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Vacancy: PACT Conservation Programme Officer

DEADLINE to apply: December 9, 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 Conservation Programme Officer (CPO) is primarily responsible for the promotion, development and management of PACT’s portfolio of internally and externally funded projects as assigned. The CPO is responsible for liaising with potential and existing grantee organizations, the initial technical reviews of proposals, Expressions of Interest and concept papers, providing technical recommendations for project design improvements, undertaking regular project monitoring to ensure project implementation success and executing and coordinating internal and external project evaluations.

Professional Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management or Biological Sciences;
• 5 or more years of related work experience in management of conservation and/or natural resources projects;
• Strong knowledge of conservation and/or natural resources issues; and
• Strong knowledge of protected areas policy and management regimes.

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 12:00p.m. Monday, December 9, 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: Conservation Programme Officer 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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Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Temporary Employment)

DEADLINE to apply: December 3, 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 Administrative Assistant (AA) role is to undertake and provide effective administrative and operational support services including office management tasks, logistics, secretarial/clerical services, meeting support and administrative support. The AA is also responsible for organizing and assisting in organizing meetings, travel arrangements, editing and formatting official documents, and any other clerical and administrative tasks in support of the Human Resources and Administration Manager and all departments within PACT. Further, the AA manages any information technology internal requests and channels to the service provider for prompt response and effectively covers the reception area daily.

Professional Requirements:
• Associate Degree in Business Administration or Management;
• At least five (5) years of related work experience;
• Basic knowledge of office administration (particularly office procedures and practices);
• Strong oral and written communication skills;
• Strong organizational and coordination skills.

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 12:00p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 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: Administrative Assistant Vacancy (Temporary Employment)

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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“Images of Belize’s Protected Areas” 2020 Calendar Call for Photos

“Images of Belize’s Protected Areas” 2020 Calendar Call for Photos

We know photographers form a visual bond with nature and wild spaces, and they help translate that bond into their photos that further inspire the rest of us to visit and care for these special places.

PACT, therefore, invites professional and amateur photographers to submit photographs of their favorite protected areas, highlighting the diverse landscapes, adventure, biodiversity and culture endemic to these wild spaces. Thirteen photographs will be chosen for the 2020 calendar.

Deadline for submissions is November 18, 2019 (3:00pm BZ Time)

Email entries to monitoringofficer@pactbelize.org

Submission details: 
• Photos must be submitted electronically and be high resolution (at least 300 dpi on 8X10);
• Photographs must be submitted by the original photographer along with his/her contact information. Submissions should be send in JPEG and in RAW Format.
• Photos should be accompanied by a write up (between 50-150 words) describing the photo and location.
• A maximum of 3 submissions per entity (person/organization) are permitted.
• Submitted images will remain the property of the photographers, but permission is granted to the Protected Areas Conservation Trust to use them for the calendar purposes, including marketing and social media. PACT further reserves the right to edit submissions as necessary for general distribution.
• The photographer will be credited and will also receive a copy of printed material and an attractive prize.
• The photo release form must accompany your submission.
• We only notify the photographers whose contributions are selected for publication.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant must be the sole copyright owner of all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries (or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured). Further, the entrant must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

Images will be judged on artistic merit, originality, subject and style.

 

PACT 2020 Calendar – Photographer release form

 

 

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

    For full details, click on the image below to download full pdf document.