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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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SUPPLY AWARD NOTICE: Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project

SUPPLY AWARD NOTICE: 

Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project

Princess Margaret Drive, Belize C.A.

 

1. Publication reference: 

MCCAP/SUP/045
 

2. Contract Sign date: 

28 August 2020
 

3. Lot number and lot title:

Supply and delivery of one (1) boat trailer
 

4. Procedure:

Shopping Method
 

5. Number and name of applications received:

Three (3):
  1. FB Trailers
  2. William Quan & Co. Ltd.
  3. Belize Hook and Tackle
 

6. Name of candidate (awarded):

FB Trailers
 

7. Price Offered:

BZ$14,000
 

8. Reasons for unsuccessful bid:

Awarded based on lowest price that complied with technical specifications
 
 
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Call for Applications – Internal Auditor Vacancy

Internal Auditor 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 Fisheries, Forestry, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and is governed by a Board of Directors (BoD).
 

Position Description:

The Internal Auditor (IA) is responsible for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of PACT’s financial control, risk management and governance functions in a systematic and disciplined approach. The post will provide independent and objective assurance and risk analysis services to the BoD with the intention of maintaining accountability and improving operational efficiency, governance and management effectiveness within the PACT. The IA position is expected to provide high level technical advice regarding these matters on an on-going basis.
 

Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting;
  • Qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant and certified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
  • At least five years related work experience in accounting;
  • At least five years related work experience in risk-based auditing preferably with specific experience in financial risk and regulatory requirements reporting;
  • Previous internal auditing experience.
 

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 September 4th, 2020, an e-copy of their signed application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org and ed@pactbelize.org.
 
The email is to be labelled as “Internal Auditor 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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Tender Notice: Road Improvement

Tender Notice

Project: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)
 
Basic Concepts:
The SMP covers improving the management effectiveness of the Selva Maya Protected Areas (PA), its connectivity, and strengthening coordination capacity between Belize, Guatemala and Mexico for conservation and sustainable management actions of the Selva Maya.
 
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:
Interested companies should arrange a site visit with FD before submitting a proposal to ensure comprehension of the full scope of the work.
  • Rehabilitation of road to conform with alignment provided to the selected company
  • 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)
  • Ensure compliance with all environmental requirements from the Forest Department.
  • 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 tender document from accountingmanager@pactbelize.org
 
2. Technical and financial offer
Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal no later than July 15th, 2020 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
Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)
 
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Contract Award Notice

 

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

The Documentation of the Land Use System by the Indigenous Peoples of the Toledo District
REDD+ Readiness Project, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A.

 

Publication Reference: P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/WB/SER-028

Justification for Direct Selection: 29th October 2019

Date of Contract Signing: 6th February 2020

Contract Title: The Documentation of the Land Use System by the Indigenous Peoples of the Toledo District

Procedure: Direct Selection

Name of Candidate (awarded): Julian Cho Society

Price Offered: Not to exceed US $70,188.56

Scope of the Contract Awarded:
To develop ethno-maps of indigenous communities of the Toledo District that capture their cosmovision and relationship with their territory. To achieve this, specific objectives of this consultancy are to:

  • Ethno-map identified communities;
  • Train a local GIS specialist to compile and process data to produce the ethno-maps;
  • Socialize the ethno-maps that are produced by the Consulting Team’s GIS specialists; and,
  • Produce community ethno-maps.

The Consultancy is to be carried out in the Toledo District, among Mopan and Q’eqchi’ communities. The scale of the ethno-maps produced will be 1:50,000.

 

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CLOSED! Call for Applications- Accounts Clerk Vacancy

Now closed! 

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. Thursday April 23, 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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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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