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Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

- Coordination opérationnel Délégué du Projet d?Appui auSecteur Agricole (PASA | Published June 29, 2015  -  Deadline September 2, 2015
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From Recruitment Consultant Services forLe a D Office / Office For The Making Of Diagnosis Institutionnelet Organisationneldes From Agricultural Sector Institutions (Ministry Of The agriculture? Of Ministry Of Livestock And Animal Production;? Mi MINISTRY DEL'AGRICULTURE ------ ----------------------------- INVITATION TO INTEREST AMANIFESTATIONS First Publication Client: Ministry of Agriculture - Operational Coordination Déléguédu Project Support for the Agricultural Sector (PASA-G). Type: Expression of Interest Solicitation Title:. Consultancy services for the recruitment of unbureau / Practice for the realization of the institutional and organizational diagnosis of agricultural sector institutions (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Livestock and Animal Industry; Ministry of Environment and Water and Forestry; Department of fishing and aquaculture.) MEEF) and those beyond National Chamber of Agriculture and other entities of the sector. The objectifconnexe the project is to prepare the ground for the sector wide approach (SWAP) for the agricultural sector and sécuritéalimentaire. 2. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY With respect to the recommendations of the diagnostic review of public expenditure in the agricultural sector, the objective estdouble: - Conduct assessment etorganisationnelle institutional Lastructure four Ministries (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environment , Forestry), National Chamber of Agriculture and disorganization sectoral professional in a perspective degestion oriented lerésultat; Update and harmoniserles missions and the mode of operation of each of these entities will be reviewed etvalidés attendussont EXPECTED RESULTS The results: The institutional and organizational structure of each of the four departments of Nationaled'Agriculture House and sectoral business organizations is assessed ; A new organizational and structureinstitutionnelle of agricultural sector institutions (Ministries, National Chamber of Agriculture and sectoral professional organizations) sectorielleetmieux more consistent with the approach adapted to the implementation of PNIASA is proposed;? technical directions posts sheets and retained support structures are revised / élaboréesconformément to the new institutional and organizational structure proposed for the agricultural sector? The planning process, technical and budgetary, of implementation, monitoring and evaluation, derapportage are analyzed and new methods and / or approaches are proposées.Les needs capacity building (staff, materials, finance and training) of nouvellesstructures are identified; MISSION AND MAIN TASKS Terms of lamission The consultant will work closely with partiesprenantes in the realization of the study, notammentla COD and the CTE and other targeted stakeholders in the four sectoral ministries (MA, MEPA, MPA and MEEF). Stains to run In this context, it Auraa: ü Analyze assigned tasks and their effective exercise of the various national directorates, services and attached to each of the 4 appuide services sector ministries by the National Chamber of Agriculture and Organizations professionnellessectorielles; ü Analyze their structure (organic framework centrally etdéconcentré and relationships between the different levels); ü make a personal étatdes places and carry out an assessment of the adequacy positions, profiles of executives of ministries and other entitésciblées; ü Apprécierl'efficacité, efficiency and sustainability of the operating entities; ü Identifierles strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. a) Organizational Diagnostic Organizational Diagnostics will focus on the organization of the operation of four (04) ministries and other institutions. b) Financial diagnosis Financial porterasur diagnostic evaluation of the functioning of financial services and situationfinancière sector ministries c) The Environmental Diagnosis Diagnosticenvironnemental will focus on the evaluation of niveaude consideration of environmental issues in the design and implementation the sovereign activities of the state) recommandationsconcrètes formulation accompanied by a set piece of pland'action. All other tasks that, according to the consultant and based on its expériencesdans the area of ​​mission to contribute àl'atteinte the objectives of the mission may be proposed in the offer techniqueet discussed with the work of master before they are intensive. PROFILE

Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

Projet d?Appui auSecteur Agricole (PASA-G). | Published November 9, 2015  -  Deadline December 11, 2015
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Consultant Services For The Recruitment Of D? A Bureau / Cabinetpour Realization De L? Environnementaleet Social Strategic Assessment (eess) The Agricultural Sector In Guinea republic of Guinea DEL'AGRICULTURE --------------- MINISTRY -------------------- INTEREST CALL AMANIFESTATIONS First Publication Client: Ministry of Agriculture - Operational Coordination Déléguédu Project for the Agricultural Sector (PASA-G) . Type: Request For Expressions of Interest. Title: Consultancy services for the recruitment of an office / practice for achieving the Strategic Social and Environmental Evaluation (SESA) of the agricultural sector in Guinea 1 The Government of theRepublic of Guinea has received a gift of the International Association for Development (IDA) to an amount equivalent to 9.800.000DTS, or $ 15 million to cover the cost of the Project to Support the Agricultural Sector in Guinea (PASAG) under the Ministry of Agriculture (MA) . The Government intends to use a portion of this amount to perform lespayements under the "recruitment of a étudeschargé Office of the completion of the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Social (SESA) of the agricultural sector in Guinea"

Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

Ministère de l Agriculture | Published July 7, 2016  -  Deadline August 8, 2016
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The Government Of The Republic Of Guinea A Received A Gift From L? The International Association for Development (IDA) D? An equivalent amount 9,800,000 At DTS, either Usd 15 million to cover the cost of the Project D? Support the Agricultural Sector in Guinea (pasag) REQUEST fOR EXPRESSIONS oF INTEREST fOR RRECRUTEMENT POURL'ELABORATION OFFICE oF tHE DEVELOPMENT oF AGRICULTURE SCHEMADIRECTEUR IRRIGATED No. 005 / MA / pASAG / COD / SPM / 2016 I. INTRODUCTION the Government of the Republic of Guinea has received the International Association for Donde thedevelopment (IDA) to an amount equivalent to SDR 9.8 million, or $ 15 million to cover the cost of the Support Project in Guinea SecteurAgricole (PASAG) under the supervision Ministry of Agriculture (MA) .The Government intends to use a portion of this amount to make the payments under the unconsultant recruitment in developing the master plan for development of irrigated agriculture . BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE The potential developable land for total control of the waters of irrigationet / or drainage was estimated at 364 000 ha. . This situation aggraveau tempsavec over the high rate of population growth that reduces increasingly fallow time once allowed unerégénération relatively good fertility of these soils. Irrigation would, for the intensificationoptimale and diversification of generation accroîtrela alimentairepour contribute more to the national needs on small areas, but surtoutpour loosen the grip of farmers on the slope of land whose exploitation in current conditions lead Aune accelerated degradation environnementet an irremediable loss of productive capital. STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to realize, with national and multidisciplinary vision, leschéma director of development of irrigated agriculture on the basis of a comprehensive inventory of developable land (lowlands plaineset) in Republic of Guinea. This work to foiscomplexe urgently requires financial support from technical and financial partners of Guinea intervening in the secteuragricole (World Bank, AFD, IDB, FAO, etc.) to mobilize international expertise to support confirmed the Government of Guinea to reach cetobjectif. The ultimate goal of cetteétude will: - provide the client with a reference tool for planning andfrom any irrigated crop development operation; - Provide the technical basis, agro-socio-economic and environmental feasibility for all irrigated crops projetdedéveloppement all zones. TERMS OF THE MISSION AND TASKS OF THE CONSULTANT Terms of mission

Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

Ministère de l Agriculture | Published February 11, 2016  -  Deadline March 30, 2016
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From Events D solicitation? Interetrrecrutement D? A Cabinetpour L? From Schema updating Director D? Layouts Of Rural Roads SOLICITATION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR RRECRUTEMENT POURL'ACTUALISATION OFFICE OF MASTER PLAN OF DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL ROADS N ° 004 / MA / PASAG / COD / SPM / 2016 I INTRODUCTION the Government of the Republic of Guinea has received the International Association for Donde thedevelopment (IDA) to an amount equivalent to SDR 9.8 million, or $ 15 million to cover the cost the Support Project in Guinea SecteurAgricole (PASAG) under the Ministry of Agriculture (MA) .The Government intends to use a portion of this amount to make the payments under recruitment 'unconsultant for updating the master plan for development of rural roads. II BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION Thus, insufficient and inadequate management and maintenance of basic infrastructure is a contraintepermanente rural development process. In order to remove these constraints on the lives of rural populations, PASAG supports the updating of the Master Plan for Development of Rural Roads (SDAPR) in force since 1989. The support pourles rural roads is to update the master plan of rural roads program, so it is a reference outilde technical planning and decision support. The scheme directeurcomprendra: i) a national inventory of the network of rural roads, ii) strategic direction, including the development of normestechniques, an update of the classification of tracks, prioritization of investment guidelines, management mécanismesde and maintenance, and iii) a short investment plan, medium and long term for the opening up of areas Reverse production. OBJECTIFSDE III STUDY: The main objectives of this study are: - Proceed with updating the diagram Director of Planning pistesrurales through the inventory of potential in the territory to enable the sustainable development of secteurrural; - Make a detailed study of a national network of priority pistesrurales etcohérent for the opening up of production areas. The specific objectives of the study, given the potential of each region of the country, consist àdéfinir and evaluate pourles 20 years to concrete actions at national level in the rural area despistes to help improve conditions agricultural production. IV CONDITIONS OF THE MISSION AND TASKS DUCONSULTANT

Procurement of Fibreglass Boats, Outboard Engines and Boat Trailers

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published November 18, 2015  -  Deadline December 2, 2015
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to submit an offer for the procurement of FIBREGLASS BOATS, OUTBOARD MOTOR ENGINES AND BOAT TRAILERS for PAPUA NEW GUINEA. If you are interested in submitting an offer, please ensure your company has at least a Basic Registration with UNGM (www.ungm.org). Instructions on how to access FAO tender documents through UNGM are attached to the present Notice under the “DOCUMENTS” tab; please follow these instructions when submitting your bid. OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IF SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL. OFFERS NOT SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL WILL BE INVALIDATED.

Procurement of Precision Measuring Instruments and Navigation & Communication Equip for Papua New Guinea

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Published November 17, 2015  -  Deadline December 1, 2015
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to submit an offer for the procurement of Precision Measuring Instruments and Navigation & Communication Equipment for Papua New Guinea. If you are interested in submitting an offer, please make sure to have, at least, a Basic Registration with UNGM (www.ungm.org). Instructions on how to access FAO tender documents through UNGM are attached to the present Notice under the “DOCUMENTS” tab; please follow these instructions when submitting your bid. OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IF SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL. OFFERS NOT SUBMITTED THROUGH THE UNGM PORTAL WILL BE INVALIDATED.

Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

PROJET D?APPUI AU SECTEUR AGRICOLE DE GUINEE PASAG | Published January 4, 2016  -  Deadline January 22, 2016
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Rrecrutement D? A Cabinetpour Strengthening Capacities Of The Agricultural Sector Institutions From SUPPORT PROJECT AGRICULTURAL SECTOR OF GUINEA (PASAG) IDANº H DON-988 GN SOLICITATION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR A GUINEERRECRUTEMENT CABINET FOR BUILDING OF RENFORCEMENTDES AGRICULTURAL SECTOR INSTITUTIONS. The Government has the intentiond'utiliser unepartie of this amount to make the payments under the contract: a Cabinet recruitment (Technical Assistance) for Renforcementdes Institutions of Agricultural Sector of Guinea. The objective of the présentemission is to provide effective support to public institutions involved in the agricultural sector, with a view to setting? Uvreefficace of PNIASA. The set of capabilities derenforcement activities based on institutional and organizational assessment conducted at start of the draft. On the basis of a stratégiede companionship, quality control, skills transfer and progressive withdrawal of the mission will be to bring a Technicalassistance appuiglobal four ministries to NAC and sectoral professional organizations, in order to allow to strengthen their coordination skills and miseen? out of PNIASA. The team of the Technicalassistance (AT) will also accompany ministries in the transition towards a sector wide approach that will gradually inplace. Specific Lestâches of Technical Assistance will focus on the following: - Support for the implementation of reforms dusecteur - Support the preparation and ownership of RBM lesRésultats - Support for capacity building FinancesPubliques (? fiduciary management and procurement - Support to the strengthening of the system of SuiviEvaluation -. Support for transitionvers a broad sectoral approach to the implementation of PNIASA The mission of the consultant is expected to unedurée calendar comprehensive 2years and a half Consultants (firms. or firms) concerned must provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and uneexpérience relevant to the performance of services Criteria dela pourl'établissement short list are:. I. General experience of the consultant appuiorganisationnel and institutional sectors agricultural; II Achieving missionssimilaires. The qualifications and experience of the management staff ducabinet. Please note the following dispositionsadditionnelles relating to conflict of interest within the subject of this Interest SollicitationdeManifestation services: (i) conflict between consulting activities and procurement of goods, works or services (other than services consultants covered by these Guidelines), (ii) conflict between consultancy and (iii) related to the borrower's staff. The consultants (firms) can partner with other firms to enhance their qualifications in the form of a group of solidaireou a subcontractor agreement. A consultant serasélectionné according to Method Selection Based on Quality and leCout (QCBS) as described in the Consultant Guidelines (January 2011 edition revised in juillet2014). Lesconsultants (companies) interested parties may obtain additional information about the reference documents for adressesmentionnées below from Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. GMT and Friday from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. GMT. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below no later le22janvier 2016 at 13h. Project for the Agricultural Sector, located at building RizNérica Dissemination Project, (near the National Department of Agriculture). Almamya district, Kaloum Common; Conakry; Rep. deGuinée; For the attention of Mr Abdoulaye Keita, coordinator Delegate of PASA-G Phone: (224) 622 24 57 43 E-mail: abdoubiba@yahoo.fr, ssekounamie@gmail.com Done at Conakry, 2015 The Coordinator Abdoulaye Keita

National Consultant to undertake REDD+ financing mapping assessment within the agricultural sector and support to PNG’s REDD+ Investment Plan development

