WWF-MYANMAR: Consultant to Develop Sustainable Natural Rubber Traceability Tool #049/18 | WWF

WWF-MYANMAR: Consultant to Develop Sustainable Natural Rubber Traceability Tool #049/18

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24 August 2018

Supervised by     :             Gaurav Gupta, Sustainable Business Programme Manager
                                            Garry Shea, Sustainable Rubber Project Manager
Work location      :              Home based
Duration               :              01 Sept 2018 – 31 Oct 2018

WWF Myanmar is looking for a technology company or consultant to develop a web-based sustainable natural rubber traceability tool based on the requirement specifications in the ToR.  
  1. Background
 
WWF Myanmar was established in 2013 and is working to conserve the country’s biodiversity and build a sustainable future for people and wildlife. The focus is on promoting green economy within national policies, and sustaining and protecting biodiversity and ecological connectivity of the transboundary Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL) through an integrated landscape approach, and the Ayeyarwady river basin through an integrated river basin approach. Find out more at www.panda.org/greatermekong
WWF and its partners aim to develop a traceability tool to trace sustainable natural rubber supply chain with high degree of robustness, accuracy and verifiability. The key objective is to achieve 100% traceability using, so called, Blockchain technology in the natural rubber supply.
 
Consultancy objectives
 
Develop software as a product or adapt existing software platform as a service to trace natural rubber supply chain.
  1. Scope of work
 
The scope of the traceability system is limited to growers, collection centers and processing factories for one product only (latex). About 3000 smallholders are expected to be on-board. A total of about 12-15 handheld devices (or accounts) will be used to capture all the registration level data as well as the transaction level data. A total of 2-3 desktop accounts will be required to analyse and verify data.
This pilot will be implemented on the ground with the members of Tanintharyi Rubber Planters and Producers Association. One of its members has already agreed to test pilot this tool while two more members have expressed interest. It is expected that at least 1 large factory, 4 collection centers and 500 farmers will be covered in the first year and another 5 collection centres and 2500 farmers will be covered in the second year.
The consultant is expected to develop software as a product or adapt existing software platform as a service (preferred) to trace natural rubber supply chain.
  • Overview of Simple Transaction in Natural Rubber Production
  • Data Collection Scheme for Proposed Traceability System
  • Registration of Stakeholders
  • Record of Transactions
  • Auto-verification to detect leaks
  • Analysis and generating report
  • Monitoring Deforestation and Forest Conversion
  • Output and deliverables
 
No. Activity Expected outputs Date (negotiable)
1 Finalizing the project document A final project requirement specification document based on which the traceability tool will be prepared End of Sept
2 Developing a prototype A prototype screen for registration data for one type of stakeholder (grower) Mid of Oct
3 Completing of the development phase A fully developed solution ready for testing Mid of Nov
4 Completing the alpha phase testing Completing the first phase of ground testing (with 10-20 farmers) and incorporating any changes
  • Training on using the tool and with a user manual to be provided by the technology company
End of Nov
5 Deployment (and beta testing) Deployment of the tool to 50-100 farmers and fixing any errors End of Dec (only support)
6 Full deployment Deployment of the tool with 3000 farmers (Only support)
 
 
The detailed job description can be Downloaded.
 
  1. Required Profile
 
Essentials:
  • Extensive experience in developing supply chain traceability tool (preferably have an already existing platform that can be adapted)
  • Demonstrated experience working with widely known organizations. WWF may ask for reference
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience (or at least one team member) in developing software as a service
  • Good understanding of smallholder agriculture supply chain
  • Fluency in English
 
Closing Date for submission of proposal: 10th Sept 2018

Interested applicants may submit their proposal, clearly stating their fit for this position, together with expected consultancy fee (including breakdown) and CVs 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 gaurav.gupta@wwf.org.mm

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
 
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