Myanmar: “Implement a Household Economy Approach in Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships, Kayin State”

Organization: World Vision
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 22 Dec 2016

World Vision International – Myanmar (WVM) is looking for (1) Consulting Firm to:

“Implement a Household Economy Approach in Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships, Kayin State”

The purpose of this consultancy service is to collect and analyze information on how farmers and landless households of Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships access food and non-food items and to make recommendations on how to improve this by understanding: 1) How people in different social and economic circumstances get the food and cash they need; 2) What assets and opportunities open to them and the constraints they face are; 3) What options are open to them at times of crisis.

Period of Consultancy: February/March, 2016

Objectives

1) Characterize the Livelihood Zones of the Villages in both townships 2) Identify the wealth groups per village and township 3) Analysis of Livelihood Strategies 4) Context Specification 5) Analysis of Coping Capacity 6) Projected Outcomes

Background

Myanmar is primarily a rural country which relies heavily on its agricultural sector as a source of national income. Agriculture, hunting and forestry are the largest employers in the country accounting for half of total employment. Manufacturing employs only about 6% of economically active population. The remainder of the population is employed in the low-end service sector which is mainly divided between trade/repairs (10.5%), miscellaneous productive activities (7.9%) and renting and business activities (7.1%). Average farm size in Myanmar is 6.7 acres which is moderate by regional standards. Poor households have smaller land holdings than less-poor households with 4.4 and 7.3 acres respectively. Because of the importance of the agricultural sector in Myanmar, small farm size is correlated to poverty.

Landlessness is found in 40% of the population which consider their primary occupation as agriculture. They are mostly employed as casual workers and tend to be poorer than land owning households. World Vision Myanmar is be implementing a project titled “Linking Value Chain Development and Financial Inclusion for Inclusive Growth Project” funded by the DFAT Australia for five years which aims to improve the economic status, nutritional outcomes, and resilience of farmers, landless and vulnerable HHs in Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships, Kayin State. This is aligned with DFAT Australia overall purpose of increasing livelihood resilience and nutrition of poor people in Myanmar. This project is being implemented from July 2016 to June 2021.

Deliverables

  1. HEA methodologies and tools are adapted to the Myanmar context

  2. Clean database of the detailed HEA findings

  3. PowerPoint presentation of main findings

  4. Provide training and spreadsheets for outcome analysis

  5. Capacity of WV Myanmar staff is built to carry out HEA assessments and use the analysis to inform programmatic and policy interventions

  6. Development of specific interventions in the area of food security, livelihood and, nutrition

  7. Provide essential information for a subsequent Cost of Diet analysis

    BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE OF CONSULTING FIRM AND ASSGINED STAFF

    • At least 5 years of experience implementing Household Economy Approach in South East Asia

    • Lead Analyst in HEA with 5 years of practical experience in the topic, including training, data collection, analysis and presentation.

    • Demonstrated good outputs in HEA

    • High level of facilitation skills and participatory training

    • Good documentation and report writing skills

    • Skills in teamwork

    Taxes

    Independent Consultant has sole responsibility for the payment of all applicable taxes (income, payroll, unemployment, etc.) relating to Independent Consultant and Independent Consultant’s employees arising from payments received under this Agreement.

    Consultant accept to pay withholding tax on the contract amount according to the local tax law as per the following table.

Payment to

Rate of tax %

Resident Nationals and Foreigners

2%

Non Resident Foreigners

3.5%

How to apply:

Closing Date : 5pm of December 22nd, 2016 – Myanmar Standard Time

Interested applicants should submit a proposal including consulting service cost with a resume/CV attached to Htee_Khu_Shi@wvi.org with subject line, “Implement a Household Economy Approach in Hpa-An and Hlaingbwe Townships, Kayin State”. Submission deadline via email is December 22nd, 2016 before 5 pm. No late submission will be considered.

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