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SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE: Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

 SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE 

Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A. 

 

1. Publication reference 

P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/SER/005C 

 

2. Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest 

20th November 2020 

 

3. Lot title 

Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project 

 

4. Procedure 

Individual Consultant 

 

5. Number and Names of applications received 

Six (6) 

1.) Roneisha Gentle, Belize City, Belize 

2.) Stacey Tewes, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

3.) Kamisha Shaw, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District 

4.) Andre Marsden, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

5.) Ingrid Fernandez, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

6.) Phylicia Pelayo, Roaring Creek Village, Cayo District 

 

6. Name of candidate (awarded) 

Ingrid Fernandez 

 

7. Price Offered 

BZ $2,727.28 per month 

 

8. Scope of the contract awarded 

i. Develop and implement REDD+ Communication Strategy; 

ii. Produce Press Releases as necessary; 

iii. Host multiple consultations/workshops 

iv. Produce Educational and Information Materials 

e.g. Posters, brochures, newsletters etc. 

 

9. Reasons for rejecting other applicants 

– applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion 

 

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Call for Expressions of Interest: PACT – Legal Counsel Services

Call for Expressions of Interest
PACT – Legal Counsel Services

 

As part of its business operations, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) engages in a wide range of activities such as grant making, fiduciary management for third parties, and procurement, among other standard corporate activities such as human resources management and administration. In the course of conducting its business, PACT seeks to operate in a legally sound manner which guarantees the protection of its corporate interests and prudent risk management, while maintaining corporate compliance at all times.

The PACT is thus inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for a firm to provide high quality legal counsel services.

 

Specific Objectives of the Service:

  1. Review of national and international agreements,
  2. Contract drafting,
  3. Contract negotiation,
  4. Legal writing,
  5. Litigation,
  6. Counsel on employment and labour matters,
  7. General legal advice on matters presented.

 

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest which includes:

  • Cover letter expressing interest,
  • A Company profile (including members’ qualifications and firm experience) and proof of legal certificates and affiliations.

 

Eligibility and Rules:

  • The EoI is open to all Legal Counsel Services Firms legally authorized to operate in Belize,
  • Following a review of the EoI, short-listed firms will be invited to submit full proposals.

 

Submission Requirements:

For more information regarding this consultancy you can email hram@pactbelize.org or ed@pactbelize.org. EoI should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy no later than 12 p.m. 26th February 2021 to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
hram@pactbelize.org
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan

Re: Expressions of Interest – Legal Counsel Services

 

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Vacancy: PACT Multimedia Officer

Multimedia Officer Vacancy – Call for Applications 

 

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a statutory organization established in 1996 as a Trust Fund under the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No.15 of 1995. PACT contributes to the financing, sourced nationally and internationally, of the Belize National Protected Areas System – a system that is managed by Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations. Further, PACT is under the oversight of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, and is governed by a Board of Directors. 

 

Position Description: 

The Multimedia Officer is primarily responsible for developing, filming, editing, captioning, and delivering engaging high-quality content for PACT and its Strategic Communications Service Provider (SCSP). The incumbent will collaborate with all PACT departments to execute communications activities intended to meet and exceed the strategic goals and objectives of PACT. Furthermore, the post will aim to ensure data collected and analyzed by PACT on all Belize National Protected Areas System related interventions are adequately translated into consumable communication products. The incumbent will serve as liaison with PACT’s SCSP supporting the delivery of strategic communication actions for onward engagement of local media outlets and the general public. 

 

Professional Requirements: 

  • Bachelors’ degree in Media Production, Graphic Design, Communications, or related field. An equivalent combination of education, for example in Information Technology, and experience may also be considered; 
  • Digital Media certification is preferred; 
  • A minimum of two (2) years of media production experience is preferred with a Bachelors’ Degree. At least four (4) years of similar experience may also be accepted with an Associates’ Degree in a related field. 

 

Remuneration and Applications: 

Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience within a designated salary scale. 

The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org. Interested persons should submit, no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday December 9, 2020, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two professional and one personal referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org with copy to adminassistant@pactbelize.org. The email is to be labelled as “Multimedia Officer Vacancy – Application”

PACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability). PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by individuals in relation to their application. 

 

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Call for Expressions of Interest: GCF Project Audit Services

Call for Expressions of Interest 

GCF Project Audit Services 

 

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for an Auditing Firm to conduct General Interim and End of Period Audits of PACT’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) Account and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing. 

 

The Specific Objectives of the Audit Service are: 

  1. To Conduct General 12-month Interim and End of Project audits of the Project Account based on the IFRS or International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). 
  2. To Conduct a General Assessment of all operations and procedures related to the Project to ensure that PACT is compliant with IFRS and IPSAS. 
  3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of the Project based on the audit and determine if PACT maintained adequate internal controls and supporting documentation for transactions and procurement processes. 
  4. Prepare financial audit reports. 

