Consultancy Service for "Organic Fertilizer Production from Canna Wastes"


Country:                 Vietnam
Organisation:           SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Project:                  Inclusive Business Accelerator
Abstract:                Expert group for technical advice on pilot organic fertilizer production from canna (dong rieng) waste
Duration:                15 December 2017 – 30 March 2018

I. Background

SNV ( is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 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 organizations 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.

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalysing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+.

In Vietnam, SNV manages the Inclusive Business Accelerator program (IBA, Inclusive business is a strategic, innovative, commercially- viable business initiative, which unlocks entrepreneurial opportunities for low-income markets to engage in the value chain. Inclusive business creates shared value for the businesses, low-income markets and the environment.

IBA is the first one-stop shop in Vietnam for various services needed by businesses which include low-income groups in their operations. We use innovative acceleration models to make the businesses investor-ready. Our scope of services, including Market Intelligence & Opportunity Identification, Business Design & Readiness, Investor – Investee Match making, Impact Measurements & Scalability.

II. Consultancy service description

1. Objectives

The IBA Vietnam is currently supporting one of our clients in developing sustainable canna (dong rieng) production material zone in Quang Binh province. One of the project goals is to investigate the potential to collect wastes from canna production and processing of local canna producers in the province, process it locally and utilize the resulting compost in the area in which it originated for sustainable canna production. SNV is looking for a national consultancy to provide technical service to develop a standardized procedure at company level to produce organic fertilizer from canna waste used for sustainable canna production.

2. Scope of work

The consultant(s) will fulfil the following tasks, in cooperation with IBA client and under the supervision of IBA Program Manager

  • Provide inputs for trial compost production of 200-500 tonnes of compost from canna production and processing waste;
  • Provide technical advice on the design of trial compost production from canna production and processing wastes;
  • Provide on-site work with site operators for the company from priming to performance tests, and on-going process performance monitoring;
  • Carry out waste inputs/feedstock assessment, and review of operational procedures and parameters to optimise process outputs;
  • Provide any other needed supervision via a combination of site visits and remote support to the outreach team of the company in order to ensure works are being accomplished correctly.

3. Deliverables

  • A standardized procedure on compost production from canna production and processing wastes in Vietnamese

III. Qualifications, skills and experience required:

The consultant and/or group of consultants should meet the following requirements:

  • Having good understanding on canna production; 
  • Experience in providing technical support and advice on the planning, permitting, design, construction and operation of organics recycling facilities processing organic solid wastes;
  • Having experience in delivering training on composting and anaerobic digestion
  • Being fluent in research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative methods);
  • Being able to deliver the committed outputs on time;
  • Having excellent analytical skills and report writing skill in English;

How to apply: Interested candidates should send (1) CV(s), (2) Technical proposal; (3) Financial proposal; (4) a minimum of two referee contacts. The budget proposal should also include logistics and administrative support to organize trainings. 

Email to [email protected] by 17.00 15th December 2017 or by post to SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Add: 3rd Floor, Building D, La Thanh Hotel, 218 Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh Ha Noi, Viet Nam; Tel: 84-24 38463791   Fax: 84-24 38463794
With the title: “Organic fertilizer production from canna wastes

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2017-12-15