Consultant to Support Climate and Business Enhancement Documents of MAM2

Support climate and business enhancement documents of MAM2

Project country:       Vietnam
Organization:           SNV - Netherlands Development Organization
Project:                  Scaling up Mangrove EbA in the Mekong Delta (MAM2 project)
Location:                 Home/ office - based
Duration:                From June – Dec 2018; 12 man-days

I. Background to the assignment

SNV Netherlands Development Organization has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market-based approaches and SNV’s Balancing Benefits framework for gender equality promotion, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions for low-income people in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+.

Southeast Asia has lost half its mangroves over the past 30 years, primarily as a result of clearing for shrimp ponds.  This has serious consequences, as mangroves protect against tidal waves and storm surges. They are vital fish nursery-grounds, provide timber, honey, and other products and raise land levels by trapping sediment.  They also sequester carbon faster than any other forest type.  Healthy mangroves thus make important contributions to both climate change adaptation and mitigation and form the basis of coastal ecosystem-based adaptation.

The “Scaling up Mangrove EbA in the Mekong Delta” (MAM2) project is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and implemented by SNV and IUCN in coordination with Ca Mau, Tra Vinh, Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committee (PPC). This project builds capacity of local stakeholders (Aquaculture/forestry sectors, local authority, private companies, and farmers), improves livelihood of mangrove – shrimp farmers on degraded mangroves by promoting shrimp certification and restoration, provides policy recommendations on Payments for Ecosystem Services on Aquaculture and creates enabling conditions for accessing climate change funds. The project’s focus sites are in Ca Mau, Ben Tre and Tra Vinh.

The MAM2 project, SNV-Vietnam is now seeking International communication officer to support for project.

II. Consultancy service description:

1. Assignment Objectives and Outcomes/ Scope of the assignment/ Deliverables:

The MAM2 project, SNV-Vietnam is now seeking International consultant to support for climate and business enhancement documents of MAM2 project

The specific objectives of this assignment are:

  • Support of documenting of project presentation, updating new achievements and enhancing project’s communications, reports;
  • Help with revising the climate and business communications sheet;
  • Specific task lists will be agreed to with each of the coordinators of the work components in this contract: MAM 2.

2. Timeline:  This work should take place within a period from June – December 2018.

III. Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • Master’s degree or at least Bachelor’s degree in forestry/agriculture, Communications, Public Relations, International Development or any relevant discipline. Professional accreditation is highly desirable
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in communications, at least 1 of which should have been spend working in a role within an international development context
  • SNV experience would be an asset
  • Ability to research, analyze, valuate, synthesis and edit information
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; experience of working in a matrix organization
  • Excellent communication (writing and oral) skills, presentation skills with experience in profiling an organization in an international setting
  • Proficiency in IT, with a good understanding of web design techniques and the use of various social media channels
  • An eye for design. Knowledge of photo editing or design programs is an asset
  • Collaborative, proactive, outgoing and ability to work independently and in a team
  • Fluent in English (preferably native speaker). Working knowledge of French and Spanish is an advantage

IV. How to apply:

Interested consultants/ firms are requested to submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV); Updated experience working document;

Desired start date: 10th June 2018

Kind of contract: consultancy contract.

Duty station: as agreed.

Interested applicants are invited to send their CVs, together with an indication of expected fee rate, via email to: [email protected] by 15th June 2018.

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Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2018-06-15