Erosion & Watershed Mgt Project - P124905
NEWMAP - NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT | Published December 24, 2014 - Deadline January 7, 2015
Focal Ngo Under The Nigeria Erosion And Watershed Management
Project (newmap) In Edo State, Nigeria
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
EDO STATE OFMINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
NIGERIAEROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT(NEWMAP)
Project ID: P124905
Requestfor Expression of Interest (EOI) For Focal NGO under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in EDO State,Nigeria
This request for expression of interest follows theupdate of the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business issue of 27th April, 2012 and inNigerian newspapers of 27th September 2012.
As part of Governments commitment to transformation ofthe Nigerian socio-economy landscape, a multi-sector project is being executed in Nigeria to mitigate the vulnerability to erosionand support the people as they relate to their land. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed ManagementProject (NEWMAP) is an 8-yearmulti-sectoral and multi-scale program that targets states with acute gully erosion. The project is involvingmany Federal and StateMinistries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, communities and civil Societies who are responsible for Planning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources, forests, transport,power,emergency response as well as those focused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/basin regulation. In order to achieve this, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit ofUS$500 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the implementation of the Nigeria Erosion and WatershedManagement Project.
TheEdo State Project Management Unit of the NigeriaErosion and Watershed Management Project intends to use part of the proceeds of the creditfor the recruitment of Focal NonGovernmental Organization (NGO) to coordinate Community Sensitization and Social Mobilization, etc to improve governance, regulatory compliance, environmental monitoring,impact evaluation in the States NEWMAP (at the State and Local Government/ grassroots/catchment levels).
The focal NGO will focus on community mobilization and socialaccountability on participatory watershed management(working closelywith the engineering teams), livelihoods, safeguards, action learning, O&M, and beneficiary verification. NGO is expected to encourage gender equity in community organization andresponsibilities.
Specifically thefocal NGO will provide the following services:
1). Implement Community Sensitization andMobilization component of the project.
a.Ensure that participatingcommunities are aware, understands and buy into the philosophy of the project
b. Ensure thatthe local community is well informed and empowered to participate in land-use planningand conservation measures.
c. Promote active community participation in projectidentification, design,implementation and monitoring to ensure effective and timely implementation, etc.
2). Implement Capacity Development of Community Stakeholders.
a. Train and equip the Community Associations to manage sub-grants under activity sets 1.B.3 and 1.C.2, and to participate in the broader Site Committee etc.
b. Identify other training needs of the communitystakeholders within the context of the project developmentobjective.
d. Develop training manual(s) for community project implementation committees, etc.
3). Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E).
a. Developcommunity P.M.&E framework,
b. Promotecoordination with State Project Management Unit (SPMU)
c. Develop the logframe for the project and apply it in monitoring project implementation and reports to ensure compliance withset objectives and data quality assurance, etc.
4). Managing Relational Issues on the Project.
a. Signs MOU with the SPMU, the community and other relevantproject organs.
b. Prepares timely workplan and submit same to the SPMU as and at when due.
c.Articulates and presents timely reports to the SPMU, etc.
The consulting firm (NGO) will be hired for an initial periodof two years to providethe services.
SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS(EOIs)
Edo State Nigeria Erosion and WatershedManagement Project (Edo-NEWMAP) now invite eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services.
The shortlisting criteria are (i) Evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (NGO'sprofile/brochures) (ii) Evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration),(iii) Evidence ofregistration with relevant authorities and professional bodies. (iv). Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities ofthe firm in the field of assignment. (v) Experienceof working in a similar geographicalregion, (vi)Description of similar assignments, (vii) Availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology ? software,etc.) and (viii) Consultants must be conversant with the local languages and socio-cultural practices ofthe relevant communities in Edo state.
For each previous project performed, the consultant- NGO mustprovide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution,name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.
The attention of interested Consultants (firm) is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines") Please visit www.worldbank.org, setting forth the World Bank'spolicy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specificinformation on conflict of interestrelated to this assignment on information on conflict of interest related to the assignment asper paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.
Consultants-NGOs may associate with other firms in the form ofa joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant's Qualification CQSmethod set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (10.00 am to 16.00 pm).
Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 7th January, 2015.
State Project Management Unit(SPMU)
Edo State- NigeriaErosion and Watershed Management Project(EDO- NEWMAP)
Palm House, 9th Floor, Sapele, Road, BeninCity
Edo State, Nigeria
Attention: Engr. John Adisa