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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 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 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.

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.

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 forestry sector and support to PNG’s REDD+ Investment plan development

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 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 forestry sector 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 forest 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 forestry 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 forestry 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;Provide inputs in the assessment of international donor and private sector financial flows within the forestry and environment 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 expenditures between PNGFA, National Forest Service and Provincial Forest Offices (within provincial government) 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 forestry 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 as a result of timber extraction and where possible where this finance is held / subsequently disbursed (a 2015 by the FCPF programme identified 19 levies, 2 royalty payments and a direct log export tax that were required to be paid with total income from these sources in 2015 equating to approximately USD 200million);A review of existing planning frameworks influencing forestry investments at the national and subnational levels, including private sector investment related to development of infrastructure;A detailed assessment of financial flows within forestry 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 forestry 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 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 forestry investment contributing to REDD+/climate-smart objectives in PNG, with a deep-dive into Madang and ENB;Gaps between current forest 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 forest 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 forestry 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 forestry sector and support to PNG’s 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;Technical & Financial Proposal;P11 modified for SCs and ICs;General Conditions of Contract-for the services of IC's.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.

TRAVAUX PREPARATOIRES DU GROUPE CONSULTATIF DES PARTENAIRES ET DES INVESTISSEURS DE LA GUINEE/Recrutement d'un Cabinet détude

UNDP, Guinea - GUINEA | Published April 17, 2013  -  Deadline April 13, 2026
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\r\nINVITATION A SOUMISSIONNER (RFP) NOM & ADRESSE DE L’ENTREPRISE DATE : 03 Avril 2013 REFERENCE : UNDP/RFP/2013/002 Chère Madame/Cher Monsieur, Nous vous demandons de bien vouloir nous adresser votre soumission au titre de la sélection d’un cabinet d’étude pour l’appui à la préparation de la conférence des investisseurs de la Guinée Veuillez utiliser le formulaire figurant dans l’annexe 2 jointe aux présentes pour les besoins de la préparation de votre soumission. Les soumissions peuvent être déposées jusqu’au 10 Avril 2013 à 11H (UTC) à l’adresse suivante conformément aux instructions en Annexe 4 : Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) Maison Commune Commune de Matam Coléah Corniche Su, Rue M002 BP 222 Conakry, Rép de Guinée DEPOT DANS LA BOITE RESERVEE AUX OFFRES SOUS PLIS FERME MENTIONNANT LA REFERENCE UNDP/RFP/2013/002 – Appui aux préparatifs de la conférence d’Abu Dhabi Votre soumission doit être rédigée en Français, et assortie d’une durée de validité minimum de 120 jours. Dans le cadre de la préparation de votre soumission, il vous appartiendra de vous assurer qu’elle parviendra à l’adresse indiquée ci-dessus au plus tard à la date-limite. Les soumissions qui seront reçues par le PNUD postérieurement à la date-limite indiquée ci-dessus, pour quelque raison que ce soit, ne seront pas prises en compte. Les services proposés seront examinés et évalués en fonction de l’exhaustivité et de la conformité de la soumission et du respect des exigences indiquées dans la RFP et dans l’ensemble des autres annexes fournissant des détails sur les exigences du PNUD. La soumission qui répondra à l’ensemble des exigences, satisfera l’ensemble des critères d’évaluation et possèdera le meilleur rapport qualité/prix sera sélectionnée aux fins d’attribution du contrat. Toute