Consultant, Advanced Training of Trainers on Green Freight and Logistics Certification

Mekong Institute

Mekong Institute (MI) is implementing a three-year project on “Green Freight and Logistics Development in Mekong Countries.” Funded by the Republic of Korea through the Mekong-Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund, the project will aid transport sectors in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand to reduce their carbon footprint while increasing revenues. Such project support, in the long-term, will help decrease logistics and transport costs, as well as strengthen the overall economic performance of these countries, and thereby, the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) as a whole.

On March 16 to 20, 2020, MI will organize a Training of Trainers on Green Freight and Logistics Certification at the MI Headquarters in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

The training will (a) introduce advanced tools and techniques for Logistics Service Providers (LSP) to become more competitive and help reduce cost of logistics and transport; (b) share the benefits of advanced green freight policies; (c) support efficient logistics and green freight programs in the Mekong countries; and (d) share best practices on green freight and logistics to promote learning and exchange among various stakeholders.

Position Description

As such, MI is seeking the services of a Consultant to develop training modules and deliver an advanced five-day course and training package on Green Freight and Logistics Certification relevant to the GMS. The Consultant must present detailed session plans, case studies, and in-class activities. He/She should also present practical information in a simplified manner with easy-to-follow instructions.


From March 3 to 30, 2020, the Consultant is expected to deliver the following:


Specific Documents

(a) Final Training Package Outline for Advance Module


(b) Module Overview

Learning objectives, detailed session and sub-session topics; outline for advance course

(c) Daily Session Plan

Detailed in-class activities and delivery methods, Materials for each session (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, group work guideline, handouts, reading materials, etc.). The materials must also include time allocation, facilitators/presenter for preliminary and advance courses

(d) Session Content

Overview of each session, including sub-session topic outline, key words, objectives, summarized session overview, expected outcomes, delivery methods

Detailed session materials to be used in class (e.g., handouts, group work/simulation/role play guideline, reference reading materials, video clips, etc.)

Activity reference manual for trainers (e.g., role play, simulation, group discussion, video clip, calculation, etc.)

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

(a) Consultancy experience related to green freight and logistics in the Greater Mekong Subregion

(b) Professional experience in designing and conducting training programs on freight and logistics, preferably green freight and sustainable logistics

(c) Advanced university degree in economics, logistics, transportation, international trade, or other related fields

(d) Demonstrated knowledge on green freight and logistics standards such as the European Standard EN 16258, ISO 14040, Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum, among others, would be preferred

(e) Published research and technical work on green logistics is an advantage

(f) Excellent English report writing and speaking skills


The Consultant is expected to submit an (i) Expression of Interest; (ii) updated CV, and (iii) a detailed technical proposal that contains a complete description and explanation of the proposed methodology for the assignment. The proposal must also include a work plan, applied technical expertise, and other related arrangements that the Consultant will make available to execute and achieve the furnished objectives. These documents must be submitted to MI no later than February 21, 2020 to and with copied.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information, refer to the Terms of Reference.