Post Level: National/International Consultancy
Type of Consultancy: Institutional Consultancy
Deadline: 26 February 2021
Expected start date: March 2021
Period of assignment/services: 3 months
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals. The program is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP. Phase II of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme kicked off with a EUR 11.1 million funding from the EC and the UNDP. The Programme will strengthen the capacity of Artisanal small-scale mining enterprises (ASMEs) operating in member countries of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS). The Programme aims to support the ASMEs to enhance productivity, create jobs, increase income, and put in place environmental and social safeguards in and around mining areas. Six focus countries benefit from the Programme (Cameroon, Guinea, Uganda, Zambia, Jamaica, and Fiji).
The mining of Development Minerals has important implications for sustainable development however, they have to date received inadequate attention for their potential to impact livelihoods; and few development programmes have provided support for this mining sub-sector. Implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Mining (MTM), the Programme conducted a baseline study for the Development Minerals sector in 2017 which recommended the implementation of a computerized Mining Cadastre for Jamaica. The institutional contract therefore seeks to recruit a highly qualified institution to implement a Computerised Cadastre System for the Development Minerals Sector in Jamaica. The Cadastre will serve as a tool for improved management of the mining sector.
Scope of Work:
The Mining Cadastre is expected to:
- Provide an efficient and transparent system for the management of mineral tenements and licenses, leases and permits, consistent with the Mining and Quarrying Laws of the Jamaica.
- Provide guidelines for appropriately formatted data, maps and reports for internal and external users. They should have a systematic and automatic application of backup routines and procedures.
- Provide various levels of security and access to the information, reflecting the various functional roles in administration of mining licenses. The security tools should preserve the confidentiality of the information against human errors, unauthorized access, and unforeseen circumstances. Different levels of authorization and access to the data should be incorporated in the design.
- Provide reports and statistics for internal use as well as external dissemination. The system should be able to generate an audit trail of the information concerning cancelled or expired licenses and concessions.
- Provide systems for dealing with issues of non-compliance and notices to companies. Provide a client-focused, user-friendly interface with investors and other end users of the system. The system should also allow flexible adaptation to future changes in the legal and regulatory framework and modifications in licensing procedures without requiring additional re-programming work.
Please e-mail your submission using the following:
Attention:- Operations Unit, 1-3 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5 Jamaica via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Mining Cadastre - JAM-0000128487”