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International Expert on Environment Management Information System

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published November 25, 2016  -  Deadline December 2, 2016
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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

Design and development of integrated Environment Management Information System in Papua New GuineaDesign and development of integrated Environment Management Information System in Papua New Guinea

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 6, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2017
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Dear Sir/Madam, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject. This RFP includes the following documents: Section 1 – This Letter of InvitationSection 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet)Section 3 – Terms of ReferenceSection 4 – Proposal Submission FormSection 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the ProposerSection 6 – Technical Proposal FormSection 7 – Financial Proposal FormSection 8 – Contract for Professional Services, including General Terms and ConditionsYour offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2.You are kindly requested to submit your proposal to UNDP to the following address:United Nations Development ProgrammeLevel 14, Deloitte Tower, UN Haus,Port Moresby. Papua New GuineaAttention: Tirnesh PrasadThe proposal should be received by UNDP no later than COB 22nd February, 2017 (Port Moresby, PNG Time). If you have received this RFP through a direct invitation by UNDP, transferring this invitation to another firm requires your written notification to UNDP of such transfer and the name of the company to whom the invitation was forwarded. Should you require further clarifications, kindly communicate with the contact person identified in the attached Data Sheet as the focal point for queries on this RFP.UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.

Design and development of integrated Environment Management Information System in Papua New Guinea

United Nations Development Programme | Published February 7, 2017
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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject. 

 

This RFP includes the following documents:

                  Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation

Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet)

Section 3 – Terms of Reference

Section 4 – Proposal Submission Form

Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Proposer

Section 6 – Technical Proposal Form

Section 7 – Financial Proposal Form

Section 8 – Contract for Professional Services, including General Terms and Conditions

 

Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2.

 

You are kindly requested to submit your proposal to UNDP to the following address:

 

United Nations Development Programme

Level 14, Deloitte Tower, UN Haus,

Port Moresby. Papua New Guinea

Attention: Tirnesh Prasad

 

The proposal should be received by UNDP no later than COB 22nd February, 2017 (Port Moresby, PNG Time). 

                                                                   

If you have received this RFP through a direct invitation by UNDP, transferring this invitation to another firm requires your written notification to UNDP of such transfer and the name of the company to whom the invitation was forwarded.  Should you require further clarifications, kindly communicate with the contact person identified in the attached Data Sheet as the focal point for queries on this RFP.  

 

UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.

