Consultant to Conduct an Analysis and Reducing the Use of Natural Resources and Costs of Shrimp Aquaculture Production

WWF-Vietnam is looking for consultant to conduct an analysis and Reducing the Use of Natural Resources and Costs of Shrimp Aquaculture Production (TOR attached)

1. Major responsibility

  • Evaluating the typology of shrimp farming systems and the rate of shrimp survival according to farming systems.
  • Evaluating the use of feed sources and optimal ratio of feed for shrimp aquaculture at diversified farming systems.
  • Evaluating the performance of energy and some important indicators impacted to costs of shrimp production according to though the database by WWF – Vietnam.
  • Evaluating the natural resource use though the database by WWF – Vietnam for shrimp aquaculture impacted to sustainable shrimp aquaculture.
  • Calculating/comparing the costs of shrimp production between common practises at farm-gate and consulting guides in applying with BMP/AIP for sustainable shrimp production including crop risks associated

2. Outputs/ deliverable of performance

A report include the contents below:

  • Identify of intensive level of shrimp farming systems at different projects areas through the survey and reports by WWF – Vietnam for selecting the sustainable farms in local areas.
  • Overview of technology on shrimp production aiming at reducing natural resource use and reducing costs of production (seed, feed, bio-products, energy…) and risks associated through desk document review, consulting experts, interview and local authorities.
  • Recommendation of solutions/interventions to support the farmer groups moving with shrimp aquaculture using optimal natural resources and reducing the costs of production in applying with BMP/AIP.

3. Reporting requirement

The consultant will be responsible for submitting the first draft of the report to WWF Vietnam not later than the requirement below:

  • Report should be in English and Vietnamese.
  • Executive summary 1-2 pages.
  • Main text, excel sources and annexes maximum 25 pages.
  • Revising towards a publication-ready version (with the consultant full credit as authors) but the study will be considered as WWF’ assets.

4. Required profile of consultant team

Knowledge/Expertise: The consultancy team should include members of related backgrounds: consultancy of responsible shrimp aquaculture, certification, aquatic environment, social – economy, value chains of agricultural products and other relevant fields. 
Providing the copy of CVs of implementation team showing the professional degrees.


  • Having sound knowledge and experience with responsible aquaculture, socio-economic, value chains and international quality standards;
  • Having at least 2 years of working experiences relevant for this assignment such as responsible aquaculture, value chain analysis and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Priority to consultancy services having the experiences in Mekong River Delta and responsible aquaculture value chains is preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Team leader has fluently in English.
  • Having skills and experiences in assessment for methodology, familiar with the     project areas and understanding the local languages.

5. Proposal required

  • Profile, financial proposals and CVs of consultancy service must be required to be signed and stamped;
  • Certifications/degrees of consultant team related to fields as ToR required (copy examples);
  • Financial and technical proposal packages in English should be sent to:

Aquaculture Programme, WWF Vietnam - Cantho office, at 3rd Floor, Center for Services and Technology Transfer Can Tho University, Campus II, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu Dist., Can Tho City or via email: [email protected] no later than 17:30 on the 26th April, 2016.

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Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2016-04-26