Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program

Tenders & Vacancies

CAVAC places a high priority on conducting procurement and recruitment activities using the highest standards that demonstrate our professionalism and commitment to processes that are accountable, transparent, competitive and deliver the optimal decision based around merit.

All Procurement decisions are conducted in accordance with the Australian Government Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR), and any decisions around sourcing activities are made with a view to using competitive procedures and where it is not possible to apply these, then the reasons for an alternative approach are recorded.

CAVAC encourages competition and finding ways to increase our internal knowledge on how local Cambodian companies and individuals can best meet our business and research needs. CAVAC welcomes the provision of updates and approaches from companies and individuals in the form of unsolicited information proposals.

CAVAC is pleased to offer the following opportunities to work with us in improving the agricultural sector in Cambodia.

 

Service Impact Evaluation (IE) of Irrigation Schemes
Description The evaluation will be conducted to generate evidence to support the “proof of concept” of the value for money and sustainability of the approach adopted under CAVAC II. The evaluation will provide analytical evidence that can support any final decisions to continue, replicate or scale up the intervention. It will also provide insights on how to make interventions more effective.

Timing and Deliverables

Starting date of the study is expected to be at the start of April 2018. The study needs to be completed and a draft report submitted by mid-September 2018. The Mid-Term Review (MTR) of CAVAC II will be done in October and the results from this study will be made available to the MTR team.

Deliverables:

(a) Inception report two weeks after start of the assignment;

(b) Data collection tool and proposed sampling procedure within two weeks of commencement;

(c) Cleaned data with details of any changes made in data due within 2 weeks after completion of data entry

(d) Mid-term report on progress and initial findings due two weeks after completion of data entry;

(e) Final draft report on impacts of selected irrigation schemes two weeks after submission of initial findings;

(f) Final report by one month after receiving feedback from CAVAC team.

Deadline 17:00, 22 April 2018

 

Service Expression of Interest (EOI) – Development of SharePoint Workflow
Description CAVAC has recently upgraded its management information system using the Microsoft SharePoint online system. It has been decided to expand the use of SharePoint to include various business workflow requirements such as document approvals, leave requests, travel requests, timesheets, purchase requisitions, purchase orders, e-library, and M&E processes.

CAVAC is interested in understanding the capability and experience of individuals or firms in Cambodia to assist in the design and development of SharePoint applications to meet our workflow requirements. CAVAC is interested to work with a firm/individual that can deliver high-quality solutions in the above areas. CAVAC will review all expressions of interest and will determine whether any party will be offered an interview.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Two years’ experience in SharePoint development
  • Previous consulting experience designing workflow solutions on SharePoin
  • Providing any proof of similar SharePoint projects which was done by the firm/individual
  • Demonstrated ability to provide trouble shooting or technical support to meet CAVAC’s current and emerging needs
  • Strong communication and demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to clients.
Deadline 17:00, 11 April 2018

 

Service Expression of Interest (EOI) – Development of Knowledge Portal Web Application
Description CAVAC will develop a Knowledge Portal web application accessible to program staff and broader stakeholders in Cambodia and internationally. The goal is to facilitate a culture of knowledge sharing and secure the long-term sustainability of CAVAC’s knowledge products. Practically, the Knowledge Portal should have capability to store, organize, and share a range of knowledge products among relevant stakeholders and target audiences.

CAVAC is interested in understanding the capability and experience of individuals or firms in the design and development of a Knowledge Portal web application. These services need to be high quality and sufficient to produce a dynamic, user-friendly, and fully functional Knowledge Portal, including team management, search by thematic area and by keywords, partner management, knowledge product management, event management, and feedback feature. Interested and capable parties are invited to submit an Expression of Interest.

Key Activities
The consultant or firm should be able to construct a Knowledge Portal in both English and Khmer that should:

  • be visually attractive, easy to use/navigate user interface, interactive, and allow for dynamic content
  • be equipped with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and google analytic
  • be web-based and function on a range of devices
  • include logical search functionality to allow users to find available content quickly and intuitively
  • allow for different levels of access (general public, registered user, moderator, and administrator)
  • provide a personalised user dashboard and forms, including registration, user profile and feedback form
  • measure the results and analytics of user interaction and traffic of the portal
  • have high security standards to ensure all data is stored safely and access is controlled and customizable

Key Criteria
Any consulting services proposed should include sufficient and demonstrable skills in the following areas and tools:

  • Skill with PHP/MySQL (CodeIgniter or Laravel PHP framework/CMS)
  • Skill with HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Skill with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube API
  • Three years or more experience designing and building web applications similar to CAVAC requirements
  • An ability to build and maintain high levels of digital security
Deadline 17:00, 11 April 2018

 

Service Consultant for Development of Crop Cultivation Training Materials
Description CAVAC will recruit an experienced Consultant specialised in the planting and cultivation of crops to work with its micro finance institution partner in developing training materials in two main formats including training manuals, and a quick step-by-step check-list. The training materials will focus on three crops: Dry rice farming, Wet rice farming, and Cassava farming.

The training materials should be simple and informative. Once completed, the Consultant will conduct three Train the Trainer sessions (one for each topic) for CAVAC’s Partner’s staff on the use of the developed materials. The training needs to consider the capacity and training needs of the staff and the appropriate number of trainees to deliver effective training in each session.

