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Call for EoI – PACT 5 Year Plan and Report Card

Call for Expressions of Interest for Consultancy to Prepare an Institutional Report Card & To Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a Statutory Authority, established in 1996, and it has the general function to contribute to the sustainable management and development of Belize’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Belizeans and the global community, both now and for future generations.

In 2016, the PACT Board commissioned the preparation of an institutional gap assessment and a 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan. Subsequently, the PACT Board developed and adopted a Tactical Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Annually, the PACT Board has utilized this Action Plan to undertake rapid assessments of progress and to adjust accordingly. The implementation timeline of the Strategic Plan expires at the end of the calendar year 2021.

The PACT is thus inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from firms or teams that can provide high quality consultancy services.

The overall objective of the consultancy is to develop two integrated deliverables:

A. An Institutional Report Card based on the 2017 PACT Institutional Assessment Report, the 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan, and the 2017-2021 Action Plan: and,

B. A Five-Year Strategic Plan based on the process for preparing the Institutional Report Card and on standard strategic planning processes.

Interested, eligible Consulting Teams/Firms may submit an EoI indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies. Packages should include:

  1. Cover Letter expressing interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

The attention of interested parties is drawn to Section 28 (4) of the PACT Act Amendment (2015) which addresses evaluations of the Trust, inclusive of the development of strategic plans, stating that:

Any person who is, or was during the period under evaluation, in any way associated with the Trust, such as a member of the Board, Staff or the Finance & Audit Committee appointed under section 18 of the Act or any administrative, technical, scientific, or other Board committee or as a direct or indirect beneficiary of the Trust, shall not be appointed to the evaluating team.

The Terms of Reference will be made available to shortlisted firms/teams upon invitation to bid. Selection will be based on the Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS) procedure of PACT’s Procurement Procedures. Scoring will consider knowledge and experience of conservation finance and environmental trust funds and the inclusion of key national experts.

For more information regarding this consultancy, email hramanager@pactbelize.org or ed@pactbelize.org. Package should be submitted electronically and in print no later than 12 p.m. 11th August 2021 to:

Executive Director – Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan, Belize
ed@pactbelize.org and CC’d to hramanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Expression of Interest – Strategic Plan Consultancy

 

*PACT is not liable for any costs borne by proponents associated with their submission

 

**EXTENDED** Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consultancy Service to design and conduct Capacity Building Activities for PACT and Stakeholders in areas related to Environmental, Social, and Gender Safeguards for project development and implementation

Background:

PACT attained accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in 2018, to enhance Belize’s access to climate finance thereby contributing to the sustainable management and development of Belize’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Belizeans and the global community. In line with its accreditation, the Trust has recently updated its Environmental, Social and Gender (ESG) Management Frameworks for alignment with international standards and best practices. Being cognizant of corresponding needs and to ensure the effective integration of the ESS and Gender considerations in projects/programs, PACT now endeavors to further build national capacity in the key areas of Environmental, Social and Gender Management for project development and implementation.

Services Description:

PACT is interested in identifying a Consulting Firm/Team to design and conduct training in project and ESG management in line with the Trust’s Framework. The objective of the consultancy is to strengthen PACT’s and national stakeholder’s capacity for the implementation of projects/programs, which effectively incorporate ESG considerations.

Specific Objectives of the Service:

  • Develop Training Program and Training Modules in areas of:
    • Environmental, Social and Gender Safeguards
    • Project Management
    • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Carry out Training Activities in Priority Areas

PACT invites interested eligible Consulting Teams/Firms to submit an expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies. Packages should include:

  1. Cover Letter expressing interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

For additional information on the consultancy or the procurement process, interested Consulting Teams/Firms may send an email to cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org and hramanager@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (hard and soft copies) to the below addresses no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on Wednesday July 28st, 2021. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
Re: “Expression of Interest – PACT ESG Capacity Building Consultancy”

Soft Copies should be sent via Email to: ed@pactbelize.org and CC’d to hramanager@pactbelize.org and cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org

**CLOSED** Call for Applications – Internal Auditor

Background:

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.

Position Description:

The Internal Auditor position is responsible for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of PACT’s financial control, risk management and governance processes in a systematic and disciplined approach. The post will provide independent and objective assurance and risk analysis services to the Board of Directors with the intention of improving operational efficiency and governance and management effectiveness within the organization. The Internal Auditor position is expected to provide high level technical advice regarding these matters on an on-going basis. The post reports (technically) directly to the Finance & Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and (administratively) to the Executive Director.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Relevant qualification- Internal Auditing certification or Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and certification- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • At least two (2) years internal auditing experience or,
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience in risk-based auditing preferably with specific experience in reporting.
  • Operations management experience and
  • Experience working with international development cooperation agencies will be an asset

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

The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org. Packages must be submitted electronically and must include signed application letter, resume, certified copies of academic certificates, current police record (receipt can be submitted initially) and a list of two professional references (names and contact information only) no later than Tuesday July 13th, 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to hramanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Internal Auditor 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 applicants in submission of their application.

