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WorldFish
Yangon

Consultant (Trainer - Good Post Harvest Practice)

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Consultant (Trainer - Good Post Harvest Practice)

Job Type : Contract
Education Requirement : Bachelor Degree
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Experience : 3 to 5 years
Work Days : Monday To Friday
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Job Detail

Location : Remote Base

Application Deadline : 10 December 2021 or until filled

Type of Contract : Consultant

Language(s) required : English (Proficient/ Fluent writing and oral skills)

Introduction

WorldFish is implementing Fish for Livelihoods Activity (2019-2024) (F4L), an investment by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to sustain positive aquaculture sector growth through an inclusive market systems approach. The activity will provide a means of ensuring the improved availability of diverse, safe, affordable nutrient-rich foods, especially for women and young children from poor and vulnerable households.

The activity will stimulate aquaculture sector growth, increase employment and income, and improve food and nutrition security for households. It will serve a facilitating role by coordinating linkages among the value chain actors in the private and civil society sector of Myanmar.

Development Goal & Project Objectives

Inclusive and sustainable small-scale aquaculture growth to increase income and dietary diversity, and reduce poverty of beneficiary populations, especially women and children, in central and northern Myanmar[1].

The specific objectives are:

  • Increase small scale aquaculture (SSA) production through strategic activities including improved land and water use, increased access to high quality inputs (feed, seed and equipment), capacity development and research into production, and access to credit.
  • Further develop Market-based System Approaches (MSA) and utilize those to increase access of food safe fish and fish products by poor people.
  • Deliver enhanced nutrition and WASH practices through social behavior change communication (SBCC) activities.

Background of the Activity

In Myanmar diet, fish and aquatic foods (fresh and processed) comprise a major portion of the animal sourced food.[2] However, it is reported that fish post-harvest practices do not adhere to food safety standard that poses health risk to consumers.[3] Subsequently, leads to loss and waste that reduces the income of market actors.

Therefore, building the capacity of producers, fresh fish vendors, and fish processors on standards on food safety practices and quality control is paramount to provide good quality safe fish products for consumption, as well as contribute in increasing their income. Recently, F4L developed manuals on

i) Good post-harvest practices, and

ii) Good fish processing practices with the support of a Post harvest and market innovations company, the manuals were tested and after revision, the manuals are ready for used in selected Activity areas.

F4L plans to conduct a series of trainings using the manuals among fish processors, fresh fish vendors and producers facilitated by community facilitators (CFs) who are staff of F4L implementing partners (BRAC, KMSS, PACT, and Myanmar Fisheries Federation). CFs were trained previously, but since this is a new topic for them, support is needed so they can effectively demonstrate and communicate the different topics from the manual to the target participants. By doing so, it will ensure that change in practices among market actors will be observed.

F4L seeks a national expert trainer on good food safety practices who can support our facilitators in conducting trainings at the field level (remote training due to COVID19 and security issues). It is expected that expert trainer has a wide experience in conducting participatory training integrated with demonstration on methods that can support in changing behaviors/practices on standards for food safety and quality control in consideration of the current situation in Myanmar.

Scope of Consultancy

The scope of this consultancy is to

  • Provide series of virtual trainings to target audience for a total of 6 sessions- 2 days per session or depending on the agreement with F4L team, and
  • Provide a completion report with feedback and recommendations after the activity.

Deliverables

  • Actual training with illustration materials
  • Completion report

Eligibility, Project Duration, Timeframe & Location

This consultancy is open for National applicants with the required qualification and expertise. The duration of this contract is two (02) months and the consultant is expected to start in March 2022. Final report needs to be submitted by end of September 2022.

Expenses

The consultant/s can propose the fee with details and budget breakdown.

Skills & Competencies For The Consultants

The consultant must have the following qualification:

  • Myanmar citizen.
  • Wide experience in conducting training on Good post-harvest food safety and quality control standards.
  • Strong verbal communication skills in both Myanmar and English.
  • Good report writing skills.

Evaluation Criteria (Total 100 points)

  • The consultant/s CV related to the above assignment (50 points)
  • Demonstration of expertise and experience in conducting similar work (30 points)
  • Budget breakdown and value for money (20 points)

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following information online latest by 10 December 2021;

  • Letter of interest of why you are an ideal consultant, your expertise and your rate in United States Dollar(USD);
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Name and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees (clients) you have consulted for.

Screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Due to high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a brief virtual interview.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.

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