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline May 26, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6% . This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment.Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth.PNG has a significant area of intact tropical forest covering 77.8% of the country’s 46.9m ha of land. Together with the forest of West Papua (Island of New Guinea) they represent one of the largest areas of intact tropical forest in the world. PNG’s forests are also highly diverse, including 14 distinct forest types, with carbon-rich low altitude tropical forest constituting over 50% of forest area.The country’s forests are critical to the livelihoods and economy of the country. The ecosystem services forests provide help to maintain access to water and suitable agricultural land for PNG’s predominantly rural population as well as helping to protect key infrastructure, people and crops from flash flooding and landslides. Forests also play a direct role in supporting the livelihoods or rural communities with more than 500 species of wild growing plants identified as being used for food and the value of annual bush meat consumption estimated to be equivalent to $26million if alternative meats had to be sourced .These economic values sit alongside the deep social and cultural values attributed to forests across PNG. With over 90% of the land area under customary land ownership, PNG’s forests are at the center of the cultural identity of many communities.Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level;A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities;A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of Papua New Guinea is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is being delivered by UNDP.In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation.The NRS was developed over an 18-month period through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work that has focused on key areas of action on REDD+ including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping. Much of this work was compiled in an Issues and Options Paper for REDD+ in PNG, which set out the key decision and action areas for REDD+ in PNG and was circulated widely for consultation, the feedback from which was central to creating the NRS .PNG is still at an early stage of its REDD+ development process. Thus, while the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (RFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.Prior to the development of the RFIP, it is critical to assess current land use investment trends and identify opportunities to promote inter-sectoral planning, mainstream REDD+ objectives in national and sub-national planning and budgeting, better capture environmental outcomes in policy and decision-making processes, fill existing knowledge and finance gaps, and reinforce coherence between national and sub-national policy implementation.Initial scoping work on Forest Sector Finance (through FCPF) and conservation finance (through GEF) has been conducted. The assessment of the forest sector highlighted the importance but also the complexities of finance within the sector with estimates indicating that forestry industries contribute approximately $200million to the economy through payment of 19 levies, two royalties and an export tax. Further work is now needed to review how this finance is utilised as well as how government finances can further support the development of a robust and environmentally sustainable forest sector in PNG. The current assessment will help move this forward while also linking the forest sector with other key sectors that are impacting forest cover (most specifically agriculture) as well as the financing of those institutions that are relevant to decision making on and the protection of forests.�Scope of WorkUnder overall guidance of International Consultant on REDD+ Financial Mapping Assessment and in close collaboration with the team of experts, a National Consultant will be responsible for mapping out the existing and potential sources of finance within the agriculture sector for REDD+ implementation in PNG (including the identification of “REDD+-relevant” financing, including from domestic government budget and private sector) and identify the scale of finance necessary for the development of REDD+ Investment plan, particularly to support the integration of various land uses, REDD+ and climate-smart objectives in national, provincial planning and budgeting in PNG.The detailed scope and approach of work will be proposed by the National Consultant as part of the inception report. The assignment will build on the identification and quantification of relevant agricultural financial flows conducted at the national level as part of the elaboration of the resource mobilization framework of the national REDD+ investment plan.The assignment will provide a deep-dive analysis into agricultural financial flows at the national level, and at the sub-national level in two pilot provinces: Madang and East New Britain (ENB). The approach taken will build on the work and results of multiple other assessments and will ensure consistency with the climate-relevant tracking approach developed.The National Consultant will take necessary actions under this assignment, while working in close coordination and consultation with the team of consultants on the development of PNG’s REDD+ Investment Plan (RIP), Government, UNDP/FCPF project staff and the UNDP regional technical advisor. Key elements of the assignment will include:Under overall guidance of International Consultant, the first task will be to clearly define the proposed scope of work and identify the levels of agricultural data assessment that is feasible within the existing time frame.It is anticipated that this will review and address the proposed scope, which is:Provide assistance to International Consultant in the assessment of the budgetary process in PNG, identifying key actors, agencies, ministries involved in the budgeting process, as well as an overview of the budget coding system in PNG and consistency with the objectives of the assignment;Assist International Consultant to collect and assess international donor and private sector financial flows within the agricultural and land-use sectors and the breakdown of financing between national and subnational entities;In close partnership with the team of consultants on the development of REDD+ Investment Plan, participate in the collection and processing of agricultural data for REDD+ Investment Plan development;Review of government spending and break down of expenditures between Department of Agriculture, relevant commodity boards, the FPDA, NARI and other relevant institutions and how this spending is broken down by areas of technical work;Public financing flows (i.e. government funds, including staff salaries and funded policy instruments for the agricultural sector (e.g. fiscal policies, taxes, levies, etc.)) linked to the main drivers of deforestation and forest degradation; and (existing and potential) finance for the implementation of policies and measures (PAMs) to address these drivers (as set out in PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy);The level revenue through taxation, levies and other fees that flows that are provided by agricultural sector;A review of existing planning frameworks influencing agricultural investments at the national and subnational levels, including private sector investment related to development of infrastructure;A detailed assessment of financial flows within agricultural sector in two target provinces, East New Britain and Madang;An assessment of existing and potential climate finance within REDD+ relevant areas including review of national definitions for REDD+, and REDD+ relevant activities to identify areas that might be considered REDD+ aligned (or REDD+ ‘unaligned’);An assessment of the existing financial management structures within the agricultural sector for the above noted finances;A definition of a methodological approach for:Ensuring necessary support from national and subnational stakeholders;Collecting quantitative and qualitative data from the domestic budget, ODA and, to the extent possible, private sector in forest sector;Ensuring data consistency and avoiding double counting;Developing a typology for agricultural investments, consistent with and related to national climate change and REDD+ policy frameworks;Managing data in a spreadsheet and coding according to relevant categories for the analysis.Opportunities to re-direct finance flows that are supporting activities linked to deforestation and forest degradation (e.g. alterations of fiscal frameworks);Private sector financing sources: including finance for the implementation of sustainable production systems, e.g. certification schemes for agricultural (“forest friendly”) commodities and sustainable timber;The results of the assessment presented in infographics which will be developed by the International Consultant to support easy dissemination to stakeholders. One example of infographics which is useful to illustrate financial flows is the landscape of finance tool (see Annex 1 for a generic example);Draw relevant conclusions and recommendations for the national and sub-national governments in Madang and ENB and their financial partners, with regard (but not limited) to:The amount of agricultural investment contributing to REDD+/climate-smart objectives in PNG, with a deep-dive into Madang and ENB;Gaps between current agricultural finance flows and needs, both in terms of volumes and activities being financed;Potential barriers identified in financial flows at national and sub-national level;Opportunities for redirecting public agricultural finance to REDD+/REDD+-relevant initiatives;Recommendations for financing the National REDD+ Strategy and selected policies and measures in PNG, including Madang and ENB;Opportunities for public finance to support private REDD+-relevant investments in PNG, including in Madang and ENB;Opportunities and needs to improve coherence and coordination between national and subnational level agricultural spending.Scope of price proposal and schedule of paymentsIn accordance with UNDP IC guidelines, the proposal must include “Lump Sum Amount” approach which is closely linked to deliverables. It must be “all-inclusive” and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the National Consultant during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, office costs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services.All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. If duty travels are expected, UNDP will provide the National Consultant with the UN’s Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rates prevailing at the time of sourcing, for the duty station and all other cities indicated in the TOR as part of duty travel destinations. This will give the National Consultant an indication of the cost of living in a duty station/destination, to aid their determination of the appropriate fees and financial proposal amount, but it does not imply that Offerors are entitled to DSA payment .The initial payment shall include the actual cost of the IC’s travel to arrive at the designated Duty Station. Such cases therefore imply that the completion of the journey can be considered as one of the deliverables payable upon arrival.Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.The National Consultant is responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. The National Consultant is also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.orgApplication proceduresQualified candidates are requested to apply by April 26, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “National Consultant to undertake REDD+ Financing assessment within agricultural sector and support to REDD+ Investment Plan development”.The application should contain:Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application;Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV;Financial Proposal* - specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days – in home office and on mission, travel – international and local, per diems and any other possible costs). For more details, please see?“Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments”.Refer the following documents attached:Terms of Reference;Procurement Notice;P11 modified for SCs and ICs;General Conditions of Contract-for the services of IC's;Technical & Financial Proposal.Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.

Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

Ministère de l Agriculture | Published May 16, 2016
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General Procurement Notice Republic of Guinea Project to Support the Agricultural Sector (PASA-G) Don H 9880GN DEPASSATION GENERAL NOTICE OF MARKETS. The Government has the funds to settle intentiond'utiliser supplies, works and services to be procured under ceprojet.

Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

Projet d Appui aux Secteurs Agricoles de Guinee | Published July 28, 2016  -  Deadline September 5, 2016
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Recruitment Office For Development Of National D Schema Manager Renovation and Management Of Pastoral Areas in Guinea SOLICITATION OF INTEREST EVENTS RECRUITMENT OF POURL'ELABORATION OFFICE OF NATIONAL SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT AND DEGESTION PASTORAL AREAS IN GUINEA No 006 / MA / PASAG / COD / SPM / 2016 INTRODUCTION the Government intends to use unepartie that amount to make the payments for the recruitment of a consultant to develop the scheme nationald'aménagement and rangeland management in Guinea. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE The numbers of other species in the same year are around 1.8 million sheep, 2,2millions goats, 105,000 pigs and 25 million poultry (including 1.312 million in systèmeamélioré). These movements, sources of crop damage leads to various conflicts between farmers and éleveursavec parfoisde serious consequences. These intrusions also lead to conflicts and otherwise poses risks importantde dissemination desmaladies border in the absence of adequate animal health measures at departure and arrival desanimaux. The master plan will enable more clearly define land use by farmers and leséleveurs, specify the rights of each category of stakeholders (farmers and ranchers) on natural resources and queleurs obligations and identify areas for real management fair of rural areas currently experiencing a diversitéd'utilisateurs whose goals are often contradictory. STUDY OBJECTIVES: To yparvenir, it is planned to recruit a competent and experienced engineering. For this, it will be for the consultant to: • Make an inventory of the management of rangelands (current management and future trends entermes use of space by different economic actors); · Evaluate and estimate the potential of available space; · Offer or the possible development type (transhumance routes, spaces and périodeséventuelles course for troupeauxtranshumants and laying tags materialization of these spaces, etc. · Provide accompanying measures necessary for the implementation del pastoral planning, there comprisdes consequent actions of communication and appropriate information to the location of the various relevant players (autoritésà all levels, breeders, farmers and their organizations, etc ..) · Assess the estimated cost of planned developments · identify key strengths and constraints; · Develop a planning guide and enGuinée pastoral land management; · Propose an action plan for the implementation of measures contributing to the realization del'Aménagement pastoral RESULTATSATTENDUS the principauxrésultatsattendus of?. this study are: · the grazing areas are identified by area and validated; · The grazing land and water resources are estimated; · Forage species are identified and their productivitéévaluée; · The estimated cost of planned developments is available; · The main strengths and constraints are identified; · A guide on the amenities and the management of rangelands is developed etvalidé; · An Action Plan for When carrying out the measures identified for the proper management of espacespastoraux is in place and is in différentsacteurs are appropriate. TERMS OF THE MISSION AND TASKS OF THE CONSULTANT Terms of the mission The development duschéma national director of development and pastoral desespaces management will be conducted by the consulting firm under the supervision of the DNAAHP. It will mainly affect livestock systems of ruminants. It should be based necessarily the policies of the Government departments involved ensembledes dansl'utilisation of rural areas as well as studies and reflections spécifiquesréalisées or underway in the cadrede the agricultural development planning. Tasks duconsultant · Evaluate and estimate the potential for space from informationsexistantes; · Analyze usage patterns of this area (current and future); · Identify key strengths and constraints; · Develop management plans and espacespastoraux management; · Develop a guide to the facilities and management of rangelands; · Define an institutional framework for implementation; · Develop an action plan for implementation of management espacespastoraux; · Evaluate the estimated cost of planned developments, including their management and longtermes medium. QUALIFICATION OF STUDY AND OFFICE TEAM compositionof The master plan will be developed by an experienced design office and

Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

PROJET D?APPUI AU SECTEUR AGRICOLE | Published December 30, 2015  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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International Consultant to undertake economic appraisal for the implementation of PNG’s National REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published June 6, 2017  -  Deadline June 21, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6%[1]. This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment.Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth.Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level;A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities;A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation.While the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (RFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.In the PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy different REDD+ options of where and how to implement REDD+ activities involve different costs and bring different combinations of carbon stocks, biodiversity benefits and other ecosystem services. These benefits can have high economic values attached to them through their role in underpinning the production of goods and services that are valued by humans and that underpin local livelihoods and national economies. But often their values are not visible as these benefits do not directly enter markets and thus do not have a financial value (as defined by a market price) attached to them. Valuing forest benefits can help to understand the overall economic importance of REDD+ options and to assess economic trade-offs with other land use options. It is a means to mainstream forest benefits besides carbon into REDD+ strategy and RFIP and wider land use planning.Thus, the current economic assessment will help move forward to identify the costs of implementing all the actions in the RFIP as well as informing REDD+ planning for future interventions in PNG.

Assessment of Early Warning System for Inland and Coastal Flooding in 5 Pilot Provinces in Papua New Guinea

United Nations Development Programme | Published September 5, 2014  -  Deadline October 6, 2014
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The impact of climate change-related hazards in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been increasing in intensity and frequency. Further impacts from climate change include the loss of food gardens due to extensive flooding (both in coastal and riverine areas) combined with extended periods of drought. The rising sea level is causing some of PNG‘s islands to be gradually submerged and salt water intrusion is affecting groundwater particularly in the islands and in coastal areas, threatening domestic water supplies and agriculture. With the onset and multitude of climate change impacts, the country‘s economy, environment and people are becoming more vulnerable and are at risk of not meeting basic human development needs. Thus climate change puts at risk the achievement of the goals set out in PNG‘s major development plans. Flooding in the coastal areas is one of the most important climate change related hazards in the North Coast and the Islands Region as settlements are usually located in the coasts, particularly the provincial capitals of East Sepik (Wewak), Madang (Madang), Morobe (Lae), Northern and New Ireland Province. Similarly, in the hinterland areas, inland flooding is the most pressing hazard with the largest potential for wide-spread damage. The project seeks to enhance the capacity of various agencies involved in inland and coastal flooding by evaluating, selecting and implementing various options with the view of establishing an integrated Early Warning System for inland and coastal flooding. To this end, UNDP invites qualified and eligible Consultancy firms/ entities to submit offers on or before the herewith indicated deadline. The Solicitation Document (Request for Proposal) can be downloaded from the below link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=17980 All amendments/clarifications will also be announced on the same link. A net-conference Meeting to provide clarifications to Proposers will be organized on 15th September, 2014 at 03:00PM- PNG Time. Instructions to connect will be provided in due time to all Proposers that confirm participation. Deadline for receipt of offers is 6th October at 5:00PM, Port Moresby Time – PNG at the address mentioned in the RFP document.

Mapping of land use investments and REDD+ Financing Options for the implementation of Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Strategy

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published April 7, 2017  -  Deadline April 26, 2017
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International Consultant to undertake mapping of land use investments and REDD+ Financing Options for the implementation of Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Strategy.Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6%[1]. This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment.Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth.PNG has a significant area of intact tropical forest covering 77.8% of the country’s 46.9m ha of land. Together with the forest of West Papua (Island of New Guinea) they represent one of the largest areas of intact tropical forest in the world. PNG’s forests are also highly diverse, including 14 distinct forest types, with carbon-rich low altitude tropical forest constituting over 50% of forest area.The country’s forests are critical to the livelihoods and economy of the country. The ecosystem services forests provide help to maintain access to water and suitable agricultural land for PNG’s predominantly rural population as well as helping to protect key infrastructure, people and crops from flash flooding and landslides. Forests also play a direct role in supporting the livelihoods or rural communities with more than 500 species of wild growing plants identified as being used for food and the value of annual bush meat consumption estimated to be equivalent to $26million if alternative meats had to be sourced[2].These economic values sit alongside the deep social and cultural values attributed to forests across PNG. With over 90% of the land area under customary land ownership, PNG’s forests are at the center of the cultural identity of many communities.Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level;A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities;A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of Papua New Guinea is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is being delivered by UNDP.In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation.The NRS was developed over an 18-month period through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work that has focused on key areas of action on REDD+ including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping. Much of this work was compiled in an Issues and Options Paper for REDD+ in PNG, which set out the key decision and action areas for REDD+ in PNG and was circulated widely for consultation, the feedback from which was central to creating the NRS[3].PNG is still at an early stage of its REDD+ development process. Thus, while the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (RFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.Prior to the development of the RFIP, it is critical to assess current land use investment trends and identify opportunities to promote inter-sectoral planning, mainstream REDD+ objectives in national and sub-national planning and budgeting, better capture environmental outcomes in policy and decision-making processes, fill existing knowledge and finance gaps, and reinforce coherence between national and sub-national policy implementation.Initial scoping work on Forest Sector Finance (through FCPF) and conservation finance (through GEF) has been conducted. The assessment of the forest sector highlighted the importance but also the complexities of finance within the sector with estimates indicating that forestry industries contribute approximately $200million to the economy through payment of 19 levies, two royalties and an export tax. Further work is now needed to review how this finance is utilised as well as how government finances can further support the development of a robust and environmentally sustainable forest sector in PNG. The current assessment will help move this forward while also linking the forest sector with key other sectors that are impacting forest cover (most specifically agriculture) as well as the financing of those institutions that are relevant to decision making on and the protection of forests. SCOPE OF WORKThe objective of this assignment is to lead on, and oversee, the mapping out the existing and potential sources of finance for REDD+ implementation in PNG (including the identification of “REDD+-relevant” financing, including from domestic government budget, private sector and international financial and technical partners) and identify the scale of finance necessary for REDD+ implementation, particularly to support the integration of various land uses, REDD+ and climate-smart objectives in national, provincial planning and budgeting in PNG.The assignment will qualitatively and quantitatively map out public investments having an impact on land-use. The detailed scope and approach of work will be proposed by the International Consultant as part of the inception report. The assignment will build on the identification and quantification of relevant land use financial flows conducted at the national level as part of the elaboration of the resource mobilization framework of the national REDD+ investment plan. The assignment will provide a deep-dive analysis into land-use financial flows at the national level, and at the sub-national level in two pilot provinces: Madang and East New Britain (ENB). The approach taken will build on the work and results of multiple other assessments and will ensure consistency with the climate-relevant tracking approach developed.The International Consultant will take conceptual leadership of the tasks under this assignment, while working in close coordination and consultation with the team of consultants on the development of PNG’s REDD+ Investment Plan (RIP), Government, UNDP/FCPF project staff and the UNDP regional technical advisor.[1] World Bank Data. Available at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD?locations=PG[2] Sherman P, Bryan J, Ash J, Hunnam P, Makey B, and Lokes B (2008) The State of the Forests of Papua New Guniea. Mapping the extent and condition of forest cover and measuring the drivers of forest change in the period 1972-2002. UPNG 2008[3] The full paper is available from (http://www.pngreddplus.org.pg/)The consultation will be for 70 days over the period of 8 months starting in May 2017.Application procedures:Qualified candidates are requested to apply by April 26, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “International Consultant to mapping land-use investments and REDD+ Financing Options in PNG”.The application should contain:Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application.Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV.Financial Proposal* - specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days – in home office and on mission, travel – international and local, per diems and any other possible costs). For more details, please see Section 8. “Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments”.Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.Refer the attached Terms of Reference (TOR) for details.