PG - Energy Sector Development Project - P101578

PNG Power Limited | Published January 8, 2015  -  Deadline January 19, 2015
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Environment Safeguard Specialist REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ?INDIVIDUAL SELECTION) For Naoro Brown HydropowerProject Credit No./Grant No.:        5201-PG AssignmentTitle:                 Environment SafeguardSpecialist Reference No.                     ESDP/PPL/C/5 The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has received a credit from the World Bank for its PNG EnergySector Development Project (ESDP) and intends to apply part of this credit to finance the position of Environment SafeguardSpecialist/Advisor for Naoro Brown Hydropower (NB) Project for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") of the Environment Safeguard Specialist/Advisor will include ·         working closely with the Transaction Advisor, providing strategic detailed advice to PNG Power on all the EnvironmentalSafeguards requirements and aspects of the NB project leading to the selection of Developer and up to FinancialClose. ·         assisting the Transaction Advisor with the bidding documents for the selection of the NB developer to ensure allenvironmental safeguards requirements are incorporated into these documents. ·         reviewing all relevant project documents including the ESDP ProjectAppraisal Document (PAD), the ESDP Appraisal and Conceptstage of Integrated Safeguards Data Sheets (ISDS), the listed safeguards documentsabove, the terms of reference's contained inAnnex A, the preliminaryand final stage feasibility studies and all other documents. ·         liaising with the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and all other relevant PNG national and provincialauthorities on behalf of the government, to ensure timely information is provided to these agencies, and to ensure they receive therequired project documents (ESIA and EMP) for their review. The Environment Safeguard Advisor would then be responsible forensuring any issues raised by DEC are addressed satisfactorily. ·         reviewing, revising and updating the Terms of Reference (TOR) for Environmental Baseline and will supervise the consultantdoing this work and ensure baseline report is completed according to the TOR. ·         reviewing the detailed engineering designs and all construction related drawings and contract documents to ensure all ofthe environmental management measures are included therein. ·         working with the Social Advisor to prepare the Communication and Consultation Strategy for potential Project-affectedPeople (PAPs) and other stakeholders. ·         additional feasibility study work (i.e. Preparation of Geological Baseline Survey including additional drilling to assessoptions for limiting seepage from the reservoir and, subject to further review, possibly some drilling along the tunnel route, andinformation dissemination withaffected communities) is required. The Environment Advisor will be responsible for ensuring thisdrilling work is done in accordance with the agreed safeguards requirements. ·         preparing/revising/updating the TOR, the draft contracts, and all other necessary documents relating to hiring andmanagement of the Panels of Experts (dam safety and social / environmental) ·         reviewing the ESIA, EMP, DSP  and all other safeguards documents prepared bythe NB developer for compliance with the tors and thus the applicable triggered WB policies and the requirements of theGoPNG. ·         day-to-day supervision of the NB developer regarding the environmental aspects to ensure compliance with all of therelevant and approved safeguards documents, including consultations with the project affected persons and all otherstakeholders. ·         training the key staff of NB developer  and the civilworks contractors on allcompliance requirements and environmental safeguard issues PNG Power Limited now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating thatthey have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are; at least 12 yearsrelevant experience working on the environmentalissues associated with hydropower projects in challenging and sensitive physicalenvironments in developing countries; familiarity with World Bank safeguards policies, or those of other international developmentagencies such as AusAID, ADB, JICA, EU etc? and gained at least 5 years of direct hands on experience working on hydropowerprojects funded by these agencies or bi-lateral agencies. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines on Conflict of Interest; Bank policy requires thatconsultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client's interests paramount, withoutany consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporateinterests.Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations toother clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interest of theBorrower. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the following address (in person,or by mail, or by e-mail) by 19th January,2015. 1.        Mr Chris Bais Director ? Strategic Planning and BusinessDevelopment PNG Power Limited, P. O. Box 1105,                                                                      Tel:          (675)324 3546 BOROKO, NCD.                                                                  Fax:         (675) 3250008 Papua New Guinea                                                                Email:      cbais@pngpower.com.pg 2.        Francis Uratun Manager ? Infrastructure, Strategic Planning andBusinessDevelopment PNG Power Limited, P. O. Box 1105,                                                                      Tel:          (675)324 3548 BOROKO, NCD.                                                                  Fax:         (675) 3250008 Papua New Guinea                                                                Email:      furatun@pngpower.com.pg

Assessment of Early Warning System for Inland and Coastal Flooding in 5 Pilot Provinces in Papua New Guinea

United Nations Development Programme | Published September 5, 2014  -  Deadline October 6, 2014
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The impact of climate change-related hazards in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been increasing in intensity and frequency. Further impacts from climate change include the loss of food gardens due to extensive flooding (both in coastal and riverine areas) combined with extended periods of drought. The rising sea level is causing some of PNG‘s islands to be gradually submerged and salt water intrusion is affecting groundwater particularly in the islands and in coastal areas, threatening domestic water supplies and agriculture. With the onset and multitude of climate change impacts, the country‘s economy, environment and people are becoming more vulnerable and are at risk of not meeting basic human development needs. Thus climate change puts at risk the achievement of the goals set out in PNG‘s major development plans. Flooding in the coastal areas is one of the most important climate change related hazards in the North Coast and the Islands Region as settlements are usually located in the coasts, particularly the provincial capitals of East Sepik (Wewak), Madang (Madang), Morobe (Lae), Northern and New Ireland Province. Similarly, in the hinterland areas, inland flooding is the most pressing hazard with the largest potential for wide-spread damage. The project seeks to enhance the capacity of various agencies involved in inland and coastal flooding by evaluating, selecting and implementing various options with the view of establishing an integrated Early Warning System for inland and coastal flooding. To this end, UNDP invites qualified and eligible Consultancy firms/ entities to submit offers on or before the herewith indicated deadline. The Solicitation Document (Request for Proposal) can be downloaded from the below link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=17980 All amendments/clarifications will also be announced on the same link. A net-conference Meeting to provide clarifications to Proposers will be organized on 15th September, 2014 at 03:00PM- PNG Time. Instructions to connect will be provided in due time to all Proposers that confirm participation. Deadline for receipt of offers is 6th October at 5:00PM, Port Moresby Time – PNG at the address mentioned in the RFP document.

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 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.

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 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.

