WWF-MYANMAR: Consultant for Elephant Foot Yam (EFY) Market Study #042/18 | WWF

WWF-MYANMAR: Consultant for Elephant Foot Yam (EFY) Market Study #042/18

Posted on
01 August 2018
Supervised by:             Forest Project Officer
Work location:             Myanmar        
Duration:                     1.5 months
  1. Background of consultancy assignment/ project
  • Elephant Foot Yam (EFY) is produced by a community partner of the WWF in Tanintharyi Region.
  • An EFY value chain study has been done in 2017 but focused mainly in Southern Chin State.
  • Potential uses indicate prospective market demand, which needs to be verified.
  1. Objective of the consultancy
To determine market conditions of EFY to guide the development of the EFY Community Enterprise.
  1. Specific Objectives and Research Scope
The market research aims to identify potential markets EFY community enterprise and propose an appropriate course of action to approach and access the market.  
  1. Sector Analysis
  2. Product and Production Capacity Assessment
  3. Markets Scanning
  4. Marketing Strategy & Recommendations
  1. Methodology
Desk research, interviews (in-country, online), FGD (for community)
  1. Outputs/Deliverable of performance and time schedule
          A final report with the following content:
  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. EFY Sector: Conditions & Hindrance for development 
  4. Product and Production Capacity
  5. Markets
  6. Marketing Strategy & Next Steps
  7. Conclusion
  8. References
  9. Annexes
  1. Required profile:
    1. Education and experience on marketing and business management
    2. Experience in value chain and marketing assessment
    3. A very good understanding of Myanmar market and preferences
    4. Expertise in business development especially in the non-timber forest product sector
    5. Familiarity with the Myanmar policy on harvesting and trading of non-timber forest products
    6. Innovative and creative
    7. Ability to write a good English report
The detailed job description can be Downloaded.
Closing date: 10 August 2018 (Wednesday)
Interested applicants may submit their proposal, clearly stating their fit for this position, CV(s) to vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm or deliver to WWF-Myanmar office at 15C Than Taman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon.
For additional information or clarification, you can email to amy.maling@wwf.org.mm

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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