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31/05/2016

Request for expressions of interest: Research on the economic evaluation of ecosystem services / services of biodiversity protection in forest ecosystems

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICE

Ukraine

EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT EAST COUNTRIES FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNANCE II PROGRAM (ENPI East Countries FLEG II Program)

Grant No.: TF013973

Assignment Title: Establishment of the basics for economic regulation of biodiversity conservation in forests: Research on the economic evaluation of ecosystem services / services of biodiversity protection in forest ecosystems

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): UA/IC-7

WWF Danube Carpathian Programme (through WWF International) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the regional Program ENPI East Countries FLEG II, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting service (“the Service”) involves Forest Ecosystem Service Evaluation in Ukraine.

A consultant will be hired to clarify the existing state of art in Forest Ecosystem Service Evaluation internationally and inside the country and to develop a proposal of how the services provided by Ukrainian forests can be evaluated.

The Consultant tasks are:

  • Analyze the international experience regarding the concepts of identification and payment for ecosystem services in forest sector and, based on the findings, select a few examples where relevant systems are well advanced and appropriate/similar to be used as a benchmark for Ukraine.
  • Evaluate the types of ecosystem services provided by Ukrainian forests and their possible associated costs;
  • Develop principles for mechanisms of payment for the ecosystem services provided by the national forest sector and promote them among stakeholders including recommendations for appropriate legislation;
  • Support distribution of the activity results to broad public (webpage, media etc), through developing support information for at least 2 specialized press information, taking into consideration the FLEG II communications procedures Strategy.

The Consultant expected deliverables are the Interim and Final reports, which should be delivered no later than in November 2016, with a time-input of the consultant of about 50 working days.

Additional details are given in the Terms of Reference, attached to this announcement.

WWF Danube Carpathian Programme now invites eligible candidates (the “Consultants”) to submit CVs to indicate their interest in providing the Service. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Service.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  • At least 5 years required for consultant's experience in forestry areas;
  • Biodiversity conservation or forest management studies (university degree). PhD or international education or experience is an advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of the Ukrainian nature protection and forestry system and legislation;
  • Experience in ecosystem services evaluation, biodiversity/forestry policy or management;
  • Good knowledge of relevant international experience and legislation in ecosystem services evaluation;
  • Written records and experience on ecosystem services evaluation;
  • Excellent communication and computer literacy skills;
  • Good knowledge of Ukrainian and English, other EU languages is an advantage.

The attention of interested Consultants 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” dated January 2011 (the “Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROCUREMENT/Resources/278019-1308067833011/Consultant_GLs_English_Final_Jan2011.pdf

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultants method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The best qualified and experienced candidate shall be selected. Interviews might be held, if deemed necessary. The best qualified consultant 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 e-mail) by 14 June 2016.

WWF Danube Carpathian Programme in Ukraine
Attn: Dr Dmytro Karabchuk, Forestry Expert, Country Project Activity Coordinator,
42 Mushaka Street, 79011 Lviv, Ukraine
E-mail: dkarabchuk@wwfdcp.org


Terms of Reference "Establishment of the basics for economic regulation of biodiversity conservation in forests: Research on the economic evaluation of ecosystem services / services of biodiversity protection in forest ecosystems" (310 kB)

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