Guinea National Agricultural - P148114

- Coordination opérationnel Délégué du Projet d?Appui auSecteur Agricole (PASA | Published June 29, 2015  -  Deadline September 2, 2015
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From Recruitment Consultant Services forLe a D Office / Office For The Making Of Diagnosis Institutionnelet Organisationneldes From Agricultural Sector Institutions (Ministry Of The agriculture? Of Ministry Of Livestock And Animal Production;? Mi MINISTRY DEL'AGRICULTURE ------ ----------------------------- INVITATION TO INTEREST AMANIFESTATIONS First Publication Client: Ministry of Agriculture - Operational Coordination Déléguédu Project Support for the Agricultural Sector (PASA-G). Type: Expression of Interest Solicitation Title:. Consultancy services for the recruitment of unbureau / Practice for the realization of the institutional and organizational diagnosis of agricultural sector institutions (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Livestock and Animal Industry; Ministry of Environment and Water and Forestry; Department of fishing and aquaculture.) MEEF) and those beyond National Chamber of Agriculture and other entities of the sector. The objectifconnexe the project is to prepare the ground for the sector wide approach (SWAP) for the agricultural sector and sécuritéalimentaire. 2. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY With respect to the recommendations of the diagnostic review of public expenditure in the agricultural sector, the objective estdouble: - Conduct assessment etorganisationnelle institutional Lastructure four Ministries (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environment , Forestry), National Chamber of Agriculture and disorganization sectoral professional in a perspective degestion oriented lerésultat; Update and harmoniserles missions and the mode of operation of each of these entities will be reviewed etvalidés attendussont EXPECTED RESULTS The results: The institutional and organizational structure of each of the four departments of Nationaled'Agriculture House and sectoral business organizations is assessed ; A new organizational and structureinstitutionnelle of agricultural sector institutions (Ministries, National Chamber of Agriculture and sectoral professional organizations) sectorielleetmieux more consistent with the approach adapted to the implementation of PNIASA is proposed;? technical directions posts sheets and retained support structures are revised / élaboréesconformément to the new institutional and organizational structure proposed for the agricultural sector? The planning process, technical and budgetary, of implementation, monitoring and evaluation, derapportage are analyzed and new methods and / or approaches are proposées.Les needs capacity building (staff, materials, finance and training) of nouvellesstructures are identified; MISSION AND MAIN TASKS Terms of lamission The consultant will work closely with partiesprenantes in the realization of the study, notammentla COD and the CTE and other targeted stakeholders in the four sectoral ministries (MA, MEPA, MPA and MEEF). Stains to run In this context, it Auraa: ü Analyze assigned tasks and their effective exercise of the various national directorates, services and attached to each of the 4 appuide services sector ministries by the National Chamber of Agriculture and Organizations professionnellessectorielles; ü Analyze their structure (organic framework centrally etdéconcentré and relationships between the different levels); ü make a personal étatdes places and carry out an assessment of the adequacy positions, profiles of executives of ministries and other entitésciblées; ü Apprécierl'efficacité, efficiency and sustainability of the operating entities; ü Identifierles strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. a) Organizational Diagnostic Organizational Diagnostics will focus on the organization of the operation of four (04) ministries and other institutions. b) Financial diagnosis Financial porterasur diagnostic evaluation of the functioning of financial services and situationfinancière sector ministries c) The Environmental Diagnosis Diagnosticenvironnemental will focus on the evaluation of niveaude consideration of environmental issues in the design and implementation the sovereign activities of the state) recommandationsconcrètes formulation accompanied by a set piece of pland'action. All other tasks that, according to the consultant and based on its expériencesdans the area of ​​mission to contribute àl'atteinte the objectives of the mission may be proposed in the offer techniqueet discussed with the work of master before they are intensive. PROFILE

