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International Consultant for UNDP-GEF Midterm Review of the GEF funded Seychelles’ Protected Areas Finance Project

UNDP Country Office - SEYCHELLES | Published March 28, 2018  -  Deadline April 10, 2018
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International Consultant for UNDP-GEF Midterm Review of the GEF funded Seychelles’ Protected Areas Finance ProjectIntroductionThis is the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the UNDP-GEF Midterm Review (MTR) of the full-sized project titled Seychelles’ Protected Areas Finance Project (PIMS 4656) implemented through the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, GOS-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit, which is to be undertaken in May – August 2018. The project started on the 3rd March 2016 and at the time of the MTR will be commencing its third year of implementation. In line with the UNDP-GEF Guidance on MTRs, this MTR process was initiated before the submission of the second Project Implementation Report (PIRThis ToR sets out the expectations for this MTR. The MTR process must follow the guidance outlined in the document Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects. http://web.undp.org/evaluation/guidance.shtml#Objectives of the MTRThe MTR will assess progress towards the achievement of the project objectives and outcomes, as specified in the Project Document, and assess early signs of project success or failure with the goal of identifying the necessary changes to be made in order to set the project on-track to achieve its intended results. The MTR will also review the project’s strategy and its risks to sustainabilityDeadline Submission of Proposal: by 20.00 hrs GMT on 10th April 2018 on the UNDP jobs on https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm

Request for Proposal for Long Term Agreement for Audits of UNDP Seychelles NGO/NIM Projects RFPSEY/2016/003 UNDP/NGO-NIM Projects

UNDP Country Office - SEYCHELLES | Published November 8, 2016  -  Deadline November 24, 2016
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OverviewUNDP hereby invites prospective offerors to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the audits of UNDP Seychelles NGO/NIM Projects. The purpose of this present tender is to conclude a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with the successful Proposer for a period of three years. The successful Proposer shall be contracted for an initial period of 1 (one) year, with the contract renewable on an annual basis subject to satisfactory contract performance.The TOR is directed to the audit of special purpose financial statements, which are referred to as Combined Delivery Reports (CDR). The report to be audited is referred to as the Combined Delivery Report (CDR). These reports are prepared following the UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules issued by the Bureau of Management, Office of Finance and Administration. A copy of the Financial Regulations and Rules is accessible upon request.In general, and subject to modifications as per project documents, the projects are nationally implemented (NIM) with or without UNDP Country Office Support (Country Support to NIM modality). The Ministry executing the activities is termed the Implementing Agency for the project. A Project Management Unit (PMU) is established within the Ministry concerned to implement the project. The PMU is responsible for the delivery of all project outputs through direct action or hiring of necessary experts. Overseeing the PMU, a National Steering Committee (NSC) is established to provide expert and technical guidance to the PMU in the implementation of the projects. The NSC is chaired by the National Project Director and includes representatives from the Implementing Agency, UNDP and other relevant stakeholders. The NSC advises Project Manager, thus supporting the decision-making process. Ultimate responsibility for day-to-day decisions lies with the PMU, which carries the responsibility for delivery of project outputs.The management of projects is contained in the NIM Manual (National Implementation (NIM) by the Government of UNDP-supported projects: Guidelines and Procedures, which can be made available upon request. For more details on individual projects, the consultant should refer to the project document section on Management Arrangements. In addition Annex 12 shows the roles.Deadline for submission is Friday 24 November 2016 at 16:00hrs (Seychelles Local time).Important Note: 22 November 2016Deadline for submission should read Thursday 24 November 2016 at 16:00hrs (Seychelles Local time) instead of Friday 24 November 2016.

International Consultant for the Drafting of a National Traditional Knowledge Policy incorporating Appropriate Legal Instruments on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in Seychelles