REDD+ Readiness project – Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

UNDP Country Office Papua New Guinea - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published May 19, 2017  -  Deadline May 24, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6%. This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment.Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth.PNG has a significant area of intact tropical forest covering 77.8% of the country’s 46.9m ha of land. Together with the forest of West Papua (Island of New Guinea) they represent one of the largest areasof intact tropical forest in the world. PNG’s forests are also highly diverse, including 14 distinct forest types, with carbon-rich low altitude tropical forest constituting over 50% of forest area.The country’s forests are critical to the livelihoods and economy of the country. The ecosystem services forests provide help to maintain access to water and suitable agricultural land for PNG’s predominantly rural population as well as helping to protect key infrastructure, people and crops from flash flooding and landslides. Forests also play a direct role in supporting the livelihoods or rural communities with more than 500 species of wild growing plants identified as being used for food and the value of annual bush meat consumption estimated to be equivalent to $26million if alternative meats had to be sourcedThese economic values sit alongside the deep social and cultural values attributed to forests across PNG. With over 90% of the land area under customary land ownership, PNG’s forests are at the center of the cultural identity of many communities.Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level;A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities;A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of PNG is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is being delivered by UNDP.In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation.The NRS was developed over an 18-month period through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work that has focused on key areas of action on REDD+ including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping. Much of this work was compiled in an Issues and Options Paper for REDD+ in PNG, which set out the key decision and action areas for REDD+ in PNG and was circulated widely for consultation, the feedback from which was central to creating the NRSPNG is still at an early stage of its REDD+ development process. Thus, while the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a National REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (NRFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.In order to make the process inclusive and participatory, there is a need to support inter-sectoral coordination to improve participation of all relevant stakeholders from the government, civil society and private sectors in the joint development of NRFIP and positioning of PNG to support REDD+ before the global community.In this regard, Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), as PNG’s leading government agency to coordinate climate change and UNDP/FCPF REDD+ project are seeking a qualified full-time national consultant to strengthen inter-agency coordination and planning on REDD+ in the country.SCOPE OF WORKUnder overall guidance of CCDA’s REDD+ and Mitigation General Manager and direct supervision of the FCPF Chief Technical Advisor and in close collaboration with the CCDA REDD+ and FCPF teams, the National Consultant will be responsible for the provision of day-to-day support to promote and strengthen inter-agency coordination and planning on REDD+. Specifically, the National Consultant will perform the following duties:In close collaboration with CCDA REDD+ and FCPF teams coordinate with target sectors (government, civil society and private) on the development of their action areas under the National REDD+ Strategy to ensure effective consultation and coordination;Provide assistance for Technical Working Committees on National REDD+ Strategy, Safeguards and Safeguards Information System and other climate change-related groups;Strengthen coordination between mitigation and adaptation within CCDA to provide coherent messages to sector agencies;Make sure the ongoing sectoral assignments (agriculture, forestry, environment and land-use) are in line with National REDD+ Strategy Policies and Measures;Provide support on matters regarding the development, direction, capacity and coordination of activities within NRS and NRFIP to ensure that all stakeholders work together effectively;Provide coaching and mentoring to key partners to support the capacity development processes (support sector agencies in understanding climate change concepts through capacity building trainings, workshops and study–tours);Assess capacity levels and existing planning frameworks in sectors;Support the development of a framework / tool to support integrated climate compatible planning at sector level, linked with DNPM and other relevant agencies;Support the development of sector mitigation plans with target on land use change and forestry for relevant sectors;Participate proactively in the development of stakeholder engagement plans at the national and subnational levels;Support and participate in information exchange and coordination mechanisms with partners and relevant information systems/unitsInstitutional arrangementsThe assignment will be performed under overall supervision of the Climate Change and Development Authority in close collaboration with relevant government agencies at national and provincial levels as well as team of international and national consultants.The FCPF REDD+ Project Management Unit (PMU) in consultation with UNDP Regional Hub will provide technical advice on the methodological approach throughout the assignment.The National Consultant will be placed within the CCDA’s REDD+ Division and closely work with the team to ensure that all CCDA activities are effectively consulted/advised with relevant stakeholders.The assignment will be carried out in parallel with the REDD+ Financial mapping assessment. The National Consultant will seek to maximize integration and complementarity with that parallel processes in the work it does to ensure the study outputs can strengthen NFRIP and offer a useful case study for mainstreaming climate objectives into PNG master planning.Following the drafting of an inception report the National Consultant will meet with relevant stakeholders and gather data and information for the assignment.The FCPF PMU will provide support to the National Consultant with regard to logistics, including introductions to key stakeholders and organization and financing of workshops, if needed.Duration of the assignment The assignment will be undertaken over a period of up to 8 months, starting at the end of May 2017. In accordance with expected outputs and deliverables, the National Consultant submits reports to FCPF REDD+ Project Chief Technical Advisor and CCDA’s REDD+ General Manager for reviewing outputs, comments, and certifying approval/acceptance of works afterwards. In case of any delays to achieve the expected outputs, the National Consultant should notify the FCPF REDD+ Chief Technical Advisor in advance to take necessary steps.Duty stationThe duty station for this assignment is Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Work experienceDemonstrated experience in planning, strategy and policy development at the national level; especially in designing national strategies for forests, land use and/or natural resources;Strong understanding of climate change issues, particularly as regards to national REDD+ strategy/plan and climate and/or land use finance;Knowledge of the institutional and legal framework in PNG;Strong communication skills, including demonstrated written and presentation skills and the capacity to relate to both internal and external constituencies of the programme in English;Demonstrated ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams and manage complex tasksExperience with REDD+ in PNG or the Pacific region an advantageAPPLICATION PROCEDURESThe application should contain:Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application.Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV.Financial Proposal* - specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days – in home office and on mission, travel – international and local, per diems and any other possible costs). For more details, please see Section 8. “Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

Communications Specialist (International Consultant)

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published March 24, 2017  -  Deadline March 31, 2017
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Background:The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has had a long and proud history in Papua New Guinea (PNG), working in all areas of development over the last 30 years, since the first UNDP office opened in PNG in 1981. With the support of the Government, and partners and donors, UNDP has forged strong bonds and built successful working relationships in all PNG provinces.Despite vast natural and mineral wealth, PNG faces many development challenges that impact on the daily lives of the population. In 2013, PNG was ranked 187 on the Human Development Index. It is estimated that 40 per cent of the population lives on less than one dollar per day, with a gross national income per capita of $2,227, that 75 per cent of households depend on subsistence agriculture. Life expectancy is 61.6 years and 25 per cent of children never go to school (21% male, 29% female).UNDP works to improve the state’s ability to deliver public services to its people, and in doing so, plays a vital role in helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by raising the standard of living and protect human rights for all Papua New Guineans. UNDP gives practical support to the government's efforts to become more efficient, effective, equitable and accountable. It attempts to foster greater participation in democratic and civil society and helps the government encourage private sector growth that makes use of the country's natural resources in a sustainable manner.UNDP has continually expanded its work in PNG and today focuses on two areas: (1) Democratic Governance for Equitable Development, and (2) Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management.Communicating UNDP’s mandate, support activities and results are crucial to enhance the awareness of the Government and the general public of Papua New Guinea, development partners and donors, as well as the global network of UNDP. This will enhance UNDP’s reputation, public perception, credibility and trust, and will provide the basis for resource mobilization.The consultancyThis consultancy will provide communications support to immediately help the office formulate and disseminate more and better information and its key functions. Under the direct supervision of the Communications Specialist, the Communications Consultant will develop and deliver a plan to visit key locations in PNG to create communication products to promote UNDP’s work in PNG. The Communications Consultant will work closely with all UNDP projects. The consultancy will be for 6 weeks starting on 03rd April 2017.Application proceduresThe following documents are requested:a) Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; b) Signed P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; c) Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. The financial proposal must be submitted separately from other documents. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. Please submit your IC Proposal to: registry.pg@undp.org; The P11 form and Template for confirming availability and interest is available under the procurement section of UNDP PNG website (www.pg.undp.org ). Refer the attached terms of reference (TOR) for details.

PNG Productive Partnerships in Agr. - P110959

Central Supply and Tenders Board, | Published March 5, 2015  -  Deadline March 20, 2015
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Project Manager, Coffee Project Management Unit, Coffee Industry Corporation, Goroka, Ehp Productive Partnerships inAgriculture Project (PPAP) (Credit #:  47160-PG) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) CSTB No.3281 -Project Manager, Coffee Project Management Unit, Coffee Industry Corporation, Goroka,EHP At the request of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the World Bank and IFADapproved a Loan of US$ 39.0 million on 29th April 2010. The implementation of the project started in February 2011. Dueto very good project performance, additional loan financing of US$ 52 million was approved by the World Bank and IFAD on the10th April 2014. The total loan financing is now US$ 91.0 million. The completion date of the project is now extended to30th of June 2019. The principal objective of PPAP is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa andcoffee producers supported by the project. The project objective is intended to be achieved through (i) strengthening key sectoragencies and enhancing industry coordination, (ii) developing demand-driven public ? private sector partnerships to improve servicedelivery and the livelihoods of the targeted beneficiaries, and (iii) addressing critical market infrastructure constraints facingthe industry. Project coordination and oversight is provided by a small Project Coordination Unit (PCU) within the Department ofAgriculture and Livestock (DAL) in Port Moresby, with specific Project Management Units (PMUs) located in the PNG Cocoa Board (CB)and the Coffee Industry Corporation(CIC) in Kokopo and Goroka. The Project Manager (PM) will head the PMU based in CIC in Goroka, EasternHighlands. The PM will frequently travel to Simbu, Jiwaka, Western Highlands, Enga, Southern Highlands, Morobe as well as othercoffee growing provinces as an integral part of the duties.  The PM shall report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CIC, the Industry Coordination Committee (ICC), andwill work in close collaboration with the PPAP Project Coordinator within DAL. The duration of this contract is 2 years. Subsequent contracts will be based onsatisfactory performance. The candidate shall commence within 4 weeks of contract signing. The Project intends to recruit a manager with a provenrecord in the implementation of large scale agriculture or rural development programs or projects with elements of competitivegrants. The candidate should have a very good experienceandunderstanding of coffee production and marketing. The candidate shouldalso be familiar with World Bankprocurement, financial management and safeguards policies and guidelines. A minimum of12 years of experience in government, NGOs,donor organisations or private sector at management level is required. S/he should hold a post graduate degree in agriculturalsciences, agricultural economics or a related field. CSTBnow invites Individual Consultants to express their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants mayobtaindetailed Terms of Reference (ToR) from Mr. Geoffrey Kinibo at CSTB or the Project Coordinator via coordinator.pcu@ppap.gov.pg. The Individual Consultants must provideinformation indicating that they are qualified to perform the services: Curriculum Vitae (CV) (description and experience insimilar assignments, general qualifications and the names, business contacts and email addresses of three reliable referees). AnIndividual Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 (revised October 2006). All applications and expressions of interest should have the Tender Number CSTB 3281 and addressed to: TheChairman Central Supplyand Tenders Board, P O Box6457, BOROKO, NCD B Wing, Level 1,Waigaini Corporate Centre Building Waigani Drive,NCD The REOI shouldbe lodged in the Tender Boxlocated at the Reception Office at CSTB. Email copies of the REOI should be sent to: coordinator.pcu@ppap.gov.pg. The ClosingDate of the REOI is Friday 20th March 2015 at 14:00hours (local time). Authorisedby: PHILIP ELUDEME CHAIRMAN

Lead International Consultant to develop Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Finance & Investment Plan and REDD+ Funding Proposal for the Green Climate Fund

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published April 18, 2017  -  Deadline April 26, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6% . This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment. Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth. PNG has a significant area of intact tropical forest covering 77.8% of the country’s 46.9m ha of land. Together with the forest of West Papua (Island of New Guinea) they represent one of the largest areas of intact tropical forest in the world. PNG’s forests are also highly diverse, including 14 distinct forest types, with carbon-rich low altitude tropical forest constituting over 50% of forest area. The country’s forests are critical to the livelihoods and economy of the country. The ecosystem services forests provide help to maintain access to water and suitable agricultural land for PNG’s predominantly rural population as well as helping to protect key infrastructure, people and crops from flash flooding and landslides. Forests also play a direct role in supporting the livelihoods or rural communities with more than 500 species of wild growing plants identified as being used for food and the value of annual bush meat consumption estimated to be equivalent to $26million if alternative meats had to be sourced .These economic values sit alongside the deep social and cultural values attributed to forests across PNG. With over 90% of the land area under customary land ownership, PNG’s forests are at the center of the cultural identity of many communities. Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level; A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities; A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of PNG is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is being delivered by UNDP. In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation. The NRS was developed over an 18-month period through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work that has focused on key areas of action on REDD+ including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping. Much of this work was compiled in an Issues and Options Paper for REDD+ in PNG, which set out the key decision and action areas for REDD+ in PNG and was circulated widely for consultation, the feedback from which was central to creating the NRS . PNG is still at an early stage of its REDD+ development process. Thus, while the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a National REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (NRFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.In this regard, UNDP through the Government of PNG, particularly the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) is in process of recruitment of international and national experts to assess financial landscape and identify opportunities to promote inter-sectoral planning, mainstream REDD+ objectives in national and sub-national planning and budgeting as well as fill existing knowledge and finance gaps which is critical while developing NRFIPPNG’s NRFIP. Once the financial gaps to support REDD+ within the sectors have been identified, the Government of PNG, through UNDP as accredited entity, will develop a funding proposal for the implementation of PNG’s RFIP for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).Application proceduresQualified candidates are requested to apply by April 26, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “International Consultant to National REDD+ Plan in PNG”.The application should contain:Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application. Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV. Financial Proposal* - specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days – in home office and on mission, travel – international and local, per diems and any other possible costs). For more details, please see “Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments”. Refer the following documents attached:Terms of Reference;Procurement Notice;P11 modified for SCs and ICs;General Conditions of Contract-for the services of IC's;Technical & Financial Proposal.Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.

