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Call for Applications: Procurement Officer

Call for Applications!

Procurement Officer

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 Procurement Officer (PO) is primarily responsible to execute the procurement functions of PACT to support the achievement of PACT’s strategic goals and objectives. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting operational procurement for PACT; project procurement for PACT’s Fiduciary Management and Climate Finance Portfolios; and PACT Conservation Investment Program Compliance Monitoring; all in adherence to PACT’s and Project-Specific Procurement Policies and Procedures.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Possess a Masters (preferred) or Bachelors’ degree in Economics, Finance, Law and/or
  • Industry recognized certification in procurement
  • A minimum of 5 years related professional experience and
  • Previous procurement management is required
  • Strong knowledge of procurement principles, policies and practices
  • Knowledge of contract development and management, fiscal management, and project management

 

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, January 18th 2022. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director

ed@pactbelize.org with copy to hramanager@pactbelize.org

Re: Procurement Officer

 

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.

Service Contract Award Notice – Consultancy Service to prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

Consultancy Service to prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

1. Publication Reference

Request for Expression of Interest

2. Publication Date of Request for Proposal

23rd August 2021

3. Contract sign Date

01st October 2021

4. Consultancy Title

Consultancy to Prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

5. Procedure

Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS)

6. Number and Name of Applications received

Four (4)
1. Praxi5 Advisory Group Ltd.
2. Agricones
3. ID&M Consultants Ltd.
4. PPF Capital Belize Ltd.

7. Name of Firm (awarded)

Praxi5 Advisory Group Ltd.

8. Price Offered

Not to exceed BZD$99,997.36

9. Scope of the contract awarded

Preparation of an Institutional Report Card based on PACT’s 2017 Institutional Assessment Report, the 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan, and the 2017-2021 Action Plan.Development of a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT based on the process for preparing the Institutional Report Card and on standard strategic planning processes.
Duration of Contract: 15 weeks

10. Reasons for Rejecting Other Applicants

Applicants were not considered to satisfy the required professional/technical capacity criterion to perform the service.

Call for Applications: Data Entry Clerks

Call for Applications: Data Entry Clerk

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 Data Entry Clerk position (DEC) is a temporary post and geared to facilitate Interns. The DEC will be responsible to enter PACT Program data within the IMS (Information Management System) and track pending tasks. The DEC will be responsible for the collection, sorting, cleaning, and organizing of all records pertaining to PACT’s Investments (Proposals, Evaluations, and Financial Reports). The DEC is expected to maintain a strict code of confidentiality when reviewing and entering data. The Data Entry Clerk will be expected to work 35 hours per week, and will be provided with an office space, inclusive of a laptop, stationery, and stipend.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Possess a high school diploma
  • Be competent in using web-based applications
  • Experience with Management of large quantities of data
  • Basic knowledge of using a computer and Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Organized and Personal Planning
  • Work independently at completing assigned tasks
  • Be proactive, detailed oriented, and problem solver

The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org. Packages must be submitted electronically no later than Monday, November 1st 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Application Form are available to download at https://www.pactbelize.org/intern-job-appl-form/. Packages should be addressed to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
hramanager@pactbelize.org with copy to cimanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Data Entry Clerk 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.

Click here for TOR: Data Entry Clerks ToR_20.10

(Deadline Extended!) Call for EOI – Independent Expert Appraisal Group

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, Nongovernmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations.

In April 2018, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) approved its Conservation Investment Strategy 2018-2021. This 3-year Conservation Investment Strategy guides investments made by PACT in the Belize National Protected Areas System (BNPAS) where it may have the greatest potential for achieving several desired outcomes Whereas, PACT is ultimately responsible for the effective implementation of the CIS, it can co-opt external, independent, technical expertise to guarantee a robust and transparent investment program. Such experts will be openly selected to form a Group of experts composing an Independent Expert Appraisal Group (IEAG).

Description of the Services:

The Independent Expert Appraisal Group (IEAG) is to be established to provide specialized technical support to PACT and potential investment partners in the development and rationalization of sound Investment Programs developed in accordance with PACT’s Conservation Investment Strategy and National Development Strategies. The IEAG will provide recommendations to PACT’s Internal Screening Committee on the technical merits of a funding proposal, and advise on national laws, policies and developmental frameworks that are outside the direct scope and capacities of PACT. The IEAG will provide PACT with a compliance assessment with safeguards, policies and performance of projects and programs against PACT’s newly developed Environmental Social Management Framework (ESMF) and Associated Policies tools and standards of ongoing investments.

Deliverables of the Service:

  • Provide support to PACT and potential Investment Partners (Grantees) in the design and planning of Investment Programs.
  • Provide recommendations on corrective actions that may be necessary for the aversion or mitigation of potential environmental, social or gender mainstreaming risks associated with ongoing and proposed investments.
  • Provide independent screening and technical evaluations of final application packages prior to the final deliberation by PACT Board of Directors.
  • Provide expert opinion and recommendations to PACT on the feasibility of specific activities.

The PACT is thus inviting interested, eligible Individual Consultants to submit an Expression of Interest that responds to the Terms of Reference, and includes:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List and description of previous, similar work

The full Terms of Reference is available at www.pactbelize.org. Packages must be submitted electronically and must be submitted no later than Monday, November 8th 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to hramanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Independent Expert Appraisal Group

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.

 

You can find original documents here:

Original Terms of Reference

Original Call for Expression of Interest

**EXTENDED** 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. 18th 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.