UNDP Country Office - SEYCHELLES | Published May 14, 2018  -  Deadline May 24, 2018
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This consultancy aims to support:The identification, the drafting and assist the validation process of a national traditional knowledge policy in Seychelles. This policy should be simple, efficient, adapted to national and local circumstances and coherent with existing and planned mechanisms in complementarity with other national or global ABS related instrument.The Seychelles in drafting country specific processes and guidelines, in line with national and local circumstances of local communities, to access their knowledge, innovation and practices related to genetic resources and to ensure a fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization, for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.The national traditional knowledge policy to be developed, should be compliant with the Nagoya Protocol and the CBD. In line with national and local circumstances, the instruments shall include both a legislative and a regulatory component covered by this consultation.The national consultant will be aided by the international consultant who will provide clear orientations and high quality advisory services to guide the work of the national consultants, covered by this consultation throughout the process of design, drafting and the validation process of nationally appropriate traditional knowledge policy in compliance with the Nagoya protocol and the CBD.The national traditional knowledge policy should be based on the findings and recommendations of the analysis and consultations with key national and local stakeholders as indicated in the Project Document of the Global ABS Project.Key ResponsibilitiesThe consultant(s) will adhere to National procedures for development and adoption of National guidelines, regulations, policies and legislative mechanisms, in various levels of consultations and liaisons with the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.The consultant will be responsible to undertake the following specific tasks and services:The national consultants will be given the necessary guidance, methodology and technical inputs by the International Consultant (referred to from here on as IC) to assess if there are any existing national institutional frameworks on TK, Genetic resources and deliver an analysis for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol;Within this analysis; document any existing and evolving legislations and regulations related to TK (traditional knowledge), GR (genetic resources) and ABS in Seychelles (work in parallel with the Legal Consultant);Draft the national traditional knowledge policy and working alongside the IC, document the appropriate legal instrument(s) and amendments of the legislative and regulatory components (depending on national and local circumstances and while ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Nagoya protocol and the CBD (the proposed instruments should provide a clear description of the operational mechanisms for Monitoring the use of GR/TK and dispute management including penalties. It should also provide standard clauses for Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Mutually Agreed Terms (MAT) and elaborate a guideline on how to apply the regulations clarifying both access procedures for applicants and user procedures for compliance measures).Deadline for Submission: 24 May 2018 on UNDP jobs - ​https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=78853. All submissions should be made through this link.. Offers received via any other method will not be accepted..​

EOI - Seychelles - Individual Consultancy Services for Technical Assistance to PUC on Project Management – 09 2015

 | Published September 8, 2015
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES) SEYCHELLES MAHE WATER SUSTAINABLE AUGMENTATION PROJECT PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERT - TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WATER & SANITATION SECTOR Project ID No.: P-SC-EA0-004 The Government of Seychelles has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of implementation of the Mahe Water Sustainable Augmentation Project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for the Grant to payments under the contract for Institutional and Capacity Building Support. The main civil works of the project entail the raising of the height of the La Gogue Dam reservoir by 6 metres and the construction of a new water treatment plant downstream of the dam embankment. The Technical Assistance (TA) Expert will carry out tasks for Capacity Building of the Project Management Unit within the PUC and other designated PUC staff. The services included under this contract includes: 1. Provide on the job training in order to develop the PUC staff’s project management abilities, ensure that projects are executed in accordance with approved plans, specifications, standards and within budgets; 2. Assist and train PUC staff in preparing a project schedule and update as work progresses. This project schedule will assist in updating the physical and financial plan for PUC; 3. Direct and integrate the activities of project operations; ensuring that project efforts are generally cohesive, consistent, and effective in achieving agreed project implementation plans within approved budgets and timelines; 4. Provide guidance and training to operational teams in the project in developing tracking, monitoring and evaluating project activities so that the stated project goals and objectives are achieved; 5. Monitor the performance of various contractors/consultants/partners/service providers participating in implementing the project; 6. Assist and train the PMU staff in managing the procurement plan of the project; 7. Assist the PMU in developing and managing annual budgets for the Project Management Unit and perform periodic cost, project implementation time and any other relevant analyses. 8. Train and develop PUC’s staff by appointing tasks to counter-part staff and thereafter guiding the staff through the process of executing the task, including among others Support the PUC in construction supervision; 9. Train and develop PUC staff’s proficiency in the use of Microsoft (MS) Project software and other project management tools; 10. Train and develop PUC staff’s proficient use of International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) standard contract documents, and other contract management tools and approaches; 11. Train and develop PMU’s staff for the proficient use of Civil Engineering Standard of Method of Measurement (CESMM) for preparing and administering bills of quantities for civil engineering contracts, including among others; 12. Train and assist the PMU staff in construction supervision and contract administration to ensure that construction projects are completed on-time and on-budget, while meeting all relevant regulations and quality standards, including among others; 13. Undertake any other delegated and relevant project management tasks and activities in order to deliver on the main goal of building project management capacity of the PUC staff. The services are expected to commence fourth quarter of 2015 and expected input is (12) person months. The Public Utilities Corporation now invites eligible Individual/Expert to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Individuals/Experts must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (detailed CVs, brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc.). Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” [2008 Edition and revised in July 2012], which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.afdb.org. Interested consultants may obtain the TORs and further information at the address below during office hours [08:00 – 16:00 Hrs Seychelles Time]. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 21st September 2015 at 14:00 hrs (Seychelles Time) and mention “[Individual Consultancy Services for Technical Assistance to PUC on Project Management]”. Attn: Steve Mussard, Managing Director/Project Coordinator Public Utilities Corporation Electricity House Roche Caiman P.O Box 174 Mahe, Seychelles Tel: +248 4678000 Facsimile (fax): +248 4610732 E-mail: smussard@puc.sc
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