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International Consultant to support the development of Papua New Guinea’s Wildlife Database

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published November 25, 2016  -  Deadline December 2, 2016
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots, with a major tropical wilderness area that still contains 5% of the original and untouched tropical high-biodiversity terrestrial ecosystems. PNG in itself contains over 5% of the world's biodiversity in less than 1% of the world's total land area. As of October 2010, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List considered 455 species as endangered in PNG; this constitutes less 2% of known species, but 20% of assessed species. Moreover, a further 14% (314 species) of assessed species are listed as data deficient. The data that is available further highlight the need to implement better analysis tools to maximize conservation efforts because the conservation status has only been assessed for relatively few species. Expanding biodiversity surveys and improving species data management will help to identify species or ecosystems under greatest threat, assist in conservation planning and priority setting, and raise awareness of threatened species throughout PNG. Papua New Guinea is yet to develop a species or ecosystem database to determine conservation status and trends of species and ecosystems. A species database would also enable the monitoring of biodiversity, determination of the success of conservation initiatives, and reporting to various international conventions (e.g. UN Convention on Conservation of Biodiversity, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) on trends in biodiversity. The United Nations Development Programme partners with the Papua New Guinea Government through the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) to support the establishment of the National Protected Areas system in country through the CEPA/GEF/UNDP project “Community-based forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management” (CBFCCRM Project). This project aims to provide high quality analysis and trends on PNG wildlife and CITES listed species, drawing on primary and secondary data, to international actors currently engaged in PNG and whose in international trade monitoring centre to transform their understanding of governance –related issues as well as aid them in monitoring and evaluation effects.In order to enable this, the project is assisting CEPA to redesign and establish the online software application for the permitting and licensing of wildlife management and implementation of CITES in Papua New Guinea. The system will provide CEPA the ability for storing and analyzing information, reporting, extracting indicators and facilitating statistics and assessments on endemic species. SCOPE OF WORK The objective of this assignment is to support the redesign and establishment of PNG’s online software application on wildlife management and implementation of CITES. The International Consultant will be tasked to lead the Software Database Development and shall provide the software licenses that required for the new solution and deliver the required performance, reliability and scalability needed for the project as well as ensure that this software system runs adequately with Windows 7 and upgrades. He/ She will be responsible for assurance of quality during various stages of software development, such as planning, design, implementation, testing, training and handover of the database, to CEPA. The International Consultant will be primarily responsible to undertake all tasks under this assignment, while working in close partnership, coordination and consultation with CEPA and UNDP. Key elements of the assignment will include: Kickoff / Initiation: International Consultant will create and present detailed project plan including schedule, work breakdown structure, testing plan, implementation plan, training plan and transition plan.International Consultant will present project plan to UNDP/ CEPA for review and approval. Design / Planning Phase: International Consultant will develop and provide software specifications documentation to meet Wildlife /CITES database requirements including the required outputs when it is built and comes into operation;International Consultant will define integration requirements with other system(s) such as the National Biodiversity Information System, Species Information Management System, among othersInternational Consultant will put together administration processes and procedural requirements for prescribed authority forms and report format, including staffing requirements, to be incorporated into the computer software as required by national and international legislation regulating wildlife and CITES;International Consultant will put together processes and procedural requirement for data entry or import of data of crocodile quarterly trade returns from traders and locations of their harvest and trade linking to licensing area (LLGs) to be integrated into computer software;International Consultant will develop statistical modelling software appropriate to analyze impact of harvest from local wild crocodile population and generate scientific population reports. International Consultant will develop appropriate storage of data and generation of required reports to meet international and national reporting requirements;International Consultant will develop appropriate software processing of raw field data from crocodile aerial nest count and night spot light surveys and generating scientific reports;International Consultant will provide update reports on the status of works implemented on a bi-weekly basis during meetings. Build Phase: International Consultant will work closely with CEPA to develop and incorporate the framework design of wildlife database including components and output products such licenses, permits and reports;International Consultant will work closely with CEPA to incorporate administration processes, financial and procedural requirements for processing and generating prescribed authority forms and national and international reports; International Consultant will work closely with CEPA to incorporate processes of importing crocodile quarterly returns data from traders with location the harvest and trade linking to their licensing areas in the LLGs; International Consultant will work closely with CEPA to incorporate statistical population modelling software to model the impact of harvest on the wild local, provincial or regional crocodile population from night spot light survey data;International Consultant will work with CEPA to incorporate statistical population software to model the aerial nest count survey field survey data and generate scientific report required; International Consultant will provide UNDP / CEPA with a detailed testing plan of software developed;International Consultant will work will include all content provided by CEPA on wildlife into the database developed;International Consultant will conduct testing on software developed;International Consultant will resolve any software issues identified during testing;International Consultant will compile a testing report to present to UNDP for review / approval;International Consultant will provide update reports on the status of works implemented on a bi-weekly basis during meetings. Implementation Phase: International Consultant will develop the design database software in its facility and install the designed database software on new CEPA Computers when completed and test runs are done;International Consultant will provide update reports on the status of works implemented on a bi-weekly basis during meetings. Training Phase: International Consultant will provide training in accordance with the approved training plan provided in the planning stage of the software development;International Consultant will provide update reports on the status of works implemented on a bi-weekly basis during meetings. Controlling & monitoring: International Consultant will conduct test runs after each component of software is developed;International Consultant will conduct test runs after software development is fully completed and database is put into operation. Software Handover: International Consultant will provide UNDP and CEPA with all documentation on software development in accordance with the approved work plan;International Consultant will provide a final report on the implementation of assignment, highlighting all aspects of follow up as needed, to UNDP for review and approval;International Consultant will provide database helpdesk support while the contract is in force and for two (2) months after the system is operational. EXPECTED OUTPUTS/DELIVERABLES The International Consultant will deliver the following outputs:

Communications Specialist (International Consultant)

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

National Consultant on Protected Areas

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 21, 2017  -  Deadline March 3, 2017
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BackgroundThe Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli. It is expected that lessons and knowledge generated from the existing two projects will be integrated into the design of the new project so as to ensure complementarity and knowledge exchange between the three projects during implementation.The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-networkObjectives:The objective of this assignment is to support and provide inputs to the preparatory work to prepare the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The National Consultant on Protected Areas will be responsible to support the International Team Leader in preparing the full package of project documentation for submission, comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures including support in solicitation of the co-financing letters; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO ER) and its associated annexures.The drafting of the full project documentation will be conducted in close collaboration with Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG and the relevant stakeholders to ensure collective agreement on the project results framework, multi-year work plan (and budget) and implementation arrangements (including the roles, responsibilities and accountability of the project partners and associated co-financing commitments).Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe National Consultant on Protected Areas will be responsible for timely collection and analyses of all the data on protected areas, protected areas management and financing, and will ensure scheduling and coordination of all meetings with relevant stakeholders for missions of Team Leader and international consultants. Inter alia, the National Consultant on Protected Areas will carry out the following tasks:Support the Project Preparation Team Leader with the following technical inputs:Provide the information on the enabling legal, regulatory and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and protected areas;Provide the technical inputs and information on key project stakeholders, including description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Provide data and information for profiling of the current system of protected areas (i.e. PA types, land tenure, governance, staffing, partnerships, state of management, state of biodiversity, threats and their root cause, etc.);Provide data on the current state of biodiversity (e.g. ecosystem processes, habitats, species, representativeness, resilience) in the protected area system;Provide technical inputs into description and costing of the ‘baseline scenario’ (or any ‘associated baseline projects’) for the protected area system covering the period of the project implementation (i.e. 5 years);Provide the information on the progress in, and challenges to: (i) implementing the new ‘PNG Protected Area Classification System’ during the 5-year transition period identified in the PAP; and (ii) the ‘Protected Areas Proposal database’ for expansion of existing, or establishment of new, protected areas;Support conducting stakeholder consultations to confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas identified in the PIF;Provide data and information on six target protected areas included into the project document, such as maps, type, extent, management capacity, state of planning and management, threats, opportunities, etc. - and their surrounding communities (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.);Provide detailed information and data on the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organisations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas;Support Conservation Trust Fund Specialist with the following technical inputs:Information and data on financial management capabilities of CEPA (e.g., developing budgets; preparing financial policies and procedures; establishing financial controls; developing accounting systems; and facilitating financial reporting and auditing, etc.);Information and data on the current funding sources (income) for, and financial flows (expenditure) through the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas.The National Consultant on Protected Areas is expected to deliver the following outputs:

