The UNHCR Tanzania country programme has been managing significant
environmental challenges in its camps since the 1990s. UNHCR Tanzania
requires technical support and capacity building to improve and monitor
their partner-implemented environmental programs. The incumbent will
work with two of UNHCR’s local environmental partner organizations to 1)
identify opportunities to transition UNHCR-supported environmental
projects to more community-based, natural resource management, 2)
identify opportunities to modernize local approaches to land and forest
restoration based on ecologically sound best practice, 3) build local
partners’ capacity to successfully implement land and forest restoration
projects and 4) build the local partners’ capacity for community
engagement and community-based project implementation. Further, the
expert will work with the UNHCR field officers to 1) develop UNHCR staff
skills in evaluating environmental partners and their programs, and 2)
contribute to the UNHCR environmental strategy which is currently under
development. This project will serve as a replicable model for how UNHCR
can better work with non-traditional partners, who have a strong
environmental focus, to provide natural resource management support that
is appropriate for the refugee context, and particularly to strengthen
community-based natural resource management.
1. SCOPE OF WORK
one : Identify opportunities to transition UNHCR-supported
environmental projects to more, community-based, natural resource
Evaluate the current environmental project plans. Establishing the
objectives and outcomes for each activity and the rational given for
Evaluate the degree to which environment projects contribute to the draft environment strategy.
Undertake a consultation to prioritize environmental activities based on the draft strategy.
Identify current project activities that can be transitioned to community-lead projects.
Identify national and international partners that can be engaged to work
with current partners on community natural resource management and lead
the partnership development.
Part two : Identify opportunities to modernize local approaches to land and forest restoration
Evaluate the on-going restoration activities with respect to current ecological best practice.
Review land and forest management and restoration projects being
implemented by other agencies in the area and identify synergies and
Work with partners to develop guidelines for land and forest restoration
that fosters local ownership and considers cultural, land tenure and
long-term benefit sharing issues.
Review the practical elements of the projects such as nursery
management, tree production, erosion control etc. and identify areas for
Part Three : build local partners’ capacity to successfully implement land and forest restoration projects
Based on the evaluations work with partners to prioritize projects that contribute to the draft environment strategy.
Based on evaluations develop and deliver skills training to improve
partner capacity on the practical elements of environmental projects
such as nursery management, tree production, erosion control etc. .
Work with partners to identify any gaps in the capacity for the administrative and planning elements of environmental projects.
Based on part three, point three, identify and recommend training opportunities for project administration and planning
Part Four : build the local partners’ capacity for community engagement
Based on the evaluations work with partners to identify projects that can be community led.
Based on evaluations develop and deliver skills training to improve
partner capacity on the practical elements of community engagement such
as consultations, understanding land tenure and inclusive project
For selected projects or project activities, lead a learning-by-doing
exercise in engaging refugee and host communities to participate in the
project/activity design and planning.
Based on the partner identification exercise in part one, point five,
facilitate the development of one functional partnership with an
environmental/natural resource management organization that can provide
longer-term support for the local partners.
Part Five : develop UNHCR staff skills in environmental programming
Provide support to the on-going development of the Environmental Strategy through review and comments.
Develop and deliver trainings for UNHCR staff on evaluating partner led
environmental projects to ensure they contribute to the environmental
strategy and sensitize UNHCR field staff to the HQ support services that
are available to help them evaluate projects where this falls outside
their local capacity.
A.DELIVERABLES/SPECIFIC OUTPUTS EXPECTED FROM CONSULTANT
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
A short evaluation report on the current level of community engagement
in environmental projects and the opportunities to transition to
A short evaluation report on the current restoration activities and the
opportunities to improve based on ecological best practice
Development and delivery, to partners, of a localized training package on the practical elements of environmental projects.
Development and delivery, to partners, of a localized training package on community engagement.
Development and delivery of a training package for UNHCR staff on evaluating partner led environmental projects.
All of the above deliverables to be completed through discussions with
UNHCR staff in Tanzania and HQ and the World Bank team. UNHCR will
approve outputs for each stage before proceeding to next stage.
SPECIFIC INPUTS TO BE PRESENTED BY THE CLIENT
The UNHCR HQ Environment Officer will provide technical oversight and
direct line management will be provided by the Tanzania UNHCR operation
and refugee representatives.
UNHCR will facilitate entry to field locations and discussions with stakeholders.
Relevant staff UNHCR will be available to discuss all aspects of the
evaluations and development of the trainings and to support in any other
aspects of completing the consultancy.
UNHCR has also engaged a consultant to develop the UNHCR Tanzania
Environment Strategy. The draft strategy will help inform this
consultancy and the two consultancies will work together to promote
environmental management at the field level.
B.SPECIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS / SPECIFIC CRITERIA
Qualifications and experience
Advanced university degree in environmental studies, natural resources management, conservation or related fields;
A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience of which a minimum of 2
years is of relevant international experience in developing countries
Experience in community based natural resource management
Experience in capacity building and skills transfer
Understanding of inclusive programming
Fluency in written and spoken English
Excellent communication skills
Proposal and Payments
Payments under the contract shall be time based and made per
person/month spent, in accordance with agreed rates. The duration of
this consultancy is expected to be 2 months. The consultant is expected to be based in Kasulu with travel to Kibondo in Western Tanzania.
The contractor shall propose
a rate inclusive of his/her professional fee, communications costs,
drafting, travel, field accommodation and costs and insurance (inclusive
of medical health insurance and evacuation) and any other associated
cost. Any other costs necessary to complete the works, which
are not specifically outlined on the proposal, will be deemed to be
included in the overall price.
The consultant is requested to submit an example of any similar work produced, in addition to examples of any work in remote locations.
The consultant shall also propose a time schedule for each stage of the works.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send your P11 or CV, example(s) of any similar work produced, example(s)
of any work produced in remote locations, a time schedule & fee for
each of the above-mentioned deliverables to firstname.lastname@example.org