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Environment Protection Fund

Job Vacancy

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Environment Protection Fund


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(FIRM)


Position Title:  Consulting Services of Baseline Assessment

Location: Environment Protection Fund Office

Type of Contract: Lumpsum


Background

The project “Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR” was approved by the Green Climate Fund Board on November 2019 with a GCF grant of US$ 10 million. United Nations Environment Programme serves as the Accredited Entity for the project. Activities will be executed by the State of Lao, PDR through the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and UNEP. The project will be implemented across five years covering four provincial capitals in the country: Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet, and Pakse.

The project aims to shift the paradigm of urban flood management in Laos from a limited, hard infrastructure approach towards an integrated approach that enhances climate resilience. This will be achieved by mainstreaming integrated flood management strategies into planning frameworks and implementing urban ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to decrease climate-induced flooding. The project will be implemented in four cities that have been shown to be the most vulnerable to climate change through climate risk modelling and consultations with relevant planning institutions in Laos. Project interventions will directly benefit 74,600 people and restore 1,500 ha of urban wetland and stream ecosystems. The project focuses on:

Component 1. Technical and institutional capacity building to plan, design, implement and maintain integrated urban          Ecosystems-based Adaptation (EbA) interventions for the reduction of climate change induced flooding.

Output 1.1 Strengthening of institutional capacity for integrated flood risk management a           implementation of urban ecosystems-based adaptation and males and females with increased awareness of climate threats.

Output 1.2 Integrated Climate-resilient Flood Management Strategies and urban EbA guidelines developed.

for Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet and Pakse, and effective Flood Risk Management Committees as coordination mechanisms.

Component 2. Rehabilitation and protection of ecosystem in response to climate variability and change.

Output 2.1 Area of wetland restored contributing to flood reduction and sustainable management of the Nong Peung wetland in Paksan.

Output 2.2 Area of urban streams restored contributing to flood reduction and sustainable management of        urban streams in Savannakhet and Pakse.

Output 2.3 Area of permeable paving solutions installed in public areas contributing to flood reduction in Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet and Pakse.

The Environment Protection Fund now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.  The shortlisting criteria for the firms eligible to apply for Baseline Assessment include the following:

The firm to propose a team of experts that include at least the following. Other personnel may be proposed to complete the assignment as described:

            Team Leader

  • At least 10 years of experience on monitoring and evaluation and results based management for international development projects
  • At least 5 years of experience working with environmental projects
  • Demonstrated experience of conducting baseline studies and leading baseline study teams
  • Master’s degree or other postgraduate degree in economics, statistics, demography, social science, or related field
  • Proficiency in robust sampling approaches, quantitative and qualitative data collection methods
  • In-depth knowledge of the socio-cultural, economic and political context of Lao PDR and demonstrated experience working in the Lao context
  • Professionalism and commitment to delivering high quality outputs in a timely way
  • Client orientation and ability to engage a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Proficiency in report writing in English

            Gender Expert

  • At least 7 years of experience on gender assessments and gender-related monitoring and evaluation for international development projects
  • Academic background in gender or women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, demography or other related field
  • Well developed skills and sensitivity in employing qualitative data gathering techniques such as key informant interviews and focus group discussions
  • Proficiency in report writing in English

            Environmental and Social Safeguards Expert

  • At least 7 years of experience on environmental and social safeguards
  • Experience working on environmental projects, conducting biodiversity assessments, and environmental surveys
  • Experience or background in ecology, fisheries or related field would be an advantage
  • Academic background in environmental science, social science, or related field
  • Proficiency in report writing in English

 

The attention of interested Consultants is draw to paragraph 1.9 of EPF Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultant [under Project Implementation Manual (PIM), revised version December 2017].

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CVs with academic background including experience in similar conditions, description of similar assignments, availability of appropriate skills among staff, with their signatures, etc.).

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 08:00 to 16:00 hours, from Monday to Friday (Standard Lao PDR time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or by e-mail) by 22 April 2021. Time: 10:00 AM.

Download Related files Below:

TOR_Baseline_Assessment.pdf


Environment Protection Fund Office

Address: 2nd floor, Building No 100,

Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment,

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

E-mail: sakounsit@gmail.com; khampasongkhamvene@gmail.com

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