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Precautionary Measures for Preventing and Slowing the Transmission of COVID-19: GoB Declaration of National State of Emergency

April 1, 2020 — Given the declaration of the National State of Emergency by the Government of Belize, the public is herein informed that the office of the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) will be closed to the public effective 2nd April 2020 until further notice.

During the closure of the office, the public can access PACT as follows:


Unit Type of Query
PACT – info@pactbelize.org All Matters
Accounts – accountingmanager@pactbelize.org Payments and Accounts
Conservation Investment – cimanager@pactbelize.org Conservation investments and initiatives

PACT can also be followed and contacted via its Website www.pactbelize.org and Facebook Page.

The Board, Management and Staff are grateful for your understanding and encourage everyone to exercise the necessary precautions at home and/or work established by the relevant authorities to manage COVID-19.

For official, up-to-date, local information, be sure to visit: https://covid19.bz

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Call for Applications- Accounts Clerk Vacancy

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. Friday April 3, 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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Call for Applications – Multimedia Officer

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. Friday April 3, 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 Expression of Interest – Consultancy Service for the preparation of a full Project Proposal; Completion of a Gender/Social Assessment, Feasibility Study and to Conduct Stakeholder Consultations for a project to be submitted to the Adaptation Fund

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Firm Selection) – Consultancy Service for the preparation of a full Project Proposal; Completion of a Gender/Social Assessment, Feasibility Study and to Conduct Stakeholder Consultations for a project to be submitted to the Adaptation Fund

In collaboration with the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), as Belize’s National Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund (AF), the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development via the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) has submitted the project concept “Enhancing the Resilience of Belize’s Coastal Communities to Climate Change Impacts,” which was endorsed by the AF Board in October 2019. Two assistance grants were also approved by the AF Board for the completion of technical assessments and consultative processes to aid the development of a complete project proposal.

PACT is interested in identifying a Consulting Team to undertake the formulation of a project proposal for the concept. The main objective of this consultancy is the creation of a comprehensive project proposal with a clear rationale for increasing the climate resiliency of Belize’s coastal communities by improving coastal land use and habitation, increasing monitoring as well as national adaptive capacity and knowledge transfer.

The Consulting Team is expected to include at maximum three (3) members with expertise in Project Development and/or Management including Environmental Management; Social Sciences or Humanitarian Studies; Coastal Engineering; and/or related areas.

Professional and Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Graduate Degree in area of expertise;
  • Relevant work experience of at least five (5) years in area of expertise;
  • Experience in developing project proposals, conducting project feasibility studies and gender/ social assessments

PACT invites interested eligible Consulting Teams to submit an expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies.

Packages should include Expression of Interest and Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant).

For additional information on the consultancy, interested Consulting Teams may send an email to cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams should submit packages (Hard and Soft Copies) no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on March 27th, 2020. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan, Belize
Re: “Consultancy – Adaptation Fund Project Proposal”

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

PACT shall not be bound to defray any cost incurred by Consulting Teams in preparing and submitting their Expressions of Interest.

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Invitation to Quote – Supply and Delivery of one (1) van

Invitation to Quote – Supply and Delivery of one (1) van

Project Title: Belize, Selva Maya/KFW
Source of Funding: KFW
Contract Ref: SMP/SUP/0021/2020
Contract Title: Supply and Delivery one (1) Van for the Forest Department
Date: February 18th, 2020

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) now invites submission of price quotation(s) for the supply and delivery of one (1) van.

Description: 2019 – 16-seater Van
No. Required: 1
Delivery Required by: 90 days after signing contract

Quotations must be provided for all the items under this Invitation. Price quotations will be evaluated for all the items together and contract awarded to the firm offering the lowest evaluated total cost of all the items.

Your price quotation in the form attached may be submitted by hand delivery, surface mail, courier service and facsimile or electronically at the following address:

Danny Singh
Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT)
#3 Mango Street
City of Belmopan, Belize
Email: accountingmanager@pactbelize.org

The deadline for receipt of your quotation(s) by the Purchaser at the addresses indicated in above Paragraph 3 is: April 3, 2020.

Your quotation should be submitted in English language, should be accompanied by adequate technical documentation and catalogue(s) and other printed materials or pertinent information (in English) for each item quoted, including names and addresses of firms providing service facilities in Belize.

Your quotation(s) should be submitted as per the following instructions and in accordance with the contract template (available below). The attached Terms and Conditions of Supply is an integral part of the Contract:

(i) PRICES: The prices should be quoted in Belize Dollars for the total cost at final destination to Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), Belmopan which includes all taxes, GST, custom duties and taxes, inland transportation, insurance, loading and unloading domestically supplied goods plus the price of delivery to the place of destination.

 
(ii) EVALUATION OF QUOTATIONS: Offers determined to be substantially responsive to the technical specifications will be evaluated by comparison of the total price at final destination as para. 2 above.
In evaluating the quotations, the Purchaser will determine for each bid the evaluated price by adjusting the price quotation by making any correction for any arithmetical errors as follows:

a) where there is a discrepancy between amounts in figures and in words, the amount in words will govern;
b) where there is a discrepancy between the unit rate and the line item total resulting from multiplying the unit rate by the quantity, the unit rate as quoted will govern;
c) if a Supplier refuses to accept the correction, his quotation will be rejected.

