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International Consultant for Midterm Review of Biodiversity & Tourism Project
|Location :||Praia, CAPE VERDE|
|Application Deadline :||12-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||32 work days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||32 work days between August and December 2019|
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This is the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the UNDP-GEF Midterm Review (MTR) of the full-sized project titled “Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into the tourism sector in synergy with a further strengthened protected areas system in Cabo Verde” (PIMS 4256) implemented through the national Directorate of Environment / Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, which is to be undertaken in 2019. The project GEF CEO Endorsement date is 23 November 2015, and PRODOC signature occurred on 19 September 2016. The project is in its third year of implementation. In line with the UNDP-GEF Guidance on MTRs, this MTR process was initiated before the submission of the second Project Implementation Report (PIR). This ToR sets out the expectations for this MTR. The MTR process must follow the guidance outlined in the document Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects (http://web.undp.org/evaluation/documents/guidance/GEF/midterm/Guidance_Midterm%20Review%20_EN_2014.pdf )).
The project was designed to safeguard globally significant biodiversity in Cabo Verde from current and emerging threats, by enhancing the enabling and regulatory frameworks in the tourism sector and activating a critical further subset of the national protected areas system.
Cabo Verde has set ambitious targets for the expansion of its tourism industry. The achievement of these targets relies on long term competitiveness, which for a significant proportion of the tourism on offer depends on good environmental quality standards and the effective conservation of the country’s landscape and biodiversity assets. This project support ‘mainstreaming’ biodiversity considerations into the tourism sector, while strengthening the conservation of Cabo Verde’s important biodiversity by operationalizing a critical new subset of Protected Areas (PAs). These are located in four priority islands – Santiago, Sal, Boa Vista and Maio – where immediate pressure is greatest and urgent action is required that can be replicated more widely in the future.
Under Component 1 the project will develop and put into place coherent and effective enabling frameworks (i.e. legal, policy, regulatory and institutional) for enhanced multi-sectoral strategic land-use planning at the landscape level, focusing on the tourism and associated real estate/construction sectors. The project supports the development of new national standards on sustainable tourism and the uptake of international certification systems that are aligned with Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria while promoting destination-based sustainable tourism standards and their operationalization. It will also help define economic/fiscal and other incentives and penalties to advance the adherence of private sector and local community businesses to best-practice standards and related certification systems. Under Component 2, the project will spearhead the operationalization of 8 PAs based on the development of management and ecotourism plans and associated regulations. The identification of new potential MPA sites for inclusion in the national PA system will also be supported, as well as the definition and piloting of co-management and conflict resolution mechanisms. Cost-effective PA revenue generation mechanisms will be developed and tested in conjunction with tourism sector stakeholders. An environmental monitoring program to track the impacts of tourism and fisheries in PAs will be installed and Information Education and Communication (IEC) campaigns implemented to promote the role of PAs and sustainable tourism in Cabo Verde.
The Project is implemented by the national Directorate of Environment in collaboration whit the General Directorate of Tourism and Transport. The Total Project Cost is estimated as 3,664,640 USD from GEF and 10,047,191 of co-financing (including 450,000 USD from UNDP, 5,266,431 USD from Government of Cabo Verde-Grant, 4,275,760 USD from the Government of Cabo Verde-In kind, and 55,000 USD from Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo /AECID).
Duties and Responsibilities
The MTR team will assess the following four categories of project progress. See the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects for extended descriptions.
i. Project Strategy
ii. Progress Towards Results
Progress Towards Outcomes Analysis:
Table. Progress Towards Results Matrix (Achievement of outcomes against End-of-project Targets) (see table in the TOR)
Indicator Assessment Key
In addition to the progress towards outcomes analysis:
Financial risks to sustainability:
Socio-economic risks to sustainability:
Institutional Framework and Governance risks to sustainability:
Environmental risks to sustainability:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and Skills: