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Weltbankgruppe | Published January 1, 1970  -  Deadline July 20, 2013
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SELECTION OF CABINET INSTALLED PROPERLY IN GUINEA FOR MAKING AN EVALUATION FOR BETTER MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL DATA FOR THE TRANSITION TO ELECTRONIC MONEY

United Nations Development Programme | Published January 8, 2016  -  Deadline January 27, 2016
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SELECTION OF CABINET INSTALLED PROPERLY IN GUINEA FOR MAKING AN EVALUATION FOR BETTER MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL DATA FOR THE TRANSITION TO ELECTRONIC MONEY FOR MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS.

Priv Sec Rehab & Agribusines Dev-PSRAD - P127209

Projecto de Reabil. do Sector Privado e Apoio ao Desenv. Agro-indust. (PRSPDA) | Published February 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 11, 2016
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Audit Of The Financial Statements Of The Private Sector Rehabilitation And Agribusiness Development Project (prspda) For 2014, 2015, And 2016 REPÚBLICA DA GUINÉ-BISSAU MINISTÉRIO DA ECONOMIA E FINANÇAS Secretaria de Estado do Plano e Integração Regional REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTTEREST Nº02/2016 Consultant(Firm) GUINEA-BISSAU: Private SectorRehabilitation and Agribusiness Development Project (PRSPDA) Audit of the Financial Statements of thePrivate Sector Rehabilitationand Agribusiness Development Project (PRSPDA) for 2014, 2015, and2016 The World-Bank has approved a US$8.2 million credit to the Government of Guinea-Bissau (GoGB) intended to implement thePrivate Sector Rehabilitation and Agribusiness Development project (PRSPDA), to support the inclusive development of the cashewagribusiness sector and to promote entrepreneurship in other sectors of the economy. The PRSPDA is seeking a firm to perform the financial audit of the accounts of the Private Sector Rehabilitation and Agribusiness Development Project (PRSPDA), including to establish and express opinionabout the financial statements and its alignment with international accounting standards. The audit should not exceed 15 business days. The firm should be an independent audit firm with accounting expertise and with experience in reviewing financial accounts,being a member of a professional accounting Board in the country of residence, and having recognized experience in audits ofdevelopment projects. The team should include at least: (i) one Accountant graduated in the field with at least ten (10) years of experience,including five (5) years inaudits of projects financed by the World Bank or other development partners; (ii) one team member withat least a bachelor's degree in business administration, audit or accounting, and at least seven (7) yearsof experience, includingfive (5) years in audits of projects financed by the World Bank or other development partners. The expression of interest may include brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions,availability of appropriateskills among staff, etc. They should have a version in Portuguese or French, which can be a translationof the original documents. The firm will be selected in accordance with the Guidelines for Procurement of ConsultingServices under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers. Interested firms can obtain more information including the Terms of Reference at the addressbelow. Projecto de Reabilitação do SectorPrivado e Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Agro-industrial(PRSPDA) Josué Gomes de Almeida - Coordenador doPRSPDA RUA  Capitão QuinhonesNª 4 junto da Fortaleza d'Amura -Bissau. Guiné-Bissau (+245) 96 660 6858 E-mail: jajosuealmeida@gmail.com cc/gilbertobampoque@gmail.com Expressions of interest must be submitted by Match 10, 2016, before 12h00 (local timeGMT).

