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Vacancy: PACT Accounting Manager

DEADLINE to apply: October 14, 2019

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Immigration, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Position Description:
The Accounting Manager (AM) is responsible for the management of the Finance Department at PACT. The position is ultimately responsible for the accountability framework and specifically, the budget development and management of accounting functions as well as to provide overall oversight for the collection, use, management and tracking of revenues. Also, the AM forms part of PACT’s Management Team and is thus responsible to frequently generate and submit financial reports and to provide timely and robust advice on financial matters to senior management and the Board of Directors.

Professional Requirements:
• Master’s degree in Accounting;
• Certification as a Chartered Professional Accountant and/or qualification by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
• A minimum of five years of related professional experience;
• Previous supervisory experience in an accounting unit is necessary;
• Previous experience in auditing;

Remuneration and Applications:

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

The full Job Description is available below. Interested persons should submit, no later than 5:00p.m. Monday October 14, 2019, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org and a hard copy to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
Re: Accounting Manager 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 individuals in relation to their application.

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Cancellation – Notice of Service Tender – RFP No. 3.2a-1_CS-14_Grant No_P152415_TF018492 – REDD+

Cancellation Notice of Service Tender

Publication dates of the Request for Expressions of Interest 5th September 2018 and 12th November 2018

Lot Title Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level of Belize under the REDD+ Readiness Project

Procurement MethodQuality and Cost Based Selection Method (QCBS) – Post

Number of applications received Ten (10)

Number and Names of short-listed firms/organizations
Four (4) Organizations
– The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Agresta
Coop. and the Foundation for Forest Management and Production Control (SBB),
Rica, Spain and Suriname
– Winrock International and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
(IICA), USA and Belize
– Coalition for Rainforest Nations and Forest Ecosystems Observatory of Costa Rica,
and Costa Rica
– Foundation for Science, Technology and Space Applications FUNCATE, Brazil

Publication Reference of the Request for Proposal RFP No. 3.2a-1, CS-14, Grant No. P152415/TF018492

Date of Request for Proposal 17th May 2019

Number of Proposals received and Name of Organizations

Two (2)
– Winrock International and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
(IICA), USA and Belize
– Foundation for Science, Technology and Space Applications FUNCATE, Brazil

Reason for Cancellation

According to World Bank’s regulations purchaser reserves the right to annul Bidding process and
reject all Bids at any time prior to Contract Award, without thereby incurring any liability to
Bidders.
Majority of the deliverables outlined in the Terms of Reference have already been achieved, hence
not feasible to proceed with activity under the project.

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Link to Cancelled Tenders:

CANCELLED – Consultancy – Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level of Belize

CANCELLED – Consultancy – Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level of Belize

Award Notice – KAP End Line Survey MCCAP/WB/CS-58

Service Contract Award Notice

Publication Reference: MCCAP/WB/CS-58

Contract Sign Date 26 August 2019

Lot title: Develop and Implement a Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioral Practice (KAP) End Line Survey on Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change related to MCCAP

Name of Candidate (Awarded) Strategic Information Management Services

Number & name of applications received
1. Saunders Consultancy, Belize City, Belize
2. The Consultancy Group, George Town, Guyana
3. Belize Center for Training & Development, Ladyville, Belize
4. Strategic Information Management Services, Belama Phase IV, Belize

Price Offered BZD $148,156.54

Scope of the contract awarded
Document communities’ understanding and attitude towards the impact of climate change on the marine ecosystem and coastal zone, and the value of marine conservation to ensure long term sustainability of natural resources.

Reasons for rejecting other applicants

Applicants were not considered to satisfy the technical capacity criterion.

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Award Notice – Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute Manuals MCCAP/WB/CS-53

Service Contract Award Notice

Publication Reference: MCCAP/WB/CS-53

Contract Sign Date 23 August 2019

Lot title: Develop Institutional Governance Manuals for the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute

Name of Candidate (Awarded) Dr. Vindell Kerr of GovStrat Limited

Number & name of applications received
1) Martin Cuellar, San Ignacio, Belize
2) Dr. Vindell Kerr of GovStrat Limited, Kingston Jamaica
3) Kiri Lizama, Belize City, Belize
4) Lloyd Jones, Lords Bank, Belize
5) Carlos Itza, Belize
6) Praxi5, Belize City, Belize

Price Offered USD $67,200

Scope of the contract awarded
Develop Manuals for the three levels of the institution that would allow for the strengthening and optimal implementation of its governance mandate for ICZM in Belize. Specifically, under this consultancy, manuals will be developed for: (i) CZMAI Board of Directors and (ii) CZM Advisory Council. A revision and update of the CZMAI Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (1999).