PG - Energy Sector Development Project - P101578

PNG Power Limited | Published November 9, 2015  -  Deadline November 20, 2015
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Environmental And Social Impact Assessment REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES FOR ENERGY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT - ESDP) For Naoro BrownHydropower Project Credit No./Grant No.5201-PG Assignment Title: Environmentaland Social Impact Assessment Reference No: ESDP/PPL/C/17 The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has received a credit fromthe World Bank for its Energy Sector Development Project (ESDP) and intends to apply part of this credit towards consultancyservices for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Naoro Brown Hydropower Project (NB HPP). The objectives ofthis assessment are to: (i) determine the environmental and social impacts of the NB HPP during the site preparation, constructionand operation phases, and (ii)prepare a detailed environmental and social management plan. The ESIAwill cover the entire projectfoot print area and involve consultation with the project design team, project affected people, and otherstakeholders. This request is for an Expression of Interest (EoI) to undertake theESIA of the NB HPP in compliance with the relevant PNG regulations, the World Bank Safeguard Policies and IFC Performance Standardson Environmental and Social Sustainability. The detailed terms of reference for the ESIA will be discussed with the successfulbidders so at this stage the EoI should demonstrate experience, capacity and capability to carry out the tasks outlinedbelow. Preliminary Task 1: Present the relevant environmental and social policy, legislative andadministrative framework for the ESIA, and identify key gaps and measures to address these with respect to WB/IFCstandards. Task2: Describe the proposed project and define itslikely impact area including any cumulative impacts, and along with alternatives to the project including designoptions. Environmental Impact Assessment Task 3: Describe the baseline physical and biologicalcharacteristics. Task 4: Predict and assess the likely positive andnegative environmental impacts of the project as well as any cumulative impacts. Task 5: Assess the above impacts in terms of alternatives to the project including designoptions and no project scenario. Task 6: Formulatean Environment Management Plan (EMP) to prevent, minimize and mitigate the negative impacts, provide redress for any unavoidableimpacts and enhance the positive outcomes. Social Impact Assessment Task 7:Describe the existing socio-economic and cultural characteristics of the project impact area, andconduct a census of people withcustomary land rights in the project area. Task 8:Undertake Stakeholder Mapping and apply PPL's Informationand Consultation Strategy to engage (i) affected communities in Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), and (ii) otherstakeholders in feed-back on the proposed project. Propose enhancementsto this strategy based on lessons from the ESIAprocess. Task 9: Develop a draft plan for landacquisition, involuntary resettlement, and livelihood restoration (Resettlement Action Plan/RAP) which includes benefit sharingmechanisms through the life of the project. d. Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) forNB HPP Task 10: Integrate the EMP and RAP into afeasibleEnvironmental and    Social Management Plan. Task 11: Estimate a budget for the implementation ofthe ESMP. PNG Power Limited is hereby inviting eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in undertaking the ESIA of theNB HPP. Interested Consultants should provide informationshowing that they have the required qualifications, relevant experience and experienced personnel to perform the consultancyservices. The main short-listing criteria are: Extensive experience conducting environmental andsocial impact assessments, applying good international industry practices as well as using a multidisciplinary approach incollecting social and environmental baseline data and preparing comprehensive environmental and socialimpact assessments togetherwith proposed management, mitigation and monitoring measures as well as benefit sharing arrangements compliant with World Bank andIFC Performance Standards. Extensive experience in water resources management,watershed management and especially hydropower development. The consulting firm should have experience in PNGor the PacificRegion or in other developing countries in similar consultancies funded by the World Bank Group, including IFC,or by otherinternational development agencies such as AusAID, ADB, JICA and EU. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelineson Conflict of Interest; Bank policyrequires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at alltimes hold the client's interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoidconflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests. Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would bein conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carryout the assignment in the best interest of the Borrower. Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a written form to the following address (in person, or by mail, or via e-mail) by 20 November, 2015. Mr Chris Bais Director ? Strategic Planning and Business Development PNG Power Limited, P. O. Box 1105,                                       Tel:             (675) 324 3546 BOROKO, NCD.                                     Fax:            (675) 3250008 Papua New Guinea                                  Email:         cbais@pngpower.com.pg FrancisUratun Manager ? Infrastructure, Strategic Planning andBusiness Development PNG PowerLimited, P. O. Box1105,                                    Tel:               (675) 324 3548 BOROKO,NCD.                                  Fax:              (675) 325 0008 Papua New Guinea                               Email:           furatun@pngpower.com.pg

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:

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:

3A-Niger Basin Water Resources - P093806

Direction Nationale du Génie Rural | Published September 17, 2015  -  Deadline October 27, 2015
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Update De L? D study? Environmental And Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Project From Dam Multipurpose De Guinee Fomi In NIGER BASIN AUTHORITY SecrétariatExécutif .: P 729, Niamey (Niger) Tel. : (227) 20 72 31 02 Fax: 20 72 42 08 E-mail: secretariat.abn@gmail.com sec-executif@abn.ne NIGER BASINAUTHORITY ExecutiveSecretariat O.Box: 729, Niamey (Niger) Tel. : (227) 20 02 7231 Fax: 42 08 2072 E-mail: secretariat.abn@gmail.com sec-executif@abn.ne DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WATER RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE DEGESTION ECOSYSTEM IN THE NIGER BASIN (PDREGDE) REPUBLIQUEDE DEL'ENERGIE GUINEA MINISTRY AND HYDRAULIC General Management Project Fomi MINISTRY DEL'AGRICULTURE National Directorate of Rural Engineering NOTICE OF DESOLLICITATION MANIFESTATIONSD'INTERETS No. 07 / PDREGDE / GUI / 2015 SERVICE CONSULTANT: UPDATING OF THE STUDY 'ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESIA) FOR THE DRAFT BARRAGEMULTI-USES IN GUINEA AUTORITECONTRACTANTE FOMI: MINISTRY of Agriculture REPRESENTED BY MANAGEMENT OF THE NATIONAL CONTEXT GENIERURAL It is envisaged that the management allows a maximization desbénéfices, including cross-border. I. Brief description of the services, competence and areas duréeindicative The planned studies have thus essentially aims to: (i) fill the gaps in previous studies, especially regarding the analysis of environmental and social impacts around and downstream of tank; (ii) complete the analysis of the recovery options livelihoods of people displaced by the dam and oftheir hosts and (iii) to support decision making in relation to the selection lameilleure project option from the point of vuetechnico-economic, environmental and social. 3. The indicative duration for prestationest twenty (20) months. 4. The main areas of expertise are: (i) Natural Environment etsocial; (ii) fluvial hydrology and wetland; (iii) Sociology and réinstallationinvolontaire; (iv) rural development (agro-forestry, animal husbandry, agricultural water, fishing, etc.), (v) the law of the environment and water, (vi) the Land Law and its exercise; (vii) the project Economy ycompris valuing externalities and (viii) public consultations / the participationcommunautaire. II. Invitation and criteria 5. The National Directorate of Rural Engineering, National Implementing Agency of DREGDE Program in Guinea, hereby invites soliciting expressions of interest, lescandidats with proven experience in areas related to the services described above. The representative of the group will have its own experience in ESIA, PDL and Depri. 7. The criteria for laqualification are: a) general qualifications of the consultant in the field of servicesattendus; b) the financial capacity of the consultant; Only contracts where the amounts are higher than or equal to five hundred thousand (500,000) US $ will be considered. 8. or experiences in sub-Saharan Africa is a plus. 9. The working language will be French and documents provided must be in cettelangue. The interest shown by a consultant does not imply any obligation on the part del'Emprunteur retain shortlisted. 11. Suiteà the establishment of the shortlist and the receipt of tenders in response to a Request for Proposals, unConsultant will sélectionnéselon Selection method Based on Quality and Cost (QCBS) as described in Procedures for using Règleset Consultants. 12. Written expressions of interest must be written in French and deposited under sealed envelopes and sealed, containing three (3) copies and one (1) original to the National Directorate of Building MarchésPublics Kanfarandé QuartierCoronthie Common Kaloum CotéGouvernorat Guinea / Conakry Tel: (224) 21 70 76/631 85 2666, on or before 27 October 2015 to 10 o'clock (local time GMT) deadline rigueuravec mention: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES ACTUALISATIONDES DAM PROJECT A MULTIPLE GOALS FOMI. The opening of expressions of interest is set for October 13, 2015 at 12 o'clock (local time GMT) in the Hall deRéunion of the National Directorate of Public Procurement, Building Kanfarandé Quarter Coronthie deKaloum Municipality, Governorate Listed Guinea / Conakry Tel: (224 ) 21 70 76 // 631 85 26 66 14. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procéduresdéfinies in the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, editing Janvier2011. 15. Interested candidates can obtain AdditionalInformation to working days (Monday to Friday) and business hours (09 am to 16 pm GMT auprèsde: The National Directorate of Rural Engineering, based in Matoto BP: 65 CONAKRY, Ema

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:

Lead International Consultant to develop Papua New Guinea’s National REDD+ Finance & Investment Plan and REDD+ Funding Proposal for the Green Climate Fund