 

Applicants must submit an EoI, which includes: 

  1. A cover letter expressing interest; 
  2. A company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations; 
  3. Resume/CV of Partner(s) in Charge and Senior Auditor to be assigned to the Audit. 

 

Eligibility and Rules: 

  1. The tender is open to all Audit firms legally authorized to operate in Belize; 
  2. Firms must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Belize; 
  3. Following a review of the EoI, short-listed firms will be invited to submit full proposals. 

 

Submission Requirements: 

For more information regarding this consultancy you can email hram@pactbelize.org. The EoI should be submitted electronically and in hard copy no later than 10th December 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to: 

Human Resources and Administration Manager 

hram@pactbelize.org 

#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan 

with e-copy to ed@pactbelize.org 

Packages are to be labelled as 

“Expression of Interest Re: GCF Audit Services” 

 

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Call for Applications – Accounts Clerk Vacancy

Accounts Clerk Vacancy – Call for Applications

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a statutory organization established in 1996 as a Trust Fund under the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No.15 of 1995. PACT contributes to the financing, sourced nationally and internationally, of the Belize National Protected Areas System – a system that is managed by Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations. Further, PACT is under the oversight of the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and is governed by a Board of Directors.
 

Position Description:

The Accounts Clerk will provide clerical accounting support and technical backstopping, including compiling financial data, to the Finance Department for the portfolio of projects and programmes as assigned; assist with the day-to-day accounting operations of the Trust, and report to the Assistant Accountant. Overall, the position is responsible for supporting the documentation of standard, efficient and effective accounting and financial management processes.
 

Professional Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
  • Three (3) or more years of related work experience;
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles (that is, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and standard accounting practices;
  • In-depth technical proficiency using QuickBooks.
 

Remuneration and Applications:

Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience within a designated salary scale.
 
The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org
 
Interested persons should submit, no later than 12:00 p.m. Wednesday 14th October, 2020, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org
 
The email is to be labelled as “Accounts Clerk Vacancy – Application”.
 
PACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).
 
PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by individuals in relation to their application.
 
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Call for Applications – Internal Auditor Vacancy

Internal Auditor Vacancy – Call for Applications

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a statutory organization established in 1996 as a Trust Fund under the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No.15 of 1995. PACT contributes to the financing, sourced nationally and internationally, of the Belize National Protected Areas System – a system that is managed by Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations. Further, PACT is under the oversight of the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and is governed by a Board of Directors (BoD).
 

Position Description:

The Internal Auditor (IA) is responsible for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of PACT’s financial control, risk management and governance functions in a systematic and disciplined approach. The post will provide independent and objective assurance and risk analysis services to the BoD with the intention of maintaining accountability and improving operational efficiency, governance and management effectiveness within the PACT. The IA position is expected to provide high level technical advice regarding these matters on an on-going basis.
 

Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting;
  • Qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant and certified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
  • At least five years related work experience in accounting;
  • At least five years related work experience in risk-based auditing preferably with specific experience in financial risk and regulatory requirements reporting;
  • Previous internal auditing experience.
 

Remuneration and Applications:

Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience within a designated salary scale.
The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org.
 
Interested persons should submit, no later than 12:00 p.m. Friday September 4th, 2020, an e-copy of their signed application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org and ed@pactbelize.org.
 
The email is to be labelled as “Internal Auditor Vacancy – Application”.
 
PACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).
 
PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by individuals in relation to their application.
 
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Tender Notice: Project- Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

Tender Notice

 

Project: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

 

Basic Concepts:

The SMP covers improving the management effectiveness of the Selva Maya Protected Areas (PA), its connectivity, and strengthening coordination capacity between Belize, Guatemala and Mexico for conservation and sustainable management actions of the Selva Maya.

 

Specific:

  • To Rehabilitate the road to make it accessible during the wet and dry season
  • To Install 16 culverts
  • Handover of rehabilitated road

 

The following requirements must be met by the contractor:

  • Interested companies should arrange site visit with FD before submitting proposal to ensure comprehension of the full scope of the work
  • Rehabilitation of road to conform with alignment provided to selected company
  • All work is to conform to road construction best practices guidelines in Belize (BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232 REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000)
  • Ensure compliance with all environmental requirements from the Forest Department.
  • In the road construction, high quality construction based on the Belize standard needs to be achieved and the BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Interested eligible bidders must meet the following criteria to be selected:
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in construction of roads, quarrying and land clearing.
  • Knowledge of the area
  • Demonstrated equipment and expertise to carry out the works required
  • Professional work crew
  • Safety equipment based on road safety guide/standard/ (www.belizeroadsafety.com) must be adhered to.
  • Interested applicants can request for the complete tender document from accountingmanager@pactbelize.org

