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Forest Protection Fund (FPF)–Short-Term Information Technology (IT) Consultant — National (C-31)

The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) has participated in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) since May 2008. The FCPF manages two different multi-donor funds (the Fund for REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support and the Carbon Fund). Lao PDR was granted a REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant of US$ 3.6 million in November 2011 and additional grant of US$ 4.5 million. The REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant supports analytical work including the development of the REDD+ strategy, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity development including training and workshops, stakeholder consultations, communication campaigns, and awareness raising. The FCPF Readiness Preparation Project is contributing to developing Lao PDR’s capacity to receive REDD+ investments.  One such international investment for REDD+ is from the Emission Reduction(ER) Program through results-based payments from the FCPF Carbon Fund.

The Government of Lao PDR (GoL) plans to strengthen the IT capacity of the FPF to implement up-to-date financial information management and reporting systems to support fund governance, ER Program reporting, safeguards implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. A capacity building strategy was drafted in 2019 and is expected to be implemented over the next two years.

The objective of the assignment is to undertake a business and technology requirements analysis against the requirements of the ER Program BSP in order to prepare procurement specifications and training plan. The outcome of the assignment should to preparation of a plan for upgrading the Forest Protection Fund (FPF) IT infrastructure, and Financial Management Information System (FMIS). This assignment will build on a capacity needs and gap assessment was carried out in early 2019.

 Experience and Qualifications required:

  1. At least Bachelor’s Degree in IT development system and network, accounting and finance, commerce, or other related field; Master degree is an advantage.
  2. Minimum of 7 years of experience in work related to IT development system and network in finance and accounting, human development resources, and relevant financial and accounting system projects.
  3. General knowledge of the Lao Government system/institutions and environmental/ climate finance sector
  4. Experience working in development or finance sector and working with multi-disciplinary teams
  5. Work experience in Laos, or at least South-East Asia
  6. Good inter-personal and team building skills
  7. Excellent spoken and written skills in English
  8. Flexibility and ability to work and deliver high-quality products in a timely manner.

The duration of assignment is 25 days from February to the end of March 2021.

The consultant will be selected under selection method for Individual Consultants, page 53-54 of the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Goods, Works, Non Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016, Revised November 2017 and August 2018.

Interested eligible individual consultants may obtain further information and full Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours 08.00 – 16.00 hours, Monday to Friday..

Expression of Interested along with CV (including affixed recent photo) must be submitted (indicated the position reference number) not later than 21 December 2020 via email to the address below:

Mr. Khamsene Ounekham, National Project Director (FPCF)

Director of REDD+ (Reducing   Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Division

Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Ban Phontongsavath  (corner of traffic light of junction from Phonphanao Road and P-3 Road)

Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

E-mail: khamseneok@gmail.com and copy to: chit_say@yahoo.com, and laogoat2014@gmail.com

Community Environment Framework for the Laos Landscapes and Livelihood Project(LLL Project) 

Environmental and Social Community Plan for the Laos Landscapes and Livelihood Project(LLL Project)

Environmental and Social Management Framework for the Laos Landscapes and Livelihood Project(LLL project)

Stakeholders Engagement Plan for the Laos Landscapes and Livelihood Project(LLL Project)

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Forestry
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation- REDD+ Readiness Preparation Project
Grant No.TF014777

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Procurement and Financial Development Manual Consultant — National (C-23)

The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) has participated in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) since May 2008. The FCPF manages two different multi-donor funds (the Fund for REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support and the Carbon Fund). Lao PDR was granted a REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant of US$ 3.6 million in November 2011 and additional grant of US$ 4.5 million. The REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant supports analytical work including the development of the REDD+ strategy, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity development including training and workshops, stakeholder consultations, communication campaigns, and awareness raising. The FCPF Readiness Preparation Project is contributing to developing Lao PDR’s capacity to receive REDD+ investments. One such international investment for REDD+ is from the Emission Reduction(ER) Program through results-based payments from the FCPF Carbon Fund.

