Request for ceo endorsement/Approval Project Type:  the gef trust Fund




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Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Good communication skills and resourceful team player.

  • At least 2-3 year tenure in the public sector, preferably in local administration.

  • Good communication skills (oral and written) in Arabic; English language skills are desirable.

  • Knowledge of the local authority system and procedures at both governorate and district level are highly recommended.

  • Knowledge of and working experience in training methodologies.

  • Ability to adjust capacity building and technical support content and methodology to the audience and local conditions.



    1. Development of new capacity-building modules




      1. LED Advisor

To design, in a participatory manner, technical guidelines and manuals to support the development of Local Authorities capacities to promote Local Economic Development. The guidelines and manuals ought to be sensitive to the institutional and capacity constraints in the pilot Authorities; to provide advice on the activation of function pertaining to Sustainable Local Economic Development.
Main deliverables

  • Guidelines and manual on Sustainable Local Economic Development for Local Authorities.

  • Advisory note on the activation of the Local Economic Development function in the Districts of Hadebo and Qalansiya.


Required profile (key descriptors)
1. Postgraduate degree in economics, local development or related fields.

2. At least 7 years of experience in the field of local development; expertise in local economic development policies.

3. At least 2 years of work experience in developing countries.

4. Sound oral and written communication skills in English. Arabic language skills are desirable.




      1. Urban/town management advisor

General purpose of the post

To design, in a participatory manner, technical guidelines and manuals to support the development of Local Authorities capacities to promote sustainable urban/town management. The guidelines and manuals ought to be sensitive to the institutional and capacity constraints in the pilot Authorities; to provide advice on the activation of function pertaining to sustainable urban/town management.


Main deliverables

  • Guidelines and manual on Urban/Town management for Local Authorities.

  • Advisory note on the activation of the functions pertaining to sustainable urban/ town management in the Districts of Hadibo and Qalansiya.



Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Either

  1. a postgraduate degree in urban management or related fields, and at least 5-year of relevant experience.

  2. undergraduate degree in architecture, urban management or related fields, and at least 10 years of experience in urban management.

  • At least 7 years of experience in the field of local development; expertise in local economic development policies.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in developing countries

  • Sound oral and written communication skills in English. Arabic language skills are desirable.




      1. Adult Education Specialist

General purpose of the post

To develop training materials for the effective delivery of the guidelines and procedures contained in the manuals developed by the Local Economic Advisor, and the Urban/Town management advisor; to provide technical guidance as to effective delivery strategies.


Main deliverables

  • Trainers’ manual on Local Economic Development

  • Trainees’ material on Local Economic Development

  • Trainers’ manual on Urban/Town Management

  • Trainees’ material on Urban/Town Management


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Proven academic background in the field of adult education.

  • At least 3 to 4 years of experience in the design of learning materials and training modules in cross cultural settings, preferably in the context of decentralization/local government reform.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in developing countries.

  • Sound oral and written communication skills in English. Arabic language skills are desirable.



Component 2. Mainstreaming tools


    1. EPA personnel (Protected Area specialist)


General purpose of the post

In consultation with concerning communities, formulation of management plans, based on the Conservation Zoning Plan of individual protected areas. Those national parks (and areas of special botanic interest), will be targeted that will be influenced by out-side developments (roads, port and other large infrastructural works).


Main deliverables

  • Workplan with proposed areas and time schedule.

  • Assist in the formulation of mainstreaming tools

  • Organization of consultation sessions with concerning communities

  • Draft Protected Areas management plans


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Experience in the formulation and implementation of management plans, based on community consultation and facilitation.

  • Good oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English.

  • Ability/disposition to work as part of a team.




    1. GIS consultant (part-time)


General purpose of the post

Assisting the technical project teams with spatial information and materials that support the development of mainstreaming tools


Main deliverables

  • GIS-derived training products

  • GIS-derived mainstreaming tools



Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Sound skills in GIS (various software packages) and its use in natural resource management.

  • Good oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English.

  • Ability/disposition to work as part of a team.



    1. National Legal Advisor


General purpose of the post

Preparation of necessary regulation and by-laws that the full implementation of the Conservation Zoning Plan (presidential degree 275, 2000, Cabinet decree 45, of 2008).


Main deliverables

  • Mainstream tools, responsible in particular for their compatibility with national laws and regulations.


Required profile (key descriptors)

        • Law professional (required), with the relevant post-graduate studies (desirable).

        • Sound understanding of legal/regulatory processes in Yemen.

