CARE has worked in Myanmar since 1995 with the aim to improve the living standards of rural communities through health intervention programs, including HIV/AIDS prevention and care, as well as nutritional support for pregnant mothers and children; food security and livelihoods programs, comprised of support for agriculture, fisheries, and livestock; and water, sanitation and hygiene.

As cross-cutting measures, CARE Myanmar is addressing disaster risk reduction and gender.

Our work in Myanmar focuses on:
public health and hygiene
HIV prevention and care
food and livelihood security
water, sanitation and hygiene
disaster risk reduction

Yangon   22 July 2019
Job Reference: MJ1562643677849

Duration of assignment: July to December 2019

CARE International in Myanmar’s programs focuses on economic and market based development; gender-based violence; food and livelihood security; disaster risk reduction; sexual reproductive health rights; peace building; and policy and law reform in related areas.

CARE International in Myanmar is implementing the Generating Rubber Opportunities (GRO) Myanmar project. GRO project applies a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to increase incomes and social capital of smallholder rubber farmers in the southeast Myanmar. The project has a particular focus on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) as well as on secure access to land. By facilitating links between market actors in government and in former armed conflict areas, the project helps create a foundation for lasting peace and economic growth. The project is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The second phase of the project will run from January 2018 to December 2021. GRO Project works in partnership with organisations in public, private and civil society sector, including Myanmar Rubber Planter and Producers Association (MRPPA).

The Myanmar Rubber Producers and Planters Association (MRPPA) was established in 2005 comprising members of local rubber planters, processors, traders, exporters and manufacturers of end product rubber goods. Its main objective is to accelerate the overall development of natural rubber planting and manufacturing industries; to increase the export of natural rubber and foreign exchange earnings; to promote the income and living standard of the people involved in rubber industry with emphasis on the private sector to contribute to overall economic growth. The MRPPA`s key mandate is to encourage the development of rubber sector in Myanmar through technical knowledge; provide leadership on key issues for the rubber planters, share update information from International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB) with rubber stakeholders.

MRPPA utilizes various social media platforms to communicate with its membership and other stakeholders both inside Myanmar and internationally. However, the association does not have a website. The scope of this assignment would include:
1.    Support to GRO and MRPPA to agree site plan to reflect the key purpose, functions and audience for the MRPPA website. This will include and conference page to facilitate the communication and delegate coordination of the IRRDB International Conference in Myanmar (to be held from 30th September to 4th October 2019).
2.    Design of the website to conform to MRPPA branding and text and visual content provided by MRPPA. The website will necessarily be both English and Myanmar languages. The website will have a separate extension or landing page for the Rubber Conference as mentioned in 1. After the conference the extension will have the digital content of the conference, which could include pictures, presentations and papers from the conference.
3.    Training to MRPPA on website content management.

1. Website Design

The design of the Website shall be in substantial conformity with the Specifications. The website will be designed with a Content Management System' to allow MRPPA to control and manage the content within the website.

Materials Provided by MRPPA. All materials, text, graphics and other content for the Website to be supplied by MRPPA may be provided in soft format via email. Files will be provided in HTML format, standard word processing text format, or, if images, digitally in TIFF, GIF, JPEG, or Photoshop format.

Accessibility During Development. Throughout the development of the prototype and the final Website, the Website shall be accessible to MRPPA. Until MRPPA has approved the final Website, none of the web pages for the Website will be accessible to end users.

2. Domain Name
The Website shall have the domain name designated by MRPPA (the “Domain Name”) and the website developer will register the Domain Name on MRPPA’s behalf for at least 3 years. MRPPA shall be listed as the registrant, and administrative and technical contact for the Domain Name. The website developer will share all the necessary domain and log in credentials to MRPPA.

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