As an Implementing Organization of the European Commission financed European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument – East Countries - Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (ENPI East FLEG) Program second phase (www.enpi-fleg.org), the World Bank is seeking for a Company which shall provide consultancy services on design, supervision of civil works and training for the establishment of the tugay forest pilot nursery site in Samukh region of Azerbaijan to be delivered under the framework of the Program.
About the Program: The European Commission financed European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument – East Countries - Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (ENPI East FLEG) Program second phase will promote the development of improved forest law enforcement and governance arrangements in seven targeted countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. The project’s core funding is provided through a grant agreement from the European Commission to the World Bank. The project is being undertaken as a partnership among the World Bank, IUCN and WWF. IUCN and WWF received sub-grants from the World Bank and are key implementation partners. Each of the three partnered program implementation organizations is responsible for its own set of specified project activities and deliverables. Three broad categories of stakeholder groups are targeted by the project: government (line departments, parliamentarians, local authorities and the judiciary); civil society (NGOs, community organizations and forest-dependent communities); and the private sector (particularly timber companies). The program defines the policy, legal, institutional and economic obstacles to improved forest governance (including the control of illegal logging); test pilot innovative approaches to overcoming these obstacles; enhance the capacity of key stakeholders to implement forest governance reforms; and disseminate the lessons learned at national, regional and global levels.
Description: The company will provide consulting and advisory services and carry out overall project management for the target community to facilitate the implementation of the pilot project aimed at establishing a nursery for the rehabilitation of Tugay forests (riparian forests in arid landscapes) in the Samukh district of Azerbaijan. The community and pilot district have been defined by the Country Workplan (Activity 4.2). It is envisaged that a company will be selected to undertake this assignment which will provide support to the target community in the implementation of the pilot project.. This assignment will include the following tasks:
For the implementation of the above tasks, the Company will be working in close coordination with the National Programme Coordinator. The Company shall agree with them the working plan indicating the nature and timing for the delivery of the services.
General qualification requirements are as follows:
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Duration: 18 month period from May 15, 2015 to October 31, 2016,
Application process: Applications should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a Consultancy Firm’s References, CVs and Cost Estimate of Services and Schedule of Rates.
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Deadline: Final deadline for submitting applications is April 26. 2015.