Market and Value Chain Expert

Knowledge and Institutional Strengthening for Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Development for Subregional Integration -Setting-up an Integrated Bamboo Park in Assam and conduct Bamboo Resource Mapping and Value Chain Study in NER (52255-001)
Application deadline closed.
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

• In consultation with SBDA, Assam and based on the concept master plan for the IBP, develop strategy for suitable products and interventions for the IBP based on the volume and species of the available bamboo
• Undertake supply-demand analysis for bamboo species and identified products in the region
• Assess the market availability of selected products in India and other countries
• Combining the feedstock availability and market availability, estimate the production capacity of units for each product
• Detailed analysis on bamboo value chain and applications including socio- economic impact, and recommendation on subsequent details for the IBP
• Identification and assessment of appropriate technology for development of various products
• Identify the supply chain for raw materials and finished product
• Current market linkages, and support required, especially for beneficiaries– small and medium enterprises or SMEs, farmers, vulnerable and excluded groups
• Work with the Team Leader and other consultants, and provide inputs for detailed review of policy and regulations applicable to bamboo and bamboo projects, employment generation-related impact and potential of IBP, including review and confirmation of concept master plan for the IBP in relation to facilities for primary and secondary processing, product development, market potential and forward linkages
• Provide inputs to support the state to tie-up with farmers’ cooperatives, FPOs, FPCs, etc., for sustainable supply of bamboo to the IBP
• Any other task as assigned by the Client/ SBDA-PMU from time to time

Project Description

ADB is providing support to the SBDA, Assam through procurement of a consulting services package (a national consulting firm is to be recruited and administered by ADB adopting simplified consultant consultants’ qualifications selection–SCQS method and acting as Client for the assignment) to develop the backward and forward linkages for the proposed integrated bamboo park. Services of a consulting firm is sought to map the available bamboo resource in NER , study backward and forward linkages, study existing supply chain for bamboo resource, undertake value chain analysis and financial modelling of different components of the value chain at macro-level in context to existing and upcoming value chain, planning for skills development and employment generation impact and potential of the IBP along with a network of aggregation-cum-primary processing centres. The firm will also develop the project concept paper for ADB internal use for management approval purpose.

Screening Criteria 1
Post-Graduation from a recognized university in Management/ Business Administration or equivalent with a professional degree in natural resources/ engineering/ planning/ management or related fields
Screening Criteria 2
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in conducting market assessment studies is required
Screening Criteria 3
Minimum 8 years of experience of working in relevant sector in India needs to be demonstrated
Screening Criteria 4
The experience of working in bamboo sector of NER will be preferred
Screening Criteria 5
Experience of working with ADB or other MDBs or bilateral development agencies on similar projects is desirable.

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