Reasons for rejecting other applicants

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

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Award Notice – Supply and Deliver of Office Equipment REDD+_WB_SUP-007

Contract Award Notice

Publication Reference: REDD+/WB/CS-7

Publication Date of the Request of Expressions on Interest 22nd February 2019

Lot title: Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment

Name of Candidate (Awarded) Fultec Systems Ltd.

Number & name of applications received
1.) Angelus Press Ltd., Belize City
2.) GS-COM, Belmopan, Cayo District
3.) Fultec Systems Ltd., Belize City

Price Offered BZ $14,557.84

Scope of the contract awarded Supply and Delivery of Equipment for the Technical Indigenous Coordinator’s Office

Reasons for rejecting other applicants

The Angelus Press Ltd.
– technical offer was not considered compliant on the following aspects:
Did not met all the technical specifications requested; and the tender
(quote) was not the least expensive of those tenders which were
technically compliant.

GS-COM
– technical offer was not considered compliant on the following aspects:
Did not met all the technical specifications requested; and did not met
the warranty conditions for all items.

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Consultancy – Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

 
PACT is interested in identifying a team of Consultants or Consulting Firm to undertake a feasibility assessment for the implementation of concession arrangements with in the BNPAS. The objectives of this consultancy are to evaluate the existing legal, technical, socio-economic and operational frameworks governing concession arrangements, develop recommendations for improvements in efficiency and expansion of benefits from concessions at the regulatory and operational levels, and to determine the viability of implementing these recommendations to enhance the existing framework for concessions in protected areas. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of approximately sixteen (16) weeks.

Qualifications requirements include:
The Consulting Team/ Firm is expected to include at maximum four (4) members with expertise in the following or related areas:

  • Financial/ Business Development
  • Environmental Economics
  • Protected Areas Planning and Development
  • Legal and Institutional Analysis
    • – Minimum of a Graduate Degree in a field related to area of expertise;
      – Relevant work experience of at least five (8) years in area of expertise;
      – Professional experience performing feasibility studies and/or other similar initiatives, protected areas planning and development and previous knowledge/experience in nature-based non-extractive operations in the Belize National Protected Areas System would be strong asset.

     
    PACT now invites interested eligible consulting teams/firms to submit expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience within the conservation sector and similar consultancies. Packages should include:
     
    1. Expression of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

    For more information on this consultancy service or the procurement process interested consulting teams/firms may do so via email to href=”mailto:hramr@pactbelize.org”>hram@pactbelize.org. Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (soft and hard copy) to the address below no later than 4:00pm (Belize time) on Friday August 9th, 2019.

      Sealed Envelopes should be addressed to:

      Executive Director
      Protected Areas Conservation Trust
      #3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
      Email: ed@pactbelize.org
      Re: Expression of Interest – Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

    For details, download full pdf documents below.

    Award Notice – Redd+ Supply & Delivery of Equipment Gears for the PSP

    SUPPLY CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

    Publication Reference REDD+/WB/SUP-006

    Publication Date of Invitation to Quote 18th February 2019

    Lot number and Lot title:
    Lot 1: Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots – PSPs (International Gears)
     
    Lot 2: Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots – PSPs (Local Gears)

    Procedure: Shopping

    Name of Candidate (Awarded)

    Universal Hardware Co. Ltd. (Lot 1)
    William Quan & Co. Ltd. (Lot 2)

    Number & name of applications received
    1.) Ezone, Corozal, Belize
    2.) William Quan & Co. Ltd., Belize City
    3.) Angelus Press Ltd., Belize City
    4.) Universal Hardware Co. Ltd., Spanish Lookout, Cayo District

