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We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for Invasive Iguana Community Outreach in Northern Division
Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal.
Proposals may be submitted on or before Tuesday, April 2, 2019( FJ Time) and via email to the address below:
Context of the Requirement
Fiji Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Project Community Outreach
Implementing Partner of UNDP
Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF)
Brief Description of the Required Services
Under the Fiji IAS Project (output 3.1) a comprehensive public outreach program will be established that will endeavor to reach every community on the target islands multiple times to enlist the help of as much of the population as possible in reporting new invasive speciesand maintain their continued sensitivity to the topic. The outreach strategy will be built upon the core message of “IAS and biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility” to broaden support for both the Giant Invasive Alien Species (GII) eradication and increase personal and stakeholder responsibility for strengthened IAS management more broadly.
The status of GII on Taveuni remains unknown. Determining this status must be the highest priority for this position because it, in turn, determines the best options for managing and eradicating GII in Fiji. This project will assess whether GII have successfully become established on Taveuni through the implementation of two simultaneous strategies.
Public outreach will be used to inform communities of the threat the GII poses to their livelihoods, but, more importantly, will seek from them all recent reports of iguana sightings and their cooperation in quickly reporting any further sightings. All credible sightings will then be followed up by project staff to assess whether GII inhabit the reported locality. Outreach will be continued at a high rate for a period of at least 1-2 years to ensure the best possible coverage of the island’s communities. Seeking reports of GII from island inhabitants is critical for evaluating whether any populations are established. Having the general population informed of the threat that GII pose, staying sensitive to possible sightings, and quickly reporting sightings to project staff will tremendously increase the chances of detecting GII when at the low population densities characteristic of an incipient population. Outreach activities will be targeted to all sectors of the population and project staff will include representatives from those same communities.
Conduct a baseline survey of inhabitants of Qamea and Taveuni to determine their perceptions of damage to crops, structures, or other aspects of their livelihoods from the GII.
UNDP is seeking for a service provider for a public outreach program
List and Description of Expected Outputs to be Delivered
Service provider will be expected to:
- Develop a multi-year public outreach program/strategy to ensure widespread awareness of the impacts of GII amongst resource-owning communities in Qamea, Laucala, Matagi, Taveuni, Vuibani, Vanua Levu and private sectors, including resorts/hotels
- Implement the public-outreach program in collaboration with BAF and key government stakeholders to create awareness for communities in Taveuni, Qamea, Matagi, Vuibani, Laucala, Vanua Levu and private sectors, including resorts/hotels.
- Consultant is expected to continue supporting on-going outreach.
- Provide technical training and awareness with BAF officers, including the Temporary Biosecurity Officers
- Develop awareness materials in close collaboration with BAF and UNDP
- Draft 4 articles on eradication efforts in Qamea, Laucala, Matagi, Taveuni. Finalized copy to be submitted to media through UNDP and BAF
- Participation and support for at least two consultations aimed at discussing progress and seeking stakeholder reviews of strategy.
- Report the findings of the stakeholder survey of perceived impacts from GII on crops, structures, or other aspects of their livelihoods.
Person to Supervise the Work/Performance of the Service Provider
The service provider will be monitored, overseen and supervised by the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, through the IAS Project Manager, in close cooperation with UNDP - Pacific Office Fiji
Frequency of Reporting
Deliverables and schedules are specified as per payment schedule on page 22
Progress Reporting Requirements
The consultant will be monitored, overseen and supervised by the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji in close cooperation with the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji.
Location of work
Expected duration of work
Target start date
22 April 2019
Latest completion date
31 January 2020
Consultant expected to conduct at least 4 field missions to communities in Taveuni, Qamea, Matagi, Vuibani, Laucala Vanua Levu and private sector including resorts/hotels.
For a detailed Terms of Reference ,Please visit UNDP Pacific Website http://www.pacific.undp.org/content/pacific/en/home/procurement.html