PG - Energy Sector Development Project - P101578

 | Published March 16, 2016
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Transaction Advisor Contract Award Notice (CONSULTING SERVICES FOR ENERGY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT -ESDP) Credit No./GrantNo.5201-PG Assignment Title: NAORO BROWNHYDROPOWER PROJECTTRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES Reference No: ESDP/PPL/C/3 Country of Awarded Bidder: United Kingdom Contractor: MultiConsult UK Ltd Project ID: P101578 ________________________________________ QCBS, QBS, FBS, and LCS Contract Award Notice Papua New Guinea Project: P101578 - PNG ENERGY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (ESDP) Contract Reference No: ESDP/PPL/C/3 Scope of Contract: NAORO BROWN HYDROPOWER PROJECT TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES Method of Selection: QCBS - Quality And Cost-Based Selection Duration of Contract: 22 Month(s) Contract Signature Date: 24-Feb-2016 Evaluation Currency: USD and GBP QCBS Contract Award Notice 1. Summary of the contract scope Theoverall objective is to assist the GoPNG and PPL in defining a structure and strategy for private-sector participation in the NaoroBrown Hydropower Project; developing a balanced, well-structured and bankable Project Development Agreement; negotiating a PowerPurchase Agreement (PAA); and selecting a project developer and completing negotiations through to financialclosure. 2. Consultants who have submitted proposals andtechnical scores assigned Deadline to present the Proposal: September15, 2015, 1:30 PM Port Moresby time. Companies that submitted proposals and qualification of its technical proposal: Consultants' names Technical scores 1.      Multiconsult (with King and Spalding and Allens as sub consultants) 85,17 2.      Taylor and DeJongh (with WorleyParsons and Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers as sub consultants)? USA 80,95 3. Evaluated Prices and FinancialScores. Evaluated price(s) Conversion to currency of evaluation USD Financial scores Consultants' Names (3) = (1) +(2) Exchange rate(s)e (4) Proposals' prices (5) =(3)(4) (6) Multiconsult Group 1.997.215,00 460.592,01 1,00 1,5346 1.997.215,00 706.824,50 2.704.039,50 100,00 Taylor-DeJongh Group 2.033.142,00 3.222.282,00 1.236.880,00 1,00 0,7040 0,3565 2.033.142,00 2.268.486.53 440.947,72 4.742.576,25 57,02 4.Summaryof the combined evaluation of the quality and cost Technical Evaluation Financial Evaluation Combined Evaluation Consultants' names Technical scores S(t) Weighted scores S(t) ´Ta Technical rank Financial scores S(f) Weighted scores S(f) ´Fb Scores S(t) T + S(f) F Rank Multiconsult Group 85.17 68.14 first 100,00 20,00 88,14 first Taylor-DeJongh Group 80.95 64.76 second 57,02 11,40 76,16 second Awardrecommendation To highestcombinedtechnical/financial score. Consultant's name: Multiconsult Group a.    T =0,8 as per RFP ( Instructions to Consultants Data Sheet , ITC Clause Reference 27.1) b    F = 0,20 as per RFP ( Instructions to Consultants Data Sheet , ITC ClauseReference 27.1) 5. AwardedConsultant Multiconsult (with King and Spalding and Allens as sub consultants) Contract Amount (with tax): USD 1,791,006.76 and GBP 367,972.16 Contract Indirectlocal Tax Amount: USD214,920.81 and GBP 44,156.66

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.

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.

Multi Hazard Risk Assessment in PNG

UNDP Country Office - PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Published November 1, 2016  -  Deadline November 22, 2016
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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 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 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 ProgrammeLevel 14, Deloitte Tower, UN Haus,Port Moresby. Papua New GuineaAttention: Tirnesh Prasad The proposal should be received by UNDP no later than COB 22nd November, 2016 (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.

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 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.

National Consultant to undertake REDD+ financing mapping assessment within the agricultural 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 agriculture sector for REDD+ implementation in PNG (including the identification of “REDD+-relevant” financing, including from domestic government budget and private sector) 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 agricultural 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 agricultural 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 agricultural data assessment that is feasible within the existing time frame.It is anticipated that this will review and address the proposed scope, which is:Provide assistance to International Consultant 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 agricultural 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 agricultural data for REDD+ Investment Plan development;Review of government spending and break down of expenditures between Department of Agriculture, relevant commodity boards, the FPDA, NARI and other relevant institutions 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 agricultural 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 that are provided by agricultural sector;A review of existing planning frameworks influencing agricultural investments at the national and subnational levels, including private sector investment related to development of infrastructure;A detailed assessment of financial flows within agricultural 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 agricultural sector 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 agricultural 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 agricultural investment contributing to REDD+/climate-smart objectives in PNG, with a deep-dive into Madang and ENB;Gaps between current agricultural 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 agricultural 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 agricultural 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 April 26, 2017 by sending their application packages to registry.pg@undp.org with the subject line “National Consultant to undertake REDD+ Financing assessment within agricultural sector 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). 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.

PNG - Urban Youth Employment Project - P114042

National Capital Distict Commission-Urban Youth Employment Project | Published May 16, 2016  -  Deadline May 30, 2016
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Literacy & Livelihoods Training EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES: LITERACY AND LIVELIHOODS TRAINING TheGovernment of Papua New Guinea has received a credit from the International Development Association toward the cost of the UrbanYouth Employment Project (UYEP) and it intends to engage consultant training providers for the provision of Literacy andLivelihoods Training to support the implementation of the UYEP's Skills Development and Employment Scheme under Component2. Theproject's development objectives are to provide urban youth with income from temporary employment opportunities and to increasetheir employability.  The project focuses on youth in the NCD area between the ages of16 and 35, including inter alia; (a) those that have lived in NCD in the last 12 months, have not attended formal schooling or hada wage job in the last 6 months. The National Capital District Commission through the Urban Youth Employment Project, seeks theconsulting services of a qualified training company to train approximately 500 youth in three areas of (1) Adult Literacyand Numeracy; (2) Financial Literacy;and (3) Skills for Livelihoods & Entry-level Employment.  The program is intended to improve the basic literacy, numeracy,financial literacy and employability skills of these participants and contribute to their improved post-projectemployment. Thetraining organizationwill (1) design a curriculum which willincorporate relevant trainingtools and methods that are appropriate for young adults with low levels of functional literacy andeducation, and (2) implement a classroombased training program for approximately 500participants. The EOI may include delivery of both1 and 2, or either 1 or 2. This is to be implemented over a 15 month period from 18th  July, 2016to 20th October, 2017. The logistics and cost of transporting youth to training venues should beconsidered. TheNational Capital District Commission (NCDC) now invites registered training organisations to indicate their interest in providingthe services.  Interested training organisations must apply in writing and provideinformation indicating that they are qualified to perform the services meeting the following selection criteria: 1.      Haveexperience in, and capacity(human, financial and physical resources) to develop and implement a programincorporating these curriculum areas of (a) AdultLiteracy, (b) Numeracy; (c) Financial Literacy; and (d) Skills for entry-levelemployability; 2.      Havesuitably qualified management and appropriately qualifiedtraining personnel; 3.      Have practical experience in training vulnerableyouth through theuse of participatory methods which keepthe youth trainees engaged,interested,and challenged to keep learning; 4.      Have been operating in Papua New Guinea forat least three years in delivering educational and training services; 5.       Have enough classroom space, teaching equipment and adequate logistical capacity to managequality training for youth who join the project; 6.      Havedemonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative project reporting (evidenced by reports on at least two previous projects); and 7.      Have shown anability to  address genderconcerns in the project, and ensure that the project benefits  both men andwomen. 8.      In making the bid,the organisation must include information about their current programs, in particular, the coursesor programs that they arecurrently running and clearly indicating that their current commitments will not affect the effective implementation of theircontractual obligations. 9.      If bidding for both1 and 2 or only 2, the consultant must be currently registered with the PNG National Training Council. To providethe services meeting the selection criteria, training organizations may partner with other providers to jointly provide therequired services. Theyshould provide in detail the proposed arrangements for their partnerships, in their expression of intereststatement. Thetrainingorganisation will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines, Selection andEmployment of Consultants under the IBRD Loans and IDA credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated May 2004, revisedOctober 2006 and May 2010.  Upon assessment ofqualification and experience of the applicants by an Evaluation Committee formed by the National Capital District Commission, onlythe best qualified and experienced training organization according to the short-listing criteria will be invited to submit acombined technical and financial proposal. Expressionof Interest must be delivered to the address below during working hours 8.00-17.00 Monday to Friday, or by email no later than30th May,2016. ProjectManager Attn: Mr.Tom Gilis ProjectManagementUnit UrbanYouth Employment Project NationalCapital District Commission GroundFloor, Lagatoi  Haus, Waigani P. O. Box7270, Boroko, NCD. Telephone: 3253741/8135/7829;Fax:323 8565 Email: giles_alley@yahoo.com/ tgilis@ncdcuyep.org Authorisedby LeslieAlu CityManager