National Consultant to undertake REDD+ financing mapping assessment within the environmental conservation and land-use sectors and support to PNG’s REDD+ Investment Plan development

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline April 24, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6% . This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment.�Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth.�PNG has a significant area of intact tropical forest covering 77.8% of the country’s 46.9m ha of land. Together with the forest of West Papua (Island of New Guinea) they represent one of the largest areas of intact tropical forest in the world. PNG’s forests are also highly diverse, including 14 distinct forest types, with carbon-rich low altitude tropical forest constituting over 50% of forest area.�The country’s forests are critical to the livelihoods and economy of the country. The ecosystem services forests provide help to maintain access to water and suitable agricultural land for PNG’s predominantly rural population as well as helping to protect key infrastructure, people and crops from flash flooding and landslides. Forests also play a direct role in supporting the livelihoods or rural communities with more than 500 species of wild growing plants identified as being used for food and the value of annual bush meat consumption estimated to be equivalent to $26million if alternative meats had to be sourced .These economic values sit alongside the deep social and cultural values attributed to forests across PNG. With over 90% of the land area under customary land ownership, PNG’s forests are at the center of the cultural identity of many communities.�Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level;�A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities;�A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of Papua New Guinea is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is being delivered by UNDP.�In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation.�The NRS was developed over an 18-month period through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work that has focused on key areas of action on REDD+ including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping. Much of this work was compiled in an Issues and Options Paper for REDD+ in PNG, which set out the key decision and action areas for REDD+ in PNG and was circulated widely for consultation, the feedback from which was central to creating the NRS .�PNG is still at an early stage of its REDD+ development process. Thus, while the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (RFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.Prior to the development of the RFIP, it is critical to assess current land use investment trends and identify opportunities to promote inter-sectoral planning, mainstream REDD+ objectives in national and sub-national planning and budgeting, better capture environmental outcomes in policy and decision-making processes, fill existing knowledge and finance gaps, and reinforce coherence between national and sub-national policy implementation.Initial scoping work on Forest Sector Finance (through FCPF) and conservation finance (through GEF) has been conducted. The assessment of the forest sector highlighted the importance but also the complexities of finance within the sector with estimates indicating that forestry industries contribute approximately $200million to the economy through payment of 19 levies, two royalties and an export tax. Further work is now needed to review how this finance is utilised as well as how government finances can further support the development of a robust and environmentally sustainable forest sector in PNG. The current assessment will help move this forward while also linking the forest sector with other key sectors that are impacting forest cover (most specifically agriculture) as well as the financing of those institutions that are relevant to decision making on and the protection of forests. �Scope of�WorksUnder overall guidance of International Consultant on REDD+ Financial Mapping Assessment and in close collaboration with the team of experts, a National Consultant will be responsible for mapping out the existing and potential sources of finance within the environmental conservation and land-use sectors for REDD+ implementation in PNG (including the identification of “REDD+-relevant” financing, including from domestic government budget, private sector and international financial and technical partners) and identify the scale of finance necessary for the development of REDD+ Investment plan, particularly to support the integration of various land uses, REDD+ and climate-smart objectives in national, provincial planning and budgeting in PNG�The detailed scope and approach of work will be proposed by the National Consultant as part of the inception report. The assignment will build on the identification and quantification of relevant environmental conservation and land-use financial flows conducted at the national level as part of the elaboration of the resource mobilization framework of the national REDD+ investment plan.�The assignment will provide a deep-dive analysis into conservation financial flows at the national level, and at the sub-national level in two pilot provinces: Madang and East New Britain (ENB). The approach taken will build on the work and results of multiple other assessments and will ensure consistency with the climate-relevant tracking approach developed.The National Consultant will take necessary actions under this assignment, while working in close coordination and consultation with the team of consultants on the development of PNG’s REDD+ Investment Plan (RIP), Government, UNDP/FCPF project staff and the UNDP regional technical advisor. Key elements of the assignment will include:Under overall guidance of International Consultant, the first task will be to clearly define the proposed scope of work and identify the levels of conservation data assessment that is feasible within the existing time frame.�It is anticipated that this will review and address the proposed scope, which is:�Assist in the assessment of the budgetary process in PNG, identifying key actors, agencies, ministries involved in the budgeting process, as well as an overview of the budget coding system in PNG and consistency with the objectives of the assignment;Assist International Consultant to collect and assess international donor and private sector financial flows within the environmental conservation and land-use sectors and the breakdown of financing between national and subnational entities;In close partnership with the team of consultants on the development of REDD+ Investment Plan, participate in the collection and processing of environment and land-use data for REDD+ Investment Plan development;Review of government spending and break down of spending between CEPA and Provincial Environment Offices and how this spending is broken down by areas of technical work – e.g. conservation vs environmental management and enforcement;Public financing flows (i.e. government funds, including staff salaries and funded policy instruments for the environmental conservation and land-use sectors (e.g. fiscal policies, taxes, levies, etc.)) linked to the main drivers of deforestation and forest degradation; and (existing and potential) finance for the implementation of policies and measures (PAMs) to address these drivers (as set out in PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy) This work can build on assessment work done related to sustainable conservation finance;A review of existing planning frameworks influencing environmental conservation investments at the national and subnational levels, including private sector investment related to development of infrastructure;A detailed assessment of financial flows within environmental conservation and land-use sectors in two target provinces, East New Britain and Madang;An assessment of existing and potential climate finance within REDD+ relevant areas including review of national definitions for REDD+, and REDD+ relevant activities to identify areas that might be considered REDD+ aligned (or REDD+ ‘unaligned’);An assessment of the existing financial management structures within the environmental conservation for the above noted finances;A definition of a methodological approach for:Ensuring necessary support from national and subnational stakeholders;Collecting quantitative and qualitative data from the domestic budget, ODA and, to the extent possible, private sector in environmental conservation and land-use sectors;Ensuring data consistency and avoiding double counting;Developing a typology for forestry investments, consistent with and related to national climate change and REDD+ policy frameworks;Managing data in a spreadsheet and coding according to relevant categories for the analysis.Opportunities to re-direct finance flows that are supporting activities linked to deforestation and forest degradation (e.g. alterations of fiscal frameworks);Private sector financing sources: including finance for the implementation of sustainable production systems, e.g. certification schemes for agricultural (“forest friendly”) commodities and sustainable timber;�The results of the assessment presented in infographics which will be developed by the International Consultant to support easy dissemination to stakeholders. One example of infographics which is useful to illustrate financial flows is the landscape of finance tool (see Annex 1 for a generic example);Draw relevant conclusions and recommendations for the national and sub-national governments in Madang and ENB and their financial partners, with regard (but not limited) to:The amount of environmental conservation investments contributing to REDD+/climate-smart objectives in PNG, with a deep-dive into Madang and ENB;Gaps between current environmental financial flows and needs, both in terms of volumes and activities being financed;Potential barriers identified in financial flows at national and sub-national level;Opportunities for redirecting public conservation finance to REDD+/REDD+-relevant initiatives;Recommendations for financing the National REDD+ Strategy and selected policies and measures in PNG, including Madang and ENB;Opportunities for public finance to support private REDD+-relevant investments in PNG, including in Madang and ENB;Opportunities and needs to improve coherence and coordination between national and subnational level environmental conservation spending (permits, etc.).Scope of�Price�Proposal and�Schedule of Payments�In accordance with UNDP IC guidelines, the proposal must include “Lump Sum Amount” approach which is closely linked to deliverables. It must be “all-inclusive” and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the National Consultant during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, office costs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services.�All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. If duty travels are expected, UNDP will provide the National Consultant with the UN’s Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rates prevailing at the time of sourcing, for the duty station and all other cities indicated in the TOR as part of duty travel destinations. �This will give the National Consultant an indication of the cost of living in a duty station/destination, to aid their determination of the appropriate fees and financial proposal amount, but it does not imply that Offerors are entitled to DSA payment .The initial payment shall include the actual cost of the IC’s travel to arrive at the designated Duty Station. �Such cases therefore imply that the completion of the journey can be considered as one of the deliverables payable upon arrival.Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.�The National Consultant is responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. The National Consultant is also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.orgApplication proceduresQualified candidates are requested to apply by April 24, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “National Consultant to undertake REDD+ Financing assessment within environmental conservation and land-use sectors and support to REDD+ Investment plan development”.The application should contain:Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application;Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV;Financial Proposal* - specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days – in home office and on mission, travel – international and local, per diems and any other possible costs).�Refer the following documents attached:P11 modified for SCs and ICs;General Conditions of Contract-for the services of IC's;Terms of Reference;Procurement Notice;Technical & Financial Proposal.Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.

