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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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