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Call for Expressions of Interest – Belize Nature Conservation Foundation Audit Service

Call for Expressions of Interest – Belize Nature Conservation Foundation Audit Service

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for an Auditing Firm to conduct a General End of Year Audit of all Belize Nature Conservation Foundation (BNCF) Accounts and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing.

Specific Objectives of the Audit Service:

  1. To Conduct General End of Year Audit of all BNCF Accounts based on the IFRS on Auditing;
  2. To Conduct a General Assessment of all operations and procedures to ensure that BNCF is in compliance with the General Accepted Accounting Principles and IFRS;
  3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of BNCF based on the audit;
  4. Prepare a financial audit report.

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest, which includes:

  1. A Company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations;
  2. Cover letter expressing interest;
  3. Resume/CV of Auditors 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. EOI should be submitted no later than 14th April 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
hram@pactbelize.org
Packages are to be labelled as
“Expression of Interest Re: BNCF Audit Services”

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CLOSED! Call for Applications- Accounts Clerk Vacancy

Now closed! 

Call for Applications- Accounts Clerk Vacancy

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. Thursday April 23, 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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CLOSED! Call for Applications – Multimedia Officer

Now Closed!

Call for Applications- Multimedia Officer

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 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 12:00 p.m. Thursday April 23, 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 “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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Request for Expressions of Interest – External Auditor

Request for Expressions of Interest – External Auditor

DEADLINE to apply: Friday – February 21st, 2020

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for an Auditing Firm to execute auditing services for the fiscal years 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. The overall goal is to conduct a General End of Year Audit of all PACT accounts and general assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on auditing.

Specific Objectives of the Audit Service:
1. To Conduct General End of Year Audit of all PACT accounts based on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing.
2. To conduct a general assessment of all operations and procedures to ensure that PACT is following the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of PACT based on the audit.
4. Prepare audited financial reports.

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest including:
1. A Company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations.
2. Cover letter expressing interest.
3. Resume/CV of Lead Auditor to be assigned to the audit.
4. Evidence of Experience Eligibility and Rules:

  • The EOI is open to all Audit firms legally authorized to operate in Belize.
  • All applicants must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Belize.
  • Affiliations to international firms is an asset.
  • Following a review of the Expression of Interest, selected firms will be invited to submit full proposal.

For additional information on the consultancy, interested Consultants may send an email to hram@pactbelize.org.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in hard copy to the below address no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on Thursday, February 21st, 2020. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:

Mr. Valentino Blanco
Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan, Belize
Re: External Auditor

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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Consultancy – Technical Officer

Request for Expression of Interest – Technical Officer

DEADLINE to apply: Friday – February 21st, 2020

PACT is interested in identifying a Consultant to oversee the implementation of the Readiness Grant and to aid PACT and national stakeholders to develop project concepts and proposals. The objective of this consultancy is to enable PACT and national stakeholders to efficiency access climate financing through the development of project concepts.

Professional and Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Graduate Degree in area of expertise Planning/Development, Economic Development, Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Development, or other fields relevant to environmental sustainability and climate
  • Relevant work experience of at least three (3) years in area of expertise;
  • Experience in developing concepts and projects for climate finance institutions

PACT invites interested eligible Consultants to submit an expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies. Packages should include:
1. Expression of Interest
2. Curriculum Vitae

For additional information on the consultancy, interested Consultants may send an email to hram@pactbelize.org.

Interested Consultants should submit packages (soft and hard copies) to the below address no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on Friday February 21st, 2020. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:
Mr. Valentino Blanco
Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
Re: Expression of Interest – Technical Officer

Soft Copies should be sent via Email to:
hram@pactbelize.org and ed@pactbelize.org

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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Vacancy: PACT Conservation Programme Officer

DEADLINE to apply: December 9, 2019

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Immigration, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Position Description:
The Conservation Programme Officer (CPO) is primarily responsible for the promotion, development and management of PACT’s portfolio of internally and externally funded projects as assigned. The CPO is responsible for liaising with potential and existing grantee organizations, the initial technical reviews of proposals, Expressions of Interest and concept papers, providing technical recommendations for project design improvements, undertaking regular project monitoring to ensure project implementation success and executing and coordinating internal and external project evaluations.

Professional Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management or Biological Sciences;
• 5 or more years of related work experience in management of conservation and/or natural resources projects;
• Strong knowledge of conservation and/or natural resources issues; and
• Strong knowledge of protected areas policy and management regimes.

Remuneration and Applications:

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

The full Job Description is available below. Interested persons should submit, no later than 12:00p.m. Monday, December 9, 2019, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org and a hard copy to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
Re: Conservation Programme Officer Vacancy

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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Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Temporary Employment)

DEADLINE to apply: December 3, 2019

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Immigration, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Position Description:
The Administrative Assistant (AA) role is to undertake and provide effective administrative and operational support services including office management tasks, logistics, secretarial/clerical services, meeting support and administrative support. The AA is also responsible for organizing and assisting in organizing meetings, travel arrangements, editing and formatting official documents, and any other clerical and administrative tasks in support of the Human Resources and Administration Manager and all departments within PACT. Further, the AA manages any information technology internal requests and channels to the service provider for prompt response and effectively covers the reception area daily.