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published April 18, 2017  -  Deadline April 26, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been one of the fastest growing economies globally this century with average growth rates above 6% . This rapid growth has been driven primarily by the expansion of foreign investment within the natural gas sector and high prices for PNG’s central exports many of which are transported to rapidly growing Asian economies. This growth has built on a long history of natural resources being at the centre of the PNG economy with exports and employment dominated by mining, natural gas, logging and agriculture. While this rapid growth has delivered significant changes in PNG’s main urban areas and those communities benefiting directly from foreign investment, the country still faces significant challenges in meeting the objectives of Vision 2050 and in providing development opportunities for all while also maintaining its natural environment. Over 85% of the nation’s 7.3m population are based in rural areas and rely primarily on subsistence agriculture for survival and have limited access to health centres, education or broader development opportunities. Falling commodity prices since 2012 have also left the country facing significant economic challenges despite ongoing growth. PNG has a significant area of intact tropical forest covering 77.8% of the country’s 46.9m ha of land. Together with the forest of West Papua (Island of New Guinea) they represent one of the largest areas of intact tropical forest in the world. PNG’s forests are also highly diverse, including 14 distinct forest types, with carbon-rich low altitude tropical forest constituting over 50% of forest area. The country’s forests are critical to the livelihoods and economy of the country. The ecosystem services forests provide help to maintain access to water and suitable agricultural land for PNG’s predominantly rural population as well as helping to protect key infrastructure, people and crops from flash flooding and landslides. Forests also play a direct role in supporting the livelihoods or rural communities with more than 500 species of wild growing plants identified as being used for food and the value of annual bush meat consumption estimated to be equivalent to $26million if alternative meats had to be sourced .These economic values sit alongside the deep social and cultural values attributed to forests across PNG. With over 90% of the land area under customary land ownership, PNG’s forests are at the center of the cultural identity of many communities. Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level; A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities; A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of PNG is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is being delivered by UNDP. In 2016-2017, with the support of UNDP/FCPF project, a National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) was developed and submitted to the Government of PNG for review and endorsement. The NRS marks a major milestone in PNG’s transition from the REDD+ Readiness Phase to REDD+ implementation. The NRS was developed over an 18-month period through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work that has focused on key areas of action on REDD+ including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping. Much of this work was compiled in an Issues and Options Paper for REDD+ in PNG, which set out the key decision and action areas for REDD+ in PNG and was circulated widely for consultation, the feedback from which was central to creating the NRS . PNG is still at an early stage of its REDD+ development process. Thus, while the NRS marks a critical step in the nation’s REDD+ development process further action is needed to ensure that the NRS is effectively financed, that proposed policies and measures are developed and tested, and that long term sustainable financing and management systems are in place.To achieve this the NRS will be supported by a National REDD+ Finance and Investment Plan (NRFIP), which will provide a detailed breakdown of activities to be undertaken in the coming five years, including clear budgets and approaches to financing.In this regard, UNDP through the Government of PNG, particularly the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) is in process of recruitment of international and national experts to assess financial landscape and identify opportunities to promote inter-sectoral planning, mainstream REDD+ objectives in national and sub-national planning and budgeting as well as fill existing knowledge and finance gaps which is critical while developing NRFIPPNG’s NRFIP. Once the financial gaps to support REDD+ within the sectors have been identified, the Government of PNG, through UNDP as accredited entity, will develop a funding proposal for the implementation of PNG’s RFIP for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).Application proceduresQualified candidates are requested to apply by April 26, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “International Consultant to National REDD+ Plan in PNG”.The application should contain:Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application. Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV. Financial Proposal* - specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days – in home office and on mission, travel – international and local, per diems and any other possible costs). For more details, please see “Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments”. Refer the following documents attached:Terms of Reference;Procurement Notice;P11 modified for SCs and ICs;General Conditions of Contract-for the services of IC's;Technical & Financial Proposal.Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.

