Consulting on compiling technical documents for banana fiber production

Center for Rural Economic Development (CRED) is a registered unit under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), established in 2014. The main activities of CRED include:

  • Building and implementing development projects;
  • Provide scientific and technical services in the fields of: Water, Environment, Climate Change, Rural Development, Livelihood Development and Sustainable Agriculture, Forest Development and Protection, Trade Biology, etc… in Vietnam and the countries of the Mekong sub-region.
  • Training for farmers and businesses on production standards such as Organic Organic), GACP-WHO, Biological Trade (BioTrade); develop an internal management system (ICS) and prepare for the inspection and certification.

CRED is currently implementing the project: “Banana yarn – Economic opportunity – Solution for the environment” with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German organization Helvetas. CRED will provide financial support to 3 cooperatives in 3 provinces of Lao Cai, Son La, and Phu Tho so that these cooperatives can apply technology to produce banana fibers, handicrafts, and bio-fertilizers from banana stems. the fruit is harvested. CRED needs to recruit a consultant to carry out the task of compiling the handbook: Banana fiber production techniques to train, train and guide cooperatives and people in the project area.1. Specific duties:

Compiling a technical manual for banana fiber production including the following main contents:

  • The technique of exploiting banana stem
  • Split (share) banana stem
  • Separation
  • Yarn stripping
  • Washing yarn
  • Yarn drying
  • Hydraulic pulp press
  • Dry the pulp
  • Processing organic microbial fertilizer from banana residue and juice.

2. Time and place:

Time: From 10th October to 25th October 2022

3. Outputs:

–       A manual containing all technical contents mentioned in item 1

–       Brief, concise, easy-to-understand presentation

–       There are clear pictures to illustrate

–       The number of documents must not exceed 20 pages of A4 paper size

4. Professional requirements and experience:

–       Mechanical engineer

–       Have experience in training machine operation manual for workers

–       Experience in document editing

Interested candidates, please send your resume (CV, proposal for implementation of the consulting package, letter of interest; proposed consulting fee) to CRED office at the email address cred@cred. or by post to: CRED, 8th floor, Hoang Dao Thuy street, Trung Hoa, Cau Giay, Hanoi. Deadline for submission of applications is October 5, 2022. CRED will contact qualified candidates.

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