 

Technical and financial offer:

Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal that responds to the contents of these Terms of Reference no later than August 10th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Danny Singh

Accounting Manager

Protected Areas Conservation Trust

3 Mango Street, Belmopan City

(accountingmanager@pactbelize.org)

Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

 

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Award Notice: Technical Officer Consultancy BLZ-RS-003 – GCFReadiness/Ser/001

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE 

Technical Officer Consultancy 

 

1. Publication Reference 

BLZ-RS-003 – GCFReadiness/Ser/001 

 

2. Publication Date for the Request of Expression of Interest 

31st January 2020 

 

3. Consultancy Title 

Technical Officer – Climate Change

 

4. Procedure 

Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) 

 

5. Number and Name of Applications received 

Six (6) 

1. Diana Mai 

2. Jeffy Gomez 

3. Karishma Misir 

4. Denaie Swasey 

5. Celeste Sosa 

6. Carlos Itza 

 

6. Name of Candidate Awarded 

Denaie Swasey 

 

7. Price Offered 

USD $25,000.00 per annum 

 

8. Scope of the contract awarded 

Design potential projects/programs that can qualify for climate finance grants from the GCF, Adaptation Fund and other climate financing sources available to PACT; and which are aligned with country priorities, strategies, and needs on climate change. 

– Aiding in the preparation of project concepts and/or proposal packages including all supporting documents such as consultation reports and environmental, social, and gender assessments 

– Facilitate and provide support where necessary for the successful execution of training activities and awareness sessions 

– Manage technical feedback/comments from stakeholders and donors and ensure they are reflected in the proposal package 

 

9. Reasons for Rejecting Other Applicants 

Applicants were not considered to satisfy the required technical capacity criterion. 

 

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Request for Expressions of Interest – Consultancy Service to Develop an Information Management System for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust

Request for Expressions of Interest 

Consultancy Service to Develop an Information Management System for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust 

Background: 

In 2018, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) developed a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to systematically measure the impacts of its investments. As well, since 2018 PACT adopted a more strategic, results-based approach in how it invests its financial resources which is exemplified in its current Conservation Investment Strategy. The Strategy aims at streamlining interventions towards the achievement of conservation returns on investments (CROIs). The CROIs are dependent on primary and secondary data and in pursuit of a unified Information Management System (IMS), PACT commissioned a preliminary system analysis which identified the need for an IMS as paramount for its conservation investments. 

Service Description: 

PACT is interested in identifying a national Consulting Team/Firm to undertake the development of its IMS. Among other considerations, this consultancy aims to develop a secure web-based IMS and a user manual for the use of the system, and to train relevant staff in the use of the system. The duration of the assignment is a maximum of eight months. The requirements for the Consulting Team/Firm are as follows. 

  1. The Consulting Team/Firm must be of nationally-based. 
  2. Members must have a first degree in a relevant computer field with at least five years professional experience in software development; or an advanced degree in Computer Science, Data/Information Management, Information Technology or Software Engineering with at least three years professional experience. 
  3. A solid understanding of web application, application programming interface, relational database design, and user interface design. 
  4. Expertise in relevant programming language or database management suits. 
  5. Demonstrated previous experience in developing similar web-based IMSs. 

PACT invites interested Consulting Teams/Firms to submit an Expression of Interest indicating their competence and relevant experience in the development of IMSs or similar assingments. Packages should include Expression of Interest, Curriculum Vitae for each individual consultant/member, and a portfolio of relevant experience (for Consultancy Firms). 

For more information on this consultancy, Consulting Teams/Firms can contact PACT at monitoringofficer@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (hard and soft copies) no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday July 3rd, 2020. E-packages should be complete, signed, properly labelled, and in PDF format, addressed to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager

Protected Areas Conservation Trust

#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan

Email: hram@pactbelize.org; monitoringofficer@pactbelize.org 

Re: “Expression of Interest – PACT IMS Consultancy” 

 

PACT shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by Consultancy Teams/Firms in preparing and submitting their Expressions of Interest.

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SERVICE CONTRACT SHORTLIST NOTICE – The Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

SERVICE CONTRACT SHORTLIST NOTICE

The Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

 
Publication reference:
P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/SER/010
 
Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest:
13th February 2020
 
Lot title:
Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project Procedure Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)
 
Number of applications received:
Fourteen (14)
 
Names of short-listed companies: 
  • Takin Consulting and Praxi5, France and Belize
  • Arbonaut Ltd., Finland
  • Sud-Austral Consulting S.p.A., Chile
  • Asesoramiento Ambiental Estrategico and The Centre for Applied Development Studies, Uruguay and Belize
  • Indufor North America, United States of America
  • Biosfera Desarrollos, S.A. de C.V., Mexico

 

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