National Consultant on Protected Areas

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 22, 2017  -  Deadline March 13, 2017
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Background The Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli. It is expected that lessons and knowledge generated from the existing two projects will be integrated into the design of the new project so as to ensure complementarity and knowledge exchange between the three projects during implementation. The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-network Objectives: The objective of this assignment is to support and provide inputs to the preparatory work to prepare the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The National Consultant on Protected Areas will be responsible to support the International Team Leader in preparing the full package of project documentation for submission, comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures including support in solicitation of the co-financing letters; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO ER) and its associated annexures.The drafting of the full project documentation will be conducted in close collaboration with Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG and the relevant stakeholders to ensure collective agreement on the project results framework, multi-year work plan (and budget) and implementation arrangements (including the roles, responsibilities and accountability of the project partners and associated co-financing commitments).Duties and Responsibilities The National Consultant on Protected Areas will be responsible for timely collection and analyses of all the data on protected areas, protected areas management and financing, and will ensure scheduling and coordination of all meetings with relevant stakeholders for missions of Team Leader and international consultants. Inter alia, the National Consultant on Protected Areas will carry out the following tasks: Support the Project Preparation Team Leader with the following technical inputs: Provide the information on the enabling legal, regulatory and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and protected areas;Provide the technical inputs and information on key project stakeholders, including description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Provide data and information for profiling of the current system of protected areas (i.e. PA types, land tenure, governance, staffing, partnerships, state of management, state of biodiversity, threats and their root cause, etc.);Provide data on the current state of biodiversity (e.g. ecosystem processes, habitats, species, representativeness, resilience) in the protected area system;Provide technical inputs into description and costing of the ‘baseline scenario’ (or any ‘associated baseline projects’) for the protected area system covering the period of the project implementation (i.e. 5 years);Provide the information on the progress in, and challenges to: (i) implementing the new ‘PNG Protected Area Classification System’ during the 5-year transition period identified in the PAP; and (ii) the ‘Protected Areas Proposal database’ for expansion of existing, or establishment of new, protected areas;Support conducting stakeholder consultations to confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas identified in the PIF;Provide data and information on six target protected areas included into the project document, such as maps, type, extent, management capacity, state of planning and management, threats, opportunities, etc. - and their surrounding communities (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.);Provide detailed information and data on the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organisations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas; Support Conservation Trust Fund Specialist with the following technical inputs: Information and data on financial management capabilities of CEPA (e.g., developing budgets; preparing financial policies and procedures; establishing financial controls; developing accounting systems; and facilitating financial reporting and auditing, etc.);Information and data on the current funding sources (income) for, and financial flows (expenditure) through the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas. The National Consultant on Protected Areas is expected to deliver the following outputs:

Consultant International en Réforme de la Justice

Guinée-Conakry - GUINEA | Published April 4, 2017  -  Deadline April 14, 2017
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Les Etats généraux de la Justice tenus en 2011 ont dressé un tableau du secteur assez préoccupant: infrastructures judiciaires et pénitentiaires vétustes ou inexistantes, ressources humaines insuffisantes, chaîne pénale le plus souvent dysfonctionnelle, entraves multiples à l’indépendance, l’impartialité, l’efficacité et l’accessibilité de la justice…etc.C’est pourquoi, les autorités de la troisième République ont inscrit parmi les priorités les plus pressantes, la réforme du secteur de la justice. Une politique nationale et un Plan d’Actions ont été élaborés et adoptés à cet effet respectivement en 2014 et 2015. Malgré quelques avancées, la réforme de la justice semble progresser plus lentement que prévu et il est évident que le premier défi du secteur de la justice est celui de sa réforme.C’est dans ce contexte que les autorités guinéennes ont adressé une demande d’assistance technique au Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies, notamment la mise à disposition d’une équipe d’experts pouvant soutenir non seulement au niveau structurel le Comité national de pilotage de la réforme de la justice mais aussi ensemble de la chaîne pénale. Une mission organisée par le Global Focal Point justice, police et prisons s’est rendue en Guinée en février 2014. L’objectif de cette mission était d’effectuer une analyse situationnelle de la réforme du secteur de la justice en Guinée du point de vue de la chaîne pénale et de développer un programme de soutien cohérent en conséquence.En juin 2015, le La mission a recommandé entre autres mesures, le déploiement d’un Conseiller Technique pour appuyer les organes chargés du pilotage de la réforme. De juillet 2014 à décembre 2016, le PNUD a engagé un Consultant international pour apporter cet appui.Parallèlement, le PNUD a élaboré et validé avec les partenaires un projet intitulé: Appui à la réforme du secteur de la justice et à la lutte contre l’impunité en Guinée. Ce programme prévoit le déploiement d’un conseiller technique sénior auprès du Ministère de la justice pour appuyer le pilotage de la réforme ainsi que la mise en œuvre du projet justice.C’est pourquoi le PNUD recrute un consultant international en réforme des institutions de justice pour appuyer le processus de réforme de justice en cours tout en apportant un appui technique à la mise en œuvre du projet d’appui à la réforme du secteur de justice et à la lutte contre l’impunité porté par le PNUD et le HCDH.

National Consultant on Protected Areas (National Position)

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published January 14, 2017  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
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The Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli. It is expected that lessons and knowledge generated from the existing two projects will be integrated into the design of the new project so as to ensure complementarity and knowledge exchange between the three projects during implementation. The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-network Objectives: The objective of this assignment is to support and provide inputs to the preparatory work to prepare the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The National Consultant on Protected Areas will be responsible to support the International Team Leader in preparing the full package of project documentation for submission, comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures including support in solicitation of the co-financing letters; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO ER) and its associated annexures.The drafting of the full project documentation will be conducted in close collaboration with Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG and the relevant stakeholders to ensure collective agreement on the project results framework, multi-year work plan (and budget) and implementation arrangements (including the roles, responsibilities and accountability of the project partners and associated co-financing commitments).Duties and Responsibilities The National Consultant on Protected Areas will be responsible for timely collection and analyses of all the data on protected areas, protected areas management and financing, and will ensure scheduling and coordination of all meetings with relevant stakeholders for missions of Team Leader and international consultants. Inter alia, the National Consultant on Protected Areas will carry out the following tasks: Support the Project Preparation Team Leader with the following technical inputs: Provide the information on the enabling legal, regulatory and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and protected areas;Provide the technical inputs and information on key project stakeholders, including description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Provide data and information for profiling of the current system of protected areas (i.e. PA types, land tenure, governance, staffing, partnerships, state of management, state of biodiversity, threats and their root cause, etc.);Provide data on the current state of biodiversity (e.g. ecosystem processes, habitats, species, representativeness, resilience) in the protected area system;Provide technical inputs into description and costing of the ‘baseline scenario’ (or any ‘associated baseline projects’) for the protected area system covering the period of the project implementation (i.e. 5 years);Provide the information on the progress in, and challenges to: (i) implementing the new ‘PNG Protected Area Classification System’ during the 5-year transition period identified in the PAP; and (ii) the ‘Protected Areas Proposal database’ for expansion of existing, or establishment of new, protected areas;Support conducting stakeholder consultations to confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas identified in the PIF;Provide data and information on six target protected areas included into the project document, such as maps, type, extent, management capacity, state of planning and management, threats, opportunities, etc. - and their surrounding communities (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.);Provide detailed information and data on the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organisations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas; Support Conservation Trust Fund Specialist with the following technical inputs: Information and data on financial management capabilities of CEPA (e.g., developing budgets; preparing financial policies and procedures; establishing financial controls; developing accounting systems; and facilitating financial reporting and auditing, etc.);Information and data on the current funding sources (income) for, and financial flows (expenditure) through the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas. The National Consultant on Protected Areas is expected to deliver the following outputs:

International Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming and Social Development

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 20, 2017  -  Deadline March 7, 2017
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BackgroundThe Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli.The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-networkObjectives:The Protected Areas Policy (2014) provides for the establishment of a ‘Biodiversity Trust Fund’ which will provide an ‘accountable and transparent mechanism’ to administer diverse sources of funding[1] for the protected area network. The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of the Trust Fund, as well as to develop a package of documentation on legal establishment of the trust fund; governance structures; staffing plans; fund-raising strategy; monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements, etc.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe International Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming and Social Development will, under supervision of the Team Leader and in close consultation and coordination with CEPA and UNDP, work to deliver a package of services to support the project proposal development. The International Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming and Social Development is expected to ensure women’s equal participation and benefits in relation to the project, and address how the project can contribute to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. The International Consultant will specifically perform the following tasks:Using the UNDP-GEF Gender Mainstreaming Guide (September 2016), to conduct a gender assessment for the design of the project, and formulate a gender strategy and mainstreaming plan for the project;Review Results and Resources Framework of the project to ensure that it incorporates indicators referring to gender mainstreaming, including gender disaggregated baseline data;Review all feasibility study reports and examine to what extent a gender-based and social inclusiveness approach has been undertaken in the various assessments, and summarize relevant information for inclusion in the project document.Stakeholder consultations to confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas identified in the PIF;An analysis of the key project stakeholders, including a description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Detailed profile of the surrounding communities of the six PAs (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.) - being targeted for project support;Assessment of the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organizations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas;Assessment of the level of interest of customary landowners in the project;Evaluation of the socio-economic benefits of the project;Updated UNDP ‘Social and Environmental Screening Procedure’ for the project; andCustomary landowner involvement plan for the project.All these assessments and tasks mentioned above must be based on gender analysis, and make use of sex-disaggregated data and gender-specific information. The International Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

Project Consultant - Disaster Loss and Damage Information System

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published May 19, 2017  -  Deadline May 25, 2017
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Project DescriptionThe UNDP Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Project is tailored to provide strategic support to the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience to disasters. Within the framework of this project, UNDP is providing technical support to National Disaster Centre (NDC) with the development of the National Disaster Loss Database. The project will contribute to the strengthening of disaster response preparedness mechanisms and procedures at the national and sub-national levels. Implementation of the project is done at the national level as well as in 5 pilot provinces of Central, Western Highlands, Simbu, Madang and Autonomous Region of Bougainville, working closely with the Provincial Disaster Coordinators (PDCs) in developing Disaster Risk Management Plans, damage assessment and reporting, establishing co-ordination mechanisms and building capacities for early warning, developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), providing essential training support and equipment and developing the National Disaster Loss Database to be managed by the National Disaster Centre. The project provides essential interface between the UN system, members of the Disaster Management Team (DMT) and Government Disaster Management Authorities and envisage enhancing the capacities within the country for better response and early recovery planning.The development of PNG National Disaster Loss Database supports the work of the NationalDisaster Centre with the updated hazard and risk information to better visualise, analyse and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns and trends of disasters for better decision making, improved communication, better record keeping and cost savings. This analyses is expected to support longer-term risk reduction work at the provincial and local levels.UNDP is seeking to recruit a Project Consultant to establish the national disaster and damage information system in PNG. The goal is to provide useful information and analysis based on the occurrences and impacts of the past disaster events to support policy and decision-making for preparedness, mitigation, response, and risk reduction. Appropriate linkages among existing institutions will be strengthened to ensure that data sharing across institutions is facilitated by the disaster management information system and the database provides inputs to integrate risk reduction into development work, therefore supporting sustainable development in the country.The Project Consultant will work under the direct supervision of DRM Project Manager in close coordination and consultation with a senior official at National Disaster Center (NDC). NDC will facilitate in the coordination and contact with relevant stakeholders in the country. The Consultant will be based at NDC and will work in close collaboration with UNDP Country Office in Port Moresby, and will seek technical guidance from UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH), Thailand for planning and implementation of the activities. Within UNDP Country Office, the DRM Technical Specialist will provide the overall supervision and monitoring of the Project Consultant’s performance. The Consultant will also be supported by NDC GIS Interns to develop the GIS interface of the database.Objectives of AssignmentThe overall objectives of the assignment is to establish the national disaster loss and damage information system in PNG as well as developing the capacity of relevant agencies in managing disaster data.Scope of workThe scope of work will be largely around the following key functions:Assess the availability of disaster related data (source, format, data holder, consistency) and prepare a work plan for the establishment of a disaster loss and damage information system;Collect historical disaster data from identified national, provincial, and local agencies and establish disaster loss and damage information system at the designated agency;Support development of the GIS interface of the database;Organize learning and knowledge sharing events on the information system for key stakeholders in close collaboration with UNDP and with guidance from the designated government agency;Lead the analysis of disaster data to assist in identifying vulnerable areas to various disasters in the country to inform policy and to support decision-making.Expected Results1.The National Disaster loss and damage information system is established;2. The capacity of relevant agencies in managing disaster data is developedAssess the availability of disaster related data and prepare a work plan for the establishment of a disaster loss and damage information systemFamiliarize with the DesInventar Tool (a disaster information management system open source software);Support the government in the assessment of the technical capability, requirements and needs regarding the setup of a disaster loss and damage information system;Consult with the government on standard data collection formats and data collection procedures. Hold bilateral consultations with stakeholder and key line ministries who are involved in the collection and compilation of disaster related data;Based on the consultation and information collected from stakeholders, develop a report which includes a detailed work plan for building the disaster loss and damage information system. Collect historical disaster data from identified national, provincial, and local agencies and establish disaster loss and damage information system at the designated agencyBased on the consultation with the government and inputs from key stakeholders, develop disaster loss and damage information system to meet the needs and disaster context of the country;Establish the information system using appropriate data hosting infrastructure and services;Undertake pilot collection of disaster data and develop a strategy for collection of disaster data from various agencies for the entire country;Lead and supervise collection and entry of disaster data in the newly established information system as per agreed protocols and procedures with appropriate quality control and data validation system.Support development of the GIS interface of the database;Support NDC with the collection of all GIS related data available within different departments and existing databases into one platform (preferably NDC website);Together with GIS Interns, and in close consultation with NDC Senior Management and technical staff develop the GIS interface of the Disaster Loss Database;Support development of a GIS reporting system for disaster eventsOrganize learning and knowledge sharing events on the information system for key stakeholders in close collaboration with UNDP and with guidance from the designated government agencySupport organization of technical training workshop under the direct guidance of UNDP BRH for key stakeholders on the disaster loss and damage information system;Lead the technical training for various stakeholder groups at national and sub-national levels;Develop necessary knowledge products (such as manuals, how-to guides, data collection formats) to promote learning.Lead the analysis of disaster data to assist in identifying vulnerable areas to various disasters in the country to inform policy and to support decision-makingSupport the analysis of data to help identify the most disaster prone areas in the country;Plan launch of the findings of the analysis with wider group of stakeholders to ensure its usage by all;Retrieve and provide user specific data from the information system and make it available to those who need it at national and sub-national levels;Institutionalize the information system within the designated host government agency with adequate staff capacity and skills for maintaining and updating the system. CompetenciesCorporate Competencies:Demonstrates commitment to the UN’s mission, vision and values;Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;Ability to maintain effective rapport with people.Functional Competencies: Knowledge Management and LearningShares knowledge and experience;Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills. Development and Operational EffectivenessStrong analytical skills and the ability to master new material quickly;Ability to manage priorities in order to meet tight deadlines; andGood communications, interpersonal and report writing skills.Creativity and innovation abilities Leadership and Self-Management Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;Ability to manage the work of teams, subordinates and consultants;Proven ability to work flexibly and independently as part of an interdisciplinary and/or multi-cultural team; and delivery quality results against tight deadlines;Deliverables/Final Products Expected