offre qui ne répondra pas aux exigences sera rejetée. Toute différence entre le prix unitaire et le prix total sera recalculée par le PNUD. Le prix unitaire prévaudra et le prix total sera corrigé. Si le prestataire de services n’accepte pas le prix final basé sur le nouveau calcul et les corrections d’erreurs effectués par le PNUD, sa soumission sera rejetée. Aucune modification du prix résultant de la hausse des coûts, de l’inflation, de la fluctuation des taux de change ou de tout autre facteur de marché ne sera acceptée par le PNUD après réception de la soumission. Lors de l’attribution du contrat ou du bon de commande, le PNUD se réserve le droit de modifier (à la hausse ou à la baisse) la quantité des services et/ou des biens, dans la limite de vingt-cinq pour cent (25 %) du montant total de l’offre, sans modification du prix unitaire ou des autres conditions. Tout contrat ou bon de commande qui sera délivré au titre de la présente RFP sera soumis aux conditions générales jointes aux présentes. Le simple dépôt d’une soumission emporte acceptation sans réserve par le prestataire de services des conditions générales du PNUD figurant à l’annexe 3 des présentes. Veuillez noter que le PNUD n’est pas tenu d’accepter une quelconque soumission ou d’attribuer un contrat/bon de commande et n’est pas responsable des coûts liés à la préparation et au dépôt d’une soumission par le prestataire de services, quels que soient le résultat ou les modalités du processus de sélection. La procédure de contestation que le PNUD met à la disposition des fournisseurs a pour but de permettre aux personnes ou entreprises non retenues pour l’attribution d’un bon de commande ou d’un contrat de faire appel dans le cadre d’une procédure de mise en concurrence. Si vous estimez que vous n’avez pas été traité de manière équitable, vous pouvez obtenir des informations détaillées sur les procédures de contestation ouvertes aux fournisseurs à l’adresse suivante :http://www.undp.org/procurement/protest.shtml . Le PNUD encourage chaque prestataire de services potentiel à éviter et à prévenir les conflits d’intérêts en indiquant au PNUD si vous-même, l’une de vos sociétés affiliées ou un membre de votre personnel a participé à la préparation des exigences, du projet, des spécifications, des estimations des coûts et des autres informations utilisées dans la présente RFP. Le PNUD applique une politique de tolérance zéro vis-à-vis des fraudes et autres pratiques interdites et s’est engagé à prévenir, identifier et sanctionner l’ensemble de ces actes et pratiques préjudiciables au PNUD, ainsi qu’aux tiers participant aux activités du PNUD. Le PNUD attend de ses fournisseurs qu’ils respectent le code de conduite à l’intention des fournisseurs de l’Organisation des Nations Unies qui peut être consulté par l’intermédiaire du lien suivant : http://www.un.org/depts/ptd/pdf/conduct_english.pdf Nous vous remercions et attendons avec intérêt votre soumission. Cordialement, Veuillez trouver en attachement le document complet du RFP pour plus de détails et d'information\r\nAnnexe 1 Description des exigences Contexte 1. Contexte Depuis 2010, la Guinée sort progressivement d’une longue crise socio-politique qui a handicapé son processus de développement et détérioré les conditions de vie des ménages. En dépit de ses énormes potentialités économiques, la Guinée est classée parmi les pays les plus pauvres du monde. Son PIB par tête représente environ le tiers de la moyenne des pays africains et la pauvreté touche plus d’un Guinéen sur deux. Son niveau de développement humain est ainsi largement inférieur à la moyenne des pays africains au Sud du Sahara (0,344 en 2011 contre 0,463 d’après les données du RMDH 2011 du PNUD). Ce rapport classe le pays au 178ème rang sur 187 places. Malgré un environnement international difficile, le pays a mis en œuvre entre 2011 et 2012 des réformes économiques qui ont permis d’atteindre en 2012 le point d’achèvement de l’Initiative PPTE. Il convient cependant de noter qu’en dépit de ces progrès, des défis importants subsistent pour transformer le potentiel économique de la Guinée et répondre aux aspirations de sa population. Au nombre de ces défis, on pourrait citer la consolidation de la démocratie et de l’Etat de droit, la réforme et la modernisation de l’Administration publique, l’amélioration du cadre des affaires à travers le développement des infrastructures de base et une meilleure sécurisation des investissements, et le renforcement des capacités institutionnelles et humaines à tous les