In addition, the Forest Protection Fund (FPF) is a State fund established to collect and mobilize funds from forestry activities and activities involving the use of forest resources, and to obtain contributions from other domestic and foreign sources in accordance with the new Forest Law (2019). Under the ER Program, FPF will oversee the implementation of the Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods (GFLL) Benefit Sharing Plan (BSP) which is designed to disbursement ER Program results-based payments. The FPF will manage carbon revenue from both domestic and international sources and will disburse result-based payments to a wide variety of beneficiaries in line with the fund flow mechanism outlined in the GFLL BSP.
The objective of the PFDMC’s assignment is to prepare Procurement and Finance manual (PFM) for the implementation and management of the GFLL Program., including i) institutional and implementation arrangements for measuring and reporting ERs, and distributing ER payments, ii) financial management, iii) safeguards, iv) reporting obligations, v) monitoring and evaluation, vi) communication, vii) capacity building, and viii) other, as relevant.

Experience and Qualification required:
1. At least Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Finance or Business Management, or related disciplines;
2. Minimum of 10 years professional experience in work related to Public finance sector, Procurement of goods and services;
3. Preferably a minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in operation project design and implementation at the project level
4. Familiar with Fund/Project Management, Financial Management and Procurement rules, procedure and process, Financial Management Information systems. Prior experience in similar engagement is preferred.
5. Previous experience as consultant for developing process or procedural manuals will be an asset.
6. General knowledge of the Lao Government system/institutions and environmental/climate finance sector
7. Experience working in development or finance sector and working with multi-disciplinary teams
8. Excellent spoken and written skills in English
9. Knowledge of Lao language
10. Flexibility and ability to work and deliver high-quality products in a timely manner.

The expected duration of service will be four person-months spread over from January to June 2021.

The consultant will be selected under selection method for Individual Consultants, page 53-54 of the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Goods, Works, Non Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016, Revised November 2017 and August 2018.

Interested eligible individual consultants may obtain further information and full Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours 08.00 – 16.00 hours, Monday to Friday..

Expression of Interested along with CV (including affixed recent photo) must be submitted (indicated the position reference number) not later than 3 December 2020 via email to the address below:

Mr. Khamsene Ounekham, National Project Director (FPCF)
Director of REDD+ (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Division
Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Ban Phontongsavath (corner of traffic light of junction from Phonphanao Road and P-3 Road)
Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
E-mail: khamseneok@gmail.com and copy to: chit_say@yahoo.com, and laogoat2014@gmail.com

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Department of Forestry

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation- REDD+ Readiness Preparation Project

Grant No.TF014777

 

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Part-Time Consultant Editor — International (C-08)

The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) has participated in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) since May 2008. The FCPF manages two different multi-donor funds (the Fund for REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support and the Carbon Fund). Lao PDR was granted a REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant of US$ 3.6 million in November 2011 and additional grant of US$ 4.5 million. The REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant supports analytical work including the development of the REDD+ strategy, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity development including training and workshops, stakeholder consultations, communication campaigns, and awareness raising. The FCPF Readiness Preparation Project is contributing to developing Lao PDR’s capacity to receive REDD+ investments.  One such international investment for REDD+ is from the Emission Reduction(ER) Program through results-based payments from the FCPF Carbon Fund.

The objective of the assignment is to provide English language editing and research services to support the preparation of a diversity of documents, website material, and audio-visual text as required. These services will support the REDD+ Office, DoF in carrying out the REDD+ activities and projects e.g. the National REDD+ Program, the Emissions Reduction Program Document (ER-PD), the Provincial REDD+ Action Plans (PRAPs) and other REDD+ related documents.

Experience and Qualifications required:

  1. At least Master’s degree in English language, communications, journalism, media, social sciences or related field.
  2. Minimum of 7 years of experience in writing and editing for print/radio/television especially related to forestry,

environment and/or climate change and/or knowledge of natural resource management issues in Lao PDR

  1. Experience in editing and proof reading documents and communication material
  2. Demonstrated experience with developing communication materials — on-line, Media/press releases, publications

and reports

  1. Good knowledge of English and Lao both oral and written communication skills, and ability to convey messages to

different audiences using diverse media

  1. Experience in working with journalist and media networks and ability to develop, nurture and maintain existing

and new media contacts.