International Consultant To Assess REDD+ Financing Options for PNG'sNational REDD+ Strategy- REDD+ Readiness Project- Forest Carbon partnership Facility

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published September 6, 2016  -  Deadline October 12, 2016
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PROJECT DESCRIPTIONPapua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the most significant areas of largely-intact tropical forest in the world, although these forests appear to be facing acute and imminent threats. The Papua New Guinea Forest Authority (PNGFA) estimates that approximately 80% of the total area of the country is covered by natural forests, of which 60% are considered intact forests.Approximately 10 per cent of global GHG emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Slowing deforestation and forest degradation is a likely cost effective way of reducing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies, such as curbing emissions from power stations. 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 sovereigntyThe Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) 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). A major component of the FCPF project is to support the development of PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy.SCOPE OF WORKThe objective of this assignment is to map out the existing and potential sources of finance for REDD+ implementation in PNG and identify the scale of finance necessary for REDD+ implementation in PNG. This work will feed into the development of PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy. In undertaking this assignment the international consultant (working closely with a national consultant, the FCPF team, government counterparts, private sector stakeholders and NGOs) will: 1) map out current and existing sources of REDD+ (and other land use-related) finance in PNG, and 2) identify the scale of finance necessary for REDD+ implementation in PNG, under various implementation scenarios.The international expert will take conceptual leadership of the tasks under this assignment, while working in close coordination and consultation with a national consultant, team of consultants on the development of a National REDD+ Strategy, Government, UNDP and FCPF staff and the UNDP regional technical advisor. Key elements of the assignment will include:Map out sources of existing and potential finance for REDD+ implementation in PNGThe first task will be to map out all current and potential sources of finance for REDD+ implementation in PNG, including:Public financing flows (i.e. government funds, including staff salaries and funded policy instruments for the land use 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 draft National REDD+ Strategy);Identification of opportunities to re-direct finance flows that are supporting activities linked to deforestation and forest degradation (e.g. alterations of fiscal frameworks);Private sector sources: including finance for the implementation of sustainable production systems, e.g. certification schemes for agricultural (“forest friendly”) commodities and sustainable timber.International sources: including donor programmes for REDD+ investments (e.g. Green Climate Fund (GCF), FCPF Carbon Fund) and results-based payments through the UNFCCC (GCF).This financial mapping exercise will consider and clearly distinguish between financing needs to meet:Transactions costs for REDD+ (e.g. operation of the national forest monitoring system and safeguards information system, among others);Implementation cost of PAMs and transaction costs associated with their implementationIdentify the scale of finance necessary for REDD+ implementation in PNGThe second task will be to work closely with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), the FCPF project management unit (PMU) and the consultant team drafting the National REDD+ Strategy to develop a number of scenarios for REDD+ implementation. These could include, for example, low, medium and high REDD+ financing plans, and should include:Costing of individual PAMs proposed in the National REDD+ Strategy, including personnel time (at national, provincial and local levels);Operational cost estimates;Estimates of achievable emissions reductions resulting from the implementation of various PAMs;Monitoring and reporting expenses.Following this, the consultant will identify and document in detail the financing gaps for REDD+ implementation in PNG, based on the PAMs set out in the draft National REDD+ StrategyInstitutional arrangementsThe work will be undertaken over a three month period from September 2016, with the international consultant undertaking at least two visits to PNG. Following the drafting of an inception report the consultant with travel to PNG to meet with relevant stakeholders and gather data and information for the assignment. The consultant will return to PNG towards the end of the assignment to present findings, and in doing so raise the awareness of stakeholders on the status of REDD+ financing in PNG including potential future REDD+ financing options.The FCPF project management unit (PMU) will provide support to the consultant with regard to logistics when in PNG, including introductions to key stakeholders and organization and financing of workshops. Travel outside of Port Moresby, if required, will be covered by UNDP. The consultant will be responsible for her/his own transport within Port Moresby.Duration of the assignment The duration of the assignment is 30 days over five months from September 2016 to January 2017. In accordance with expected outputs and deliverables, the International Consultant submits reports to FCPF REDD+ Project Chief Technical Advisor for review outputs, comments, certify approval/acceptance of works afterwards. In case of any delays to achieve the expected outputs, the International Consultant should notify the FCPF REDD+ Chief Technical Advisor in advance to take necessary steps.Duty stationThe duty station for this assignment is Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and Homebased. DEGREE OF EXPERTISE AND Qualifications EducationPost-graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in natural resources economics, development economics, finance, or closely related field.Work experienceA minimum of 10 years progressive experience in natural resource economics and management or a related field;Strong understanding of REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including understanding of financing options such as the Green Climate Fund;Experience with public expenditure reviews related to natural resource management in developing country contexts;Strong inter-personal skills, in particular, demonstrated team leadership qualities and excellent oral communication skills.Experience with REDD+ in PNG or the Pacific region an advantage.Language requirementsFluency in written and spoken English.APPLICATION PROCEDURESQualified candidates are requested to apply by September 14, 2016 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “FCPF REDD+ International Consultant on REDD+ Financing Options for National REDD+ Strategy”.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.

