UNDP Baseline Assessment in the Coast Region – GEF Small Grants Programme Consultancy

Individual Consultant
Baseline Assessment in the Coast Region – GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP)
1. Background and Rationale
Over the past 17 years, the GEF has invested substantial financial resources in the development and implementation of the GEF Small Grants Programme, which currently operates in 120 countries. 
At the individual country level, this investment has resulted in extensive portfolios of community based projects yielding positive impacts on local livelihoods, the capacities of local organizations to constructively participate in sustainable development activities, policy dialogue and, ultimately, global environmental benefits.

SGP results and impacts have grown over the years in many countries thanks to the installed capacity of the SGP Country Programmes. 
These Programmes are managed by a National Coordinator (NC) at the service of a voluntary National Steering Committee (NSC) that is charged with Programme policy and decision making. 
In addition, the UNDP country Office provides managerial support as well as administrative services to the SGP.

2. Objective
The overall objective of this consultancy is to:-
i) Conduct a baseline assessment in the coast region within the confines of the project framework, and identify gaps for SGP involvement in 
  • (i) mangrove forest conservation, 
  • (ii) conservation of globally significant marine BD, and 
  • (iii) strengthening the operations of BMUs within the context of Co-management areas.
(ii) Assist in organizing a regional SGP FSP launch in August 2012, at which the key findings of the baseline assessment will be disseminated to CSOs, government partners and stakeholders.
3. Application Procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application which should include the following:
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • UNDP Personal History Form (P11)
  • Proposal for implementing the assignment
Please quote “GEF SGP Baseline Assessment Consultancy – Coast Region” on the subject line.
Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Tuesday, 17 July 2012 at 4.30 p.m. Kenyan Time.
Please see the complete Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts under ‘Related Documents’ by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: http://www.ke.undp.org/index.php/procurements

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