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Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Department of Forestry
Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihood (GFLL) Project



(for Individual Consultants)


The Emissions Reduction (ER) Programme of Lao PDR embodies the Government of Lao PDR’s (GoL) commitment to reforming land use, enhancing forest restoration and protection. The GoL embraces REDD+ as the opportunity for transforming rural land use, from opportunistic revenue generation at the cost of natural resources, to strategic and efficient land use delivered through participatory and integrated planning design. The GoL has prepared Six Provincial REDD+ Action Plans (PRAPs) and an Emission Reductions Program Document (ER-PD). The ER-PD was approved by the FCPF Carbon Fund Participant Committee in June 2018, with conditional acceptance of the ER-PD into the portfolio of both Tranche A and Tranche B of the Carbon Fund. The ER-PD proposes a strategy for successfully implementing REDD+ and opportunities to receive results-based payments.

The Department of Forestry (DoF) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is the Emission Reduction Program Entity, as approved by the World Bank’s FCPF for the first sub-national emission reduction program in Lao PDR titled Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods – Northern Laos (GFLL). The Program covers an area of 8.1 million hectares of six provinces located in northern Lao PDR, which includes Bokeo, Huaphan Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, and Sayabury. The GFLL is now operational and is looking for International Social Safeguards Consultant.

The International Social Safeguards Consultant should have the following experience and qualifications:

  • At least Master’s Degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Applied Social Science or in related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in work related to social safeguards.
  • Familiar with the World Bank social safeguards requirements, standards, and protocols and their monitoring.
  • Experience in design, facilitation and delivery of capacity building programmes related to social safeguard.
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in English.
  • Working experience in south east Asia will be an asset.


The consultants will be selected under selection method for Individual Consultants based on the GoL’s Law Procurement on Public Procurement No. 30/ NA dated 2nd November 2017 and the Instruction on the Implementation of Law on Public Procurement No. 0477/ MOF dated 13th February 2019. Interested eligible individual consultants may obtain full Terms of Reference from and further information 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) not later than 28th December 2022 via email to the address below:

Mr. Phetdaovong Namphachan, National Project Coordinator (GFLL Project)

Deputy 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


downloads document:1.1 ToR International Social Safeguards Consultant