EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT EAST COUNTRIES FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNANCE II PROGRAM (ENPI EAST COUNTRIES FLEG II PROGRAM)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Assignment Title: ENPI FLEG Consultant for the Development of Educational Curricula on Law Enforcement in Forest Sector in Georgia (Reference No. GEO/C/IC/7)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is implementing an agreement with World Bank and intends to apply part of the funding for supporting this position in Georgia.
The responsibilities include:
- Research and analyze existing materials available at Georgian State institutions dealing with the law enforcement in Georgian forests;
- Analyze the relevant educational curricula of Georgian high educational institutions;
- Analyze existing training materials on the law enforcement in forests that are used by Georgian state institutions, NGOs, donor funded Projects;
- Research different models of the curricula on the forest law enforcement at international level;
- Develop the curricula on forest law enforcement applicable for Georgian circumstances;
- Ensure the coverage of the issues related to law enforcement in Georgian PA forests, as well as in the forests that are managed by local municipalities or the Church;
- Ensure that the curricula contains the components on how to present the specific cases at the court proceedings;
- Test the curricula in a small group of students and adjust and modify if applicable;
- Support the IUCN ENPI FLEG Country Program Coordinator (CPC) in Georgia in carrying out any other appropriate work that may be required for effective performance of the program in Georgia
This is a 6 months position.
An individual with proven research capabilities and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience is required. The following are minimum qualifications:
- Master or higher degree in environmental law, forest and natural resource management or other related subject;
- Prior experience in writing educational curricula for high educational institutions of certified programs on the topics related to environment/natural resource management/environmental law or in other related fields;
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the current issues of forest management and governance in Georgia as well as knowledge and acquaintance with governmental structures and other stakeholders;
- Knowledge and understanding of and working experience with IUCN regulations and guidelines as well as strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in different cultural contexts;
- Proven ability to prepare and write high quality reports in forest and ecosystem services or in other related fields;
- Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and English;
- Computer literacy, including the use of MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word or similar office applications, as well as proficiency in performing internet research to support documents that may be required for program implementation.
The IUCN now invites eligible individual experts to indicate their interest in providing their services. Interested consultants must provide their CVs with information demonstrating that they are qualified to perform the Services.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011)
Interested candidates may obtain further information at the address below during office hours, from 10:00 to 18:00 local time.
CVs must be delivered to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by December 31, 2014.
Further information can be obtained at the address below:
IUCN, ENPI FLEG Country Program Coordinator in Georgia