West Africa Regional Fisheries Program - P126773

PRAO-GUINEE | Published July 27, 2016  -  Deadline August 15, 2016
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A Call For Submission D Poste? In a Specialist Co-management of the Project Des Pecheries Republic deGuinée Work-Justice-Solidarity MINISTRY OF FISHERIES, AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES ECONOMIEMARITIME PROJETREGIONAL the WEST AFRICA IN GUINEA (COPE-GN) CALL fOR NOMINATIONS fOR tHE POSITION oF A sPECIALIST CO-MANAGEMENT PROJECT I. DESPECHERIES cotext etJustification: the ProgrammeRégional of Fisheries in West Africa covers nine coastal countries of West coast Africa: Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone (Member States of laCSRP) and Liberia and Ghana. This objective would accomplipar: (i) strengthen the capacity of countries to enable them to manage and develop their fisheries, (ii) reduce illegal fishing, and (iii) increase the value added to local economies · Project description Objective: The dedéveloppement objective of sustainably estd'augmenter program all the wealth generated by the exploitation of fishery resources of West del'Afrique countries, (i) reducing illegal fishing (ii) developing the capacity of countries to govern and gérerdurablement their fisheries, and (iii) increasing the value and the profits from the fishery products and so that the share of this value captured by cespays. The composantessont: Good governance and sustainable management despêches 1.1 Develop the legal and operational framework and strengthen capacitésinstitutionnelles 1.2 Master 1.3 fishing capacity Develop and implement management plans despêches 1.4 Renforcerle data collection system related? fishing, compilation, management, dissemination and lacommunication transparently Reduction of illegal fishing Permettantla the Environment 2.1 Reduction illicit 2.2 monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) increase the contribution of marine fisheries to the economies 3.1 local first sale infrastructure Improvement and treatment 3.2 landings management planning and building health capacity Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation and Program management 4.1 implemented Regional National Coordination OBJECTIVE LAMISSION: These motivations applied as of fishing rights or rights of access with transfer deresponsabilité granted to fishermen who will be responsible to take share over the management of some of the identified resources, particularly in the artisanal fishery. He will work enétroite collaboration with the departments involved in the implementation of Component 1 of the project, including those responsible dela implementation of land use rights. 1) Description of the mission of the Consultant: This activity will be based on the principle of establishing a collaborative basis étroiteentre the Government and other fisheries stakeholders, to implement sector management concerted unepolitique taking intoaccount all the basic data provided by the research as part of the planned activity in the sub composante1duPRAO / Gen. Mandates and tasks: It will take place in three étapessuivantes: Task 1: Study on the revision of the legal framework of Lapêche sector: v Review all cadresjuridiques and lesdocuments existing policies and existing industry, including those concerning the States General which sontdéroulés in September 2013 to provide a comprehensive diagnostic assessment in relation to the objectives of the bonnegouvernance fisheries in Guinea;

WARCIP - APL-1B: GN, BF - P122402

WARCIP GUINEE | Published November 2, 2015  -  Deadline November 16, 2015
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Recruitment D? An Individual Consultant In The Framework Of The? Support For The delegation ccTLD names .gn? Republic of Guinea ? ? ? Solidarity Ministry desPostes, Telecommunications and New Technologies ??????????????? Information (MPTNTI) SOLICITATION MANIFESTATIONSD'INTERET SMI No. 011 / WARCIP / SC / 09/2015? Start date: 2/11/2015; DateLimite ???:? 11/16/2015? GUINEA. ? Type ?: Sollicitationde expressions of interest. ? Title ?: Recruitment of Individual Consultant as part of the Assistancepour? Delegation duccTLD .GN? ? ??????????????? The Government of theRepublic of Guinea? received funding from the World Bank under the projetWest Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (WARCIP GUINEA), and intends to use part of this financementpour make the payments under the following contract the services ?: an Individual Consultant under the Assistance for? .GN delegation of ccTLDs. .GN Top level domain name management is a component essentiellede the Internet governance in Guinea. Redelegation allow the department: From mettreen out structuring projects importantsconcernant the organization and modernization through automation management dedomaines names names .gn; To enjoy the regional and international level unaccompagnement bodies working within???? the management of domain names by the Guinean desacteurs training and more help audéveloppement the Internet;? To involve all stakeholders in Guinea lagestion of ccTLD.GN?;De lay the foundations for the emergence of a numériquecomme economy supporting the development of all other sectors in the short, medium and long term. The Consultant's missions concern ?: The process will finish writing a report spoke of re-delegation; The proposed domain name development prospects .GN larédaction by a report .GN ccTLD development perspectives on organizational aspects ettechniques. Lesconsultantsintéressés must provide information (French language material) indicating that they are qualified to perform lesservices (curriculum vitae, copies légaliséesdes academic credentials, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, etc.). The Consultant or Project Manager must provide proof of the following qualifications and expériencesminimales ?: university diploma BAC + 5 ouéquivalent;? Professional engineering degree in Computer ouTélécommunications;? Ten (10) years minimum experience in Technologiesde the Information and communication? five (05) years minimum experience in management desnoms TLD (Top Level) ?; At least one (01) specific experience in conducting similar unprojet (delegation or re-delegation of ccTLD)? ; a bonneconnaissance etinternationales of regional organizations that contribute to the management of geographical domain names (. Afrinic, AfTLD, AfNOG, ISOC, ICANN, IANA, etc.) ?; a bonneconnaissance of the ICT environment Afriqueest benefit ?; a bonneaptitude to communicate, facilitate and work enéquipe;? oral and written bonneexpression of languefrançaise. Please note the following additional provisions relating to conflict of interest in connection desservices purpose of this Request for Expression of Interest ?: (i) conflicts of interest between the activities of Consultantset providing goods, works or services (other than consulting services covered by présentesDirectives) ?; (ii) conflict of interest between consulting ?; finally (iii) relationship with del'Emprunteur staff. A consultantserasélectionné by the method Selection Based on Individual Consultants as described in the Guidelines: Selection etEmploi Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition). The mission Terms of Reference can be sent to those who request it by email auxadresses mentioned below. Sending expressions of interest to voieélectronique deuxadresses emails below is permitted. Almamya district, Kaloum Commune; Conakry / Rep. deGuinée ?; For the attention of Mr Cellou Diallo CoordonnateurNational Tel: (224) 622.84.54.04 / E-mail: cdiallo@warcip-guinee.com; paul@afribone.net.gn; alhousseneb@gmail.com LeCoordonnateur? CellouDIALLO

