The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), in collaboration with the Regional Biosafety Project managed by the University of the West Indies (UWI), is seeking to engage a consultant to review all existing (draft/passed) Biosafety Legislation in CARICOM Member States to assess their coherence with the regional biosafety policy. Based on the results, an appropriate model for the Region will be proposed/recommended.
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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of CLME+ Communication Specialist with assigned duty station in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia where he / she will work with CLME+ Project Coordination Unit.
Attachments: 1) The Staff Vacancy Announcement; and 2) Terms of Reference for the Communication Specialist.
The deadline for submission applications is Wednesday, 22 November 2017.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the purpose of implementing the project “GCF Readiness Preparation Support Project for the Enhancement of Belize and the Bahamas Capacity to Access and Deliver International Climate Finance through Targeted Institutional Strengthening” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contract “Consultancy for Capacity Building of National Designated Authority (NDA) and Preparation of Country Strategic Framework, Belize and the Bahamas ”.
Interested and eligible bidders may obtain further information from
Ms. Allison Williams,
Procurement Officer (ag),
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC),
between the hours of 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday through Friday, and inspect the Bidding Documents below:
Deadline for the submission of bidding documents is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6) on Wednesday, 6th September 2017.
Institution: The University of the West Indies, Mona
Project: Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
Sector: Environment and Natural Disasters- Climate Change Adaptation Policy
Abstract: Fishery-Related Ecological and Socio-economic Impact Assessments and Monitoring System
Loan/Credit/Grant No.: ATN/SX-14696-RG
Contract/Bid No.: CF13/C4.02-1
Deadline: 17 July 2017
The University of the West Indies, Mona has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), toward the cost of the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include:
The Fishery-Related Ecological and Socio-economic Impact Assessments and Monitoring System are expected to improve the information base and its usage for climate-smart fisheries planning and management decision-making, as well as, risk management in the fisheries sector. The consultancy is expected to be delivered over 25 months beginning September 2017.
The work is expected to be carried out by a consulting firm with at least five (5) years of proven experience assessing the ecological and socio-economic impacts of climate change and climate variability on the fisheries resources and fisheries sector, with specific experience in the conduct of fisheries and marine ecosystem analyses and assessments to quantify past, and predicted, climate change and climate variability impacts on fisheries production, post-harvest and marketing systems and associated livelihoods. The consulting firm is also expected to have at least ten (10) years of experience working with the fisheries sector, addressing issues that include risk management, and to have experience working in data-limited situations. Knowledge of, and experience in, the management of fisheries in Small Islands Developing States, with specific experience in the Caribbean region, are highly desirable.
The experts comprising the consulting team may be international or national consultants and should include: (i) one Fisheries and Marine Ecosystem Assessment Expert; (ii) one Natural Resource Economist; (iii) one Climate Change/Climate Variability Expert; (iv) one Fisheries Management Expert; (v) one Database Design and Development Expert; (vi) one Value Chain Management Expert with experience in food and nutrition security issues; (vii) one Social Science Expert with expertise in Fisheries Extension; and (viii) one Communications and Media Expert. The team should have proven experience in project management and working with a range of stakeholders, including governmental and non-governmental organizations. Knowledge of climate change issues and disaster risk management in the fisheries sector is required.
It is expected that the experts in Fisheries and Marine Ecosystem Assessment, Natural Resource Economics, Climate Change/Climate Variability and Database Design and Development would each either have a Ph.D. and at least five (5) years proven practical experience in the respective fields, or a Master’s Degree with at least ten (10) years proven practical experience in the respective fields.
The experts in Fisheries Management, Value Chain Management, Social Science and Communications and Media are expected to have at least a Master’s Degree with at least five (5) years proven practical experience in the respective fields. In addition, the Social Science expert is required to have experience working with the fishing sector in small-island developing states.
The University of the West Indies, through its Mona Office for Research and Innovation, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
Short lists shall comprise six firms with a wide geographic spread, with no more than two firms from any one country.
Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Inter-American Development Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank GN-2350-9 and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. For the purpose of establishing the short list, the nationality of a firm is that of the country in which it is legally incorporated or constituted and in the case of Joint Venture, the nationality of the firm appointed to represent it.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Policies.
Expressions of interest must not exceed 20 pages and submitted online via www.gojep.gov.jm by 17 July 2017 at 2 p.m. Jamaican time.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Caribbean Regional PPCR Project Office-MORI
Attn: Erica Haughton- Procurement Officer
Electronics Building, Department of Physics
The University of the West Indies
Mona Campus, Kingston 7
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