Consultant (Develop Inclusive Business Models)

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  • Date posted

    September 27, 2023

  • Closing date

    September 27, 2023

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About WorldFish

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:


The position is ‘Consultant - Business Model Development’ for developing inclusive business and entrepreneurial models for commercial production and distribution of 3-5 nutrient rich SIS species. The position is for WorldFish on short-term contract basis. The engagement seeks a dynamic, innovative, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional/consulting firm. The assignment has following objectives:

  • Developing the business plans/models for commercialization and upscaling of seed production technology of selected SIS species and seed distribution network in Odisha and Assam.
  • Formulating model (Detailed Project Report) DPR with financial analysis and unit Cost calculation for selected SIS species for different client segments with varying situations.

Scope of Work

WorldFish is implementing a project named "Taking Nutrition-Sensitive Carp-SIS Polyculture Technology to Scale" in Odisha and Assam states of India (2021-2024). The project is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). One of its central objectives is to develop easily scalable methodologies for the mass seed production of some important SIS through the standardization of a hatchery-based breeding approach.

Developing and selecting one or more viable business models for multiplication and distribution of SIS seed is one of the interventions under the project. The technical protocols for mass seed production, nursery rearing, and transportation of selected SIS species have already been developed under the project. The present assignment is to evaluate and develop business models for commercial SIS seed production in partnership with private hatcheries, nurseries, and seed traders in the targeted locations. The expected outcome of this intervention will be to facilitate a close and effective interaction with the private sector actors, and to develop a robust value chain around the seed production and distribution of SIS species.



Skill, Experience and Knowledge:


  • Masters in Fisheries and Allied Sciences with a minimum of 10 years of experience in research, project implementation, consultancy, etc. in fisheries/ aquaculture sector.
  • Proven working experience and assignments in fisheries/aquaculture sector with various international agencies.
  • Knowledge and expertise in business plan development of various segments of aquaculture value chain, aquatic resource management, value-chain analysis, framing of model DPR for government, development of government schemes and programs etc.
  • The Consultant is explicitly encouraged to critically review the tasks and required expertise for the assignment.
  • The study will involve activities like review of literature/ documents, consultation meetings with relevant partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries, field visits, developing business plans, formulation of model DPRs, etc.




Interested consultant(s) are requested to provide a detailed budget proposal outlining professional fees, travel expenses (if applicable), and any other costs related to the consultancy. The budget should be submitted along with the application.


Evaluation and Selection


Applications will be evaluated based on the qualifications and experience of the consultant, the quality and feasibility of the proposed approach and work plan, the relevance of previous work examples and the most competitive proposal. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or request additional information before final selection. This opportunity is open for nationals of India only.


How to Apply


Interested and qualified consultants are invited to submit the following documents online no later than 08 October 2023:


  • Curriculum vitae highlighting relevant experience and qualifications.
  • A brief proposal outlining the approach, methodology, and work plan for conducting the consultancy.
  • Examples of previous similar work or reports.
  • Name and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees (clients), you have consulted previously.
  • Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment


WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.


WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.


People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.


We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.



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