National Consultant GRM for REDD+ Implementation- REDD+ Readiness Project- Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published September 6, 2016  -  Deadline October 12, 2016
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PROJECT DESCRIPTIONPapua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the most significant areas of largely-intact tropical forest in the world, although these forests appear to be facing acute and imminent threats. The Papua New Guinea Forest Authority (PNGFA) estimates that approximately 80% of the total area of the country is covered by natural forests, of which 60% are considered intact forests.Approximately 10 per cent of global GHG emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Slowing deforestation and forest degradation is a likely cost effective way of reducing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies, such as curbing emissions from power stations. 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 sovereigntyThe Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) 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). A major component of the FCPF project is to support the development of PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy.SCOPE OF WORKThe objective of this assignment is to scope GRM for implementation of PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy.The consultant will work under the leadership of CCDA and the supervision of the FCPF team, and in close collaboration with government counterparts, private sector stakeholders and NGOs.The national consultant will work closely with the CCDA REDD+ team and the FCPF Project Management Unit (PMU) and UNDP regional and global technical advisors based in Bangkok to support the work planning, methodological approach, consultations and drafting of text. The consultant will also work closely with other national and international consultants working on assignments related to the National REDD+ Strategy to ensure complementarity and cohesion between consultancies.The national consultant will work in close coordination and consultation with the government, UNDP and FCPF staff and the UNDP regional stakeholder engagement specialist. Key elements of the assignment will include:1. Review existing trends and patterns of grievances in land-use and related sectors, and existing formal and informal mechanisms to address these grievances Identify and analyze historical and current types of grievances, disputes, complaints or equivalent in the forest and land-use sector. Differentiate types based on national, provincial and local levels;Review and assess current legal and regulatory frameworks for grievances, disputes, complaints or equivalent (formal mechanisms), specifically in the land-use sector, and broadly in other related sectors.Evaluate how effectively these frameworks are operationalized against the steps of a proposed GRM recommended in the Guidance NoteIdentify, review and assess informal mechanisms for grievances, disputes, complaints or equivalent in these sectors, where available; andIdentify and evaluate current capacities in the government, civil society, landowners to use formal grievance mechanisms.2. Identify potential grievances, disputes, complaints or equivalent that may arise during REDD+ implementation Identify potential grievances, disputes, complaints or equivalent that may arise from the implementation of potential policies and measures (PaMs) and the overall implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy; andAssess adequacy and effectiveness of current formal and informal grievance mechanisms to address and resolve anticipated grievances, disputes, complaints or equivalent at national, provincial and local levels.3. Recommend ways to establish or strengthen grievance mechanisms for REDD+ implementationPropose specific interventions that could be related to:Legal and regulatory frameworks for grievances, disputes, complaints or equivalent in the land-use or other related sectors; andOperational framework for the legal and regulatory frameworks.Identify other functional and technical capacities required for leading government agencies such as CCDA and PNGFA, as well as other relevant agencies.Institutional arrangementsThe work will be undertaken over a four-month period from October 2016. Following stakeholder consultations, the consultant will support a validation workshop organized by CCDA prior to finalizing the report.The FCPF project management unit (PMU) will provide support to the consultant with regard to logistics when in PNG, including introductions to key stakeholders and organization and financing of workshops. Travel outside of Port Moresby, if required, will be covered by UNDP. The consultant will be responsible for her/his own transport within Port Moresby.Duration of the assignment The duration of the assignment is 30 days over four months from October 2016 to January 2017. In accordance with expected outputs and deliverables, the National Consultant submits reports to FCPF REDD+ Project Chief Technical Advisor for review outputs, comments, certify approval/acceptance of works afterwards. In case of any delays to achieve the expected outputs, the National Consultant should notify the FCPF REDD+ Chief Technical Advisor in advance to take necessary steps.Duty stationThe duty station for this assignment is Port Moresby, Papua New GuineaDEGREE OF EXPERTISE AND Qualifications EducationPost-graduate degree (LLM or MA) in law with a focus on natural resources or closely related field. Work experienceA minimum of 10 years progressive experience in law related to natural resource management or a related field;Strong understanding of REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including application of REDD+ concepts and implementation in developing country contexts;Experience with REDD+ development and implementation in PNG, or the Pacific region;Strong inter-personal skills, in particular, demonstrated team leadership qualities and excellent oral communication skills.Experience of PNG is a requirementAPPLICATION PROCEDURESQualified candidates are requested to apply by September 14, 2016 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “FCPF REDD+ National Consultant on the Grievance Redress Mechanisms 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.

International Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming and Social Development (International Position)

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published January 14, 2017  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
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The Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli.The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-network Objectives: The Protected Areas Policy (2014) provides for the establishment of a ‘Biodiversity Trust Fund’ which will provide an ‘accountable and transparent mechanism’ to administer diverse sources of funding[1] for the protected area network. The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of the Trust Fund, as well as to develop a package of documentation on legal establishment of the trust fund; governance structures; staffing plans; fund-raising strategy; monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements, etc.Duties and Responsibilities The International Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming and Social Development will, under supervision of the Team Leader and in close consultation and coordination with CEPA and UNDP, work to deliver a package of services to support the project proposal development. The International Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming and Social Development is expected to ensure women’s equal participation and benefits in relation to the project, and address how the project can contribute to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. The International Consultant will specifically perform the following tasks: Using the UNDP-GEF Gender Mainstreaming Guide (September 2016), to conduct a gender assessment for the design of the project, and formulate a gender strategy and mainstreaming plan for the project;Review Results and Resources Framework of the project to ensure that it incorporates indicators referring to gender mainstreaming, including gender disaggregated baseline data;Review all feasibility study reports and examine to what extent a gender-based and social inclusiveness approach has been undertaken in the various assessments, and summarize relevant information for inclusion in the project document.Stakeholder consultations to confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas identified in the PIF;An analysis of the key project stakeholders, including a description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Detailed profile of the surrounding communities of the six PAs (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.) - being targeted for project support;Assessment of the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organisations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas;Assessment of the level of interest of customary landowners in the project;Evaluation of the socio-economic benefits of the project;Updated UNDP ‘Social and Environmental Screening Procedure’ for the project; andCustomary landowner involvement plan for the project. All these assessments and tasks mentioned above must be based on gender analysis, and make use of sex-disaggregated data and gender-specific information. The International Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

Recrutement d’un Consultant National/international pour le Développement du Système d’Information et de la Gestion de Base de données de La Direction Nationale de d’Enfance

GUINEA - GUINEA | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline January 20, 2017
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Recrutement d’un Consultant National/international pour le Développement du Système d’Information et de la Gestion de Base de données de La Direction Nationale de d’Enfance

EOI- Côte D’Ivoire - Consultant for a Study on Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in Guinea-Conakry – OFSD – 06 2015

 | Published June 1, 2015
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1 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Brief Description of the assignment: Consultant for a Study on Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in Guinea-Conakry Department making the request: OFSD Place of assignment: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Period of assignment: June 2015 to July 2015 Expected start date of the assignment: 22 June 2015 Last date for expressing interest: 12 June 2015 Expression of interest to be submitted to: e.yeye@afdb.org Any questions/ clarifications needed to be addressed to: s.sekioua@afdb.org l.french@afdb.org Terms of reference for “Consultant for a Study on Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in Guinea- Conakry” I. INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND In 2014, the African Development Bank (AfDB) was approached by the Government of Guinea-Conakry in order to assist with the establishment of a new development finance institution (DFI) whose aim will be to increase access to finance, particularly medium to long-term finance, for the country’s private sector. The existing DFIs in Guinea have so far been unable to effectively address market gaps, facilitate meaningful increases in financial intermediation in terms of outreach and scale, or galvanize sustainable development in their respective sectors. Many of these institutions intervened directly in the marketplace, substituting for private sector investment and risk taking. As commonly seen in old-style development finance, by assuming credit risk, most of the DFIs were quickly confronted with high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs), caused by factors such as lack of appropriate lending methodology and capacity, an inadequate incentive structure to originate and maintain a performing loan portfolio and avert non-performance and politically influenced governance structures. The ability to take direct lending decisions also made these institutions more vulnerable to capture, a situation further exacerbated by the lack of independent and effective oversight. As a result, the existing DFIs have been unable to achieve operational and financial sustainability, reach unbanked segments of entrepreneurs at scale, or sustainably provide finance. Recognizing these limitations, the Government of Guinea-Conakry decided to seek the support of the AfDB in establishing a new DFI that will be better regulated and more clearly aligned with development priorities. The support from the AfDB is expected to be in the form of a significant contribution to the design of the structure of the new DFI. In terms of the design of the new DFI, the Financial Sector Development Department (OFSD) of the AfDB has decided to recruit a Consultant for a study whose aim will be to carry out an extensive diagnostic 2 review of the existing DFI landscape in Guinea and propose a structure that is best suited for the needs of the country. II. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY The objectives of the study are twofold: 1. Assessing the DFI landscape in Guinea-Conakry with particular emphasis on the factors that have led to the underperformance of the institutions that have been established thus far; and 2. Determining the optimal DFI structure that will ensure sustainable impact and scale and which will be best suited for the needs and particular characteristics of the country. Equally important is the need to ensure that the design of the proposed new DFI is informed by an in-depth review of global experiences relating to DFI reforms. III. SCOPE OF WORK The above objectives are discussed in more detail below: 1. Assessing the DFI landscape in Guinea-Conakry: Like almost every country (including the most advanced economies), Guinea-Conakry has established a number of DFIs in the past including the most recent Banque Africaine pour le Développement Agricole et Minier (BADAM) which was established in 2010 and went bankrupt within its first few years of existence as a result of a number of documented factors including political interference and mismanagement. In assessing the DFI landscape, the study will need to identify and provide a comprehensive list of factors that have led to the underperformance of the previously established DFIs as these will be taken into account in designing the new institution. The assessment will also need to identify the salient features of the previous DFIs in terms of the following:  Ownership structures;  Governance including the process for the appointment of management and board members;  Regulation and supervision with emphasis on the entities overseeing the DFIs;  Types of banking licenses;  Credit models (retail or wholesale);  Mandates and target sectors;  Financial performance;  Risk management;  Sources of funding;  …and in other features that would assist in understanding the performance of the previous DFIs in Guinea. 2. To assist the Government of Guinea-Conakry in their quest for establishing a new DFI that will deliver on its mandate in an impactful manner, the study would need to propose an innovative design structure that takes into account the findings of the above objective as well as recent trends in global DFIs. In particular, the study would need to focus on the following:  Appropriate ownership model: state ownership vs. a mixed public-private capital structure; 3  Appropriate capital structure (optimal sizes of equity and balance sheet);  Funding strategy;  Mandate and sector(s) to target. Need to ensure that the mandate is tight;  Appropriate governance structure with clear process for the appointment of the board and management. This is necessary to ensure that the DFI is profitable, self-funding and insulated from political interference;  Regulation and supervision especially who should supervise the new DFI;  Type of required banking license; and  Appropriate risk management framework and credit model, retail vs. wholesale. IV. METHODOLOGY The objectives of the study would be expected to be achieved through an initial desk review followed by missions to Guinea-Conakry to meet with the relevant stakeholders including, but not limited to:  The central bank;  The ministry of finance;  Existing DFIs;  Commercial banks;  The private sector; and  Development partners in Guinea. V. DELIVERABLES The following deliverables are expected from the study:  A detailed assessment of the DFI landscape in Guinea-Conakry; and  Design of a new DFI that will be operationally and financially sustainably and insulated from political interference and capture. These will be documented in a report to be submitted to the AfDB. VI. PROJECT MANAGEMENT, INSTITUTIONAL AND IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS The study will be implemented by the Consultant selected by the Task Managers (Sofiane Sekioua and Laura French). The Consultant will report to and be guided by the Task Managers and implement the study according to the present Terms of Reference. The outline and the draft reports will be reviewed and commented upon by the Task Managers, who will also organize for the Consultant to present the study outcomes. VII. CONSULTANT PROFILE Given the scope of the study, the assignment requires a consultant with the qualifications set out below:  At least a Masters’ degree in Economics, Banking, Finance or related fields;  A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience; 4  Previous professional experience in Africa and knowledge of the West Africa region will be highly considered;  Previous professional experience in working with international DFIs such as the AfDB;  Previous professional experience in assisting African Governments establish DFIs based on recognized best practices is desirable;  Ability to interact with governments and state entities;  Familiarity with evaluation/review type assignments;  Proven capacity to work in a team and to deliver outputs in a timely manner;  Ability to produce technical reports and draw implications;  Ability to write and communicate fluently in both English and French is a requirement;  Be a national of one of the member countries of the AfDB; and  Competent in the use of AfDB’s standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and web tools). VIII. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT The service of the Consultant is required for twenty five (25) working days starting from the approval and signature of the contract. IX. MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF OUTCOMES/RESULTS AND REPORTING Five (5) working days after approval and signature of the contract, the Consultant will submit a detailed outline of the study which will be agreed with the Task Managers through telephone conversations and email follow ups. No later than fifteen (15) working days after approval and signature of the contract, the Consultant will submit a draft report to the Task Managers in English which will be agreed with the Task Managers through telephone conversations and email follow ups. The report shall also include an executive summary. In addition to customary tables and figures, the report should further include appendices where applicable. Following the submission of consolidated comments by the Task Managers, the Consultant shall present an updated version of the report and present the study to the Task Managers no later than twenty five (25) working days after approval and signature of the contract. The Consultant must remain available for additional follow-up and extension work as and when requested by the Task Managers. X. REMUNERATION The Consultant will be paid a daily fee to be negotiated with the recruiting department. Missions to Guinea-Conakry as well as to Cote D’Ivoire will be required and the AfDB will cover travel costs in line with its rules and as authorized by the Bank in connection with the contract.

Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 20, 2017  -  Deadline March 24, 2017
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BackgroundThe Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli. It is expected that lessons and knowledge generated from the existing two projects will be integrated into the design of the new project so as to ensure complementarity and knowledge exchange between the three projects during implementation.The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-networkObjectives:The objective of this assignment is to lead on the preparatory work to prepare the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant will be responsible to prepare the full package of project documentation for submission, comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures including co-financing letters; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO ER) and its associated annexures.The drafting of the full project documentation will be conducted in close collaboration with Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG and the relevant stakeholders to ensure collective agreement on the project results framework, multi-year work plan (and budget) and implementation arrangements (including the roles, responsibilities and accountability of the project partners and associated co-financing commitments).Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant will be responsible for coordinating the work of all other consultants and experts, and will ensure the quality and timely preparation of all reports and documentation with three missions to PNG and home-based work. The consultant will carry out the following tasks:Provide an overall technical guidance to the PPG team in relation to GEF requirements for project development, planning and monitoring;As this project is part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG, the team leader will be responsible to analyse lessons learnt from the existing two projects and integrate into the project’s design. The two existing projects are: 1) “Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea” project (2012-2018), and 2) “Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019)”.With inputs from national and international consultants, develop the Situational Analysis (baseline situation) of the project proposal, including:A description of the enabling legal, regulatory and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and protected areas; andAn analysis of the key project stakeholders, including a description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Capacity assessment of CEPA including financial management capabilities (e.g., developing budgets; preparing financial policies and procedures; establishing financial controls; developing accounting systems; and facilitating financial reporting and auditing, etc.);A profile of the current system of protected areas (i.e. PA types, land tenure, governance, staffing, partnerships, state of management, state of biodiversity, threats and their root cause, etc.);An assessment of the current state of biodiversity (e.g. ecosystem processes, habitats, species, representativeness, resilience) in the protected area system;A description and costing of the ‘baseline scenario’ (or any ‘associated baseline projects’) for the protected area system covering the period of the project implementation (i.e. 5 years);A description of the progress in, and challenges to: (i) implementing the new ‘PNG Protected Area Classification System’ during the 5-year transition period identified in the PAP; and (ii) the ‘Protected Areas Proposal database’ for expansion of existing, or establishment of new, protected areas;Confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas preliminarily identified in the PIF through a stakeholder consultation including consultation with the customary landowners;A detailed profile of the six individual protected areas (map, type, extent, management capacity, state of planning and management, threats, opportunities, etc.) - and their surrounding communities (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.) - being targeted for project support;A baseline assessment for the METTs for the six targeted protected areas;An assessment of the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organisations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas;The stakeholder consultations with the customary landowners and the indigenous communities should fully comply with the principles of free, prior and informed consent to fully take on-board their concerns and customary rights in the project design;Based on the report of the International Conservation Trust Fund Specialist, finalization of the detailed assessment of the current funding sources (income) for, and financial flows (expenditure) through the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas; as well as determination of the 'financing gap' for the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas; andBased on the report of the International Conservation Trust Fund Specialist, finalization of the baseline assessment for the Financial Scorecard for the protected area system.The incumbent will be responsible for preparation of the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The full project documentation for submission will be comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO) and its associated annexures. The activities to be undertaken in this component will include inter alia:Integrate all of the technical and consultation inputs (from Components 1-3 above) into the project documentation;Map the Theory of Change (TOC) for the project in an outcomes framework. This outcomes framework will then provide the basis for identifying what type of activity or intervention will lead to the outcomes identified as pre-conditions for achieving the long-term goal for the project.With reference to the TOC, describe the key management challenges, the magnitude of these challenges and their underlying root causes that the project seeks to address;With reference to the TOC, describe the project strategy, with an explanation of how it is expected to lead to change at the output level;With reference to the TOC, identify the key assumptions (internal and external) that will be critical for achieving the project outputs [Include a theory of change diagram showing the linkages between the development challenge and the immediate, underlying and root causes];With reference to the TOC, describe the planned interventions of the project, with an explanation of why those interventions are best suited to achieve the intended results;With reference to the TOC, describe the inputs (people, purchases, partnerships, etc.) that are required to deliver the project outputs;Describe how the project will work with partners to achieve results, and briefly map what other stakeholders and initiatives are doing to address the development challenge;Describe the project risks, and the measures that will be adopted to mitigate these risks;Identify the key stakeholders and outline a strategy to ensure that these stakeholders are engaged throughout the project implementation;Describe the approach to knowledge management for the project;Describe how the project investments will be sustained, and any arrangement to scale-up project results;Describe the cost-efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of the project strategy, outputs and activities;Describe the project’s governance, management and implementation arrangements;Complete the project Results Framework (i.e. Outputs and Output Indicators with baselines, targets and means of verification);Complete the Monitoring Plan and Evaluation Plan tables for the project;Prepare the Multi-Year Work Plan for the project (i.e. Outputs, Activities and Budget);Prepare the TORs for the Project Board/Steering Committee and key management positions;Address any STAP, GEFSEC and Council comments on the project;Prepare drafts of the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO ER for review and comments by national stakeholders;Revise and update the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO endorsement document for review by UNDP; andRevise and update the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO ER for submission to the GEFSEC.The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant (International Position)

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published January 14, 2017  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
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The Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli. It is expected that lessons and knowledge generated from the existing two projects will be integrated into the design of the new project so as to ensure complementarity and knowledge exchange between the three projects during implementation.The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-network Objectives: The objective of this assignment is to lead on the preparatory work to prepare the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant will be responsible to prepare the full package of project documentation for submission, comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures including co-financing letters; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO ER) and its associated annexures.The drafting of the full project documentation will be conducted in close collaboration with Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG and the relevant stakeholders to ensure collective agreement on the project results framework, multi-year work plan (and budget) and implementation arrangements (including the roles, responsibilities and accountability of the project partners and associated co-financing commitments).Duties and Responsibilities The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant will be responsible for coordinating the work of all other consultants and experts, and will ensure the quality and timely preparation of all reports and documentation with three missions to PNG and home-based work. The consultant will carry out the following tasks: Provide an overall technical guidance to the PPG team in relation to GEF requirements for project development, planning and monitoring; As this project is part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG, the team leader will be responsible to analyse lessons learnt from the existing two projects and integrate into the project’s design. The two existing projects are: 1) “Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea” project (2012-2018), and 2) “Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019)”. With inputs from national and international consultants, develop the Situational Analysis (baseline situation) of the project proposal, including:A description of the enabling legal, regulatory and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and protected areas; andAn analysis of the key project stakeholders, including a description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Capacity assessment of CEPA including financial management capabilities (e.g., developing budgets; preparing financial policies and procedures; establishing financial controls; developing accounting systems; and facilitating financial reporting and auditing, etc.);A profile of the current system of protected areas (i.e. PA types, land tenure, governance, staffing, partnerships, state of management, state of biodiversity, threats and their root cause, etc.);An assessment of the current state of biodiversity (e.g. ecosystem processes, habitats, species, representativeness, resilience) in the protected area system;A description and costing of the ‘baseline scenario’ (or any ‘associated baseline projects’) for the protected area system covering the period of the project implementation (i.e. 5 years);A description of the progress in, and challenges to: (i) implementing the new ‘PNG Protected Area Classification System’ during the 5-year transition period identified in the PAP; and (ii) the ‘Protected Areas Proposal database’ for expansion of existing, or establishment of new, protected areas;Confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas preliminarily identified in the PIF through a stakeholder consultation including consultation with the customary landowners;A detailed profile of the six individual protected areas (map, type, extent, management capacity, state of planning and management, threats, opportunities, etc.) - and their surrounding communities (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.) - being targeted for project support;A baseline assessment for the METTs for the six targeted protected areas;An assessment of the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organisations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas;The stakeholder consultations with the customary landowners and the indigenous communities should fully comply with the principles of free, prior and informed consent to fully take on-board their concerns and customary rights in the project design;Based on the report of the International Conservation Trust Fund Specialist, finalization of the detailed assessment of the current funding sources (income) for, and financial flows (expenditure) through the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas; as well as determination of the 'financing gap' for the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas; andBased on the report of the International Conservation Trust Fund Specialist, finalization of the baseline assessment for the Financial Scorecard for the protected area system. The incumbent will be responsible for preparation of the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The full project documentation for submission will be comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO) and its associated annexures. The activities to be undertaken in this component will include inter alia: Integrate all of the technical and consultation inputs (from Components 1-3 above) into the project documentation;Map the Theory of Change (TOC) for the project in an outcomes framework. This outcomes framework will then provide the basis for identifying what type of activity or intervention will lead to the outcomes identified as pre-conditions for achieving the long-term goal for the project.With reference to the TOC, describe the key management challenges, the magnitude of these challenges and their underlying root causes that the project seeks to address;With reference to the TOC, describe the project strategy, with an explanation of how it is expected to lead to change at the output level;With reference to the TOC, identify the key assumptions (internal and external) that will be critical for achieving the project outputs [Include a theory of change diagram showing the linkages between the development challenge and the immediate, underlying and root causes];With reference to the TOC, describe the planned interventions of the project, with an explanation of why those interventions are best suited to achieve the intended results;With reference to the TOC, describe the inputs (people, purchases, partnerships, etc.) that are required to deliver the project outputs;Describe how the project will work with partners to achieve results, and briefly map what other stakeholders and initiatives are doing to address the development challenge;Describe the project risks, and the measures that will be adopted to mitigate these risks;Identify the key stakeholders and outline a strategy to ensure that these stakeholders are engaged throughout the project implementation;Describe the approach to knowledge management for the project;Describe how the project investments will be sustained, and any arrangement to scale-up project results;Describe the cost-efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of the project strategy, outputs and activities;Describe the project’s governance, management and implementation arrangements;Complete the project Results Framework (i.e. Outputs and Output Indicators with baselines, targets and means of verification);Complete the Monitoring Plan and Evaluation Plan tables for the project;Prepare the Multi-Year Work Plan for the project (i.e. Outputs, Activities and Budget);Prepare the TORs for the Project Board/Steering Committee and key management positions;Address any STAP, GEFSEC and Council comments on the project;Prepare drafts of the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO ER for review and comments by national stakeholders;Revise and update the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO endorsement document for review by UNDP; andRevise and update the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO ER for submission to the GEFSEC. The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

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.

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 May 26, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6% . This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment.�Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth.�PNG has a significant area of intact tropical forest covering 77.8% of the country’s 46.9m ha of land. Together with the forest of West Papua (Island of New Guinea) they represent one of the largest areas of intact tropical forest in the world. PNG’s forests are also highly diverse, including 14 distinct forest types, with carbon-rich low altitude tropical forest constituting over 50% of forest area.�The country’s forests are critical to the livelihoods and economy of the country. The ecosystem services forests provide help to maintain access to water and suitable agricultural land for PNG’s predominantly rural population as well as helping to protect key infrastructure, people and crops from flash flooding and landslides. Forests also play a direct role in supporting the livelihoods or rural communities with more than 500 species of wild growing plants identified as being used for food and the value of annual bush meat consumption estimated to be equivalent to $26million if alternative meats had to be sourced .These economic values sit alongside the deep social and cultural values attributed to forests across PNG. With over 90% of the land area under customary land ownership, PNG’s forests are at the center of the cultural identity of many communities.�Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level;�A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities;�A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of Papua New Guinea is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is being delivered by UNDP.�In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation.�The NRS was developed over an 18-month period through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work that has focused on key areas of action on REDD+ including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping. Much of this work was compiled in an Issues and Options Paper for REDD+ in PNG, which set out the key decision and action areas for REDD+ in PNG and was circulated widely for consultation, the feedback from which was central to creating the NRS .�PNG is still at an early stage of its REDD+ development process. Thus, while the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (RFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.Prior to the development of the RFIP, it is critical to assess current land use investment trends and identify opportunities to promote inter-sectoral planning, mainstream REDD+ objectives in national and sub-national planning and budgeting, better capture environmental outcomes in policy and decision-making processes, fill existing knowledge and finance gaps, and reinforce coherence between national and sub-national policy implementation.Initial scoping work on Forest Sector Finance (through FCPF) and conservation finance (through GEF) has been conducted. The assessment of the forest sector highlighted the importance but also the complexities of finance within the sector with estimates indicating that forestry industries contribute approximately $200million to the economy through payment of 19 levies, two royalties and an export tax. Further work is now needed to review how this finance is utilised as well as how government finances can further support the development of a robust and environmentally sustainable forest sector in PNG. The current assessment will help move this forward while also linking the forest sector with other key sectors that are impacting forest cover (most specifically agriculture) as well as the financing of those institutions that are relevant to decision making on and the protection of forests. �Scope of WorkUnder overall guidance of International Consultant on REDD+ Financial Mapping Assessment and in close collaboration with the team of experts, a National Consultant will be responsible for mapping out the existing and potential sources of finance within the 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 May 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.

National Consultant to support the development of PNG’s REDD+ Website

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 19, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the most significant areas of largely-intact tropical forest in the world, although these forests appear to be facing acute and imminent threats. The Papua New Guinea Forest Authority (PNGFA) estimates that approximately 80% of the total area of the country is covered by natural forests, of which 60% are considered intact forests.Approximately 10 per cent of global GHG emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Slowing deforestation and forest degradation is a likely cost effective way of reducing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies, such as curbing emissions from power stations. 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 (GoPNG) 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). A major component of the FCPF project is to support the development of PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy.In 2016, a draft REDD+ Communications strategy has been developed to map out key stakeholders’ participation in the implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy. A Communications Officer in the PMU leads and provides guidance on implementing the communications, consultation and participation strategy for the FCPF project as part of the government’s broader REDD+ programme. In close collaboration with CCDA and PNGFA, a core communications group has been established. The main goal of the communications strategy is to support the REDD+ readiness process by enhancing communication and knowledge with all relevant stakeholders on REDD+ within the context of PNG. The strategy will increase awareness raising and image building, promote and enhance communications and knowledge management, and build capacity and knowledge among all relevant stakeholder groups. To strengthen REDD+ branding a logo has been developed and endorsed by all stakeholders while a REDD+ website has also been completed to help stakeholders access information on REDD+ and developments in the country. (http://www.pngreddplus.org.pg/). PNG’s NFMS web portal has also been developed and provides spatial information on PNG’s forests helping to increase transparency of PNG REDD+ system (http://png-nfms.org/portal/).Thus, the FCPF REDD+ Readiness project in PNG is seeking a qualified technical person to help improve and maintain the national REDD+ website and provide capacity building trainings for relevant staff to ensure long-term sustainability of the website.The consultation will be for 50 days over the priod of March to December 2017.Application proceduresQualified candidates are requested to apply by March 06, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “FCPF REDD+ National Consultant to support the development of PNG’s REDD+ Website”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 of the terms of reference “Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments”.Refer the attached terms of reference (TOR) and other relevant documents for more details.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.

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

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