Call +44 800 9755 164

Public tenders for environment in Guinea

Find all Environment tenders in the world.
Finding business opportunities has never been easier.

Results for environment. Make a new search!

International Expert on Environment Management Information System

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published November 25, 2016  -  Deadline December 2, 2016
1.PROJECT DESCRIPTION UNDP-GEF works with the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) to foster action on conservation of PNG’s rich and distinctive biodiversity – which holds 7 percent of world’s biodiversity within 1 percent of the world’s land mass. In this context, CEPA has recently launched a 3-year project Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Project to develop and establish an integrated Environment Management Information System within the Authority by August 2017.This project seeks to address convention obligations related to reporting requirements under the three main focal areas: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Land Degradation. It specifically fits under the fifth (5) strategic objective of the Cross Cutting Capacity Development (CCCD) strategy developed under GEF-5, i.e., “enhancing capacities to monitor and evaluate environmental impacts and trends”. The goal of the project is to strengthen the availability and use of environmental information to make better decisions to meet obligations under the three Rio Conventions, namely the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Framework on Convention on Climate Change, and UN Convention to Combat Desertification.The International Expert will lead in overall development and achievement of the Project’s deliverables, supporting the design and development of an integrated Environmental Management Information System for CEPA. The International Consultant will work closely with the International Technical Specialist to ensure collection of available information and data, processing, analysis and visualization, including GIS mapping will be made to support in strengthening the biodiversity information within CEPA.2.SCOPE OF WORK, ACTIVITIES AND DELIVERABLESScope of WorkThe International Expert will be responsible in the design and establishment of the Environmental Management Information System (EMIS), including the procurement of the technological hardware and software for installation in CEPA. Moreover, the International Expert will make every effort to mentor data holders within the Authority to use the intranet to support in building a culture of sharing data and information between and among staff.Activity 1: Conduct technical analysis of current IT system & infrastructure of the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency, and prepare a statement of work with technical specifications. IT Environment Assessment is intended to outline the existing system extent and boundaries, and to identify possible bottlenecks and capacity limitations of the current IT systems, resources and infrastructure in terms of capacity to scale up and absorb new technologies.The International Expert will take sufficient time to analyze current IT system & infrastructure in CEPA with the objective to prepare the statement of work with technical verification. During this period, International Expert will be required to work closely with CEPA and competent authorities to observe the workflow processes, interview staff and assess the existing system. The International Expert will convene meetings with competent authorities to discuss the Business Process Re-engineering and Automation options and to decide on a final specific option to be implemented by this project.Upon the completion of technical analysis, International Expert is expected to submit a written Business Process Re-engineering and Automation Plan (Project Plan), as well as, if necessary, a list of additional hardware required for efficient functioning of Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) and present it to CEPA and UNDP. In case of such list provided, the hardware will be procured by UNDP via separate bidding process. The plan must include implementation timeline which falls within overall timeframe of this project. CEPA will provide feedback on specific tasks and may request a presentation.This project plan will address, at minimum, the following items:EMIS Organization and Management PlanMethodologyPersonnelReporting MechanismsTask, Time & Resource AllocationInstallation and Configuration of SystemHosting Provider AssessmentInstallationConfigurationQuality AssuranceProposed approachTest execution & analysisReporting mechanismsInformation SecurityProposed approach to testingSecurity TestingDocumentationSystem AdministrationInstallation & ConfigurationProgramming & Integration Guides, i.e. for adding new systems to the regional busTrainingTraining materials developmentTraining methodologyActual training of staff (workshops, mentoring, etc.)Warranty & SupportPost project support plan Activity 2: Develop Environmental Management Information System architecture, in full compliance with the government’s IT standards and policies and the interoperability platform existing system.The International Expert shall prepare a detailed Software Requirements Specification (SRS) document for the new EMIS software (including on online filling, report generation and statistical analysis). The SRS must be approved and signed off by CEPA.The system requirements for central resources and infrastructure such as hardware and software platform including operating system, database and security software, must be in compliance with the government IT standards and policies in force.The International Expert will review the competent authorities’ hosting capacity and formulate requirements for implementation of the proposed solution with respect to:Network infrastructure (capacity, expandability, architecture, etc.)Storage SubsystemsServer Architecture (design, current & future capacity, etc.)Security (both physical and virtual, i.e. firewalls, monitoring and testing of systems, etc.)High Availability & Redundancy (of network, servers, etc.)Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery PreparednessPolicy (recommendations and changes to the existing policies, if needed vulnerability programs, security policies, etc.)Personnel (human resources to host and maintain systems)Physical data center environment (cooling, fire suppression, etc.)The International Expert will deliver a report with their findings and recommendations on the suitability of the candidate location. If the candidate location is found not to be suitable for hosting, then International Expert will prepare the list of necessary hardware / equipment to be provided for equipping the Server Room. As appropriate, the International Expert will provide a detailed technical specification for equipment (servers, hardware, routers, switches, firewalls, storage devices, etc.) to address any deficiencies for the candidate location. Activity 3: Develop the new EMIS according to the approved requirements. All pertaining project documentation must be developed and handed over at the end of each development milestone.After the approval of the business requirement analysis (or system’s requirements specification, SRS), the International Expert will develop the system design.CEPA will sign off on the design aspects of the system. Design sign off will include database design to field level, as well as on the entire system. The design sign off will allow competent authorities to be satisfied with the overall design, user experience, and proposed workflow before full construction gets underway.The International Expert shall design and develop client-server web-based EMIS module, which should contain following sub-modules:Administration moduleModule designed to provide administration of users and roles programmed in all other modulesUser clientModule for entering information on indicators by operators and on result of them getting a pre-defined and dynamic reports. Minimum of 48 pre-defined templates of reports must be programmed in User-client module. The User-Client module should have the constructor of forms in order to create forms dynamically without getting to the code.Reporting part of the module should have capacity of building dynamic reports on the fly by selecting necessary parameters.The given module must be accessible to internal users only through VPN-connection.Public modulePublicly available reports, which are accessible to public through web-site of agency. External users should be able to access the data marked as public in EMIS software database via public portal. The given module must be web-module and accessible via Internet. The system should also be available in portlet-mode in order to insert certain public data in other governmental authorities’ web-sites. The public module should not require authentication of users. Database of the module, should be separate from the main database and presented to users in “read-only” mode. The user-friendly CMS should be developed for the web-module and should be installed in a separate sub-domain of the governmental authorities’ web-site. The user guide should be developed in English. Initially a mockup design will be prepared for this website. After the approval by CEPA, the International Expert shall develop the website. The website must be based on a content management system which will allow easy update of the website content with no knowledge of html or programming. In addition, it must also utilize tracking tools such as Google analytics OR systems own tools, so that the CEP can track the visitors and get statistics on the website visitors.Multiple EnvironmentsThe International Expert’s solution must provide for both a test and production environment, so that no development occurs in the production environment. As such, solutions must be able to accommodate for change management processes when moving from the test to production environment.The International Expert shall be responsible for setting up the software for the development server(s) including the operating system, databases, scripting languages, backup and replication, network and firewall, and any other software necessary to support the system development.The International Expert shall provide access to the development server for the competent authorities’ staff to test various functionalities of the system as per testing plan in the system implementation plan.System PerformanceThe International Expert is required to devise performance test criteria to ensure that the system functions as required in the production environment. The International Expert must indicate the average response time for the various functions of the system. The response time refers only to server and network response time (i.e., transaction time) – not to the functional time required to process the actual transactions.Acceptance TestingThe software system provided shall undergo a proper testing plan to make sure that the software when signed off to CEPA is free from deficiencies. The CEPA shall inspect, test, and approve functionality of each module in the system before signing it off as complete. Activity 4: As part of the due diligence for delivering a fully operational system the following activities will be required:The International Expert will perform security testing of the SystemThe International Expert will review all technical and architectural documents produced by UNDP/competent authorities for the System with respect to information security.The International Expert will perform a full characterization of the System for the purposes of information security to identify the boundaries, resources and information that are part of the System for the purposes of developing a systematic penetration test strategy. This will form a key component of the Security Test Plan the International Expert will submit to CEPA for review and approval.The International Expert will develop a cyber-incident response plan that covers:Procedures for mitigating and protecting against cyber attackProcedures for mitigation and isolation of affected systems, systems cleanupProcedures to minimize loss of data during attackCross-reference to any business continuity plans that need to be activated during cyber attackThe International Expert will develop a business continuity plan for the System.The International Expert will develop a business continuity plan for the System that will permit competent authorities to restore mission essential functions at the current location, or in the case of significant failure, at an alternate site and perform those functions for up to 30 days before returning to normal operations. This plan will be submitted to CEPA for review and acceptance.The business continuity plan should at minimum, address the following:Determination of business processes supported by the system, criticality of those processes, the impact of those processes being down and the maximum tolerable downtime of those processesIdentification of critical resources (facilities, personnel, equipment, software, data, documentation, etc.) required to recover in case of failureIdentification of recovery prioritiesIdentification of recovery time objective, i.e. the point in time, prior to a disruption or system outage, to which mission/business process data can be recovered (given the most recent backup copy of the data) after an outageIdentification of preventive measures that deter, detect, and/or reduce impacts to the system, e.g. redundant power supplies, physically separated data centers, backup generators, etc.Identification of recommended backup and recovery procedures, e.g. tape, mirror systems, etc. given the previously