        • At least 5 years of experience drafting legal and/or regulatory instruments

        • Sound communication skills; first-class writing skills (Arabic required, English desirable).

        • Affinity with environmental management

        • Ability/disposition to work as part of a team.



    1. Focal point Component 2.


General purpose of the post

General Management of component 2 (mainstreaming tools) in Year 1. This post is scheduled to be taken over by Env. Advisor of the island-wide authority (see component 1) in Yr 2-5.


Main deliverables

  • Progress reports to Project coordinator

  • Provides feed-back to Consultants/ other personnel and their reports



Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Postgraduate degree in environmental sciences or related fields.

  • At least 5 years of experience working in environmental/biodiversity-related programs/projects.

  • Knowledge of the Socotra environment will be considered an advantage

  • Good communication skills (oral and written) in Arabic and English

  • Ability/disposition to work as part of a team.



    1. Environmental Planning Advisor (international)


General purpose of the post

Providing first-class advice to the preparation of CZP mainstreaming tools


Main deliverables

  • Mainstreaming tools of the 2000 Conservation Zoning Plan, in line with other reigning legislative and regulatory framework and compatible with international requirements (in particular UNESCO- World Heritage Site status).


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Post-graduate degree in Natural Resource Management Planning

  • Profound experience with mainstreaming biodiversity into the governance of sensitive high profile conservation areas (World Heritage Sites or comparable)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Arabic language skills are desirable.

  • Disposition and ability to work as part of a team.




    1. Adult Education Specialist (international)


General purpose of the post

To develop training materials for the effective delivery of the guidelines and procedures contained in the manuals developed by the Environmental Planning Advisor; to provide technical guidance as to effective delivery strategies.


Main deliverables


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Proven academic background in the field of adult education.

  • At least 3 to 4 years of experience in the design of learning materials and training modules in cross cultural settings, preferably in the context of decentralization/local government reform.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in developing countries.

  • Sound oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic language skills are desirable.


COMPONENT 4. Biodiversity Livelihood Values


    1. Component 4. Focal point


General purpose of the post

General management of component 4. (biodiversity livelihood values)


Main deliverables

  • Progress reports to Project coordinator

  • Provides feed-back to Consultants/ other personnel and their reports


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Degree in environmental sciences or related fields.

  • At least 5 years of experience working in environmental/biodiversity-related programs/projects.

  • Knowledge of the Socotra environment will be considered an advantage

  • Good communication skills (oral and written) in Arabic and English

  • Ability/disposition to work as part of a team.



    1. National Legal Advisor


General purpose of the post

Assisting technical team (including international Environmental Law advisor) with the preparation of necessary regulatory framework and by-laws allowing export of biological materials upon certification.


Main deliverables

  • Regulations and by-laws allowing export of biological materials off Socotra upon certification, consistent with national law and regulations.


Required profile (key descriptors)

        • Law professional (required), with the relevant post-graduate studies (desirable).

        • Sound understanding of legal/regulatory processes in Yemen.

        • At least 5 years of experience drafting legal and/or regulatory instruments

        • Fluent in Arabic, first-class writing skills.

        • Sound communication skills; first-class writing skills (Arabic required, English desirable).

        • Affinity with environmental management

        • Ability/disposition to work as part of a team.



    1. EPA personnel (export control – monitoring)


General purpose of the post

Assuring the organization that is made possible by a new regulatory frame work on the export of biological materials (certification)


Main deliverables

  • Certification of plant export

  • Training of relevant personnel at airport and port

  • Monitoring plan of exploited plants and other biological materials


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Sound knowledge of Socotra flora and fauna

  • Monitoring skills

  • Training skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English.

  • Ability/disposition to work as part of a team.



    1. National Fiscal Advisor


General purpose of the post

Preparing regulations related to taxing system, (of non-resident visitors to the island).


Main deliverables

  • Regulatory framework that allows the taxing of visitors

  • Other taxing framework, if necessary.


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Higher Degree in Economics and/or Law, with the relevant post-graduate studies (desirable)

  • Strong understanding of the fiscal regulatory framework in Yemen

        • At least 5 years of experience drafting legal and/or regulatory instruments

        • Sound communication skills; first-class writing skills (Arabic required, English desirable).

        • Affinity with environmental management

        • Ability/disposition to work as part of a team.