The assignment is expected to take place between January to December 2021. The duty station will be either home-based and/or based at the REDD+ Division in DOF in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, with occasional travel to Provinces.

The consultant will be selected under selection method for Individual Consultants, page 53-54 of the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Goods, Works, Non Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016, Revised November 2017 and August 2018.

Interested eligible individual consultants may obtain further information and full Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours 08.00 – 16.00 hours, Monday to Friday..

 

Expression of Interest along with CV (including affixed recent photo) must be submitted (indicated the position reference number) not later than 23 November 2020 via email to the address below:

Mr. Khamsene Ounekham, National Project Director (FPCF)

Director of REDD+ (Reducing   Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Division

Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Ban Phontongsavath  (corner of traffic light of junction from Phonphanao Road and P-3 Road)

Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

E-mail: khamseneok@gmail.com and copy to: chit_say@yahoo.com, and laogoat2014@gmail.com

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Department of Forestry

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation- REDD+ Readiness Preparation Project

Grant No.TF014777

 

REQUEST OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(for Individual Consultants)

Forest Protection Fund (FPF)–Short-Term Information Technology (IT) Consultant — National (C-31)

The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) has participated in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) since May 2008. The FCPF manages two different multi-donor funds (the Fund for REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support and the Carbon Fund). Lao PDR was granted a REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant of US$ 3.6 million in November 2011 and additional grant of US$ 4.5 million. The REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant supports analytical work including the development of the REDD+ strategy, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity development including training and workshops, stakeholder consultations, communication campaigns, and awareness raising. The FCPF Readiness Preparation Project is contributing to developing Lao PDR’s capacity to receive REDD+ investments.  One such international investment for REDD+ is from the Emission Reduction(ER) Program through results-based payments from the FCPF Carbon Fund.

The Government of Lao PDR (GoL) plans to strengthen the IT capacity of the FPF to implement up-to-date financial information management and reporting systems to support fund governance, ER Program reporting, safeguards implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. A capacity building strategy was drafted in 2019 and is expected to be implemented over the next two years.

The objective of the assignment is to undertake a business and technology requirements analysis against the requirements of the ER Program BSP in order to prepare procurement specifications and training plan. The outcome of the assignment should to preparation of a plan for upgrading the Forest Protection Fund (FPF) IT infrastructure, and Financial Management Information System (FMIS). This assignment will build on a capacity needs and gap assessment was carried out in early 2019.

Experience and Qualifications required:

  1. At least Bachelor’s Degree in IT development system and network, accounting and finance, commerce, or other related field; Master degree is an advantage.
  2. Minimum of 7 years of experience in work related to IT development system and network in finance and accounting, human development resources, and relevant financial and accounting system projects.
  3. General knowledge of the Lao Government system/institutions and environmental/ climate finance sector
  4. Experience working in development or finance sector and working with multi-disciplinary teams
  5. Work experience in Laos, or at least South-East Asia
  6. Good inter-personal and team building skills
  7. Excellent spoken and written skills in English
  8. Flexibility and ability to work and deliver high-quality products in a timely manner.

 

The duration of assignment is 25 days from January to the end of February 2021.

 

The consultant will be selected under selection method for Individual Consultants, page 53-54 of the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Goods, Works, Non Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016, Revised November 2017 and August 2018.

 

Interested eligible individual consultants may obtain further information and full Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours 08.00 – 16.00 hours, Monday to Friday..

