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National Consultant on Protected Areas (National Position)

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published January 14, 2017  -  Deadline January 24, 2017
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/sites/default/files/project_documents/Papa_New_Guinea.pdf 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:

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

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published January 14, 2017  -  Deadline January 24, 2017
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/sites/default/files/project_documents/Papa_New_Guinea.pdf Objectives: The objective of this assignment is to lead on the preparatory work to prepare the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant will be responsible to prepare the full package of project documentation for submission, comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures including co-financing letters; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO ER) and its associated annexures.The drafting of the full project documentation will be conducted in close collaboration with Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG and the relevant stakeholders to ensure collective agreement on the project results framework, multi-year work plan (and budget) and implementation arrangements (including the roles, responsibilities and accountability of the project partners and associated co-financing commitments).Duties and Responsibilities The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant will be responsible for coordinating the work of all other consultants and experts, and will ensure the quality and timely preparation of all reports and documentation with three missions to PNG and home-based work. The consultant will carry out the following tasks: Provide an overall technical guidance to the PPG team in relation to GEF requirements for project development, planning and monitoring; As this project is part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG, the team leader will be responsible to analyse lessons learnt from the existing two projects and integrate into the project’s design. The two existing projects are: 1) “Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea” project (2012-2018), and 2) “Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019)”. With inputs from national and international consultants, develop the Situational Analysis (baseline situation) of the project proposal, including:A description of the enabling legal, regulatory and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and protected areas; andAn analysis of the key project stakeholders, including a description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Capacity assessment of CEPA including financial management capabilities (e.g., developing budgets; preparing financial policies and procedures; establishing financial controls; developing accounting systems; and facilitating financial reporting and auditing, etc.);A profile of the current system of protected areas (i.e. PA types, land tenure, governance, staffing, partnerships, state of management, state of biodiversity, threats and their root cause, etc.);An assessment of the current state of biodiversity (e.g. ecosystem processes, habitats, species, representativeness, resilience) in the protected area system;A description and costing of the ‘baseline scenario’ (or any ‘associated baseline projects’) for the protected area system covering the period of the project implementation (i.e. 5 years);A description of the progress in, and challenges to: (i) implementing the new ‘PNG Protected Area Classification System’ during the 5-year transition period identified in the PAP; and (ii) the ‘Protected Areas Proposal database’ for expansion of existing, or establishment of new, protected areas;Confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas preliminarily identified in the PIF through a stakeholder consultation including consultation with the customary landowners;A detailed profile of the six individual protected areas (map, type, extent, management capacity, state of planning and management, threats, opportunities, etc.) - and their surrounding communities (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.) - being targeted for project support;A baseline assessment for the METTs for the six targeted protected areas;An assessment of the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organisations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas;The stakeholder consultations with the customary landowners and the indigenous communities should fully comply with the principles of free, prior and informed consent to fully take on-board their concerns and customary rights in the project design;Based on the report of the International Conservation Trust Fund Specialist, finalization of the detailed assessment of the current funding sources (income) for, and financial flows (expenditure) through the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas; as well as determination of the 'financing gap' for the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas; andBased on the report of the International Conservation Trust Fund Specialist, finalization of the baseline assessment for the Financial Scorecard for the protected area system. The incumbent will be responsible for preparation of the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The full project documentation for submission will be comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO) and its associated annexures. The activities to be undertaken in this component will include inter alia: Integrate all of the technical and consultation inputs (from Components 1-3 above) into the project documentation;Map the Theory of Change (TOC) for the project in an outcomes framework. This outcomes framework will then provide the basis for identifying what type of activity or intervention will lead to the outcomes identified as pre-conditions for achieving the long-term goal for the project.With reference to the TOC, describe the key management challenges, the magnitude of these challenges and their underlying root causes that the project seeks to address;With reference to the TOC, describe the project strategy, with an explanation of how it is expected to lead to change at the output level;With reference to the TOC, identify the key assumptions (internal and external) that will be critical for achieving the project outputs [Include a theory of change diagram showing the linkages between the development challenge and the immediate, underlying and root causes];With reference to the TOC, describe the planned interventions of the project, with an explanation of why those interventions are best suited to achieve the intended results;With reference to the TOC, describe the inputs (people, purchases, partnerships, etc.) that are required to deliver the project outputs;Describe how the project will work with partners to achieve results, and briefly map what other stakeholders and initiatives are doing to address the development challenge;Describe the project risks, and the measures that will be adopted to mitigate these risks;Identify the key stakeholders and outline a strategy to ensure that these stakeholders are engaged throughout the project implementation;Describe the approach to knowledge management for the project;Describe how the project investments will be sustained, and any arrangement to scale-up project results;Describe the cost-efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of the project strategy, outputs and activities;Describe the project’s governance, management and implementation arrangements;Complete the project Results Framework (i.e. Outputs and Output Indicators with baselines, targets and means of verification);Complete the Monitoring Plan and Evaluation Plan tables for the project;Prepare the Multi-Year Work Plan for the project (i.e. Outputs, Activities and Budget);Prepare the TORs for the Project Board/Steering Committee and key management positions;Address any STAP, GEFSEC and Council comments on the project;Prepare drafts of the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO ER for review and comments by national stakeholders;Revise and update the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO endorsement document for review by UNDP; andRevise and update the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO ER for submission to the GEFSEC. The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

Conservation Trust Fund Specialist (International Position)