Lead National Consultant to support the development of Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Finance & Investment Plan and REDD+ Funding Proposal for the Green Climate Fund

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline April 26, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6% . This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment. Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth. PNG has a significant area of intact tropical forest covering 77.8% of the country’s 46.9m ha of land. Together with the forest of West Papua (Island of New Guinea) they represent one of the largest areas of intact tropical forest in the world. PNG’s forests are also highly diverse, including 14 distinct forest types, with carbon-rich low altitude tropical forest constituting over 50% of forest area. The country’s forests are critical to the livelihoods and economy of the country. The ecosystem services forests provide help to maintain access to water and suitable agricultural land for PNG’s predominantly rural population as well as helping to protect key infrastructure, people and crops from flash flooding and landslides. Forests also play a direct role in supporting the livelihoods or rural communities with more than 500 species of wild growing plants identified as being used for food and the value of annual bush meat consumption estimated to be equivalent to $26million if alternative meats had to be sourced .These economic values sit alongside the deep social and cultural values attributed to forests across PNG. With over 90% of the land area under customary land ownership, PNG’s forests are at the center of the cultural identity of many communities. Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level; A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities; A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of PNG is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is being delivered by UNDP. In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation. The NRS was developed over an 18-month period through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work that has focused on key areas of action on REDD+ including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping. Much of this work was compiled in an Issues and Options Paper for REDD+ in PNG, which set out the key decision and action areas for REDD+ in PNG and was circulated widely for consultation, the feedback from which was central to creating the NRS . PNG is still at an early stage of its REDD+ development process. Thus, while the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a National REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (NRFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.In this regard, UNDP through the Government of PNG, particularly the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) is in process of recruitment of international and national experts to assess financial landscape and identify opportunities to promote inter-sectoral planning, mainstream REDD+ objectives in national and sub-national planning and budgeting as well as fill existing knowledge and finance gaps which is critical while developing NRFIPPNG’s NRFIP. Once the financial gaps to support REDD+ within the sectors have been identified, the Government of PNG, through UNDP as accredited entity, will develop a funding proposal for the implementation of PNG’s RFIP for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) .Scope of WorkUnder overall guidance of Lead International Consultant on the development of a comprehensive National REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (NRFIP) and in close collaboration with the team of experts, a National Consultant will be responsible for provision of support to collect necessary data and information, based on a robust theory of change and meeting the UNFCCC, GCF and Government requirements, which will guide the operationalization of the NRS for the implementation of REDD+ PNG between 2018-2022.Specific objectives:Support Lead International Consultant in the development of a robust NRFIP and REDD+ Funding Proposal for the Green Climate Fund, including:A robust theory of change;A detailed action plan, including leading and contributing agencies and stakeholders, scope and scale, volume of activities and timeline, quantified targets, expected carbon and non-carbon benefits, risk/benefit assessment and provisions to respect and monitor REDD+ and GCF safeguards, financial needs and respective sources and modalities;Overarching resource mobilization framework;A robust monitoring and evaluation framework.NFRIP formulation will promote adequate multi-sector and stakeholder engagement for a comprehensive, transparent and well-documented participatory process, until final endorsement.The National Consultant will also be responsible to oversee national consultants to undertake REDD+ Financial Mapping Assessment in the agriculture, environment, land-use and forestry sectors as well as development of NRFIP. The National Consultant will assist in the development of the NFRIP, and notably the implementation framework, detailed budget and resource mobilization framework, in close connection with the following complementary processes:a) Data collection and quantifying activities to ensure effective implementation of NRS Policies and Measures:The National Consultant will closely work with different government agencies and stakeholders (Technical Working Committees) to detail and quantify proposed activities under NRS PAMs, budgets, targets and support formulation of detailed action plans for the implementation of each policy and measure. Such detailed action plans will be the backbone of the NFRIP implementation framework;The National Consultant will be actively involved and support the formulation of REDD+ actions in accordance with the scope of NRS policies and measures. However, focused expertise and attention is expected to secure connection with, and contribute to advance, the following specific agendas:Aligning REDD+ with existing relevant forest and rural incentive instruments;Engaging the private sector and leveraging private investment for REDD+ implementation; Designing sustainable and attractive business models for the protection and conservation of natural forests.b) Establishment of policy dialogue between government agencies and development partners in PNG to inform policy decision makers on NRFIP implementation:The National Consultant with support of Lead International Consultant will set up policy dialogue by preparing technical notes to inform policy-level discussions. Focused expertise and attention is expected to secure connection with, and contribute to, the advancement of the following specific agenda such as national commitment for REDD+ and mapping of domestic public resources to implement NRS policies and measures;c) Support to the development of a fully-fledged GCF Funding Proposal for the implementation of PNG’s NFRIP with particular focus in two pilot provinces: Madang and East New Britain:Based on the findings of the REDD+ financial mapping assessment and detailed REDD+ actions, the National Consultant will assist Lead International Consultant to provide necessary support in the development of a fully – fledged GCF Funding Proposal for the implementation of PNG’s NFRIP in the two pilot provinces of Madang and East New Britain.The National Consultant through close collaboration with different stakeholders (Technical Working Committees) from government, civil society and private sectors will help to provide information on the following sections and elements of NFRIP (actual structure to be defined during the inception period):National context, including in particular:The strategic context: describe the relevant national, sub-national, regional, global, political, and/or economic factors that help to contextualize the document, including existing national and sector policies and strategies;The contribution to national priorities: describe how the NRS and NFRIP contribute to the country’s NDC or other identified priorities for low-emission and climate-resilient development;The baseline scenario: describe and quantify the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and key barriers, as well as their trends (carbon, including the overall FREL/FRL, and non-carbon);Strategic framework: A robust theory of change, clearly linking NFRIP components to the drivers and barriers, and the results framework;The outcomes and impact that the NFRIP will aim to achieve in improving the baseline scenario (including, but not only, against the FREL/FRL);The main components of the theory of change, as well as the detailed definition of the related activities and planned measures of the NFRIP, clearly describing how they link to the objectives, outputs and outcomes, in line with the results framework;The paradigm shift potential, describing:The contribution to the creation of an enabling environment: (i) how proposed measures will create conditions that are conducive to effective and sustained participation of private and public sector actors in low-carbon and/or resilient development, (ii) how the proposal contributes to innovation, market development and transformation (e.g. Introducing and demonstrating a new market for deforestation free commodities, using innovative funding scheme or making government transfer to provinces conditional to the respect for land use plans). This should also include (iii) how proposed measures are expected to contribute to strengthen the national / local regulatory or legal frameworks to systematically drive investment in low-emission activities, promote development of additional low-emission policies, and/or improve climate-responsive planning and development (e.g. Certification and traceability of commodity production, Land use planning that includes deforestation criteria)The potential for knowledge and learning: how the NFRIP contributes to the creation or strengthening of knowledge, collective learning processes, or institutions.The sustainable development potential: Identification and quantification of the multiple benefits of REDD+ (environmental, social and economic co-benefits), including gender-sensitive development impactA technical assessment, describing why particular options have been considered as the most appropriate for the NFRIPScope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments In accordance with UNDP IC guidelines, the proposal must include “Lump Sum Amount” approach which is closely linked to deliverables. It must be “all-inclusive” and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the National Consultant during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, office costs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services. All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. If duty travels are expected, UNDP will provide the National Consultant with the UN’s Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rates prevailing at the time of sourcing, for the duty station and all other cities indicated in the TOR as part of duty travel destinations. This will give the National Consultant an indication of the cost of living in a duty station/destination, to aid their determination of the appropriate fees and financial proposal amount, but it does not imply that Offerors are entitled to DSA payment .The initial payment shall include the actual cost of the IC’s travel to arrive at the designated Duty Station. Such cases therefore imply that the completion of the journey can be considered as one of the deliverables payable upon arrival.Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner. The National Consultant is responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. The National Consultant is also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.orgApplication ProceduresQualified candidates are requested to apply by April 26, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “National Consultant to support the development of Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Finance & Investment Plan and REDD+ Funding Proposal for the Green Climate Fund”.The application should contain:• Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application. • Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV. • Financial Proposal* - specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days – in home office and on mission, travel – international and local, per diems and any other possible costs). For more details, please see “Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments”. Refer the following documents attached:P11 modified for SCs and ICs;General Conditions of Contract-for the services of IC's;Terms of Reference;Procurement Notice;Technical & Financial Proposal.Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.