensive field experience in social surveys, preferably, a degree in marketing and business management, development studies, community development, or natural resources management.
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in value chain and marketing assessment
  • A very good understanding of the Laos market and preferences
  • 5 years’ expertise in business development especially in the non-timber forest product sector
  • Familiarity with the Lao policy on harvesting and trading of non-timber forest products
  • Innovative and creative
  • Proficiency in English and Lao.


Terms of Reference

 

Full terms of reference (ToRs) can be downloaded HERE and are available upon request by email to bounchanh.sakounnavong@wwf.org.la
 

Submission of applications

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents to Mr. Bounchanh Sakounnavong, Forest Coordinator (bounchanh.sakounnavong@wwf.org.la)
 

  • Proposed methodology (2 pages maximum)
  • CV of main consultant(s)
  • Financial proposal (excluding travel and accommodation costs, which will be covered by WWF)


Deadline for submission: 19 October 2020