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Consultancy – Mid-Term Evaluation for REDD+ Readiness Project

Consultancy for the identification of Methodologies that can be used to gather data for use in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Limited Level Environmental Study (LLES) reports

Grant No: P152415/TF018492

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.  

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:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Management, Economics, Development Planning/Finance, Project Management, Public Administration, or related/equivalent discipline with at least 3 years of project/program management and/or evaluation experience;
  • Proven experience and recognized expertise in monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Strong track record of innovative leadership in managing evaluations of projects/programs funded by international development partners in Belize or the Caribbean;
  • Proven ability to produce results within agreed timeframe;
  • Demonstrated understanding of forestry and climate change issues and their implications for Belize and the Caribbean; and
  • Excellent oral/written communication and report-writing skills in English.
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    The attention of interested Firms 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, Forestry, Fisheries, Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change 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.

    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, fax or e-mail) by 3:00 p.m. on Friday 15th March 2019 to:

    REDD+ Procurement Officer
    Protected Areas Conservation Trust
    3 Mango Street
    Belmopan, Cayo District
    Tel: +(501)-822-3637
    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:
    “CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT MID-TERM EVALUATION FOR THE REDD+ READINESS PROJECT IN BELIZE”

    PACT shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by applicants in preparing and submitting.

    For details on skills needed and benefits, click on the image below to download full pdf document.

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