Virunga Wood Energy Evaluation Consultant

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1 week ago(1/11/2018 3:52 PM)
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1
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WWF-International

Overview

WWF-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is recruiting the role of Virunga Wood Energy Evaluation Consultant  to help us evaluate the impact of a decade of efforts to decrease deforestation in and around the Virunga National Park (Nord Kivu Province, DRC) and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. 

Responsibilities

The objectives of this consultancy are:

  • to measure the impacts of the ongoing activities (tree planting, charcoal production and commercialization, efficient wood stoves production and marketing) ;
  • to identify the overall recommendations in view of fine-tuning/improving the implementing strategy of the different program components (see above) as well as in view of improving its effectiveness and efficiency.

This Consultancy focuses on the major issues raised above, establishing the relation between a possible change in use of forest resources and the activities developed by WWF and its partners over the last decade to induce that change. Principal tasks are therefore:

  • Literature review and collection and review of existing studies and reports (in particular in addition to the evaluation conducted by Réseau CREF (2017));
  • Complementary satellite imagery analyses on deforestation trends over the last three decades around and within the Virunga National Park, considering already existing studies (CBFF);
  • Quantify projected charcoal consumption taking into account population growth (so charcoal consumption increase) and charcoal-use reduction due to the use of improved cook stoves;
  • Feasibility study on expanding reforestation and its geographical, ecological, social and economic (and political) limits taking into account the different potential and used (fast growing) tree species;
  • Gap analysis of aspects that are still poorly understood and concrete proposals for studies to remedy such short comings.

Qualifications

The profile of the Consultant, or team of consultants, will need to respond to the following qualifications:

  • A solid and diversified experience in the requested field of expertise specified in this ToR;
  • Experience in the region;
  • Fluent operational French speaking skills as well as excellent report writing skills.

Submission Details: 

 

The following items will need to be submitted in English or French:

  • A Technical Offer describing the different phases, the envisaged methodology and workplan;
  • A Financial Offer containing a detailed budget;
  • A CV with proven experience regarding the objectives of this Consultancy.

The Technical Offer includes a description of the methodology including a plan for stakeholder consultation and participation, the person (s) in charge of the evaluation and their CVs, a work plan and a timetable, and the needs in terms of logistics and availability at the level of the on-site project team.

The Financial Offer will show in a clear way the fees and a detailed estimation of the per diems.

The items will need to be sent, by e-mail only, and by the 31st of January 2018 at latest, to all recipients listed below:

  • Mone Van Geit: mone.vangeit@wwf.be
  • Bas Verhage: bas.verhage@wwfus.org
  • Razafy Fara Lala: rfaralala@wwfdrc.org
  • Thierry Lusenge: Tlusenge@wwfdrc.org

**PLEASE APPLY BY EMAILING YOUR CV, Technical Offer and Financial offer to the four email addresses listed above ONLY. Please do not apply through our system. Resumes received through this system are not being reviewed. **

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