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Re - Tendering - Provision of consultancy services for the development of National Forest Management Guidelines.
|Location :||Beirut, LEBANON|
|Application Deadline :||19-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||60 working-days over a period of 6 months.|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||60 working-days over a period of 6 months.|
The Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment Project aims at achieving wise land use on a sustainable long-term basis for the Qaraoun Catchment. The implementation of the proposed project will have an immediate environmental benefit through the increased efficiency in the management of arable land and rangelands and the expansion of the area under forests through land use plans, buffer zones, and several rehabilitation measures on forests, rangelands and agricultural fields. Ultimately, this will lead to the restoration of natural productivity of the lands and to the conservation of the habitats (plants and animal species) as well as to the protection of valuable ecosystems.
Alleviate land degradation through sustainable land and natural resource management, through maintaining ecosystem services, and improving livelihoods in the Qaraoun Catchment.
Duties and Responsibilities
The tasks mentioned below shall be performed in close cooperation with the UNDP/SLMQ team ensuring linkages with both the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment and other concerned stakeholders and will be adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture, in charge of their implementation. It is understood that the Consultant shall perform all the services/work as necessary to fulfill the objectives of the Consultancy Contract.
The requested National Forest management Guidelines should be developed taking into account the local context and the national egulations/policies in this sector, i.e. types of forest ecosystems, land management rights, available forest resources, the prevailing Lebanese socio-economic situation and reliance on forest resources for livelihoods, climate conditions, vulnerabilities most importantly land degradation, forest pest diseases and forest fires, as well as the conservation status of forest areas and other relevant local aspects.
The Tasks involved will cover the followings:
Desk review of existing forest management guidelines and tools.
The Consultant shall conduct a literature review of best international forest management guidelines and tools, including but not limited to the relevant technical modules and guidelines developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Furthermore, the desk review shall cover locally developed guidelines to build upon existing documentation and experience. The review shall cover at least the following:
Development of National Forest Management Guidelines.
The development of the National Forest Management Guidelines shall be inspired from internationally recognized guidelines based on of the principles of Sustainable Forest Management, yet tailored to the Lebanese context. It should also be divided into three spatiotemporal levels as follow:
Development of training material and execution of targeted trainings.
The Consultant shall prepare a Training Plan. A minimum of four training sessions for targeted stakeholders (concerned Ministries, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders) shall be organized and implemented to guarantee a full understanding of the developed National guidelines. The thematic areas of the trainings should be adapted to each type of stakeholders, where relevant. Furthermore, the necessary training material (reports and presentations) in both English and Arabic should be developed as necessary. Trainings however should be delivered in Arabic and supplemented by English where needed. Based on the trainings executed, the Consultant shall develop a training report including an account of activities, recommendations for future trainings and target groups.
Kindly refer to the Individual Consultant Procurement Notice and all related Annexes by visiting the below link:
Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete
Required Skills and Experience
How to Apply:
1. Read the additional information and annexes on teh UNDP lebanon website at http://www.lb.undp.org/content/lebanon/en/home/operations/procurement/
2. The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include the P11, technical proposal, Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and the financial proposal in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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.