Specifically, the Consultant will:

  • Examine and understand the learning management system of CAVAC partners
  • Conduct a training needs assessment with CAVAC and assigned partners
  • Develop the training delivery strategies, including the pedagogical elements to support staff and farmers’ learning
  • Develop learning materials based on the training needs identified
  • Test and validate the design and functionality of the training materials with intended learners or appropriate target learners
  • Conduct Train the Trainer sessions to staff of CAVAC partners on how to use and update the training materials
  • Prepare reports on the outcomes of each activity for CAVAC and its partners
  • Prepare a brief final report reflecting lessons learned and including recommendations based on the testing of the developed materials and training delivery (4 pages excluding annexes)

Selection Criteria
CAVAC is looking for an individual Consultant who is capable of designing quality training materials on modern agriculture practices with a good methodology for delivering the training.

  • An undergraduate degree in Agronomy, or similar field, with a focus on crops such as rice and cassava
  • Demonstrated extensive and practical knowledge of modern practices on crop production
  • Demonstrated experience in training and developing training materials and curriculum relevant to the requirements
  • Good communication and facilitation skills in Khmer and English
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrated capacity to network and work with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good computer literacy in word processing and other designing applications.
Deadline 17:00, 20 April 2018

 

Service Consultant for Development of Livestock Training Materials
Description CAVAC will recruit an experienced Consultant specialised in livestock to work with its micro finance institution partner in developing training materials in two main formats including training manuals, and a quick step-by-step check-list. The training materials will focus on two types of livestock: Cattle and Pig Husbandry.

The training materials should be simple and informative. Once completed, the Consultant will conduct two Train the Trainer sessions (one for each topic) for CAVAC’s Partner’s staff on the use of the developed materials. The training needs to consider the capacity and training needs of the staff and the appropriate number of trainees to deliver effective training in each session.

Specifically, the Consultant will:

  • Examine and understand the learning management system of CAVAC partners
  • Conduct a training needs assessment with CAVAC and assigned partners
  • Develop the training delivery strategies, including the pedagogical elements to support staff and farmers’ learning
  • Develop learning materials based on the training needs identified
  • Test and validate the design and functionality of the training materials with intended learners or appropriate target learners
  • Conduct Train the Trainer sessions to staff of CAVAC partners on how to use and update the training materials
  • Prepare reports on the outcomes of each activity for CAVAC and its partners
  • Prepare a brief final report reflecting lessons learned and including recommendations based on the testing of the developed materials and training delivery (4 pages excluding annexes)

Selection Criteria
CAVAC is looking for an individual Consultant who is capable of designing quality training materials on modern agriculture practices with a good methodology for delivering the training.

  • An undergraduate degree in Animal husbandry, or similar field, with a focus on livestock such as cattle and pigs
  • Demonstrated extensive and practical knowledge of modern practices on livestock production
  • Demonstrated experience in training and developing training materials and curriculum relevant to the requirements
  • Good communication and facilitation skills in Khmer and English
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrated capacity to network and work with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good computer literacy in word processing and other designing applications
Deadline 17:00, 20 April 2018

 

Position Rice Seed Production Specialist (Part-Time)
Description CAVAC is seeking an experienced Rice Seed Production Specialist to work with a CAVAC partner to provide training and coach farmer groups in seed production for two cycles of production.
Specifically, the Specialist will:

  • Develop training material for rice seed production training
  • Work with company staff to provide rice seed production training to seed producer groups (coaching, monitoring and following up with seed producer groups in target provinces of seed production)
  • Organise study tours for the farmers to other seed producer groups to learn about experience in seed production
  • Provide progress reports on the training and study tour
  • Provide refresher training to farmers in the second season
  • Collaborate with company staff to organize field day
  • Conduct needs assessment of farmer groups on rice seed production prior to training and baseline of seed production
  • Conduct evaluation of farmer groups after training and provide a short report on it.

Selection Criteria

  • A university degree in agriculture or a related field
  • Minimum five years of experience in seed production
  • Proven ability to communicate and work with seed producer groups and companies
  • Be a hands-on practical person with ability in problem solving and finding practical solutions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill in Khmer and English
  • Demonstrated solid facilitation and report writing skills.
Deadline 17.00, 23 April 2018

 

Service Review of Systematic Change in Presticide and Fertiliser Market
Description Purpose of the study

CAVAC Phase I worked from 2010 to 2015 in the pesticide, fertiliser, and media markets and has reported on the outcomes in those markets.
CAVAC Phase II would now like to commission an independent study to analyse and understand the level to which CAVAC I influenced and achieved systemic change in these markets.

Scope and methodology

The selected Consultancy will conduct the review of systemic change in the pesticide, fertiliser, and media markets in six provinces. To analyse and understand the level to which CAVAC I influenced and achieved systemic change in these markets, the Consultancy will need to conduct interviews and focus group discussions with:

i) at least 10 businesses that worked with CAVAC I
ii) at least 10 that did not work with CAVAC I
iii) a number of retailers of those businesses, and
iv) A number of the farmers who were or are clients of those retailers.

A distinction must be made between wet season and dry season farmers.
It is expected that the study will commence in May /June 2018 and will be completed in accordance with an agreed timetable, as submitted by the successful Consultancy.
Information on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) processes used by CAVAC I and other statistical data collected during prior years will be provided to the Consultancy.
The Consultancy must propose, based on its expertise and human resources, the most suitable approach, i.e. sampling and research methodology to collect relevant data and information, and conduct a thorough analysis to best respond to the objectives of the assignment.

Criteria to assess proposal

– 80% of the score will be allocated to the technical proposal
– 20% of the score will be allocated to the financial proposal
– The finance scores will be allocated using this formula.
Lowest bid price X 20
Bid price
– The technical score and the financial score will be added together to get the result.

Deadline 17:00, 30 April 2018