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Forest Monitoring and Inventory Expert
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :UNDP Solomon Islands - SOLOMON ISLANDS
Deadline :14-Dec-12
Posted on :28-Nov-12
Reference Number :10286
Documents :
MRV Expert- UNREDD advert 281112
ToR_SOI UN-REDD_Forest monitoring and inventory expert_Nov2811
Overview :

Forest Monitoring and Inventory Expert

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). The Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Solomon Islands joined the UN-REDD Programme in February 2010, and the Initial National Programme Document (INPD) was signed in May 2011. The Initial National Programme (INP) is designed to support broad-based, multi-stakeholder consultation and engagement, analysis of drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and capacity development for national forest monitoring and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV). The INP intends to work closely with a regional REDD+ support programme, implemented by the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and other key partners including the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The Forest Monitoring and Inventory Expert will support the implementation of the INP by working closely with the National Programme Director (NDP), FAO and UNDP regional technical officers, the programme’s international policy advisor and the REDD+ focal points from the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) and the Ministry of Forestry and Research (MFR) to support Readiness capacity development on technical forest monitoring and inventory related to REDD+.

 Functions / Key Results Expected:

  • Programme implementation support and quality assurance
  • Capacity assessment and training
  • Programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Programme coordination and contributions to the regional efforts
  • High quality technical outputs delivered through direct engagement;
  • Provision of high quality advice on capacity building needs and plans;
  • Provision of effective training and delivery of capacity building, with excellent facilitation  and communication skills, and appropriate delivery style;
  • High quality technical input, based on international guidance and best practice, to the National REDD+ Readiness Roadmap, and other technical documents, as necessary;
  • High quality inputs into the INP progress reports and work plans;
  • Appropriate and high quality inputs to programme development and implementation, and advocacy at appropriate events.

It is very important that interested candidates do obtain detailed information by getting a copy of the full Terms of Reference of the consultancy. This can be done through contacting the UNDP Sub-Office in Honiara (information provided below).

Duration:  60 working days from January 2013 to June 2013.
Duty Station:  Home-based with travel to Honiara, Solomon Islands (40 days in Solomon Islands, 20 days home based).
Contract Type: Individual Contract
General Terms and Conditions of Employment:
The Individual Consultant is not entitled to any benefit, payment, subsidy, compensation or entitlement, except as expressly provided by the consultant contract. 
APPLICATIONS: Please seek more detailed information of proposal requirements by obtaining a copy of the full Terms of Reference from the UNDP Sub-Office in Honiara by emailing All applications must be submitted by 2.00pm 14 December 2012 either electronically to or addressed under confidential cover to:

Vacancy of UNREDD project (Indicate Vacancy Title),
Attention: Tristram Viulu, Procurement Associate
UNDP Solomon Islands
1st Floor, City Centre Building, Mendana Avenue
PO Box 1945, Honaira, Solomon Islands

Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted. Additional information including the Post Profile, Results-Oriented Curriculum vitae format and P-11 form is available from the UNDP website: or the UNDP Office, 1st Floor, City Centre Building, Point Cruz, Honiara. 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.