WWF-Myanmar: Consultant for Survey on Implication of COVID-19 for Food and Beverage Sector #021/20 | WWF
WWF-Myanmar: Consultant for Survey on Implication of COVID-19 for Food and Beverage Sector #021/20

Posted on 21 May 2020

JOB OPPORTUNITY # 021/20 Consultant for Survey on Implication of COVID-19 for Food and Beverage Sector, WWF-Myanmar
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 landscape through an integrated landscape approach, and the Ayeyarwady river basin through an integrated river basin approach. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm
WWF Myanmar is looking for a consultant for “Consulting Assignment for a survey- situation analysis and COVID -19-related challenges and plans of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Food and Beverage sector in Myanmar” with home based (online and in-depth telephone interviews).
On the Tha Bar Wa project. In order to support the Food and Beverage sector, WWF is implementing Tha Bar Wa project. The project is a four-year project which started in 2018, funded by the European Union under the SWITCH-Asia Programme. The project is implemented by WWF in partnership with Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC).
The project promotes cleaner production in Myanmar’s growing Food and Beverage sector, specifically in the small and medium-size enterprises. The project’s overall objective is to improve & demonstrate an enabling environment for cleaner production.

Consultancy objectives
In this context, WWF wants to undertake a survey on F&B companies’ current operation, the challenges and impacts of COVID–19 they encounter and their plans to resume normal operation, by conducting interviews with a  minimum of 80 SMEs from the food and beverage sector especially targeting at the project targeted SMEs.
The overall objective of this survey assignment is to assess and evaluate the existing situation, status challenges and plans of the SMEs from the Food and Beverage sector.
The study should focus and analyse the following key questions:
 
  • How COVID – 19 pandemic and current restriction and how have COVID 19 and current restrictions have impacted their businesses? In relation to:
  • Is the SME operating? If so, under what circumstances?
  • What is their level of operation?
  • What are the challenges that they are facing with regards to?
  • What are the measures they are applying to cope up with the current situation?
  • Have they received support of any kind from the government and or their associations?
Scope of work
The consultant is expected to provide a detailed proposal on the study including the methodology, timeline and cost for this study.
The detailed outputs & deliverables are is at http://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/

Essentials:
  • Native speaker’s level of knowledge of the Myanmar language is indispensable.
  • Extensive experience and relevant formal qualifications in quantitative and qualitative social science research and survey design and implementing surveys in Myanmar.  
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting online and telephone surveys with large respondents.
  • Prior experiences in conducting surveys with the private sector, especially targeting on the issues of SMEs will be an added advantage. 
  • Current experience in survey implementation currently under COVID -19 situation is a plus.
 Desirables:
  • Consultants/ companies based in Myanmar or with work experience in Myanmar strongly preferred

Closing Date: 3 June 2020 (Wednesday)
Bid documents:
Clearly stating their fit for this assignment (incl. documentation of relevant qualifications and prior experience), together with a technical and a financial offer and CVs of all experts to be involved with the contract either by email to: vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm or by post / delivered to: WWF Myanmar, 15C Than Taman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon.
The financial offer must be presented as an amount in USD and must include a break-down of the consultancy fee and any incidental expenditure incurred e.g. through telecommunication fees and VAT and other applicable government taxes).
The applicable tax arrangements will be deduce based on WWF’s Myanmar and Government for Myanmar tax policy. 

For additional information or clarification, the bidder can email to ujjwal.pokhrel@wwf.org.mm.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.