Professional Requirements:
• Associate Degree in Business Administration or Management;
• At least five (5) years of related work experience;
• Basic knowledge of office administration (particularly office procedures and practices);
• Strong oral and written communication skills;
• Strong organizational and coordination skills.

Remuneration and Applications:

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

The full Job Description is available below. Interested persons should submit, no later than 12:00p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org and a hard copy to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
Re: Administrative Assistant Vacancy (Temporary Employment)

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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Vacancy: PACT Accounting Manager

DEADLINE to apply: October 14, 2019

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Immigration, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Position Description:
The Accounting Manager (AM) is responsible for the management of the Finance Department at PACT. The position is ultimately responsible for the accountability framework and specifically, the budget development and management of accounting functions as well as to provide overall oversight for the collection, use, management and tracking of revenues. Also, the AM forms part of PACT’s Management Team and is thus responsible to frequently generate and submit financial reports and to provide timely and robust advice on financial matters to senior management and the Board of Directors.

Professional Requirements:
• Master’s degree in Accounting;
• Certification as a Chartered Professional Accountant and/or qualification by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
• A minimum of five years of related professional experience;
• Previous supervisory experience in an accounting unit is necessary;
• Previous experience in auditing;

Remuneration and Applications:

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

The full Job Description is available below. Interested persons should submit, no later than 5:00p.m. Monday October 14, 2019, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org and a hard copy to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
Re: Accounting Manager Vacancy

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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Consultancy – Communications Service Provider

Communications Service Provider

 

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a Communications Service Provider to execute its strategic communication and public relations plan. The primary role of the Communications Service Provider is to assist with the design, preparation and execution of stakeholder engagement activities and materials that will achieve the communication and public relations goals and objectives of PACT.
 
Competency Requirements:
Interested individual proponents or individuals within proponent firms must have a minimum of:
 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies, Social Marketing or Journalism and Media Studies and
• Certification in digital media management preferred.
• Five (5) to seven (7) years working experience in communications, journalism, public relations or social marketing fields;
• Proven experience working in organizational brand development, web content development, technical and creative writing and social media management.
 
Submission Requirements:
 
The EOI should include information regarding the competencies and experience of proponents, relevant to the assignment. It should also include the name(s) and CV(s), detailing academic background and relevant experience, of the individual (s).
 
The full Terms of Reference is available at www.pactbelize.org. EOI should be submitted electronically, no later than 15 February 2019 to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
ed@pactbelize.org

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Consultancy – Technical Indigenous Coordinator for the REDD+

Technical Indigenous Coordinator for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Grant No.: P152415/TF018492

Background

The Government of Belize with the assistance of the World Bank is implementing the project entitled “Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) Readiness Project in Belize” with Grant funding from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility “FCPF” and has appointed the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration (MAFFESDI) for the overall implementation of the Project with the fiduciary support provided by the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT). The Government of Belize intends to apply part of the proceeds of the grant to payments under the contract for this Consultancy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Natural Resource Management or in a related field; Candidates with an Associate’s Degree and five (5) years of work experience with the Indigenous Communities of Belize will be considered.
  • Candidates with five (5) years of proven work experience with the Mopan Maya and Q’eqchi’ Maya Peoples will have a distinct advantage.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English; oral proficiency in Spanish is an asset; oral proficiency in Mopan Maya and/or Q’eqchi’ Maya is a distinct advantage.

Cultural Competencies:

  • Proven knowledge, understanding and respect to the cultural and spiritual values and principles of the Mopan and Q’eqchi’ Peoples.
  • Proven knowledge, understanding and respect for the cultural processes and structures of the Mopan and Q’eqchi’ Peoples.
  • Proven knowledge of the history and culture of the Mopan and Q’eqchi’ Peoples of Belize.

Technical Competencies:

  • Proven experience working with forest-based initiatives with Indigenous Peoples of Belize;
  • Proven knowledge of REDD+; and
  • Proven knowledge of the intersection of REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples.

The attention of interested consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration policy on “Employment of Public officers as consultants.”
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Individual Consultants’ Qualification method set out in the World Bank Consultant Guidelines.

Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, mail, fax or e-mail) by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday 20th November 2018 to:

REDD+ Procurement Officer
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan, Cayo District
Tel: 822-3637
redd.procurement.officer@pactbelize.org

The sealed envelope containing the Expression of Interest must include the name and address of the firm and should be clearly marked:
TECHNICAL INDIGENOUS COORDINATOR FOR THE REDD+ READINESS PROJECT IN BELIZE

REDD+ Readiness Project and PACT shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by applicants in preparing and submitting statements of capability.

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