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International Consultant as Social and Environmental Safeguard Specialist for the development of the GEF7 PPG - Seychelles
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - SEYCHELLES
Deadline :03-Aug-20
Posted on :26-Jul-20
Reference Number :68248
Link to Atlas Project :
00128350 - PPG - PIMS 6316 - Nature Based Solution for Blue Economy
Documents :
Annex A - Letter of Interest and Availability
Annex B - Model Contract IC
Annex C- GCC IC
Annex D - P.11
Overview :

Project ID - 00122370 Award ID - 00128350 - PPG GEF7 - Prioritizing BD Conservation and Nature Based Solutions as pillars of Seychelles Blue Economy

International Consultant as Social and Environmental Safeguard Specialist for the development of the GEF7 PPG - Seychelles


The Project Objective is to conserve Seychelles’ globally significant biodiversity through effective management of Seychelles’ expanded Marine Protected Areas system and promotion of nature-based solutions as pillars of the Blue Economy. It is structured around four components, as follows:

    Component 1 – Strengthening political and institutional framework for effective implementation of Seychelles’ Marine Spatial Plan (MSP):
    Component 2 – Expanding and strengthening management effectiveness of Seychelles’ MPA system
    Component 3 - Investing in innovative nature-based solutions to development
    Component 4 – Effective gender mainstreaming, knowledge management and M&E

Scope of Work

The Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialist will conduct the necessary assessments to identify potential environmental and social risks, and ways to avoid negative environmental and social impacts where possible. Where risk avoidance is not possible, this consultant will identify appropriate mitigation and management measures, in line with the UNDP Social and Environmental Standards and the GEF requirements. They will be responsible for developing mandatory project Annexes related to social and environmental safeguards and support adherence of project development to the UNDP’s SESP and GEF specific requirements.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that this PPG process will be carried out remotely, to the greatest extent possible. No travel to the country is envisaged at this point if an IC is recruited. This consultant will therefore have to have the ability and the capacity to carry out all necessary PPG work remotely, using all available means, e.g., phone and IT technology. Should the circumstances change, the consultant will need to consult with the RTA and the UNDP CO on how best to adjust the workplan.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities (See TOR)

  1. Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the PPG Team Leader
  2. Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory Annexes as well as project specific annexes (Component B)
  3. Validation Workshop (Component C)
  4. Final Deliverables


  • Submission of Work Plan and Inception Report jointly with the PPG leader and others
  • Finalized Social and Environmental Screening Plan(SESP)
  • Finalized environmental and social management plan(s) for all risks identified as Moderate or High in the SESP
  • Finalized Grievance Redress Mechanism, community engagement strategy and Livelihood Action Plan
  • Approval and submission of Final Prodoc to GEF Secretariat

The duration of the contract will be for a period of 10 months from September 2020 until July 2021. An estimated total of 20 working days is expected with the workload being significant in the first quarter of 2021.

Duty Station

Home based (From country of residence)
Some travel may be required subject to local guidelines.

Submission of Application

Applications should be sent through email : on or before Monday 03 August 2020 - 16:00 hours Seychelles time (GMT+4)

Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B - Model Contact IC
Annex D - P11
Terms of Reference

Please submit only Annex A and Annex D mandatorily.