discussed itemsIdentification of recommended backup methods and offsite storage optionsIdentification of roles and delineation of responsibilities of recovery team membersRecommendations for test continuity and recovery plansRecommendations for training recovery team members on plan executionRecommendations for continuity plan maintenanceProcedures for, scope and sequence of activities during recovery phaseCrisis Communication Plan: Procedures for disseminating internal and external communications during a crisis, i.e. to provide status updates, control rumors, etc. The International Expert will perform stress and performance testing of the deployed environment, document and submit results for review.The International Expert will perform stress testing of the environment in order to determine the operating limits of the environment deployed.The International Expert will perform performance testing of the environment in order to determine the response characteristics of the system under load.Before commencing with performance and stress testing the International Expert will develop test plans, in coordination with the competent authorities which will be approved by the CEP. These plans should, at minimum, include the following:Identification and characteristics of the test environmentIdentification of performance acceptance criteriaPlan and design of tests to be carried out. Tests should approximate anticipated workloads and follow commonly accepted test methodologies. The International Expert should explain in detail each of the tests to be run.Test executionAnalysis of test runsReporting and recommendations for remediation as neededUpon completion of the tests, the Contractor will deliver a report that summarizes results and as appropriate, suggest remediation Preparation and Handover of EMIS documentation including the source code.The project reporting must be performed in continuity throughout the project, these include, among others, progress reports and documentation of mid-project change requests and impact assessments.The International Expert will deliver competent authorities the complete source code and technical documentation, including the right to use, modify and study without any limitation. Activity 6: Develop database structure with incremental and historical backup features to secure the data stored in database The International Expert shall develop database structure with incremental and historical backup features to secure the data stored in database.Activity 7: Build capacity and transfer the operational knowledge to staff and other government officials as appropriate; support relevant authorities in running the new system, improving operations and systems’ management including performance monitoring, back-up retention/recovery, and business continuityBuild capacities of competent authorities and conclude knowledge transfer to staff and other government officials as appropriate.The International Expert shall develop training materials in English illustrated with screen shots of all user interfaces of the application. The International Expert shall and conduct needs-based training sessions in competent authorities for the staff of the ministries and administrators to fully acquaint them with the operation and maintenance of the system along with application features and functionality.The International Expert is required to develop operating policies to ensure smooth handover following completion of the project. The operating policies should include but not be limited to guidance to competent authorities on standards of performance for and maintenance of all aspects of the system, backups, changes to the system, and access controls including roles.The International Expert shall prepare written operations, and system’s management procedures. Full system documentation will be provided in electronic version in English.The training of users must be conducted in batches over a period of three (3) months to ensure the competent authorities’ staff feels comfortable in using the new system. The training materials must also facilitate training for trainers, and must be developed with a view that they can be used by relevant authorities’ staff in conducting future trainings.For administrators, it is expected that within two (2) months from post-implementation (completion of Task 5), knowledge transfer will be completed and at least two (2) officials from competent authorities will be fully trained so that competent authorities are able to maintain and operate the system independently without International Expert support.The International Expert will work to put in place a support-desk mechanism that the competent authorities can use to foster long-term sustainability of the project. This includes:Structure and organization of a support infrastructureDevelopment of knowledge base and frequently asked-questions resources that are online and searchable.B) Support the competent authorities in running the new system, improving operations and systems’ management including performance monitoring, back-up retention/recovery, and business continuity.The International Expert must assist in running the system on a daily basis until the end of the contract. The International Expert shall remain available for on-call support, either online or by ensuring physical presence of its staff, for a limited number of hours per day.Once the new system is complete and handed over, the International Expert and competent authorities staff shall be responsible for monitoring and reporting on all aspects of the operations of the system (including uptime, availability, and response time) for the duration of the contract.The following scenarios and activities must be scheduled and coordinated with competent authority’s staff:Operational procedures including Archival/backup (on-site and off-site)/restore procedures.Systems Management housekeeping routine tasks (scheduled software and hardware maintenance, security support activities for servers including patches for server software, troubleshooting, maintaining logs and journals).Security probing (Physical, Access Controls, Network, Database and Application). Access control management and reports (access log, controls on username/password, application controls, and audit logs).Business continuity (including drills and simulations) in order to enhance competent authority’s capacity to prevent or reduce systems downtime or outages.Expected Outputs and DeliverablesDeliverables/ OutputsEstimated Duration to CompleteTarget Due DateReview and Approvals Required

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
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:

International Expert on Enviroment Management Information System

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published November 25, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016
  • 1