European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program
Grant No.: TF017553
Assignment Title: Assisting in conducting a Full-Scale TEEB Study for the Forestry Sector of Ajara Autonomous Republic, Georgia
Procurement Plan Reference No: ADA/GEO/IC-7 and ADA/GEO/IC-8
WWF-Caucasus Programme Office has received financing from the World Bank (through WWF International) toward the cost of the regional Program European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting (assisting) services. The FLEG2 program is financially supported by the European Commission and Austrian Development Agency (ADA). This component is supported by the ADA.
The service involves assisting the Consultant who will conduct a full-scale TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) study for the forestry sector of Ajara Autonomous Republic, Georgia. Two experts will be hired – one Senior Assisting Specialist and the other – Assisting Specialist. The overall duration of the assignment is approximately eight calendar months, including weekends and holiday period(s). The number of net working days within this period, required for the completion of the assignment, will depend on the schedule of work of the consultant mentioned above. The expected time of commencement of the service is August 2015. Additional details are given in the two Terms of Reference – one for Senior Assisting Specialist and the other – for Assisting Specialist.
WWF-Caucasus Programme Office now invites eligible specialists to submit CVs demonstrating that they have the required qualifications to perform the service. The provision of Cost Estimate of Services is optional at this stage. The minimum qualification criteria for the Senior Assisting Specialist are:
The minimum qualification criteria for the Assisting Specialist are:
The attention of interested persons is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, setting forth the Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. The assistants will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultants method. Your experience and qualification shall conform to the requirement as specified in the Terms of Reference. The CV will be evaluated for the qualification and experience of the candidates in accordance with the following criteria:
(i) Overall experience relevant to the assignment - 20
(ii) Qualifications and competence specifically for the assignment - 60
(iii) Communication and language skills - 20
Total Points: 100
Interviews might be held, if deemed necessary. The two best qualified consultants will be invited to contract negotiation. Further information can be obtained and application documents must be delivered (in a written form) to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 27 July 2015.
Applicants should specify to which position(s) they apply – Senior Assisting Specialist’s, Assisting Specialist’s or both. If application is made for both positions, the priority should be clearly indicated.
WWF-Caucasus Programme Office
Attn: Mr. Ilia Osepashvili
11 Aleksidze Street
0193 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: 00995 32 2237500
Fax: 00995 32 2237501