Consultancy for developing RICE Hero app (deadline 25.01.2022)

Oxfam in Vietnam (OiV) proposes exploring the idea of employing innovative digital technology to help the Government of Vietnam to develop and pilot an app based on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), namely Rice Hero, for rice sector. This MRV system will be piloting by OiV and potentially to be replicated in Cambodia under GRAISEA program.

The consultant/firm is to:

  • Create and develop a prototype for a smartphone app called RICE Hero which is compatible with both Android and IOS operating systems, based on the calculation method of rice production practices that has been developed by The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
  • Carry out field tests at 1 location in the Mekong delta and 5 rice production companies to gather user feedbacks
  • Improve the app using feedback from field test
  • Work with OiV and partners to engage private sector companies to use the app, and to influence key stakeholders at provincial level and national level in promoting app widely.

The ideal consultant is to have the following qualities:

  • Proven track record in developing high-quality smartphone apps (5 years’ experience minimum)
  • The firm should have IT experts, a MRV in rice sector expert, and a meteor-hydrology expert
  • Willingness to improve the app incrementally with feedback from OiVN and end users
  • Experience in working with international development organizations and weather apps is an advantage

Submission of proposals

Application in English or Vietnamese should include the following:

1. A technical proposal which includes:

  • How the IT solutions could bring the MRV calculator system from excel version into the smartphone app-based version.
  • A Moc-Up model to describe the functions of the app
  • Description the app and the process to carry out all activities
  • Description role of each expert in developing app and influencing to relevant stakeholders.

2. CV(s) or profiles of the company/consultants to carry out the tasks

3. Financial proposal for the services.

Application:

The proposal should be submitted in English/Vietnamese by e-mail: HR.Vietnam@oxfam.org and with the title “GRAISEA 2 Documentation Consultant”

By 17:00 VN time, Tuesday, 25 January 2022