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Designation: Part Time Consultant
Location: New Delhi
Background & Purpose of the Position:
Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC) (Web: http://fmc.org.in/) is a pioneer organisation specialising in promoting of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through cluster and value chain led development. FMC with its Global repute, provides services in the areas of advocacy, implementation & coordination, training & research, and monitoring & evaluation both on its own and also by collaborating with national, international organizations including industry associations and corporate engaged in the development of MSMEs.

FMC is implementing a project: “Promote Bamboo MSME Clusters for Sustainable Development” in 9 states (Viz: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand & Madhya Pradesh) in India with the overall objective of promoting bamboo as sustainable resource and generate green jobs for a period of 4 years. The project is designed to help local community and other stakeholders collaborate for the promotion of green economy, sustainable growth, economic prosperity and poverty reduction in India along with mitigation of climate change.

Specific Activities:
1. Undertake life cycle assessment for a select range of bamboo products. Assess types of waste generated at different nodes of the value chain starting from harvesting to manufacturing, quantify their volume, identify potential use of the wastes, identify proven business model and prepare a compendium of solution providers like technical institutions/ consultants
2. Prepare a plan for a virtual platformto facilitate information and service exchange on technical and other business aspects for the benefit of MSME manufacturers, buyers and other service providers in Bamboo sector. Create a specific component on waste exchange to facilitate commercial use of waste as resource by potential businesses.
3. Create a roadmap to strengthen the virtual platform with information about other industrial waste in MSME sector and their potential commercial usages through (a) assessing national and if possible state wise volume and types of waste and scope for waste recovery from waste that can be industrially re-utilized or recovered including bamboo waste, (b) preparing a note on waste exchange initiatives across the world with respect to issues including  composition, activities, model of sustainability, etc. (based on their websites, short listing of some of these platforms/organization & connecting with them through telecons/skypes to better understand their functioning and future prospects and (c) preparing an illustration for capturing the methodology for project implementation and write a note on the same that captures the key points therein, (d) Conceive and prepare a model through illustration for monitoring the time based impact of such measures across clusters & sectors and (e) prepare a note on future sustainability models for such a venture keeping in mind the range of services required, their extent of private/public good nature. Lessons need to be drawn from similar models across the world and references to be given.
4. Provide inputs/guidance to Facilitating Agency (FA) and Cluster Development Managers (of partner organisation-SIDBI) to undertake enterprise development activities with life cycle consideration (Part of WP-1).

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