Consultancy Service to Conduct Analysis to Identify and Approach the Market Leaders in the Sand Value Chain in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta

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WWF-Viet Nam is looking for a consultancy service to conduct analysis to identify and approach the market leaders in the sand value chain in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta.

The project: Drifting Sands - Mitigating the impacts of climate change in the Mekong Delta through public and private sector engagement in the sand industry

Supervised by:      WWF IKI Sand Mining Project Director

Work location:       Viet Nam

Duration:               02 April – 30 June 2021

Scope of work and major responsibilities: 

  • Describe the structures in the aggregates (sand and gravel) value chain: Which steps in value creation are there, and which actors are involved with each? (particular focus should be given to the construction sector);

  • Provide a stakeholder analysis (private sector and State Owned Enterprises - SOE) characterising the interests and influence of key stakeholders;

  • Identify market leaders in the construction industry at the different steps of the sand value chain in the Mekong Delta (e.g. as sand producers, concrete producers, infrastructure developers), including a rough estimate of the quantities of sand used by them annually during the last ten years;

  • Identify the key investors of building/infrastructure projects in the Mekong Delta (including HCMC, Bien Hoa and Dong Nai), and a brief characterisation of their legal structure and investment portfolio (i.e. geography of sand used in the construction sector);

  • Develop and describe in narrative the system map relations amongst the private sector stakeholders within the Sand Value Chain

Required knowledge/expertise: 

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in economic development, socio-economics, natural resources economics, investments, economic master planning, industrial development, Civil engineering or other related fields,

  • Strong proven experience of stakeholders mapping,

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy,

  • Strong previous experience working on or with the aggregates/ construction sector,

  • English proficiency is a must.

Detailed terms of reference can be found HERE.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Qualified and interested candidates are requested to bid (either as a team or individually). The tender should contain the following:

  • A technical proposal with a brief description of why the service provider considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a detailed clear methodology, on how they will approach and complete the assignment.

  • Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price (inclusive of Viet Nam VAT), supported by a breakdown of costs and an indication of daily rate.

  • The technical proposal should also contain personal CV as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of at least three (3) professional references.

A soft copy of the application should be sent to procurement@wwf.org.vn (Your email must have the subject heading indicating [Name of Consultant]-Ref 11.21 IKI SMP SAND VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS).

Deadline for applications is March 19th, 2021.

Please kindly note that each email submission may not exceed 25MB in size

Only selected candidate(s) will be contacted on the outcome of their tender.

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Job Details
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Application Deadline:
Fri, 2021-03-19

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