European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program
Grant No.: TF013973
Assignment Title: Research on Russian and foreign experience on development ecotourism activities and development recommendations for Belarus
Reference No.: BEL/IC- 6
WWF-Russia 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 services.
The consulting service (“the Service”) involves This TOR consists in preparation of a review of the information available from Russian- and English-language sources. The review will include descriptions of present-day positive cases and trends in tourism promotion abroad (mainly in the EU countries, former USSR republics or other countries, as may be agreed with WWF), that might sound promising to Republic of Belarus in terms of promoting the forested areas outside of PAs.
The duration of the assignment is approximately 60 days. Additional details are given in the Terms of Reference, attached to this announcement.
The WWF-Russia now invites eligible Individual Consultants to submit a Cover Letter and CV demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Service. The shortlisting criteria are:
The Consultant will have higher education in forestry or environmental science or biology; at least 5 years of experience in tourism, ecotourism, sustainable forest management, nature conservation or associated areas.
Credential information on experience in environmental, social sectors or in ecotourism promotion, as well as the available research experience and publications on such issues as ecotourism development, sustainable forest management and nature conservation is an asset.
The Consultant will have competence in Russian and English languages.
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, setting forth the Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility.
A Consultant 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.
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 to the address below by 20 April 2015.
Attn: Julia Rumyantseva, Project administrator
Tel:+7 8182 288841