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National Consultant - Blue Economy and Marine Spatial Planning 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 :68254
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

National Consultant - Blue Economy and Marine Spatial Planning 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 ‘Blue Economy’ and Marine Spatial Planning Specialist will prepare a series of relevant assessments and provide his/her technical input into the project document preparation under Components 1, 2 and 3 as well as contribute to other aspects of project design as needed. The consultant will have experience in working with marine protected areas and will lead the technical reviews and capacity assessments as well as other studies pertaining to the development of ‘blue economy’ and coastal and marine spatial planning and management.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that this PPG process will be carried out remotely, to the greatest extent possible, with possible travel within the country only if possible in the COVID19 context. 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

  1. Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A)
  2. Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and 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
  • Facilitate the PPG Inception Workshop and Report
  • Draft input and submissions into the PPG relevant chapters
  • Facilitate Validation Workshop and finalize report
  • Approval and submission of Final Prodoc to GEF Secretariat


The duration of the contract will be for a period of 12 months from August 2020 until July 2021. An estimated total of 60 working days is expected with the workload being significant in the first quarter of 2021.

Duty Station

Home based (Seychelles).
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.