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**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

Request for Expression of Interest – Communications Intern for the REDD+ Readiness Project

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 Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (MSDCCDRM) 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:

1. Be enrolled as a student in the third year of university education in any of the fields of Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other related field;
2. Experience working with local and indigenous communities in Belize, and knowledge about their cultural aspects, is an advantage;
3. Ability to use video cameras, basic video stories and photography for media communication would be an asset;
4. Ability to manage social media content;
5. Proven organization and coordination skills; and
6. Excellent written and verbal communication (English) skills.

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 Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management policy on “Employment of Public officers as consultants.”

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the 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, e-mail ‘preferred’) by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th June 2021 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 applicant and should be clearly marked:

“COMMUNICATIONS INTERN 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.

Full document can be found by clicking the image below.

Tender Notice: Water Quality Analysis Equipment and Supplies

TENDER NOTICE

Activity Title: Water Quality Analysis Equipment and Supplies

Funded by: Project “Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion” (DOE/PACT/MAR2R)

Contract Ref: MAR2R/SUP/002/2021

Basic Concept: The project aims to strengthen the integrated management of water resources in Belize, through the design of policies and instruments for water planning in the Belize River and New River watershed, under the ridge to reef approach. 

Please find Technical Specifications and list of Equipment and Supplies by clicking the thumbnail below.

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AMENDMENT to the Tender Notice: Rehabilitation of the Guard House at Cooma Cairn, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

AMENDMENT
to the
Tender Notice

Project Title: Rehabilitation of the Guard House at Cooma Cairn, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

Funded by: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

Contract Ref: SMP/WRKS/004/2021

Subject: Amendment to the submission deadline

Location: Belize, Central America

The Request for proposal is corrected or modified as follows:

Section 1- Terms of Reference- Clause 9
Instead of: The Proposals must be submitted no later than Date: April 30th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Mrs. Nayari Diaz-Perez
Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Jamir Sanchez (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

Read: The proposal must be submitted no later than Date: May 4th, 2021 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

“Re: Rehabilitation of the Guard House at Cooma Cairn ”
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Jamir Sanchez (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

All other terms and conditions to the Invitation to Quote for Works remain unchanged. The above alterations and/or correction to ITQ are integral part of the ITQ.

Click here for the PDF version of this notice.

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Amendment to the Tender Notice: Rehabilitation of the Guard House at Pineridgito Gate, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

AMENDMENT
to the
Tender Notice

Project Title: Rehabilitation of the Guard House at Pineridgito Gate, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

Funded by: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

Contract Ref: SMP/WRKS/005/2021

Subject: Amendment to the submission deadline

Location: Belize, Central America

The Request for proposal is corrected or modified as follows:

Section 1- Terms of Reference- Clause 9 Instead of: The Proposals must be submitted no later than
Date: April 30th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Mrs. Nayari Diaz-Perez
Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Jamir Sanchez (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

 

Read: The proposal must be submitted no later than
Date: May 4th, 2021 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

“Re: Rehabilitation of Guard House at Pineridgito Gate”
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Jamir Sanchez (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

All other terms and conditions to the Invitation to Quote for Works remain unchanged. The above alterations and/or correction to ITQ are integral part of the ITQ.

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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.

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE: Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

 SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE 

Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A. 

 

1. Publication reference 

P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/SER/005C 

 

2. Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest 

20th November 2020 

 

3. Lot title 

Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project 

 

4. Procedure 

Individual Consultant 

 

5. Number and Names of applications received 

Six (6) 

1.) Roneisha Gentle, Belize City, Belize 

2.) Stacey Tewes, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

3.) Kamisha Shaw, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District 

4.) Andre Marsden, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

5.) Ingrid Fernandez, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

6.) Phylicia Pelayo, Roaring Creek Village, Cayo District 

 

6. Name of candidate (awarded) 

Ingrid Fernandez 

 

7. Price Offered 

BZ $2,727.28 per month 

 

8. Scope of the contract awarded 

i. Develop and implement REDD+ Communication Strategy; 

ii. Produce Press Releases as necessary; 

iii. Host multiple consultations/workshops 

iv. Produce Educational and Information Materials 

e.g. Posters, brochures, newsletters etc. 

 

9. Reasons for rejecting other applicants 

– applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion 

 

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Call for Expressions of Interest: PACT – Legal Counsel Services

Call for Expressions of Interest
PACT – Legal Counsel Services

 

As part of its business operations, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) engages in a wide range of activities such as grant making, fiduciary management for third parties, and procurement, among other standard corporate activities such as human resources management and administration. In the course of conducting its business, PACT seeks to operate in a legally sound manner which guarantees the protection of its corporate interests and prudent risk management, while maintaining corporate compliance at all times.

The PACT is thus inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for a firm to provide high quality legal counsel services.

 

Specific Objectives of the Service:

  1. Review of national and international agreements,
  2. Contract drafting,
  3. Contract negotiation,
  4. Legal writing,
  5. Litigation,
  6. Counsel on employment and labour matters,
  7. General legal advice on matters presented.

 

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest which includes:

  • Cover letter expressing interest,
  • A Company profile (including members’ qualifications and firm experience) and proof of legal certificates and affiliations.

 

Eligibility and Rules:

  • The EoI is open to all Legal Counsel Services Firms legally authorized to operate in Belize,
  • Following a review of the EoI, short-listed firms will be invited to submit full proposals.

 

Submission Requirements:

For more information regarding this consultancy you can email hram@pactbelize.org or ed@pactbelize.org. EoI should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy no later than 12 p.m. 26th February 2021 to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
hram@pactbelize.org
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan

Re: Expressions of Interest – Legal Counsel Services

 

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*Deadline Extended * Tender Notice: Road Improvement within the Chiquibul National Park

Tender Notice

Project: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

 

Basic Concepts

To improve accessibility and presence of the Forest Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Friends for Conservation and Development through the rehabilitation of the road connecting the conservation posts, thus reducing the illegal activities within the Chiquibul National Park.

Specific:

  • To Rehabilitate the road to make it accessible during the wet and dry season
  • To Install 16 culverts
  • Handover of rehabilitated road

The following requirements must be met by the contractor:

  1. Interested companies should arrange site visit with FD before submitting proposal to ensure comprehension of the full scope of the work
  2. Rehabilitation of road to conform with alignment provided to selected company
  3. All work is to conform to road construction best practices guidelines in Belize (BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232 REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000)
  4. Ensure compliance with all environmental requirements from the Forest Department.
  5. In the road construction, high quality construction based on the Belize standard needs to be achieved and the BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232

1. Qualifications and Experience

Interested eligible bidders must meet the following criteria to be selected:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in construction of roads, quarrying and land clearing.
  • Knowledge of the area
  • Demonstrated equipment and expertise to carry out the works required
  • Professional work crew
  • Safety equipment based on road safety guide/standard/ (www.belizeroadsafety.com) must be adhered to.

Interested applicants can request for the complete Terms of Reference from accountsclerk@pactbelize.org

2. Technical and financial offer

Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal that responds to the contents of these Terms of Reference no later than February 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Danny Singh
Accounting Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City (accountingmanager@pactbelize.org)
Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

 

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Call for Applications – Accounts Clerk Vacancy

Accounts Clerk Vacancy – Call for Applications

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. Wednesday 14th October, 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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