Aquaculture Trainer

For Aquaculture Trainer

Improving the technique of mangrove shrimp farming effectively and sustainably according to the standard certification in Ca Mau province

Project: Scaling up Mangrove EbA in the Mekong Delta (MAM2 project)

Country: Vietnam
Organisation:  SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Project:         Scaling up Mangrove EbA in the Mekong Delta (MAM2 project)  
Location:       Ca Mau province
Duration:       4 – 8 June  (5 days) ; 18 -22 June (5 days) ; 3 – 5 July (3 days) 2018

I.  Background to the assignment

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation 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 catalysing 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 MAM project, SNV-Vietnam Agriculture programme has been cooperating with Ca Mau Provincial People’s Committee/Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, seafood enterprises, Forest Management Boards and shrimp households in Ca Mau since 2012.

II. Consultancy service description:

1.    Assignment Objectives and Outcomes:

The MAM2 project is now seeking an aquaculture trainer for farmer training on improving the technique of mangrove shrimp farming effectively and sustainably according to the standard certification in Ca Mau province.

The specific objectives of this assignment are:

  • Increasing knowledge of shrimp farmers in mangrove shrimp farming improved techniques;
  • Monitoring of water quality practices in farms for productivity and sustainable development.

The outcomes of this assignment will be: improved shrimp farmers knowledge and practices in farming for improved productivity and incomes of farmers to adapt to climate change risks.

2. Scope of the assignment:

The project aims to capacity building shrimp farmers, Forest Management Boards and Local Authorities.

3. Methodology/Tasks

  • Review current needs on training participants and project;
  • Design for training materials and participants needs;
  • Conduct training in Ca Mau for designed participants

4. Deliverables:

All deliverable are in Vietnamese with the following contents:

  • A proposal for fulfilling training design for Ca Mau’s shrimp farmers and Local Authority that include methodology, design, monitoring and work-plan and estimated costs for trainer;
  • Training materials and presentation PowerPoints for training (in soft copy);

5. Timeline:  This work should take place within a period not exceeding 13 working days (4 June –30 Dec, 2018)

III. Qualifications, skills and experience required:

The consultants should demonstrate expertise and capacity in the following qualifications:

  • Having certification of expertise in MS degree in aquaculture and other related subjects; having at least 4 - years’ experience in the above subject;
  • Understanding on mangrove shrimp farming and its relations;
  • Capable to work with community, local stakeholders and farmers;
  • Excellent facilitation and communication/training skills;
  • Having capacity of reporting in Vietnamese and English in technical reports.

IV.  How to apply:

Interested consultants/ firms are requested to submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV); Updated experience working document;
  • Detail of proposal demonstrating the ability to deliver on this assignment, included financial, area survey, logistic support etc. during implementation of this assignment; Estimated working days with above details with collaborating from Field Coordinator, partners in Provinces, Forest Management Boards (FMBs) on carrying out field activities and working with local farmers.

Components of the technical proposal:

  • Understanding of the assignment
  • Proposed assignment approach, methodology and tools
  • Work plan and resource arrangement
  • Team roles and specific tasks

Annexes: CVs of team members, relevant publications or other evidence of relevant capacities

Components of the budget proposal:

  • Package rate of the work and daily rate of each member
  • Operational and support costs
  • Total estimated costs

Deadline for proposal submission: June 15th, 2018

Interested applicants are invited to send their completed proposals via email to: [email protected] 

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ca Mau
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2018-06-15