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Call for EoI – Project Development Specialist !Deadline Extended!

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, Nongovernmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations.

Description of the Services 

The Project Development Specialist will be responsible for supporting the resource mobilization work of PACT in relation to grant funding strategies, through the preparation of project proposals for innovative, impactful, and transformative projects that can qualify for bilateral or multilateral climate and/or developmental financing, inclusive of funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Adaptation Fund (AF) Global Environment Facility (GEF), among others.

Deliverables of the Service:

  • Development of New Portfolio of bankable Project Concept Notes
  • Approved and successfully implemented project preparation/development grants for the portfolio of new projects
  • Finalized grant proposal packages with costing and budgets, cost benefit analysis, logical frameworks, M&E plans, Risk Assessments & Management plans, and any other documentation required by donors
  • Approved project grant applications for at least 2 projects of USD$10M each

The PACT is thus inviting interested, eligible Individual Consultants to submit an Expression of Interest that responds to the Terms of Reference, and includes:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List and description of previous, similar work

Packages must be submitted electronically and must be submitted no later than Monday, October 18th 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to hramanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Project Development Specialist Services

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 applicants in submission of their application.

 

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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.

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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.

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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: Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

 SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE 

Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project 

Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A. 

 

1. Publication reference 

P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/WB/CS-7B 

 

2. Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest 

20th November 2020 

 

3. Lot title 

Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project 

 

4. Procedure 

Individual Consultant 

 

5. Number and name of applications received 

Eight (8) 

1.) Jose Coy, Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District 

2.) Ramon Carcamo, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District 

3.) Denham Chuc, Belize City, Belize 

4.) Walter Blanco, Santa Familia Village, Cayo District 

5.) Arlette Arana, Sandhill Village, Belize District 

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

7.) Derricia Salazar, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

8.) Jasmine Faber, Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District 

 

6. Name of candidate (awarded) 

Jasmine Faber 

 

7. Price Offered 

BZ $3,300.00 monthly 

 

8. 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. 

 

9. Reasons for rejecting other applicants 

Applications were not considered to satisfy: 

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

– application was not considered to satisfy clause 1.9 (c) (Relationship with Borrowers Staff) of the World Bank’s guidelines 

– application was not considered to satisfy the required start date due to the need for secondment (Public Service procedures calls for a public officer to apply for secondment at least a month before the date, which is intended for the secondment to come into effect). 

 

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Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant): Technical Indigenous Coordinator for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

MINISTRY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (MSDCCDRM)

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant)

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 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. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Natural Resource Management or related field.
  2. Candidates with an Associate’s Degree and five (5) years of working experience with Indigenous Communities of Belize will be considered.
  3. Candidates that have five (5) years of working experience with the Mopan Maya and Q’eqchi’ Maya Peoples have a distinct advantage.
  4. 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.
  5. Has knowledge, understanding and respect to the cultural and spiritual values and principles of the Mopan and Q’eqchi’ Peoples.
  6. Has experience working with forest-based initiatives with Indigenous Peoples of Belize.
  7. Has experience in planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of projects.
  8. Has experience in procuring services and goods for projects.

 

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 or e-mail ‘preferred’) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday 22nd January 2021 to:

REDD+ Procurement Officer
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan, Cayo District
Tel: 822-3637         Email: 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:

“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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*Cancelled* Tender Notice: To develop guidelines and permitting processes for rearing of game species in Belize. Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

*Cancelled*

Tender Notice

Project Title: To develop guidelines and permitting processes for rearing of game species in Belize. 

Contract Ref: SMP/SER/018/2021 

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

 

 1. Type of contract 

Service 

 

2. Type of procedure 

Local Opening 

 

3. Contracting authority and contact point 

Protected Areas Conservation Trust 

3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan 

 

4. Additional information 

All tenders received were rejected due to non- qualification and over budget. 

Should a new tender procedure be launched for this project, a new contract notice will be published. 

 

 

Vacancy: PACT Multimedia Officer

Multimedia Officer 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 Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, 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 5:00 p.m. Wednesday December 9, 2020, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two professional and one personal referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org with copy to adminassistant@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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Call for Expressions of Interest: GCF Project Audit Services

Call for Expressions of Interest 

GCF Project Audit Services 

 

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for an Auditing Firm to conduct General Interim and End of Period Audits of PACT’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) Account and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing. 

 

The Specific Objectives of the Audit Service are: 

  1. To Conduct General 12-month Interim and End of Project audits of the Project Account based on the IFRS or International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). 
  2. To Conduct a General Assessment of all operations and procedures related to the Project to ensure that PACT is compliant with IFRS and IPSAS. 
  3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of the Project based on the audit and determine if PACT maintained adequate internal controls and supporting documentation for transactions and procurement processes. 
  4. Prepare financial audit reports. 

 

Applicants must submit an EoI, which includes: 

  1. A cover letter expressing interest; 
  2. A company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations; 
  3. Resume/CV of Partner(s) in Charge and Senior Auditor to be assigned to the Audit. 

 

Eligibility and Rules: 

  1. The tender is open to all Audit firms legally authorized to operate in Belize; 
  2. Firms must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Belize; 
  3. 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. The EoI should be submitted electronically and in hard copy no later than 10th December 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to: 

Human Resources and Administration Manager 

hram@pactbelize.org 

#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan 

with e-copy to ed@pactbelize.org 

Packages are to be labelled as 

“Expression of Interest Re: GCF Audit Services” 

 

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