niveaux. Pour relever ces défis, le Gouvernement a organisé à Conakry en Septembre 2012 un Forum Economique pour confronter les solutions Guinéennes avec les meilleures pratiques internationales. Ce Forum a été une étape importante dans l’ambition de la Guinée de réaliser son potentiel économique en mettant en œuvre de manière coordonnée et systématique les réformes économiques et sociales destinées à accélérer et diversifier la croissance pour assurer son émergence et améliorer les conditions de vie des populations. C’est dans ce contexte que le Gouvernement envisage d’organiser en novembre 2013 à Abu Dhabi un Groupe Consultatif (GC) des Partenaires et Investisseurs de la Guinée. Ce Groupe Consultatif se situe dans le prolongement du Forum Economique de septembre 2012 pour fédérer les efforts de l’ensemble des acteurs (Gouvernement, Secteur Privé, Partenaires au développement….) autour du relèvement des principaux défis de développement de la Guinée. Il sera l’occasion de présenter aux principaux investisseurs privés et partenaires au développement le narratif d’ensemble pour l’émergence de la Guinée, les stratégies de développement des secteurs prioritaires et les plans d’investissement associés ainsi que les réformes majeures qui seront entreprises pour attirer les investissements. La tenue de ce Groupe Consultatif, qui comprendra des échanges avec les investisseurs privés, nécessite un important travail préparatoire pour finaliser le narratif, produire des stratégies sectorielles de qualité et des fiches de projets. Un dispositif a été mis en place à cet effet ; il est composé : (i) d’un Comité Stratégique présidé par le Ministre d’Etat à l’Economie et aux Finances et (ii) d’un Comité Technique et (iii) de diverses Equipes Techniques (documentation, communication, organisation). Sur le plan technique, différents travaux seront menés d’ici début septembre 2013 pour permettre au Gouvernement de disposer de la documentation nécessaire. A cet effet, un Bureau d’Etude sera recruté pour accompagner le Gouvernement dans la préparation technique de cet important événement. Partenaire de réalisation du PNUD Ministère Brève description des services requis 2. Objectifs et tâches de la mission L’objectif de cette mission du Bureau d’Etude est, sur la base des informations rassemblées et organisées par l’Equipe Technique en charge de la documentation, de finaliser tous les documents techniques nécessaires à la tenue du Groupe Consultatif. Ses principales tâches portent sur les points suivants : - Finaliser le narratif d’ensemble qui (i) décrit les immenses opportunités de la Guinée et les défis pour les concrétiser, (ii) présente la vision et la stratégie de développement du pays sur les plans global et sectoriels (agriculture, énergie, mines, infrastructures, éducation/santé), (iii décline de manière claire les réformes engagées ou envisagées par le gouvernement pour rendre attractive la Guinée (climat des affaires, cadre juridique sur les investissements, gouvernance, réforme de l’Administration et du secteur de la sécurité, capacité d’absorption) ; - Mettre en forme de manière cohérente et précise la politique/stratégie sectorielle pour chacun des secteurs prioritaires (agriculture, énergie, mines, infrastructures, éducation/santé) en s’appuyant sur les documents existants (plan quinquennal, DSRP, PAP, PIP, divers documents de stratégies sectorielles) ; - Mettre en forme les plans d’investissements intégrant de façon claire la priorisation et le séquençage des actions pour les secteurs prioritaires susmentionnés ; - Préparer des fiches sur les projets prioritaires qui peuvent être financés puis mis en œuvre rapidement, avec un accent sur les projets publics ou ceux pouvant faire l’objet d’un partenariat public-privé (PPP) ; - Préparer les différentes présentations Powerpoint conformément à l’agenda du Groupe consultatif ; - Préparer le rapport du Groupe Consultatif. Le Cabinet travaillera sous la supervision générale du Président du Comité stratégique et la supervision directe du Président du Comité technique d’organisation de la Conférence. Pour mener à bien sa mission, il bénéficiera du soutien des différentes commissions / équipes techniques mises en place par le Gouvernement. Le Cabinet devra être aussi capable de réagir très rapidement à des demandes de la partie nationale, de travailler en harmonie avec un organisateur d’évènements et à diverses parties prenantes poursuivant l’objectif commun d’organiser dans les meilleures conditions le Groupe Consultatif. 