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Individual Consultants - Baseline Survey for Outcomes 2 and 3 of the GEF 6 Project in Hurungwe, Mbire and Muzarabani Districts
|Location :||Harare, ZIMBABWE|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 30 Working Days over a period of 3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 30 Working Days over a period of 3 months|
The Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry (METHI), in partnership with the UNDP is implementing a 6-year GEF funded project entitled “Strengthening Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management and Climate-Smart Landscapes in the Mid to Lower Zambezi Region of Zimbabwe.” The project is implemented under a National Implementation Modality (NIM) where METHI is the Implementing Partner. This is a child project being implemented under a global parent programme entitled “Global Partnership on Wildlife Conservation and Crime Prevention for Sustainable Development.” The project seeks to address multiple threats to biodiversity and sustainable community development in the Lower Zambezi which include poaching and associated wildlife trade, retaliatory killing of wildlife, deforestation and associated land degradation due to unsustainable agriculture and firewood consumption, and uncontrolled veld fires. The Zimbabwe project is therefore a multifocal area project whose objective is to promote an integrated landscape approach to managing wildlife resources, carbon and ecosystem services in the face of climate change in the protected areas and communal lands of the Mid to Lower Zambezi Regions of Zimbabwe. The project has 4 components namely: Component 1. Strengthening capacity and governance frameworks for integrated wildlife and woodland management and wildlife/forest crime enforcement in Zimbabwe; Component 2. Strengthening Zimbabwe's PA estate and CAMPFIRE Wildlife Conservancies in areas of global BD significance; Component 3. Mainstreaming BD and ES management, and climate change mitigation, into the wider landscape; and Component 4. Knowledge Management, M&E and Gender Mainstreaming;
The project is being implemented in Muzarabani, Mbire and Hurungwe Districts as well as Mana Pools National Park, and Chewore, Sapi, Hurungwe, Dande, Charara and Doma Safari Areas. Although the project has established baseline and targets for tracking progress towards the overall objective and targets, two of the project components, (2 and 3) and relevant outputs that involve the participation of local communities in the targeted wards require detailed assessments to establish the current status, and to identify and evaluate the feasibility of priority actions in order to guide the implementation of components for the project period.
The components and outputs that require detailed assessment are:
Component 2. Strengthening Zimbabwe’s PA estate and CAMPFIRE Wildlife Conservancies in areas of global BD significance;
Outcome 2. Improved capacity of PA network and CAMPFIRE Wildlife Conservancies to protect globally significant biodiversity of the mid-lower Zambezi region over a total area of 1,616,900 ha. The objective of Outcome 2 of the project is to improve capacity of the Protected Area network and CAMPFIRE Wildlife Conservancies (CWCs) to protect globally significant biodiversity of the mid-lower Zambezi region of Zimbabwe. Six CAMPFIRE Wildlife Conservancies with a total area of 334,500 ha will be officially established at Pfundundu and Mukwichi in Hurungwe, Mbire North, Kanyurira/Masoka and Karinyanga in Mbire, and Mavhuradonha in Muzarabani District.
Component 3. Mainstreaming BD and ES management, and climate change mitigation, into the wider landscape [site level];
Outcome 3. Increased area under sustainable management and benefits for local communities from CBWM, SFM and SLM in established CWCs. The objective of Outcome 3 of the project is to ensure that the three districts have comprehensive and implementable plans to manage natural resources effectively and to reduce threats to biodiversity and to ensure that such plans lead increased economic value of wildlife and woodlands for local people and decreased poaching, retaliatory killing of wildlife and other unsustainable forms of NRM by local communities. Under this component the project will invest in the local communities’ sustainable livelihood in the six target CWCs to increase their capacity to manage SFM, SLM, and HWC and development of sustainable biodiversity friendly sources of income.
UNDP is therefore seeking the services of a competent team of consultants to conduct a detailed baseline study and provide recommendations for feasible investments and activities/action to achieve the desired outcomes.
The purpose of the consultancy
The purpose is to provide the project team with a detailed baseline information on the situation relating to the two components of the project, identify and recommend priority actions based on feasibility assessments and provide implementation guidance to achieve the desired outcomes. The baseline will be used to inform Integrated Landscape Management Planning for the targeted landscape.
Objectives of the Consultancy
The objectives of the consultancy are:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The consultancy is expected to conduct the surveys in the three Districts of Hurungwe, Mbire and Muzarabani. The areas of focus are Pfundundu and Mukwichi in Hurungwe, Mbire North, Kanyurira/Masoka and Karinyanga in Mbire, and Mavhuradonha in Muzarabani District and the wards associated with these core areas and the wards identified as wildlife corridors. The details of the scope of work under each outcome area are as follows:
To ensure that all field work by experts is effectively planned and coordinated, field is fully analysed and a detailed consolidated report is produced timely (core input from Team Leader supported by everyone).
Expected methodology to the work
The consultancy is expected to apply a participatory approach that is all-inclusive – including local communities, local traditional and administrative authorities and all stakeholders in all the districts and targeted wards. Use of both qualitative and quantitative methods is expected. In particular, financial analysis is expected as part of assessing the business models for the identified CWCs. Knowledge, Awareness and Practice surveys in line with capacity and training needs analysis and awareness programming recommendations required within the scope of the project.
The consultants through the Team Leader, will be expected to present a detailed methodology at inception.
The deliverables for this consultancy are:
The report should include comprehensive information on the following:
Consultancy Team Required Skills and Experience
The Consultancy Work will be carried out by a team of Consultants comprising of the following:
It is anticipated that each team member will require days indicated in brackets above against each role to complete the assignment. The indicative number of working days are inclusive of 15 days field travel which shall be undertaken by all the Consultants at the same time. Applicants should take this into account when preparing their work plans in the technical proposals.
Each team member must apply individually clearly indicating the Position/Role applied for and must possess the qualifications and experience indicated in the Qualification Section below”.
The successful team will work under direct supervision of the UNDP GEF Project Manager with support from the UNDP PRECC Unit Team Leader and the UNDP M&E Specialist
Duration of Work
The duration of the consultancy will be 60 days (inclusive of the review process) starting 1 February 2019. The expected date of delivery of the final report is April 30th 2019.
Payment of Milestones
The consultancy team must send a financial proposal based on Daily Fee. Each consultant should quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the days assigned for the work. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the consultant in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. Travel costs and daily allowance cost should be identified separately.
Payments will be made based on the agreed financial proposal (contract is based on daily fee) and released upon submission of a certificate of payment request, indicating deliverables achieved and days worked to be verified and cleared for payment by the supervisor. For the team members, the Team Leader will be responsible for confirming the quality of the deliverable before payment can be made.
The qualified consultant shall receive his/her lump sum service fees upon certification of the completed tasks satisfactorily, as per the following payment schedule:
All the team members should have the following competencies:
Compliance with UN Core Values:
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants are requested to upload copies of:
Please group all your documents (CV, P11, Technical Proposal and certificates) into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.
Please note that only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.
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.