NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT

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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT 

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR THE ENGAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT AS A (a) M & E EXPERT ADVISOR TO THE NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR OF FEDERAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT OF THE NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (NEWMAP)

As part of Governments commitment to transformation of the Nigerian socio-economy landscape, the Federal Government has applied and received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of a multi-sector Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and support the people as they relate to their environment. NEWMAP includes a dedicated component aimed at assisting the country to address the broader climate change agenda. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8-year multi-sectorial and multi-scale program that on the one hand targets seven southeastern states with acute gully erosion (Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo States), while laying in foundation for scaling out to south west and the northern parts of Nigeria. The project is involving many Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, Communities and Civil Societies.

The various MDAs include those responsible for planning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources, forests, transport, power, emergency response as well as those focused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/basin regulation. Effective implementation will therefore require inter-ministerial and inter-state coordination, collaboration and information sharing.  

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) project became effective on September 16, 2013. The World Bank agreed to finance the Project with a credit of $500 million. This credit was approved, in addition to, fully blended grants of $3.96 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and $4.63 million from the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) by the World Bank Board on May 8, 2012.

The central aim of the project is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The project is mainly State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, focusing on major gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure, livelihoods, and environmental assets.

The Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project intends to apply a portion of the credit for eligible payments for the Consulting Services. 

2. SCOPE OF THE M & E EXPERT ADVISOR 

The M & E Expert Advisor is needed to offer expert guidance towards the effective implementation of NEWMAP Monitoring and Evaluation System. Mainly, the Expert Advisor is to provide expert guidance regarding M & E practice of NEWMAP. Another important role for the Advisor is to perform quality reviews and enhance supervision, indicate global best practices and new trends of M&E within the NEWMAP environment so as to adequately track implementation of the Project.

The aim is to provide expertise and showcase good practices experiences in key areas, provide quality enhancement and implementation support throughout the project processing cycle and play a mentoring role to the entire technical personnel in NEWMAP.

3. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE 

The successful candidate will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A Postgraduate degree (PhD or Masters) in Social Sciences, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Sustianable Development, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, or any related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years cognate experience and demonstrated skills in Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects/Programmes. At least 5 years M&E experience with donor-funded Projects is required.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation experience in natural resources management project is an added advantage.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance and conducting capacity building activities in relation to Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Experience in managing and supervising a Monitoring and Evaluation team.

Required Skills:

  • Experience understanding of procedures of World Bank /International Organizations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with a range of Monitoring and Evaluation approaches.
  • Ability to support data collection and reporting at various levels to ensure accuracy and clarity of data interpretations.
  • Ability to facilitate results oriented discussions with stakeholders and collaborate with cross-functional team.
  • Proven ability to motivate and mentor staff and create a positive team.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills, capacity to analyze data, monitor progress, and recommend necessary recourse for maximizing Project progress and impact. 

The Consultancy will be Time-Based and for an initial period of one year subject to renewal based on performance of the consultant.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOIs)

The Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services.

Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The Shortlisting Criteria are: (i) Evidence showing the academic background of the Consultant (profile/CV). (ii) Evidence of certification with relevant authorities and professional bodies. (iii) Description of relevant specific experience. (iv) Evidence showing the knowledge and administrative capabilities of the consultant in the field of the assignment in Nigeria. (v) Availability of appropriate skills, and use of essential technology etc. 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method (IC) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [10:00am to 16:00pm].

Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail – i.e. by courier) not be e-mail by 9thMay, 2019. 

Federal Project Management Unit,

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project

Attn.: National Project Coordinator (NEWMAP)

Federal Ministry of Environment,

No. 56, Mamman Nasir Street,

Off TY Danjuma Street, Asokoro,

Abuja, Nigeria.

Tel: 08098570625; 08036477409; 08066029902

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.newmap.gov.ng

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST

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