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Description of assignment:Individual Consultancy for Preparation of the Indigenous People’s Plan for Sustainable Financing of Papua New Guinea’s Protected Area Network, IC/2020/009
Duration: 50 Days over 3 months starting on 1 April 2020
The project, Sustainable Finance of Papua New Guinea’s Protected Area Network, will extend Government of PNG’s ability to fulfil its protected area mandate and implement the Protected Area Policy: (i) secure stable and long-term financial resources for the management of protected areas across the country; (ii) ensure that these financial resources are allocated to contribute to improving effectiveness of the management of the protected areas across the country; and (iii) ensure that they are managed cost-effectively and efficiently with respect to their conservation and other complementary development objectives. In recognition of this need, the project will assist with the development of a diversified mix of conventional and innovative funding sources and consolidate revenues to finance the ongoing costs of establishing and managing protected areas, and assist the Government to establish a Biodiversity Fund – that will be built on a secure, accountable and transparent financial mechanism, for receiving, administering and disbursing funds. The project will, therefore, result in a system that will provide catalytic and long-term financial support that will lead to stable ecosystems (both within and outside of protected areas), coupled with the social transformations to make that happen (including transforming institutions to become supporters/facilitators of that process, and the establishment of long-term partnerships).
In line with UNDP and GEF implementation procedures, if the proposed Project may affect the rights, lands, resources or territories of indigenous peoples, an "Indigenous Peoples Plan" (IPP) needs to be elaborated and included in the Project documentation. The IPP is to be elaborated and implemented in a manner consistent with the UNDP Social and Environmental Standards and have a level of detail proportional to the complexity of the nature and scale of the proposed Project and its potential impacts on indigenous peoples and their lands, resources and territories.
The IPP needs to be in place and mitigation measures taken prior to the conduct of any activity that may cause adverse impacts on indigenous peoples, including the existence, value, use or enjoyment of their lands, resources or territories. The Project will also be implementing a Social and Environmental Safeguards Assessment and Gender Action Plan.
A detailed TOR is available from UNDP website (www.pg.undp.org) under procurement section) or can be made available upon request via email to Lynette Migile on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Experience and Qualification required
- Master’s degree or higher in anthropology, social sciences, community relations, conservation management or related fields of expertise.
- Minimum 7 years’ experience working with developing countries on one or more of the following: community engagement, indigenous peoples, protected area management; biodiversity conservation or related fields;
- Demonstratable experience in the conducting IPPs or similar exercises on donor-funded projects;
- Experience working in GEF financed project teams and working in challenging environments is desirable.
Documents to be Submitted:
Updated current CV, Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment and executed Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP, which can be accessed from this UNDP PNG Procurement web page.
Proposal must be submitted using this generic email email@example.com address only, no later than 27th February, 2020 (PNG Time). Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to Lynette Migile (firstname.lastname@example.org). UNDP will respond in writing and will publish the same response as supplementary note on UNDP procurement we site, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry.
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