WWF-Myanmar: Consultancy – Strengthening and Formalizing Myanmar Sustainable Natural Rubber Platform (MSNRP) # 017/22

Posted on 09 August 2022

WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for the Consultant for Strengthening and Formalizing Myanmar Sustainable Natural Rubber Platform (MSNRP) who will be working for a month with home-based.
Background of consultancy assignment/ project
We are WWF, one of the world’s leading nature conservation organizations. We have been working for nearly 60 years and have offices in 100 countries, and started the program in Myanmar in 2014. We believe together we can protect Myanmar’s globally important forests and rivers. Together we will ensure a future for Myanmar’s precious wildlife. We believe everyone has a role to play in forging a sustainable future for Myanmar - from civil society to banks and to private companies. Together we can empower people and make Myanmar, and our planet, a better place for everyone.  Together, we will change the course of history. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm.
In Myanmar, as in the rest of South East Asia, rubber plantations have been a major focus of attention on the agricultural sector. On the one hand side, the increased demand for natural rubber has raised the price of the commodity making it an attractive industrial crop that can be used to improve farmers’ income and livelihoods. WWF-Myanmar believes that by improving the capacity of the sector to organize and create inclusive coordination environments, they will be able to thrive and improve the livelihoods of all the rural families linked with the sector.

Objective of the consultancy
The main objective of the consultancy is to support the private sector initiative of the Sustainable Natural Rubber Private Sector Conference (SNRPSC) to develop an organizational strategy and all the relevant documentation for the formalization of a Sustainable Natural Rubber Society in Myanmar and the creation of a platform that enables different stakeholders (Communities, NGOs, CSOs, and INGOs) to engage in the discussions regarding the challenges and opportunities that the sector faces. The current consultancy has three core objectives to be implemented during the third quarter of 2022.
1.         Create a series of workshops with the members of the private sector that were predetermined in the SNRPSC to define the organizational strategy of the Sustainable Natural Rubber Society.
2.         Discuss with multiple stakeholders the way to integrate the voice of communities, NGOs, CSOs, and INGOs in the activities and decisions of the society.
3.         Develop a roadmap that can guide the society to transit from a space of knowledge sharing, into a key player in the sustainable natural rubber sector of Myanmar and make it the reference point for any important discussion related to SNR and premium markets in the country.

Major Responsibility
Provide for the formalization of a Sustainable Natural Rubber Society and its transit to Multi-actor Platform (MAP) for Sustainable Nature Rubber in Myanmar.

A specific major responsibilities, outputs and deliverables can be seen here.

  • Master’s degree and bachelor title in agriculture related studies with at least 5 years of experience in the implementation of sustainable development training or market development projects (different combinations of education degrees can be considered based on their field experience).
  • Strong applied work on rubber market sector in Myanmar or places with similar conditions.
  • Previous experience working in Myanmar is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of Myanmar language and dialects is a valuable asset.
  • Proven understanding on rubber sector, business management and market development
  • Awareness of the socio-political and economic context of the country.
  • Promoting team synergy in a multi-cultural work environment.
  • Demonstrating initiative and ability to identify innovative approaches.
All bids need to be received by 15 of August 2022. WWF will notify shortlisted candidates by 18 of August, 2022. Interested applicants are required to submit the previous information as well as the CV of all the relevant team members of the consultancy to the HR email: vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm and myothet.tin@wwf.org.mm
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.