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Consultancy: In-depth Training on Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kokopo, East New Britain and Kimbe, West New Britain provinces in Papua New Guinea|
|Application Deadline :||08-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||13d 1h 36m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||April- June 2018 (40 days spread over 2 months upon signing of contract)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||April- June 2018 (40 days spread over 2 months upon signing of contract)|
The Government of Papua New Guinea through the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) in partnership with UNDP is implementing a GEF-funded project “Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in the Papua New Guinea”. This is the first initiative of the PNG government to develop effective natural resource management and financing systems for community conservation areas with a target of adding 1 million hectares under a protection scheme mainly in Owen Stanley Range and New Britain Island.
With the endorsement of PNG’s first ever Protected Area Policy in December 2014, CEPA is strongly committed to improve the management of protected areas throughout the country through adaptive management or Pillar Three of the Policy which aims to: ‘evaluate management effectiveness every three years to demonstrate the successes and challenges for each protected area in PNG: Management effectiveness of Protected Areas will be regularly evaluated on a national basis, and improvements will be put into place based on assessment results. Where Protected Area effectiveness or wildlife populations and health are shown to be declining or at risk, causes will be investigated and corrective measures rapidly implemented’ .
In 2016-2017, CEPA through the GEF/UNDP project completed the evaluation of all gazetted protected areas in the country using a re-tooled Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT), which took into consideration the special features of PNG’s protected area system. Customary landowners from all gazetted protected areas and other stakeholders were consulted in this evaluation and their needs, contraints and priority actions to improve the management effectiveness for each protected area were documented. Key project outputs of this engagement contracted to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) were: an overall report on the management effectiveness of the protected area network; a statement of protected area values; identification of key threats to protected areas; a METT score identifying overall management effectiveness; a summary document for every protected area including values, threats, management effectiveness, challenges and recommendations; success stories; and the re-establishment of contact between CEPA and the management committees and other stakeholders. The publication can be downloaded at https://www.sprep.org/attachments/Publications/BEM/pngpa.doc.pdf.
Following further consultation with CEPA, UNDP PNG intends to engage an international expert to support in upskilling CEPA staff to roll out the management effectiveness tool by undertaking the actual assessment with local partners of proposed and new protected areas in East and West New Britain provinces.
 Independent State of Papua New Guinea (2014). Papua New Guinea Policy on Protected Areas. C. E. P. Authority. Waigani, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea.
 Leverington F.; Peterson A. & Peterson G. (2017) Papua New Guinea Management Effectiveness Evaluation of Protected Areas. SPREP/ CEPA/UNDP, Samoa.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the National Project Director and the direct supervision of the Technical Specialist with the Project’s Provincial Interphase Specialist, the International Expert will work with officials from CEPA to deliver the following:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and experience
Documents to be included when submitting Consultancy Proposals
The following documents may be requested:
The P11 form and Template for confirming availability and interest are available under the procurement section of UNDP PNG website (www.pg.undp.org ).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to comply with submission instruction on the TOR will lead to disqualification or proposals will not be considered any further.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.