MSME Development Project - P128443

Projet d Appui aux Petites et Moyennes Entreprises PAPME | Published October 16, 2014  -  Deadline October 27, 2014
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A recruitment consultant Firm To Audit The Diagnostic and Strategic Planning In The Private Investment Agency From Promotiondes PIPA Guinea MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES AND PROMOTING THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA SECTEURPRIVE Work Justice- Solidarity Project Appuiaux Classified and Medium Enterprises (PAPME) Project Implementation Unit (PIU) REPORT SOLLICITATIONDE StartDate EVENTS OF INTEREST: 09/29/2014 Initial Deadline: 13/10/2014 Report date: 10/27/2014 Client: Ministry del Industry Small and Medium Enterprises and Private Sector Promotion (MIPME / PSP) - Project to Support Small Businesses etMoyennes (PAPME). Type: Request for Expression of Interest. Title: Recruitment unConsultant (firm) for diagnostic audit and Strategic Planning Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (APIP) -Guinée. TheGovernment of the Republic of Guinea has received a grant from the International Development Association pourle (IDA) for exécutiondu Support Project Petiteset Medium Enterprises (P APME), under the Ministry of Industry, Small etMoyennes Promotiondu Enterprise and Private Sector. To implement this approach visantà optimize the implementation of policies for private sector development and the creation of an environment propicepour intervention of investors and companies, countries demonstrate a strong political will and dedicate the building to moyensconsistants their institutional and operational agencies. The Agency for Promotion of Private divestments Guinea abbreviated "APIP GUINEA" public institution enjoying lapersonnalité moral, financial and managerial autonomy, wants to have modern tools as auxstandards national and international management. In this context the Government of the Republic of Guinea has decided to use part of the funds of the Project pourrecruter a specialized consultant (firm) for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the APIP-GUINEA. OBJECTIVES lepremier component is related to the diagnostic audit, the Cabinet will make an assessment of the organizational structure of the APIP -Guinée. Lesecond component in the strategic planning, business plan and strategy for investment promotion, the overall objective of the study is to develop a business plan three (03) years for the APIP, and identify a orientationaxée on investors and public and private partner organizations. DECANDIDATURE FILE AND FILING LeMinistère of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises and Private Sector Promotion (MIPME / PSP), represented parl'Unité Execution of PAPME invites all eligible applicants (firms) to indicate their interest in provide the services described in étudesintéressés offices must provide information indicating that they sontqualifiés for exécuterles services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, knowledge of IDA procedures or similar organizations, availability of connaissancesnécessairesparmi staff, etc.). A Consultant (firm) will be chosen by the Selection Based on MyMethod laQualité and cost (QCBS) in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Guidelines for the Selection and Employment of Consultants by Bank Borrowers mondialede Lesconsultants January 2011. ( firms) interested parties may obtain additional information about the documents in adressementionnée below and at the following times: Monday to Thursday: 9am to 15h00et Friday: 9am to 12pm. Manifestations of intérêtdoivent be submitted, in sealed envelopes to the address below at the tardle October 27, 2014 at 10 am, with the words: "Recruitment of a Consultant for auditdiagnostique andthe strategic planning of Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (APIP) -GUINÉE. " Headquarters of the UEP PAPME, 20, KA.082 Street, Apt 2C QuartierTombo, Common Kaloum, Conakry, Rep. Mamadou Dian Diallo of Guinea, P APME Coordinator Tel: (224) 622 21 52 56 (224) 656 33 34 34 Email: papme.guinee@gmail.com Conakry, October 13, 2014 The Mamadou Dian Diallo Coordinator