    Price Offered
    Universal Hardware Co. Ltd. – BZ $112,727.67
    William Quan & Co. – BZ $24,487.97

    Scope of the contract awarded

    Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the PSPs

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    Amendment – REDD+ Request For Proposal No. 3.2a-1, CS-14

    AMENDMENT

    RFP No. 3.2a-1, CS-14
    Grant No. P152415/TF018492
     
    Selection of Consulting Services for: The Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level of Belize under the REDD+ Readiness Project

    Subject: Amendment to the submission deadline

    Location: Belize, Central America

    The Request for Proposal is corrected or modified as follows:

    Section C Submission, Opening and Evaluation – Clause 17.7, 17.9 and 19.1 of the Data Sheet

    Instead of: The Proposals must be submitted no later than
    Date: 17th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    The Opening shall take place on:
    Date: 17th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    Read: The Proposal must be submitted no later than
    Date: 24th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    The Opening shall take place on:
    Date: 24th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    All other terms and conditions of the Request for Proposal remain unchange

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    Award Notice – REDD+ Project Officer

    Contract Award Notice

    Publication ReferenceREDD+/WB/CS-7

    Publication Date of the Request of Expressions on Interest 16th November 2018

    Lot title: Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

    Name of Candidate (Awarded) Karishma Misir

    Number & name of applications received
    1.) Elroy Awardo, Belize City, Belize C.A.
    2.) Josue Cu, Cristo Rey Village, Cayo District, Belize C.A.
    3.) Karishma Misir, West Coast Demerara, Guyana

    Price Offered US $42,000 annually

    Scope of the contract awarded

    Project Officer will play a key role in the day-to-day management of the REDD+ Readiness Preparation Project and provides technical and administrative support to project implementation; importantly, responsible for adequately carrying out the monitoring and evaluation of the project.

    Reasons for rejecting other applicants

    Applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion

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    Investment Notice – 2019/2020 SECONDARY INVESTMENTS Funding Opportunity

    2019/2020 SECONDARY INVESTMENTS Funding Opportunity Notice

     
    The PACT was formally established as a Statutory Board in January 1996 after the passing of the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No. 15 of 1995; with legislative amendments being made in 2003 and 2015. The PACT is managed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of Government agencies, non-government organizations and individual experts. The general function of the Trust, according to the 2015 amendment, is 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.

    Description
    The PACT Secondary Investments form the second of a three-tier Conservation Investment Programme supporting the implementation of the 2018-2021 Conservation Investment Strategy. Secondary investments shall primarily support general protected areas management, operations, and creating enabling conditions outside of priority areas identified under PACT’s Targeted Investment Window. Support may include management processes and institutional strengthening tools for Protected Area managers inclusive of the development of Management Plans, Strategic Plans, etc. Additionally, funding may also be provided for short-term, emergency or one-off conservation relevant projects, training or initiatives that promote conservation, enhancement and protection of Belize’s natural resources as well as contribute to the sustainable development of Belize’s National Protected Areas System (NPAS). Secondary Investments should be sought via PACT’s standardized application forms. These forms are available on PACT website (www.pactbelize.org) or from the PACT office.
     
    For the 2019-2020 fiscal year PACT shall make available under this funding window BZ$150,000 for Secondary Investments. Applications are available year-round subject to the availability of funding. An investment ceiling shall not be fixed for secondary investments. However, investments shall be guided by its own merits and recommended based on its contribution to site level and national level plans and strategies. Applications are received and screened by the PACT Conservation Investment Department. Completed and eligible applications are submitted to the PACT Executive Director or Board of Directors (dependent on the funding request amount) within 6 to 8 weeks from the date of submission.
     
    Specific Eligibility for Secondary Investments listed on the full document attached below.

     
    Note: Other Terms and conditions may apply.
     
    For further information on PACT eligibility details, application forms and screening procedures or more general conservation financing information contact PACT’S Conservation Investment Manager via email cimanager@pactbelize.org.
     
    Submit signed complete applications (hard or soft copy) to:
     
    Conservation Investment Manager, PACT
    #3 Mango Street/P.O. Box 443
    Belmopan, Cayo
    Re: Secondary Investment
    OR by email to cimanager@pactbelize.org

    For details, download full pdf documents below.