3. Durée de la mission / lieu La mission est prévue pour une durée de six (6) mois repartis en 3 étapes : - Première étape (avril – mai 2013) : accompagnement et suivi des conclusions de la réunion préparatoire d’Avril 2013 à Abu-Dhabi ; - Deuxième étape (juin – août 2013) : consolidation et finalisation des documents techniques de la Conférence ; - Troisième phase (novembre 2013) : participation au Groupe Consultatif à Abu-Dhabi et préparation du rapport de la rencontre. Les travaux de préparation de la Conférence se feront à Conakry. Selon les besoins, une partie des travaux pourra se faire à distance. Des missions à l’intérieur du pays peuvent également être envisagées. 4. Résultats attendus Il sera attendu du Cabinet des documents de qualité répondant aux standards requis : Tous les documents techniques de la Conférence. 5. Compétences de l’Equipe du Bureau d’Etude Le Bureau d’étude devra avoir une expérience avérée dans la conduite de ce genre de mission. Il devra mettre en place une équipe de consultants disposant des compétences appropriées et ayant au moins plus de dix années d’expérience dans les dans les thèmes/secteurs susmentionnés. L’équipe du Bureau d’Etude sera dirigée par un Chef de mission qui aura la responsabilité de coordonner la préparation des différents documents : le narratif d’ensemble, la mise en forme des politiques/stratégies sectorielles, les fiches de projets. Ce Chef de mission devra avoir une expérience longue et avérée sur les questions de développement. La maîtrise de problématiques de développement similaires à celui de la Guinée ainsi que l’implication dans l’organisation technique de grandes conférences internationales seront des atouts. La proposition financière doit indiquer un montant forfaitaire et les modalités de paiement, les paiements seront effectués séquentiellement à la satisfaction des services spécifiés dans le mandat. Afin d'aider l'unité requérante dans la comparaison des propositions financières, la proposition financière comprendra une ventilation de ce montant forfaitaire (y compris les voyages, les indemnités journalières et les honoraires en tenant compte du nombre de jours ouvrables prévus dans les termes de référence). Liste et description des prestations attendues 6. Calendrier de fourniture des documents La mission se déroulera à Conakry (République de Guinée) et au lieu de la Conférence. Le calendrier de travail à Conakry sera échelonné conformément au calendrier ci-dessous : Avril Mai Juin Aout Nov. Mise en forme du narratif d’ensemble Draft2 Version finale Finalisation des politiques/stratégies sectorielles Draft1 Version finale Développement des plans d’investissement Préparation des fiches de projets (publics, PPP) Finalisation des fiches Préparation des différentes présentations Powerpoint Préparation du rapport du Groupe Consultatif 7. Conditions de soumissions Proposition technique Le Bureau d’Etude devra : - justifier pourquoi il plus adapté à cette consultation ; - fournir une méthodologie de conduite de la mission ; - fournir les CV des différents membres de l’équipe ; - fournir des références sur l’expérience acquise dans des projets similaires. Proposition financière La proposition financière doit indiquer un montant forfaitaire et les modalités de paiement. Les paiements seront effectués séquentiellement à la satisfaction des services spécifiés dans le mandat. Afin d'aider l'unité requérante dans la comparaison des offres, la proposition financière comprendra une ventilation de ce montant forfaitaire (y compris les voyages, les indemnités journalières et les honoraires en tenant compte du nombre de jours ouvrables prévus dans les termes de référence). Personne devant superviser le travail/les prestations du prestataire de services Le Project Manager Fréquence des rapports Hebdomadaires Exigences en matière de rapport d’avancement • N/A Lieu des prestations • Conakry, Ministère d’Etat chargé de l’Economie et des Finances Durée prévue des prestations Un (1) an Date de commencement prévue Dès finalisation du processus de sélection Date-limite d’achèvement 1 mois Déplacements prévus N/A Exigences particulières en matière de sécurité ? Normes standards Calendrier d’exécution indiquant la composition et la chronologie des activités/sous-activités ? Requis Noms et curriculum vitae des personnes qui participeront à la fourniture des services ? Non. Devise de la soumission ? Devise locale : GNF Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée applicable au prix offert ? Montant hors TVA Durée de validité des soumissions (à compter du dernier jour de dépôt des soumissions) ? 