Find the full Job Description at the Image Below

*CLOSED* Call for Applications: Administrative Assistant

Note: that this call for applications is currently closed.  Thank you to all those who applied.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Background:

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.

Position Description:

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for undertaking and providing effective administrative and operational support services including office management, logistics, secretarial/clerical services, meeting support and administrative support for all transactional human resources management and development activities.

Core Competency Requirements:

• Associate degree in Business Administration or Management.
• A minimum of five (5) years of related work experience in administrative and/or operations support.
• Basic knowledge of office administration.
• Basic knowledge of transactional HR management areas.
• General familiarity with labour laws of Belize.

The full job description is can be found by clicking the image below. Packages must be submitted electronically and must include signed application letter, resume, copies of academic certificates, current police record (receipt can be submitted initially) and a list of two professional references (names and contact information only) no later than Friday May 28th, 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to adminassistant@pactbelize.org
Re: Administrative Assistant Vacancy

 

PACT is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).
PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by applicants in submission of their application.

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(CLOSED) Call for Applications: Accounting Manager (AM)

Call for Applications – Accounting Manager

Background:

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.

Position Description:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for implementing the accountability framework and specifically, the budget development and management of accounting functions at PACT.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance (Preferred) or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and
  • Relevant qualification and certification – Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and/or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of senior accounting experience.
  • Supervisory experience in an accounting unit.
  • Experience in auditing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GAAP and IFRS.
  • Strong knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Ability to prepare complicated financial reports and core financial statements.

The full Job Advertisement and Job Description are available on PACT’s Website.

Packages can be submitted electronically or in print and must include signed application letter, resume, academic certificates, current police record (receipt can be submitted initially) and a list of two professional references (names and contact information only) no later than Friday April 30th, 2021. Only complete packages will be processed.

Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to adminassistant@pactbelize.org
Re: Accounting Manager Vacancy

PACT is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).
PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by applicants in submission of their application.

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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*Deadline Extended * Tender Notice: Road Improvement within the Chiquibul National Park

Tender Notice

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

 

Basic Concepts

To improve accessibility and presence of the Forest Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Friends for Conservation and Development through the rehabilitation of the road connecting the conservation posts, thus reducing the illegal activities within the Chiquibul National Park.

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:

  1. Interested companies should arrange site visit with FD before submitting proposal to ensure comprehension of the full scope of the work
  2. Rehabilitation of road to conform with alignment provided to selected company
  3. 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)
  4. Ensure compliance with all environmental requirements from the Forest Department.
  5. In the road construction, high quality construction based on the Belize standard needs to be achieved and the BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232

1. 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 Terms of Reference from accountsclerk@pactbelize.org

2. 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 February 26, 2021 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)

 

For the original Tender Notice, as well as the Addendum, click on images below:

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant): Technical Indigenous Coordinator for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

MINISTRY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (MSDCCDRM)

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant)

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 Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (MSDCCDRM) 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.

REDD+ and PACT now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. In submitting Expression of Interest, consultants should provide information demonstrating that he/she has the required and relevant experience to perform the services.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Natural Resource Management or related field.
  2. Candidates with an Associate’s Degree and five (5) years of working experience with Indigenous Communities of Belize will be considered.
  3. Candidates that have five (5) years of working experience with the Mopan Maya and Q’eqchi’ Maya Peoples have a distinct advantage.
  4. 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.
  5. Has knowledge, understanding and respect to the cultural and spiritual values and principles of the Mopan and Q’eqchi’ Peoples.
  6. Has experience working with forest-based initiatives with Indigenous Peoples of Belize.
  7. Has experience in planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of projects.
  8. Has experience in procuring services and goods for projects.

 

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 Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management policy on “Employment of Public officers as consultants.”

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Individual Consultants’ Qualification method set out in the World Bank Consultant Guidelines.

Interested consultants can request the Terms of Reference by email at: redd.procurement.officer@pactbelize.org

 

Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, mail or e-mail ‘preferred’) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday 22nd January 2021 to:

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

 

The sealed envelope containing the Expression of Interest must include the name and address of the applicant 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.

 

For full document, click on image below:

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*Cancelled* Tender Notice: To develop guidelines and permitting processes for rearing of game species in Belize. Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

*Cancelled*

Tender Notice

Project Title: To develop guidelines and permitting processes for rearing of game species in Belize. 

Contract Ref: SMP/SER/018/2021 

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

 

 1. Type of contract 

Service 

 

2. Type of procedure 

Local Opening 

 

3. Contracting authority and contact point 

Protected Areas Conservation Trust 

3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan 

 

4. Additional information 

All tenders received were rejected due to non- qualification and over budget. 

Should a new tender procedure be launched for this project, a new contract notice will be published.