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RFP Invited for Packaging Consultant

RFP Invited for Packaging Consultant

Organization: Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA)

Apply By: 30 Sep 2019

About the Organization:

MBDA (Meghalaya Basin Development Authority) was set up in April, 2012. They are headed by the Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya. The MBDA has identified that natural resources and river basins provide ideal opportunities for providing multi-livelihoods to people in the rural areas.

About Megha-LAMP:

The Meghalaya Livelihoods and Access to Markets Project (Megha-LAMP) is a state-wide project of Govt. of Meghalaya that is supported by IFAD (International Fund for Agriculture Development). They aim at improving family incomes and quality of life of the rural mass in Meghalaya through expanded and sustainable livelihood opportunities adapted to the hill environment and to effect of climate change

Objectives:

The overall objective of this consultancy is to guide the MLAMP team in the design and implementation of customized packaging solutions

  • Study the existing packaging of the products and see the array of the packaging items/designs/products that is currently in practise
  • A full-fledged study of the packaging market, its scope and areas of improvement including introduction of new packaging material and design is required for understanding the demand for packaging in the entire state

Scope of Work:

  • To conduct a comprehensive assessment of all the crops/product value chains currently implemented by MBMA to determine development needs in the areas of packaging and see the existing packaging used
  • Suggest changes and choice of packaging to enhance the product appeal and improve its marketability through a capacity building training in the format of a three day workshop on day each for ( Species, perishable and non-perishable products)
  • Bring and introduce cost effective and natural product based packaging which is green and environment friendly
  • Address the current packaging challenges and develop local packaging capacity for long term benefit for their entire gamut of products in the agriculture, horticulture, processed food, etc.
  • Work closely with traditional packaging methods as well and wherever possible bring out the uniqueness of such packaging for the outside market. Develop packaging as a standalone business activity for some entrepreneurs as well
  • To design and improve customer experience for Meghalaya products for species, honey, cashewnut and tea in the export markets by designing practical, innovative sustainable and appealing packaging for each product taken into consideration the varying market requirement trends, product requirement, material and business value, consumer perception and new techniques
  • Any other requirement related to packaging that may come up during the course of their assignment

Tenure: Visit the state at least 5-10 days in a month for a periods of 6months initially

Desired Qualification & Experience:

  • Graduate/Post degree/Diploma in Marketing, food processing, quality control, packaging and labelling
  • At least 10 years senior experience in this field
  • Solid experience and knowledge in brand development, management and designing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated limited supervision
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel locally
  • Fluency in English (both written and oral)

Interested applicants may please submit their detailed CV along with soft copies of their work samples and a letter of interest to the CREO MBMA latest by September 30, 2019.

Any queries may please be direct6ed at mbmaprocurement@Agmail.com

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