120 jours Dans certaines circonstances exceptionnelles, le PNUD pourra demander au soumissionnaire de proroger la durée de validité de sa soumission au-delà de qui aura été initialement indiqué dans la présente RFP. La soumission devra alors confirmer par écrit la prorogation, sans aucune modification de la soumission. Soumissions partielles ? Non Conditions de paiement Sous trente (30) jours à compter de la date à laquelle les conditions suivantes seront respectées : a) l’acceptation écrite par le PNUD de la qualité des prestations (et non pas leur simple réception) ; et la réception de la facture du prestataire de services. Personne(s) devant examiner/inspecter/approuver les prestations/les services achevés et autoriser le versement du paiement Le Project Manager Type de contrat devant être signé ? Bon de commande ? Contrat Professionnel Critère d’attribution du contrat ? *Prix offert le plus bas parmi les offres recevables sur le plan technique ? Acceptation sans réserve des conditions générales du contrat du PNUD (CGC). Il s’agit d’un critère obligatoire qui ne peut pas être supprimé, quelle que soit la nature des services demandés. La non-acceptation des CGC peut constituer un motif de rejet de la soumission. Critère d’évaluation de la soumission Soumission technique (70 %) ? Voir fiche d’évaluation en annexe 5 Le PNUD attribuera le contrat à : ? A un prestataire sera attribué le marché Annexes de la présente RFP ? Formulaire de présentation de la soumission (annexe 2) ? Conditions générales / Conditions particulières (annexe 3) ? TDR détaillés (annexe 4) ? Fiche d’évaluation (annexe 5) Personnes à contacter pour les demandes de renseignements (Demandes de renseignements écrites uniquement) procurement.gn@undp.org Les réponses tardives du PNUD ne pourront pas servir de prétexte à la prorogation de la date-limite de dépôt des soumissions, sauf si le PNUD estime qu’une telle prorogation est nécessaire et communique une nouvelle date-limite aux soumissionnaires. Autres informations Toute soumission envoyée à l’adresse email indiquée ci-dessus sera rejetée Annexe 2 FORMULAIRE DE PRESENTATION DE LA SOUMISSION DU PRESTATAIRE DE SERVICES (Le présent formulaire doit être soumis uniquement sur le papier à en-tête officiel du prestataire de services ) Insérez le lieu et la date] A : M. Boureima Younoussa, Directeur Pays Adjoint Chargé des Opérations Cher Monsieur, Le prestataire de services soussigné accepte par les présentes de fournir les prestations suivantes au PNUD conformément aux exigences définies dans la RFP en date du [précisez la date] et dans l’ensemble de ses annexes, ainsi qu’aux dispositions des conditions contractuelles générales du PNUD. A. Qualifications du prestataire de services Le prestataire de services doit décrire et expliquer les raisons pour lesquelles il est le mieux à même de répondre aux exigences du PNUD en indiquant ce qui suit : a) Profile – décrivant la nature de l’activité, le domaine d’expertise, les licences, certifications, accréditations ; b) Licences commerciales – documents d’immatriculation, attestation du paiement des impôts, etc. ; c) Antécédents – liste des clients ayant bénéficié de prestations similaires à celles que demande le PNUD, contenant une description de l’objet du contrat, de la durée du contrat, de la valeur du contrat et des références à contacter ; d) Déclaration écrite de non-inscription sur la liste 1267/1989 du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, sur la liste de la division des achats de l’ONU ou sur toute autre liste d’exclusion de l’ONU. B. Méthodologie proposée pour la fourniture des services Le prestataire de services doit décrire la manière dont il entend répondre aux exigences du PNUD en fournissant une description détaillée des modalités d’exécution essentielles, des conditions d’information et des mécanismes d’assurance de la qualité qui seront mis en œuvre et en démontrant que la méthodologie proposée sera adaptée aux conditions locales et au contexte des prestations. C. Qualifications du personnel clé Si la RFP en fait la demande, le prestataire de services doit fournir : a) les noms et qualifications des membres du personnel clé qui fourniront les services, en indiquant qui assumera les fonctions de chef d’équipe, qui aura un rôle de soutien, etc. ; b) des CV témoignant des qualifications des intéressés doivent être fournis si la RFP en fait la demande ; et c) la confirmation écrite par chaque membre du personnel qu’il sera disponible