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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:

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.

Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 20, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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BackgroundThe Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli. It is expected that lessons and knowledge generated from the existing two projects will be integrated into the design of the new project so as to ensure complementarity and knowledge exchange between the three projects during implementation.The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-networkObjectives:The objective of this assignment is to lead on the preparatory work to prepare the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant will be responsible to prepare the full package of project documentation for submission, comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures including co-financing letters; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO ER) and its associated annexures.The drafting of the full project documentation will be conducted in close collaboration with Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) of PNG and the relevant stakeholders to ensure collective agreement on the project results framework, multi-year work plan (and budget) and implementation arrangements (including the roles, responsibilities and accountability of the project partners and associated co-financing commitments).Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant will be responsible for coordinating the work of all other consultants and experts, and will ensure the quality and timely preparation of all reports and documentation with three missions to PNG and home-based work. The consultant will carry out the following tasks:Provide an overall technical guidance to the PPG team in relation to GEF requirements for project development, planning and monitoring;As this project is part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG, the team leader will be responsible to analyse lessons learnt from the existing two projects and integrate into the project’s design. The two existing projects are: 1) “Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea” project (2012-2018), and 2) “Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019)”.With inputs from national and international consultants, develop the Situational Analysis (baseline situation) of the project proposal, including:A description of the enabling legal, regulatory and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and protected areas; andAn analysis of the key project stakeholders, including a description of their roles and responsibilities (specifically as it applies to protected areas);Capacity assessment of CEPA including financial management capabilities (e.g., developing budgets; preparing financial policies and procedures; establishing financial controls; developing accounting systems; and facilitating financial reporting and auditing, etc.);A profile of the current system of protected areas (i.e. PA types, land tenure, governance, staffing, partnerships, state of management, state of biodiversity, threats and their root cause, etc.);An assessment of the current state of biodiversity (e.g. ecosystem processes, habitats, species, representativeness, resilience) in the protected area system;A description and costing of the ‘baseline scenario’ (or any ‘associated baseline projects’) for the protected area system covering the period of the project implementation (i.e. 5 years);A description of the progress in, and challenges to: (i) implementing the new ‘PNG Protected Area Classification System’ during the 5-year transition period identified in the PAP; and (ii) the ‘Protected Areas Proposal database’ for expansion of existing, or establishment of new, protected areas;Confirm and validate the selection of six protected areas preliminarily identified in the PIF through a stakeholder consultation including consultation with the customary landowners;A detailed profile of the six individual protected areas (map, type, extent, management capacity, state of planning and management, threats, opportunities, etc.) - and their surrounding communities (maps, villages, population by age and gender, social structures, land use, socio-economic indicators, development needs, etc.) - being targeted for project support;A baseline assessment for the METTs for the six targeted protected areas;An assessment of the roles and responsibilities of customary social structures, local and district government institutions and other partnering organisations in the planning and management of the six individual protected areas;The stakeholder consultations with the customary landowners and the indigenous communities should fully comply with the principles of free, prior and informed consent to fully take on-board their concerns and customary rights in the project design;Based on the report of the International Conservation Trust Fund Specialist, finalization of the detailed assessment of the current funding sources (income) for, and financial flows (expenditure) through the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas; as well as determination of the 'financing gap' for the: (i) protected area system and (ii) six targeted protected areas; andBased on the report of the International Conservation Trust Fund Specialist, finalization of the baseline assessment for the Financial Scorecard for the protected area system.The incumbent will be responsible for preparation of the final project documentation for submission to the GEF Secretariat. The full project documentation for submission will be comprised of: (i) UNDP Project Document (UNDP PRODOC) and its associated annexures; and (ii) GEF CEO Endorsement Request (GEF CEO) and its associated annexures. The activities to be undertaken in this component will include inter alia:Integrate all of the technical and consultation inputs (from Components 1-3 above) into the project documentation;Map the Theory of Change (TOC) for the project in an outcomes framework. This outcomes framework will then provide the basis for identifying what type of activity or intervention will lead to the outcomes identified as pre-conditions for achieving the long-term goal for the project.With reference to the TOC, describe the key management challenges, the magnitude of these challenges and their underlying root causes that the project seeks to address;With reference to the TOC, describe the project strategy, with an explanation of how it is expected to lead to change at the output level;With reference to the TOC, identify the key assumptions (internal and external) that will be critical for achieving the project outputs [Include a theory of change diagram showing the linkages between the development challenge and the immediate, underlying and root causes];With reference to the TOC, describe the planned interventions of the project, with an explanation of why those interventions are best suited to achieve the intended results;With reference to the TOC, describe the inputs (people, purchases, partnerships, etc.) that are required to deliver the project outputs;Describe how the project will work with partners to achieve results, and briefly map what other stakeholders and initiatives are doing to address the development challenge;Describe the project risks, and the measures that will be adopted to mitigate these risks;Identify the key stakeholders and outline a strategy to ensure that these stakeholders are engaged throughout the project implementation;Describe the approach to knowledge management for the project;Describe how the project investments will be sustained, and any arrangement to scale-up project results;Describe the cost-efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of the project strategy, outputs and activities;Describe the project’s governance, management and implementation arrangements;Complete the project Results Framework (i.e. Outputs and Output Indicators with baselines, targets and means of verification);Complete the Monitoring Plan and Evaluation Plan tables for the project;Prepare the Multi-Year Work Plan for the project (i.e. Outputs, Activities and Budget);Prepare the TORs for the Project Board/Steering Committee and key management positions;Address any STAP, GEFSEC and Council comments on the project;Prepare drafts of the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO ER for review and comments by national stakeholders;Revise and update the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO endorsement document for review by UNDP; andRevise and update the UNDP PRODOC and GEF CEO ER for submission to the GEFSEC.The Project Preparation Team Leader / Protected Areas Financing Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

Conservation Trust Fund Specialist

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 20, 2017  -  Deadline March 7, 2017
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BackgroundThe Government of Papua New Guinea - represented by the Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) - and the UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) have developed a project concept for a Full-Sized Project (FSP) which seeks to support the development of more sustainable, long term revenue streams to fund the establishment and management of the system of protected areas in Papua New Guinea (PNG).This FSP, titled ‘Sustainable financing of Papua New Guinea’s protected area network’, forms part of a modular approach to strengthening biodiversity conservation in PNG. This modular approach comprises three discrete but complementary GEF-funded projects, two of which are already under implementation. The first is the GEF-4 project, Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea project (2012-2018) which aims to develop and demonstrate community-based resource management and conservation models for communal landowners located in the Owen Stanley Range and New Britain island. The second is the GEF-5 project, Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas in Papua New Guinea (2015-2019) which is focused on supporting the establishment of the CEPA; facilitating the implementation of the PAP; and improving the planning and management of two demonstration conservation areas - YUS and Torricelli.The Project Identification Form (PIF) for the FSP has been endorsed by the GEF Secretariat, and a Project Preparation Grant (PPG) approved. This PPG will support all the preparatory work required to draft and finalize all the documentation required by the GEF for CEO Endorsement. The preparatory work to be undertaken during the PPG phase will include: the collection and collation of key information; technical reviews and feasibility assessments; establishing the baseline and GEF incremental benefits for the project; the detailed design and costing of project outputs and activities; identifying the optimal management arrangements for the implementation of the project and project activities; clarifying stakeholder inputs and roles and responsibilities; and defining project performance indicators and targets. The PPG phase will be underpinned by a participatory approach, with regular consultation and working meetings with all key PPG stakeholders throughout the PPG phase. Specific attention will be given to gender issues by undertaking a gender analysis to ensure optimal involvement of women in, and beneficiation from project interventions.The project PIF can be accessed at: https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-financing-papua-new-guinea%E2%80%99s-protected-area-networkObjectives:The Protected Areas Policy (2014) provides for the establishment of a ‘Biodiversity Trust Fund’ which will provide an ‘accountable and transparent mechanism’ to administer diverse sources of funding[1] for the protected area network. The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of the Trust Fund, as well as to develop a package of documentation on legal establishment of the trust fund; governance structures; staffing plans; fund-raising strategy; monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements, etc.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe 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. 4. 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. 5. 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:

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

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published February 19, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the most significant areas of largely-intact tropical forest in the world, although these forests appear to be facing acute and imminent threats. The Papua New Guinea Forest Authority (PNGFA) estimates that approximately 80% of the total area of the country is covered by natural forests, of which 60% are considered intact forests.Approximately 10 per cent of global GHG emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Slowing deforestation and forest degradation is a likely cost effective way of reducing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies, such as curbing emissions from power stations. Since 2005, PNG has been at the forefront of intergovernmental negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To be eligible to receive results-based finance for REDD+ results-based actions under the UNFCCC, PNG will have to develop the following elements:A National Strategy or Action Plan;A national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level;A robust and transparent national forest monitoring system for the monitoring and reporting of the REDD + activities;A system for providing information on how the safeguards on local community and forest biodiversity are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the REDD+ activities while respecting sovereignty.The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) is receiving international support from a number of bilateral and multilateral sources to prepare the country for implementing REDD+ under the UNFCCC, including through readiness support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). A major component of the FCPF project is to support the development of PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy.In 2016, a draft REDD+ Communications strategy has been developed to map out key stakeholders’ participation in the implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy. A Communications Officer in the PMU leads and provides guidance on implementing the communications, consultation and participation strategy for the FCPF project as part of the government’s broader REDD+ programme. In close collaboration with CCDA and PNGFA, a core communications group has been established. The main goal of the communications strategy is to support the REDD+ readiness process by enhancing communication and knowledge with all relevant stakeholders on REDD+ within the context of PNG. The strategy will increase awareness raising and image building, promote and enhance communications and knowledge management, and build capacity and knowledge among all relevant stakeholder groups. To strengthen REDD+ branding a logo has been developed and endorsed by all stakeholders while a REDD+ website has also been completed to help stakeholders access information on REDD+ and developments in the country. (http://www.pngreddplus.org.pg/). PNG’s NFMS web portal has also been developed and provides spatial information on PNG’s forests helping to increase transparency of PNG REDD+ system (http://png-nfms.org/portal/).Thus, the FCPF REDD+ Readiness project in PNG is seeking a qualified technical person to help improve and maintain the national REDD+ website and provide capacity building trainings for relevant staff to ensure long-term sustainability of the website.The consultation will be for 50 days over the priod of March to December 2017.Application proceduresQualified candidates are requested to apply by March 06, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “FCPF REDD+ National Consultant to support the development of PNG’s REDD+ Website”The application should contain:Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). Please paste the letter into the \"Resume and Motivation\" section of the electronic application.Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV.Financial Proposal* - specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days – in home office and on mission, travel – international and local, per diems and any other possible costs). For more details, please see Section 8 of the terms of reference “Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments”.Refer the attached terms of reference (TOR) and other relevant documents for more details.Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
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