 
(iii) AWARD OF CONTRACT: The award will be made to the bidder offering the lowest evaluated price and that substantially meets the required standards of technical and financial capabilities. The successful bidder will sign a Contract as per attached form of contract and terms and conditions of supply.

 
(iv) VALIDITY OF THE OFFER: Your quotation(s) should be valid for a period of ninety (90) days from the deadline for receipt of quotation(s) indicated in Paragraph 4 of this Invitation to Quote.

Further information can be obtained from:

Danny Singh
Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT)
#3 Mango Street
City of Belmopan, Belize
Telephone: 501 822 3637
Email: accountingmanager@pactbelize.org

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Form of Quotation:

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Firm Selection) – Consultancy for the Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Firm Selection) – Consultancy for the Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

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 invite eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. In submitting its Expression of Interest, Firms should provide information demonstrating that it has the required and relevant experience to perform the services. The shortlisting criteria are:

  • 1. Demonstrate extensive experience in UNFCCC REDD+ Decisions and Frameworks, safeguards assessment, strategic environmental and social assessment of the World Bank (WB), public policy review and planning, or related fields, in small island states or developing countries;
  • 2. The firm must have qualified and experienced team members (no more than 8) comprising of experts with advanced degrees in their respective fields who are forest reference level experts, environmental experts, social scientists, legal experts, experts on World Bank safeguard policies and on the UNFCCC safeguards for REDD+, and experts in participation/culturally appropriate consultation, outreach, and communication;
  • 3. Have extensive experience conducting analytical and diagnostic work in order to build national capacity, drafting World Bank (WB) safeguard policy instruments, and Safeguard Information System.

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 Firm will be selected in accordance with the Consultants’ Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) 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 4:00 p.m. (Local Belize Time) on Friday 28th February 2020 to:

REDD+ Procurement Officer
Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT)
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:

“CONSULTANCY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ASSESSMENT(SESA), THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (ESMF) AND A SAFEGUARD INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS) 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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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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Consultancy Service to undertake a Gap Analysis and Updating of Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) and Gender Policies, Procedures and Tools; Development and Implementation of an ESS and Gender Capacity Development Plan for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust.

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Service to undertake a Gap Analysis and Updating of Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) and Gender Policies, Procedures and Tools; Development and Implementation of an ESS and Gender Capacity Development Plan for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust.

DEADLINE to apply: Friday – February 21st, 2020

PACT is interested in identifying a Consulting Firm/Team to undertake the updates to the Trust’s Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Policy on Gender and Equality (PGE) and associated Monitoring toolkit as well as the creation of a Policy for sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH). The objective of this consultancy is to strengthen PACT’s institutional and operational frameworks for the implementation of climate change projects by national stakeholders.

Qualifications/Requirements:
The Consulting Firm/Team is expected to include at maximum five (5) members with expertise in the following or related areas:
1. Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources Management
2. Social Sciences, Social Policy or related discipline (Traditional Ecological Knowledge)
3. Gender and Women Studies
4. Institutional and/or Governance Analysis
5. Policy Analysis and Development

Professional and Skills Requirements:
• Minimum of a Graduate Degree in area of expertise
• Relevant work experience of at least five (5) years in area of expertise;
• Experience in creating institutional policies for environmental management, social/gender and SEAH and assessing institutional capacity needs.

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. Expression of 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 hram@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 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 – PACT ESMF and Gender Consultancy”
Soft Copies should be sent via Email to:
hram@pactbelize.org and cc.techoofficer@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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Consultancy – Environmental Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant) – Environmental Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project

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 invite 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:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Natural or Environmental Sciences with eight to ten (8-10) years of professional experience or alternatively a master’s degree (MSc) in the same fields with at least five (5) years of professional experience is a distinct advantage;
  • The Expert should have at least 8-10 or 5 years of experience (based on the education level) in environmental assessment and risk management in developing countries. Familiarity with environmental management issues associated with forests, preferably in the Central American Region and/or the Caribbean, is preferred. Priority will be given first to experience in Belize and then in the region;
  • Knowledge of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) REDD+ Decisions and the World Bank (WB) environmental safeguard policies is highly desirable;
  • Sound knowledge of climate change issues including REDD+, forest/natural resources management, environmental management, and rural and social development;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FCPF, World Bank and other donor program/project management practices and modalities;
  • Knowledge of Belizean environmental regulations (forest, environment, etc.) is a distinct advantage;
  • Knowledge of GIS/remote sensing is an asset;
  • Experience in supervision of consultants, and/or coordination of program/projects teams in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Experience working with governments in developing countries; and
  • Excellent writing skills including reports and work plans;Master’s Degree related to Social Sciences and Humanities including Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Communication, Anthropology or a similar field;

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.”

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 4:00 p.m. on Friday 7th February 2020 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:

“ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERT FOR THE REDD+ READINESS PROJECT IN BELIZE”

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

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