Market Assessment Consultancy

  • Philippines
  • Consultancy
Career Category
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
Years of experience
  • 3-4 years

All applicants are required to visit the career page on the BRAC USA website to read the full Terms of Reference which details the requirements, qualifications and application instructions for this position:

  • Client: Government of the Philippines and Asian Development Bank
  • BRAC UPGI Team Lead: Lauren Whitehead
  • Position: Market Assessment Consultancy
  • Location: Philippines (National) (Provinces of Bukidnon, Sultan Kudarat, and Iloilo)
  • Dates of Assignment: December 2020 – April 2021
  • Duration of Assignment: Intermittent; 88 working days (4 months)

Objective of Market and Livelihoods Assessment

DSWD and ADB, in consultation with BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, are seeking a Market Assessment Consultant to conduct a localized market assessment and identify sustainable livelihood options. Sustainable livelihoods through an upfront injection of capital in the form of a productive asset is a distinguishing feature of the Graduation approach. Determining the specific livelihoods and related asset packages requires a localized market assessment, assessment of viable livelihoods for Graduation participants, and value chain mapping pegged to the skills and resources possessed by extreme poor households in target communities in the provinces of Bukidnon, Sultan Kudarat, and Iloilo. The goal of the market assessment is to determine a menu of profitable livelihood options relevant for the extreme poor in target communities, with enough detail to match participating households to suitable livelihoods. In addition, the market assessment should:

  • account for potential COVID-19 related risks and outline strategies participants may employ to adapt in the event of a new lockdown; and
  • identify strategies for participants to diversify their assets over a 6-12 month period in order to foster greater economic resilience (for example, participants who engage in chicken egg production may then expand into chicken fertilizer production).

Key objectives of the market assessment include the following:

A. Conduct a localized market assessment with analysis of relevant local market systems, including market infrastructure, policy landscape, access and participation, mapping of relevant market actors, and COVID-19 related risks and strategies

B. Perform an assessment of viable livelihoods from among promising market systems and value chains in order to pinpoint opportunities and risks facing extreme poor households in the selected geographies, including COVID-19 related risks and strategies

C. Formulate potential asset packages corresponding to the recommended livelihood options and assess:

  1. Minimum skills and resources required
  2. Required linkages and partnerships along the value chain
  3. Profit projections
  4. Key challenges, risks, and mitigation strategies
  5. Accompanying technical training topics and curriculum
  6. Recommended training providers
  7. COVID-19 related risks and livelihoods mitigation strategies

D. Outline asset diversification strategies for participants who begin in engaging in selected livelihood options to expand and diversify their assets over a 6-12 month period, including COVID-19 related risks and strategies

E. Develop a profiling tool to match households participating in the Graduation program with appropriate livelihoods

All applicants are required to visit the career page on the BRAC USA website to read the full Terms of Reference which details the requirements, qualifications and application instructions for this position:

How to apply

How to Apply

Consultant(s) are encouraged to apply by submitting a concise proposal that includes:

  1. Proposed methodology and work plan to carry out the assignment
  2. A detailed budget outlining all related costs, including field visits
  3. CV(s) of consultant(s) to complete the assignment
  4. References of documented work that demonstrates similar previous assignments. All applicants should provide documentary evidence (e.g., contract award or reference letter from previous clients stating scope of services and deliverables) of previous projects for at least the last three (3) years or more.

Please submit all documentation electronically to [email protected] no later than Monday, December 7, 2020 by 5pm Manila time (GMT+8) with the subject “Application for Market Assessment Consultant, DSWD – Candidate Name.” Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only soft copy applications will be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.**

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