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Project ID - 00122370 Award ID - 00128350 - PPG GEF7 - Prioritizing BD Conservation and Nature Based Solutions as pillars of Seychelles Blue Economy
National Consultant - National PPG Coordinator & Stakeholder Engagement 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 National PPG Co-ordinator and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will be responsible for assisting the PPG Team Lead with coordination of inputs from all consultants, coordinating the PPG team’s work, and assisting with co-ordinating the implementation of PPG activities in country, if and as needed. This consultant will work under the overall technical guidance and oversight of the International PPG Team Leader and in close collaboration with UNDP Country Office. This consultant will play a key role in co-ordinating consultations with the government, private sector partners, communities, and other relevant stakeholders and will also prepare a number of substantive assessments and analyses mentioned below.
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 within the country is envisaged at this point, although this may change depending on Government instructions. 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
- Assistance with the co-ordination of the PPG Team
- Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A)
- Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes (Component B)
- Validation Workshop (Component C)
- Final Deliverables
- Submission of Work Plan and Inception Report jointly with the PPG leader and others
- Facilitate the PPG Inception Workshop and Report
- Complete Stakeholder Assessments
- Compile All co-financing letters from partners
- 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 30 working days is expected with the workload being significant in the first quarter of 2021.
Home based (Seychelles).
Some travel may be required subject to local guidelines.
Submission of Application
Applications should be sent through email : email@example.com on or before Monday 05th October 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 C - UNDP GCC IC
Annex D - P11
Terms of Reference
Please submit only Annex A and Annex D mandatorily.