    1. Environmental Law Advisor (international)


General purpose of the post

Preparation of regulations – by-laws on export of biological materials off Socotra – and Yemen (upon certification), consistent with international conventions


Main deliverables

  • Regulatory framework , consistent with international conventions

  • Certification framework


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Higher degree in Environmental Law

  • Excellent knowledge on international conventions related with export of threatened species (a.o. CITES)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Preferably working knowledge of Arabic.



    1. Environmental Advisor (Natural Resource Management) (international)


General purpose of the post

Backstopping EPA team in impact monitoring of exploitation of endemic plants and other biological products from Socotra


Main deliverables


Required profile (key descriptors)

  • Higher degree in Botany, Natural Resource Management of related field

  • Experience with impact assessment of exploitation of endemic taxa with a limited distribution area only.

  • Good knowledge of the Flora and Vegetation of Socotra

  • Knowledge of other taxa on Socotra.


TERMS OF REFERENCE: NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR

Background
Under the framework of the project above, the National Project Coordinator will supervise the project’s overall implementation and report to the Project Board. S/he will be accountable for delivering all the activities of the project and ensuring that expenditures are in line with the project activities.


Title of Post: National Project Coordinator

Duty Station: Sana’a

Duration: 5 years

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership and strategic thinking to ensure proper implementation of project activities

  • Overall management and planning of the implementation of the project’s outputs and activities

  • Manage and administer the day-by-day operations to ensure the effective implementation of the activities of above mentioned project

  • Initiate coordination with relevant national organizations, private sector companies and civil society initiatives where necessary

  • Undertake all necessary financial arrangements, processes, request for authorizations, payments and ensure financial accountability

  • Ensure the formulation of the Project Board

  • Arrange and coordinate the Project Board and act as Secretariat of the Committee.

  • Prepare the work plan, quarterly, progress, annual reports and Terminal Report.

  • Undertake any other related tasks at the request of the Project Board

  • Supervise all staff assignment and consulting agreements.


Competencies


  • Substantive experience working in environment, decentralization in Yemen

  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills

  • Sound experience in partnership building with clients and external actors

  • Great familiarity with environment initiatives and stakeholders in Yemen

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting

  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback

Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
Qualifications and Experience


  • 7 years working experience preferably in the field of environment in Yemen

  • 5 years experience in project management in the public or private sectors.

  • Advanced university degree in environment, international development

  • Proficiency in English and Arabic Languages spoken and written.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Resourcefulness and strong networking skills




TERMS OF REFERENCE: Technical Project Assistant
Background
Within the framework of the project above, the Technical Project Assistant will operate under the overall guidance of the National Project Coordinator in carrying out communications, logistical and the administrative arrangements pertaining to the project.


Title of Post: Technical Project Assistant

Duty Station: Sana’a

Duration: 5 years


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Produce public relations materials, edit reports and assist with planning, publicizing and carrying out training activities and stakeholder consultations for the project

  • Participate in and facilitate training and workshops as appropriate

  • Act as a communications focal point for the project including management of press and other media inquiries

  • Support the National Project Coordinator in the day-by-day operations to ensure the effective implementation of the activities of above mentioned project

  • Initiate coordination with relevant national organizations, private sector companies and civil society initiatives where necessary

  • Undertake necessary administrative assignments as requested by the National Project Coordinator.

  • Assist the National Project Coordinator in preparing reports, correspondences, and any other material needed.

  • Organize and maintain up-to-date documentation of all files and documents related to the project (both paper and electronic).

  • Perform other related duties as requested by the National Project Coordinator.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Degree in development studies/communications or equivalent

  • At least 3 years work experience in the field of project management, public information and communication

  • Proficiency in English and Arabic Languages spoken and written.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Resourcefulness and strong networking skills


Annex d: status of implementation of project preparation activities and the use of funds

  1. explain if the ppg objective has been achieved through the ppg activities undertaken. Yes the PPG objective has been achieved. The initial draft of the project document was developed by an international consultant. Secondly a study on governance options for Socotra was drafted by a national consultant.

  2. describe if any findings that might affect the project design or any concerns on project implementation.      

  3. provide detailed funding amount of the ppg activities and their implemtation status in the table below:


Project Preparation Activities Approved


Implementation Status

GEF Amount ($)


Co-financing

($)

Amount Approved

Amount Spent To-date

Amount Committed

Uncommitted Amount*

Project document drafted (international consultant)



16000

16500.00

     

     

     

Study drafted on governance options (national consultant)



     

913.34

     

     

     

Travel



6000

2770.00

     

     

     

Miscellaneous



3000

0

     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     

     

Total




25000

20183.34

     

     

     
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