Sabtu, 21 September 2013

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

 Consultant(s) for Shrimp Culture and Mangrove Preservation Site Assessment Study
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation 
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term,
local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local
partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. In Asia, SNV has country offices in Laos, Vietnam, Bhutan, Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia and Bangladesh. 

SNV is currently establishing a presence in in Indonesia under the coordination of the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Directorate General of Regional Development.  SNV and the Directorate General of Regional Development have agreed to implement a program of cooperation for 3 (three) years. This agreement covers ten provinces, a number of which have prioritsed aquaculture and mangroves as a priority issue.  

Project Background
SNV is now seeking the services of international consultant(s)or suitably experienced organizations to work with the Program Leader of Aquaculture and Country Manager to perform a short duration site assessment survey to help SNV identify the most relevant specific locations to develop projects in partnership with local government, small holder farmers, industry and other stakeholders in the area of mangrove preservation coupled with shrimp aquaculture.

SNV feels that it is at this intersection where shrimp aquaculture meets mangroves that meaningful impact at scale can be achieved.  Multiple
impact pathways are involved including carbon production, environmental protection, livelihoods and food security. This activity builds upon our
successful efforts from the BMU funded Mangroves and Markets (MM) project in Vietnam that supports preservation and restoration of mangroves while promoting better management practices, organic certification and the facilitation of market linkages for small-scale shrimp farmers.

Scope of Work
  1. Perform desk study analyzing the historical background of mangroves and shrimp; their interactions and ramifications in Indonesia (2 days)
  2. Review best practice examples from other projects (1 day)
  3. Working from a list of 10 sites in Indonesia create a ranking system and prioritize these locations based on relevance and potential for impact. (1 day)
  4. Develop an initial draft suggesting at least 4 sites with justifications for why they are appropriate (2 days)
  5. Visit potential sites and meet with local authorities and stakeholders to identify which would be good sites for more in-depth study (10 days)
  6. Refine strategy based on discussion and feedback with the SNV team (3 days)
  7. Draft a final report with recommendations of best sites and best strategies for project implementation (7 days).
    To include:
  • Identification of 3-4 pilot sites
  • Within those siteidentify key partners, industry players, government contacts
  • Recommended next steps  
26 days total.  This is just an approximation for guidance. For further reference, we have budgeted between $9,000-12,000 for consulting
services including travel.

Consultant/organizational requirements for selection     
The assignment will require the following expertise:
    * Proven knowledge of mangrove ecosystems
    * Demonstrable knowledge of Shrimp farming systems with an emphasis on Extensive/organic systems 
    * Documentable capability to write reports in English
    * Relationships and access to local authorities and stakeholders

Time scheduleTo be completed between October 1 to November 29, 2013

Selection Criteria
  1. University/Master’s Degree in environmental studies, development, aquaculture or other related field.
  2. Minimum of eight years of related professional experience
  3. Experience in project implementation in an international development context
  4. Hands-on experience with shrimp farming and mangrove restoration/preservation
  5. Excellent writing skills
  6. Significant experience in writing project reports 
Please submit your proposal including CVs of personnel, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and budget by e-mail with Shrimp Culture and Mangrove Preservation Site Assessment Study to Program Leader Aquaculture-SNV Netherlands Development Organization-William Murray (email: by September 25, 2013.
Only short listed consultants will be contacted.                   

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