pendant toute la durée du contrat. D. Ventilation des coûts par prestation* (A titre indicatif. Prière suivre le format de présentation) Prestations [énumérez-les telles qu’elles figurent dans la RFP] Pourcentage du prix total Prix (forfaitaire, tout compris) 1 Prestation 1 2 Prestation 2 3 …. Total 100% *Ceci servira de fondement aux tranches de paiement E. Ventilation des coûts par élément de coût [Il ne s’agit que d’un exemple] Description de l’activité Rémunération par unité de temps Durée totale de l’engagement Nombre d’employés Tarif total 1. Honoraires 2. Indemnité journalière 3. Déplacements 4. Communications 5. Reproduction documents 6. Location de matériel 6. Autres [Nom et signature de la personne habilitée par le prestataire de services] [Fonctions] [Date] Annexe 3 Conditions générales applicables aux services 1.0 STATUT JURIDIQUE : Le prestataire sera considéré comme ayant le statut juridique d’un prestataire indépendant vis-à-vis du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD).Le personnel et les sous-traitants du prestataire ne seront considérés à aucun titre comme étant les employés ou agents du PNUD ou de l’Organisation des Nations Unies. 2.0 SOURCE DES INSTRUCTIONS : Le prestataire ne pourra demanderà une autorité externe au PNUD ou accepter de celle-ci aucune instruction au titre de la fourniture de ses services en application du présent contrat. Le prestataire devra s’abstenir de tout acte susceptible d’avoir des conséquences préjudiciables pour le PNUD ou l’Organisation des Nations Unies et devra s’acquitter de ses obligations en tenant pleinement compte des intérêts du PNUD. 3.0 RESPONSABILITE DU PRESTATAIRE AU TITRE DE SES EMPLOYES : Le prestataire sera responsable des compétences professionnelles et techniques de ses employés et devra choisir, pour les besoins des prestations à fournir en application du présent contrat, des personnes fiables qui devront travailler avec efficacité dans le cadre de l’exécution du présent contrat, respecter les coutumes locales et se conformer à des normes morales et éthiques strictes. 4.0 CESSION : Le prestataire devra s’abstenir de céder, de transférer, de nantir ou d’aliéner de toute autre manière le présent contrat, ou toute partie de celui-ci, ou ses droits, créances ou obligations aux termes du présent contrat, à moins d’avoir obtenu le consentement préalable et écrit du PNUD. 5.0 SOUS-TRAITANCE : Si le prestataire a besoin des services de sous-traitants, il devra obtenir l’approbation et l’autorisation préalable du PNUD pour l’ensemble des sous-traitants. L’approbation d’un sous-traitant par le PNUD ne libérera le prestataire d’aucune de ses obligations aux termes du présent contrat. Les conditions de tout contrat de sous-traitance seront soumises aux dispositions du présent contrat et devront y être conformes. 6.0 INTERDICTION DE FOURNIR DES AVANTAGES AUX FONCTIONNAIRES Le prestataire garantit qu’il n’a fourni ou qu’il ne proposera à aucun fonctionnaire du PNUD ou de l’Organisation des Nations Unies un quelconque avantage direct ou indirect résultant du présent contrat ou de son attribution. Le prestataire convient que toute violation de la présente disposition constituera la violation d’une condition essentielle du présent contrat. 7.0 INDEMNISATION : Le prestataire devra garantir, couvrir et défendre, à ses propres frais, le PNUD, ses fonctionnaires, agents, préposés et employés contre l’ensemble des actions, réclamations, demandes et responsabilités de toute nature, y compris leurs coûts et frais, résultant d’actes ou d’omissions du prestataire ou de ses employés, dirigeants, agents ou sous-traitants, dans le cadre de l’exécution du présent contrat. La présente disposition s’étendra, notamment, aux réclamations et responsabilités en matière d’accidents du travail, de responsabilité du fait des produits ou de responsabilité résultant de l’utilisation d’inventions ou de dispositifs brevetés, de documents protégés par le droit d’auteur ou d’autres éléments de propriété intellectuelle par le prestataire, ses employés, dirigeants, agents, préposés ou sous-traitants. Les obligations prévues par le présent article ne s’éteindront pas lors de la résiliation du présent contrat. 8.0 ASSURANCE ET RESPONSABILITES VIS-A-VIS DES TIERS : 8.1 Le prestataire devra souscrire et conserver une assurance tous risques au titre de ses biens et de tout matériel utilisé pour les besoins de l’exécution du présent Contrat. 8.2 Le prestataire devra souscrire et conserver toute a
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