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published January 14, 2017  -  Deadline January 24, 2017
The Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli.The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/sites/default/files/project_documents/Papa_New_Guinea.pdf Objectives: The Protected Areas Policy (2014) provides for the establishment of a ‘Biodiversity Trust Fund’ which will provide an ‘accountable and transparent mechanism’ to administer diverse sources of funding[1] for the protected area network. The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of the Trust Fund, as well as to develop a package of documentation on legal establishment of the trust fund; governance structures; staffing plans; fund-raising strategy; monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements, etc.Duties and Responsibilities The Conservation Trust Fund Specialist will, under supervision of the Team Leader and in close consultation and coordination with CEPA and UNDP, work to deliver a package of services to support establishment, operationalization and mobilization of funding for a Biodiversity Trust Fund. The Conservation Trust Fund Specialist will specifically perform the following tasks: Conduct a detailed assessment of the current funding sources (income) for, and financial flows (expenditure) through the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas;Undertake preliminary determination of the 'financing gap' for the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas;Conduct baseline assessment for the Financial Scorecard for the protected area system. Conduct the Feasibility Study on Establishment of a Biodiversity Trust Fund (BTF) in PNG: During the project design, a detailed examination of the available options to establish the trust fund will be conducted to ensure that the administration of the PNG Biodiversity Trust Fund is based on a clear understanding of the potential options, benefits and risks, and is established in accordance with the best legal, regulatory and institutional options. Importantly, the assessment of options will include the option of reforming the existing Mama Graun Trust Fund to function as the PNG Biodiversity Trust Fund, and best practices of stakeholder consultations during FUNBIO establishment. The approach to be suggested for the establishment of the Trust Fund must be economically, administratively and politically feasible, and must be supported by a critical mass of stakeholders. Thus, this feasibility study will: establish a representative BTF reference group; identify and evaluate alternative design options for a BTF; develop an optimal design (name, legal status, objective, eligible activities and beneficiaries, governance, secretariat and operations, fund structure, fund-raising strategy, investment strategy, financial accountability and transparency) for the BTF; draft a Trust Deedfor the BTF; and prepare a detailed 2-year road map, and associated budget, to guide the establishment, and start-up, of the optimal BTF design. The feasibility study report will thus comprise four parts: (i) review of alternative options for the BTF; (ii) recommendations on the optimal design for a BTF; (iii) draft Trust Deed for the BTF; and (iv) costed budget and work plan for the establishment and start-up of the BTF. Conduct the Feasibility Study on Sustainable financing of PNGs protected area system: This feasibility study will consultatively: examine available options to establish the Trust Fund, including the option of reforming the existing Mama Graun Trust Fund to function as the PNG Biodiversity Trust Fund, and best practices of stakeholder consultations during FUNBIO establishment.Evaluate existing and potential sources of financing for PNGs protected areas;Establish baseline data for the project that serves as the basis for adopting a comprehensive sustainable financing strategy during project implementation;Identify priorities for developing pilot sustainable financing mechanisms; andRecommend an action plan for implementation of these pilot sustainable financing mechanisms at both the protected area system level and the individual protected area level.The feasibility study report will comprise three parts: (i) review of financing mechanisms; (ii) findings and recommendations; and (iii) action plan for implementation of pilot or demonstration programs/sites. The International Expert is expected to deliver the following outputs:

PROVISION OF CAFETERIA FOOD SERVICES AT UNIOGBIS CANTEEN

United Nations Secretariat | Published January 10, 2017
The United Nations  Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea - Bissau (UNIOGBIS)  is seeking an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Provision of Cafeteria Food Services. The requirement is to engage the service of Interested and reputable Restaurants / Hotels / Catering services providers with technical knowledge, facilities, resources, equipment, qualified personnel/manpower, sound financial standing and duly registered and licensed for the provision of CAFETERIA FOOD SERVICES.
The technical specifications of the services  required will be specified in the  Request For Proposal (RFP).
Interested companies are invited to submit their EOI by courier, hand delivery or e-mail as indicated below.
1. The EOI must include as a minimum, the following documentation/information:
a. Brief relevant information about the company including the company’s profile, capacity/capability
and experience in delivering similar services.
b. Company's contact details (address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail), etc.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
2. This request for EOI does not constitute a solicitation. UNIOGBIS reserves the right to reject EOIs
received after the submission deadline; change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EOI and/or
solicitation process, or select invitees for the competitive bidding based on substantial and proven records
of capability in delivering similar services. Thus, submitting a response to this EOI does not automatically
guarantee that your company will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued.
3. The EOI, clearly marked "Provision of CAFETERIA FOOD SERVICES to  UNIOGBIS " must be received by UNIOGBIS no later than Wednesday 25  January  2017, via email to
munsiku@un.org, berthez@un.org or sow1@un.org, courier or hand-delivery to the following address:
UNITED NATIONS INTEGRATED PEACE-BUILDING OFFICE in GUINEA-BISSAU (UNIOGBIS)
Attn: Chief Procurement Officer
PROCUREMENT SECTION- UNIOGBIS HEADQUARTERS
BAIRRO PENHA BISSAU, CP 222 , BISSAU, GUINEA BISSAU
4. The United Nations considers a firm's qualifications and experience in the particular commodity/service area, and previous performance, when preparing a list of invitees. Thus, submitting an EOI does not automatically guarantee a firm will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued. Due to the high volume of communications, UNIOGBIS is not in a position to issue confirmation of receipt of EOIs.
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