 

Expression of Interested along with CV (including affixed recent photo) must be submitted (indicated the position reference number) not later than 23 November 2020 via email to the address below:

Mr. Khamsene Ounekham, National Project Director (FPCF)

Director of REDD+ (Reducing   Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Division

Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Ban Phontongsavath  (corner of traffic light of junction from Phonphanao Road and P-3 Road)

Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

E-mail: khamseneok@gmail.com and copy to: chit_say@yahoo.com, and laogoat2014@gmail.com

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Forestry
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation- REDD+ Readiness Preparation Project
Grant No.TF014777

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Forest Protection Fund (FPF) Capacity Building–Fund Management Consultant — International (C-19)

The Government of Lao PDR (GOL) has participated in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) since May 2008. The FCPF manages two different multi-donor funds (the Fund for REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support and the Carbon Fund). Lao PDR was granted a REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant of US$ 3.6 million in November 2011 and additional grant of US$ 4.5 million. The REDD+ Readiness Preparation grant supports analytical work including the development of the REDD+ strategy, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity development including training and workshops, stakeholder consultations, communication campaigns, and awareness raising. The FCPF Readiness Preparation Project is contributing to developing Lao PDR’s capacity to receive REDD+ investments. One such international investment for REDD+ is from the Emission Reduction(ER) Program through results-based payments from the FCPF Carbon Fund.

In addition, the Forest Protection Fund (FPF) is a State fund established to collect and mobilize funds from forestry activities and activities involving the use of forest resources, and to obtain contributions from other domestic and foreign sources in accordance with the new Forest Law (2019). Under the ER Program, FPF will oversee the implementation of the Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods (GFLL) Benefit Sharing Plan (BSP) which is designed to disbursement ER Program results-based payments. The FPF will manage carbon revenue from both domestic and international sources and will disburse result-based payments to a wide variety of beneficiaries in line with the fund flow mechanism outlined in the GFLL BSP.
The FPF-Fund Management Consultant (Fund MC) will be the principal advisor to the FPF on the implementation of the BSP and will provide overall guidance in fund management, implement the capacity building plan to ensure the FPF meets fiduciary requirements to receive, manage, and disburse REDD+ result-based payments for the ER Program and other future sources of revenue. These objectives will be achieved by effectively and collaboratively implementing the capacity building plan already prepared. The consultant will provide technical guidance on fund governance, financial management, funds disbursement, approval, and reporting procedures.
Experience and Qualification required:
1. At least Master’s Degree in Environmental Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Environment Science, or other related field; PhD degree is an advantage.
2. Minimum of 10 years of experience in work related to Fund Management or Climate Finance
3. Experience working in development or finance sector and working with multi-disciplinary teams
4. Knowledge of Climate investment, REDD+, mitigation and adaptation and or investment in land sectors
5. General knowledge of the Lao Government system/institutions and environmental/ climate change
6. Work experience in Laos, or at least South-East Asia
7. Good inter-personal and team building skills
8. Excellent spoken and written skills in English, knowledge of Lao language is a plus
9. Flexibility and ability to work and deliver high-quality products in a timely manner.

The expected duration of service will be twelve person-months spread over from mid-December 2020 to June 2022.

The consultant will be selected under selection method for Individual Consultants, page 53-54 of the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Goods, Works, Non Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016, Revised November 2017 and August 2018.

Interested eligible individual consultants may obtain further information and full Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours 08.00 – 16.00 hours, Monday to Friday..

Expression of Interested along with CV (including affixed recent photo) must be submitted (indicated the position reference number) not later than 16 November 2020 via email to the address below:
Mr. Khamsene Ounekham, National Project Director (FPCF)
Director of REDD+ (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Division
Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Ban Phontongsavath (corner of traffic light of junction from Phonphanao Road and P-3 Road)
Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
E-mail: khamseneok@gmail.com and copy to: chit_say@yahoo.com, and laogoat2014@gmail.com

Lao PDR submitted its initial Forest Reference Emission Level/Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL) on 8 January 2018, and the modified version was submitted in October 2018. The technical assessment completed in January 2019 and all the information are published in the UNFCCC REDD+ web platform 1.

This report presents the REDD+ results achieved by Lao PDR for the period of 2015-2018. The REDD+ results is measured in full consistency with the FREL/FRL in methodology and scope, by using updated data. As a result, the REDD+ results for the period of 2015 2018 is 12,805,253 tCO2e for reduced emissions and 1,873,301 tCO2e for increased removals respectively over 4 years. For the benefit of the readers, comparison of the scope and methodologies between the FREL/FRL and the REDD+ results are summarized in Table 2 below. Where the methodology used for the estimation of REDD+ results was consistent with that of the FREL/FRL, “Same” is injected to indicate methodological consistency.