PNG Urban Youth Employment Project AF - P154412

 | Published August 23, 2016
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Pet Office Skills Customer Services & Hospitality Training Name ofProject: Urban Youth EmploymentProject -Papua New Guinea ProjectID: P154412 Contract description:Consulting Services Scope of contract: Pre-Employment Training (OFFICE SKILLS CUSTOMER SERVICE &HOSPITALITY Duration: 12 Months Contract signature date: 17.08.2016 Scope of Contract Pre-Employment Training(Office Skills Customer Service & Hospitality: To train 800 youth for over 12 month period of the UrbanYouthEmployment Project. Provide project participants with the information and basic skills necessary to make changes in theirlifestyle, values and behaviors that will lead them to a more productivelife while also preparing them for gainful employment andimproving their chances of finding such employment. Consultant will provide necessary program and financial management,communications, facilities (including training venues), equipment, curriculum and instructional materials. Minimum Qualifying Technical Score 75 Consultant's name IEA College of Tafe Port Moresby Business College PNG institute of Banking & Business Management Inc Centre 2000 ? Hohola Community Collge Institute of Business Studies City/Country Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Papua NewGuinea Port Moresby, Papua NewGuinea Status Awarded Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm Rejected Consultant/Firm Not Evaluated Reason:  Submitted lateproposal after deadline for submission ofproposals Rejected Consultant/Firm Not Evaluated Reason:  Submitted lateproposal after deadline for submission ofproposals Technical Score 85.31 73.63 90.71 Financial Score N/A N/A N/A Combined Score N/A N/A N/A Criteria Specific Experience 9.33 9.33 9.67 Training Plan & Technical Capacity 22.53 9.60 22.87 Key Professional Staff 53.45 54.70 58.17 Price as read out PGK1,804,000 USD 613,360 Not opened PGK2,894,000 USD 983,960 Final Evaluation PGK1,850,000 USD629,000 N/A Not Evaluated Final Negotiation PGK1,114,000 USD 378,760 N/A Not Evaluated Rank 2 3 1 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) (these will be all that "Proposalsubmitted=no") Consultants' names Centre for Development & Success ConsultantsLtd City/Country Papua New Guinea Proposal Submitted: No

Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 3

 | Published March 31, 2017  -  Deadline June 29, 2017
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Civil Aviation Development Investment Program- Tranch 3. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. This contract will be jointly financed by the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. 2. National Airports Corporation (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from potential bidders for the construction and completion of: Aircraft Pavement Strengthening, New Terminal Building and Associated Works at Mendi Airport, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea 3. The works comprise of the following: • Strengthening of Existing Pavement on the runway, taxiway and apron; • Construction of Stopways on each end of the runway; • Design and Construction of a New Terminal Building; • Construction of associated building facilities such as the tractor shed, power house and NAC staff house; and • Other Associated Works. 4. International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single- Stage: One- Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 5. Only eligible Bidders with the following qualifications should participate in this bidding: • soundness of financial position over the last Three (3) years and its prospective long- term profitability. • minimum Average Annual Construction Turnover of USD 15.0 million calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last three (3) years. Date: 31 March 2017 Loan No. and Title: L3497 / 3496 -PNG: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 3 Contract No. and Title: CADIP-B3-MND-2A1 Aircraft Pavement Strengthening, New Terminal Building and Associated Works at Mendi Airport, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea Deadline for Submission of Bids: 29 June 2017, 1:00 P.M. (Local Time) • access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current contract commitment of USD 3.0 million for the first 3 months of the contract execution. • experience and participation in at least One (1) contract within the last Ten (10) years with a value of at least USD 10.0 million that have been successfully or are substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed procurement of goods. 6. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, bidders should contact: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program Project Implementation Unit Mr. Manuai Kametan – Program Director Greenhouse Building No. 149 Jacksons Parade, 7 mile PO Box 684 Boroko, 111, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea Telephone: (675) 324 4509 Facsimile number: (675) 325 2333 Electronic mail address: mkametan@nac.com.pg 7. To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should: • pay a non-refundable fee of US$ 200.00 or its equivalent in Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK). The method of payment will be by direct bank deposit or bank draft payable to: Account Name: CADIP GoPNG Project Trust Account Number: 1357 4119 BSB No: 018-911 (Jacksons Airport Branch) Bank Name: Australia & New Zealand (PNG) Ltd Swift Code No: ANZBPGPX 8. Deliver your bid to the address above in para. 6 by 1.00pm (local time) on the 29th June 2017. 9. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline of submission of bids in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.

Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 3

 | Published April 7, 2017  -  Deadline June 2, 2017
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Civil Aviation Development Investment Program- Tranch 3. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. This contract will be jointly financed by the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. 2. National Airports Corporation (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction and completion of: Runway Extension and Associated Works at Gurney Airport, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea 3. The works comprise of the following: • Runway Extension by 270 metres (basecourse and 3 Coat Bituminous seal surfacing); • Resealing of existing Runway (3 Coat Bituminous Seal surfacing); • Airside Drainage Improvements; • Design, Supply and Installation of Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) System; • Design and Expansion of existing Terminal Building, Carpark and Access Road; and • Other Associated Works. 4. International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single- Stage: One- Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 5. Only eligible Bidders with the following qualifications should participate in this bidding: • soundness of financial position over the last Three (3) years and its prospective long- term profitability. Date: 7 April 2017 Loan No. and Title: 3496/3497: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 3 Contract No. and Title: CADIP-B3-41-2A1 Runway Extension and Associated Works at Gurney Airport, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea Deadline for Submission of Bids: 2 June 2017, 1:00 P.M. (Local Time) • minimum Average Annual Construction Turnover of USD 13.0 million calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last three (3) years. • access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current contract commitment of USD 2.7 million for the first 3 months of the contract execution. • experience and participation in at least One (1) contract within the last Ten (10) years with a value of at least USD 9.4 million that have been successfully or are substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed procurement of goods. 6. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, bidders should contact: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program Project Implementation Unit Mr. Manuai Kametan – Program Director Greenhouse Building No. 149 Jacksons Parade, 7 mile PO Box 684 Boroko, 111, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea Telephone: (675) 324 4509 Facsimile number: (675) 325 2333 Electronic mail address: mkametan@nac.com.pg 7. To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should: • pay a non-refundable fee of US$ 200.00 or its equivalent in Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK). The method of payment will be by direct bank deposit or bank draft payable to: Account Name: CADIP GoPNG Project Trust Account Number: 1357 4119 BSB No: 018-911 (Jacksons Airport Branch) Bank Name: Australia & New Zealand (PNG) Ltd Swift Code No: ANZBPGPX 8. Deliver your bid to the address above in para. 6 by 1.00 pm (local time) on the 2 June 2017. 9. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline of submission of bids in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.

Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 3[CADIP-B3-40/45/14-2B1 – Supply and Installation of HDG Palisade Security Fence and Associated Works at Kerema Airport - Gulf Province, Kiunga Airport – Western Province, and Tari Air

 | Published November 8, 2016  -  Deadline December 20, 2016
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Civil Aviation Development Investment Program- Tranche 3. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. This contract will be jointly financed by Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. The eligibility rules and procedures of ADB will govern the bidding process. 2. National Airports Corporation (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from potential eligible bidders for the construction and completion of: Supply and Installation of HDG Palisade Security Fence and Associated Works at Kerema Airport - Gulf Province, Kiunga Airport – Western Province, and Tari Airport – Hela Province. 3. International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single- Stage: One-Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 4. Only eligible Bidders with the following key qualifications should participate in this bidding: • soundness of financial position over the last four (4) years and its prospective long-term profitability. • average annual construction turnover (minimum of US$ 10.0 million) calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last four (4) years. • bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet (a) the following cash-flow requirement, US$ 2.0 million for the first three months; and (b) the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current works commitment. Date: 08 November 2016 Loan No. and Title: 43141-044-PNG: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 3 Contract No. and Title: CADIP-B3-40/45/14-2B1 – Supply and Installation of HDG Palisade Security Fence and Associated Works at Kerema Airport - Gulf Province, Kiunga Airport – Western Province, and Tari Airport – Hela Province. Deadline for Submission of Bids: 20 December 2016; 12:30 P.M. (Local Time) • experience and participation in at least one (1) contract within the last ten (10) years, each with a value of at least US$ 3.5 million that have been successfully or are substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed works. 5. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, bidders should contact: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program Project Implementation Unit Mr. Manuai Kametan – Program Director Green House No. 149 Jacksons Parade, 7 mile PO Box 684 Boroko, 111, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea Telephone: (675) 324 4509 Facsimile number: (675) 325 2333 Electronic mail address: mkametan@nac.com.pg 6. To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should: • write to address above requesting the bidding documents for Supply and Installation of HDG Palisade Security Fence and Associated Works at Kerema Airport - Gulf Province, Kiunga Airport – Western Province, and Tari Airport – Hela Province.- CADIP-B3-40/45/14-2B1 • pay a non-refundable fee of US$ 200.00 excludes bank fees. The method of payment will be by bank draft payable to: Account Name: CADIP GoPNG Account No: 1357 4119 Bank: Australia & New Zealand (PNG) Ltd Swift Code No: ANZBPGPX BSB No: 018-911 7. Deliver your bid: • to the address above in para 5 • on or before the deadline: 20th December 2016, 12:30 p.m. (Local Time) Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.

Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 3

 | Published June 29, 2016  -  Deadline August 12, 2016
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has applied for a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of the Civil Aviation Development Investment Program. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the Contract named above. This contract will be jointly financed by the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. The eligibility rules and procedures of ADB will govern the bidding process. Bidding is open to Bidders from eligible source countries of ADB. 2. National Airports Corporation (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the: “Pavement Strengthening, New Air Traffic Control Tower and Associated Works at Mt. Hagen Airport, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea” 3. International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s “Single Stage One Envelope” bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 4. Only eligible Bidder with the following key qualifications should participate in this bidding: • soundness of financial position over the last Four (4) years and its prospective long-term profitability. • minimum Average Annual Construction Turnover of USD 36.5 million calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last Three (3) years. • access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current contract commitment of USD 6.5 million for the first 3 months of the contract execution. Date: 29 June 2016 Loan No. and Title: 43141-044-PNG: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 3 Contract No. and Title: CADIP-B3-HGN-2A1 Pavement Strengthening, New Air Traffic Control Tower and Associated Works at Mt. Hagen Airport, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea Deadline for Submission of Bids: 12 August 2016, 1:00 P.M. (Local Time) • experience and participation in at least one (1) contract within the last Ten (10) years with a value of at least USD 19.6 million that have been successfully or are substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed procurement of goods. 5. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, Bidders should contact: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program Project Implementation Unit Mr. Manuai Kametan – Program Director Greenhouse Building No. 149 Jacksons Parade, 7 mile National Capital District, Papua New Guinea Telephone: (675) 324 4509 Facsimile number: (675) 325 2333 Electronic mail address: mkametan@nac.com.pg 6. To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible Bidders should write to the address above requesting the bid documents for the Pavement Strengthening, New Air Traffic Control Tower Building, and Associated Works at Mt. Hagen Airport, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea; CADIP-B3-15-2A1 and pay a non-refundable fee of PGK500.00. The method of payment will be by Bank Draft made payable to: Account Name: CADIP GoPNG Project Trust Account Number: 13574119 BSB Number: 018-911 (Jacksons Airport Branch) Bank: ANZ (PNG) Ltd Swift Code Number: ANZGPX Payment Instructions: Please pay and provide banking receipts and support documents to the CADIP Office to collect the bidding document. 7. Deliver your bid to the address above by 1.00pm on the 12th August 2016 (local time) Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.

Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 2

 | Published May 5, 2017  -  Deadline June 19, 2017
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 2. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. This contract will be jointly financed by the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and Asian Development Bank. The eligibility rules and procedures of ADB will govern the bidding process. 2. National Airports Corporation (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the: Design & Installation of Standby Power Generators for Tokua and Nadzab Airports in Papua New Guinea The works comprises of the following: • Design, Supply and Installation of Standby Power Generators for Tokua Airport; • Design and Construction of a New Power House at Tokua Airport including Electrical Reticulations; • Design, Supply and Installation of Standby Power Generators for Nadzab Airport; • Refurbishment of Existing Power House at Nadzab Airport; • Other Associated Works. 3. International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single- Stage: One- Envelope Bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 4. Only eligible Bidders with the following qualifications should participate in this bidding: • soundness of financial position over the last three (3) years and its prospective long- term profitability. • Bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than Date: 05 May 2017 Loan No. and Title: L3070 / 3069 – PNG: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program – Tranche 2 Contract No. and Title: CADIP-B2-30/22-2B1 Design, Supply & Installation of Standby Power Generators for Tokua and Nadzab Airports in Papua New Guinea. Deadline for Submission of Bids: 19 June 2017; 1:00 P.M. (Local Time) any contractual advance payments to meet the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current contract commitment. • experience and participation in at least one (1) contract within the last Ten (10) years with a value of at least US$1.6 Million that have been successfully or are substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed procurement of plants. 5. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, bidders should contact: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program Project Implementation Unit Mr.Manuai Kametan – Program Director Greenhouse Building No. 149 Jacksons Parade, 7 mile PO Box 684 Boroko, 111, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea Telephone: (675) 324 4509 Facsimile number: (675) 325 2333 Electronic mail address: mkametan@nac.com.pg 6. To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should write to the address above requesting the bid documents for the Design, Supply & Installation of Standby Power Generators for Tokua, and Nadzab Airports in Papua New Guinea, CADIP-B2-30/22-2B1, and pay a non-refundable fee of US$200.00 or its equivalent in Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK). 7. The method of payment will be by direct bank deposit or Bank Draft made payable to: Account Name: Civil Aviation Development Investment Program GoPNG Project Account Number: 13574119 BSB Number: 018-911 (Jacksons Airport Branch) Bank: Australia & New Zealand (PNG) Ltd Swift Code Number: ANZGPX Payment Instructions: Please pay and provide banking receipts and support documents to the CADIP to provide an official receipt as proof of payment. 8. Deliver your bid: • to the address above in para. 5 • on or before the deadline for bid submission: 1:00 pm on the 19th June 2017 (Local Time). • Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for bid submission in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.

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 (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 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: