Monday, July 16, 2012


Country: Global Organisation: SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation Program: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) Project: Regional REDD+: Indonesia REDD+ Program Abstract: Consulting services to support development of REDD+ in Indonesia Duration: 35 Days . 1.Background: SNV is planning to scale up activities in Indonesia to support the millions of disadvantaged people living on the archipelago. SNV will concentrate activities around four key sectors:Agriculture, Water,Sanitation and Hygiene, Renewable Energy and REDD+. For the REDD+ sector SNV commissioned a report and undertook a scoping mission in January 2012 in order to better understand the current REDD+ landscape in Indonesia; to meet the various stakeholders and to identify potential needs. It was decided that SNV would focus on 4 of SNVs 6 key ‘’Intervention Areas’’. These are: 1. Low Emission Development Plans:The Government of Indonesia has set ambitious GHG emission reduction targets. Low Emission Development Plans need to be developed at the sub national level to balance the competing need for land for agricultural expansion, energy and REDD+ activities. SNV will work with the relevant sub national jurisdictions to support development and implementation of such plans, whilst ensuring benefits to the local communities; 2. Participatory Forest Monitoring: REDD+ presents opportunities to capitalize on local communities’ knowledge of forested areaand provide them with the opportunity to have greater inclusion and responsibilityover the forested area: The scope for PFM in REDD+ applications, such asSafeguard Information Systems, Monitoring and potentially Measuring, Reporting and Verification of carbon stocks needs to be further examined; 3. Sustainable Agriculture: to deliver lasting solutions any REDD+ mechanism must bring real benefits to local communities. It is necessary to explore the suite of livelihood options in the agricultural sector which complements efforts to reduce deforestation and degradation. Interventions can take place at the macro level to influence industry standards to ensure companies reduce their impact on forested areas; and/or the local level around forested areas to better understand and supportactivities which reduce the impact on forested areas while enhancing benefits to communities; 4. Reduced Biomass Local Energy Solutions:introducing reduced biomass local energy solutions in areas where firewood is being used unsustainably as a local energy source for households and small scale industries, helps reduce emissions. There are opportunities to introduce such Renewable Energy options in strategic locations in Indonesia. It has also been decided that SNV should explore the issue of (5) Bundling REDD+ paymentswith other ecological services, in particular watershed protection in ecological restoration concessions. Therefore it is requested that the consultant also explore such opportunities. This consultant will work closely with the SNV Global REDD+ Advisor in order to design concrete activities (field based and national level)in Indonesia in these fivePriority Areas. 2. Tasks of the consultant: 1. Learn about SNVs work in Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and REDD+ Sectors [in particular the REDD+ sixkey Intervention Areas]; liase closely with the SNV REDD+ Global Coordinator and wider team; 2. For each of the 5 Priority Areas identified carry out an initial scoping assessment to determine on-going (as well as past) activities being implemented in Indonesia and suggest the best strategy in the context of Indonesia[sub nationalLow Emission Development Planning, Sustainable Agriculture,Participatory Forest Monitoring,Reduced Biomass Local Energy Solutionsand Bundling REDD+ Payments; 3. Produce a report summarising strategy and program description for each of the Priority Areas; 4. Based on internal feedback of the initial report, undertake a more detailed assessment to determine actual country specific activitiesfor the 5 Priority Areas. Efforts to link activities across the Priority Areas should be made; 5. Provide detailed description of the Activities for the 5 Priority Areas [Action Plans]; this must include the actual geographical sites for implementation [and rationale for the sites]; description of local partners [government, institutes and local and international NGOs] to work with in the area; Outcome, Outputs and Activities; and indicative costs; 6. Carry out visits to potential field sites; engage with local stakeholders to validate and provide further details for the reports; and 7. Carry out donor mapping and identify donors interested in the different [Action Plans] as well as upcoming possible calls. 3.Expected outputs and deliverables: The Consultant should provide the following deliverables: (a) Initial report detailing on-going work and potential strategy for the 5 Priority Areas. This should be completed 2 weeks after start of the assignment and submitted to the Task manager before moving onto the Action Plans. (b) Detailed reports and Activity Plans for the 5 Priority Areas based on the agreement with the structure and contents for the Action Plan 4. Timeframe and Location The consultant will be recruited for a total of 35 days to be completed no later than October 14th.Field visits by the consultant are expected. 5. Expressions of Interest Expressions of interest for this assignment should consist of: (i) letter of interest (including an indication of your daily rate and field costs), (ii) a short description of the methodology to be used (including TORs for the Action Plans) and (iii) CV detailing experience directly relevant to this assignment. Please send expressions of interest to Richard McNally, SNV Vietnam ( by 5:00pm Wednesday 18 July, 2012.


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