Lao PDR 1st National REDD+ Results Report for REDD+ Results-Based-Payment under UNFCCC

Lao PDR 1st National REDD+ RBP (Eng)

This document presents the Benefit Sharing Plan (BSP) for the implementation of the Emission Reductions (ER) Program titled Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods – Northern Laos (GFLL) in six northern provinces of Lao PDR approved by the Carbon Fund in 2018. The BSP builds on the indicative benefit sharing arrangements proposed in the Emission Reductions Program Document (ERPD) and is a result of broad stakeholder consultation

This document are for public comments. Any comments should be forward to REDD+ Division, Department of Forestry through the email listed below
1. khamsaneok@gmail.com
2. homnamfonfifa@gmail.com (cc)
3. c.souchitta@gmail.com (cc)

Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods – Northern Laos (GFLL)

Benefit Sharing Plan (Advanced Draft)

BSP in Eng

ເອກະສານສະບັບນີ້ ສະເຫນີແຜນການແບ່ງປັນຜົນປະໂຫຍດ (ຜບຜ ຫລື BSP) ສໍາລັບ ການຈັດຕັ້ງ ໂຄງການ ຫລຸດຜ່ອນທາດອາຍເຮືອນແກ້ວ (ຫລື ໂຄງການ ER) ຂອງລາວ ຊື່ງມີຊື່ເຕັມວ່າ ໂຄງການ ສ້າງຄວາມເຂັ້ມແຂງໃນວຽກງານປ່າໄມ້, ການຄຸ້ມຄອງປ່າໄມ້ແບບພູມີທັດ ແລະ ສົ່ງເສີມຊີວິດການເປັນຢູ່ (ໂຄງການ ປປພຊ ຫລື GFLL) ຢູ່ 6 ແຂວງພາກເຫນືອຂອງ ສປປ ລາວ ແລະ ໄດ້ຮັບການຮັບຮອງໂດຍ ກອງທຶນກາກບອນ (Carbon Fund) ໃນປີ 2018. ຜບຜ ໄດ້ຖືກສ້າງຂື້ນ ບົນພື້ນຖານ ການກໍານົດກົນໄກການແບ່ງປັນຜົນປະໂຫຍດ ໃນເອກະສານໂຄງການ ERPD ຊື່ງໄດ້ນໍາສະເຫນີ (ໃນປີ 2018) ແລະ ຜົນຈາກການປຶກສາຫາລືກັບພາກສ່ວນກ່ຽວຂ້ອງ ຊື່ງໄດ້ຈັດຕັ້ງຢູ່ໃນຫລາຍລະດັບ ມີຫລາຍຮູບແບບ.

ເອກະສານນີ້ ແມ່ນເປີດໃຫ້ສາທາບະນະ ເພື່ອໃຫ້ມີຄໍາເຫັນ. ຖ້າທ່ານໃດມີຄໍາເຫັນກະລຸນາຕິດຕໍ່ຫາ ພະແນກ ຫຼຸດຜ່ອນອາຍຜິດເຮືອນແກ້ວຈາກການທຳລາຍປ່າໄມ້, ກົມປ່າໄມ້ ຜ່ານທາງອີເມວດ້ານລຸ່ມນີ້
1. khamsaneok@gmail.com
2. homnamfonfifa@gmail.com (cc)
3. c.souchitta@gmail.com (cc)
ໂຄງການສ້າງຄວາມເຂັ້ມແຂງໃນວຽກງານປ່າໄມ້, ການຄຸ້ມຄອງປ່າໄມ້ແບບພູມມີທັດ ແລະ ສົ່ງເສີມຊີວິດການເປັນຢູ່ (ໂຄງການ ປປພຊ ຫຼື GFLL ) ຢູ່ພາກເໜືອຂອງລາວ
ແຜນແບ່ງປັນຜົນປະໂຫຍດ (ຮ່າງທີ່ຜ່ານການປັບປຸງຫຼາຍຄັ້ງ)

 

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