VACANCY:Knowledge Management, Learning and Communications Specialist and, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Unit Lead

Tetra Tech ARD is looking for a Knowledge Management, Learning and Communications Specialist and, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Unit Lead to lead the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Unit, which includes M&E, Capacity Building and Communications. The successful candidate will serve on the Senior Management Team and be based in the Accra Office. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP).

Introduction

The West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) program is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to improve conservation and climate-resilient, low-emissions growth across West Africa. Although regional in scope and design, WA BiCC focuses on targeted geographical areas within the region to improve governance and policy over critical natural and human systems. By working through the core regional partners, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mano River Union (MRU) and the Abidjan Convention, and with targeted national and sub-national institutions, WA BiCC increases the capacity of institutions at all levels to address the three core WA BiCC components. These are combatting wildlife trafficking, increasing coastal resilience to climate change and reducing deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss.

WA BiCC is implemented by Tetra Tech ARD, in association with four subcontractors, also referred to as implementing partners: Palladium, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), PCI Media Impact (PCI), and Pact Inc.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership to a technical team of experts to define and oversee the implementation of a Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) strategy on combatting wildlife trafficking, increasing coastal resilience and reducing deforestation, forest degradation and biodiversity loss in West Africa.
  • Define and lead the process to engage staff, stakeholders and grantees to identify, evaluate and document best practices in environment, climate change adaptation and natural resource management with a focus on the three core technical components of WA BiCC.
  • Guide the communications team to define and implement a communications strategy and plan that fosters uptake of WA BiCC generated best practices, knowledge and learning among policy makers and practitioners throughout the region.
  • Ensure that the project makes significant contributions to communities of practice and knowledge platforms in natural resources management and coastal adaptation to climate change.
  • Maintain knowledge management and learning product tracking lists (lessons learned, best practices, issue briefs, advocacy, etc).
  • Lead and manage the development of high quality knowledge products in close coordination with component leads, advisors and communications team.
  • Develop SOWs for STTA to support the development of knowledge management and learning products;
  • Provide timely delivery of knowledge management and learning products;planning to assist in the identification of KML products;

 QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree or higher in biodiversity, natural resource management, climate change, related research, adult learning, communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a leadership position managing multi-disciplinary development teams.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working in a relevant discipline in West Africa and familiarity with key stakeholders in the region.
  • Demonstrated capacity to initiate, coordinate, and facilitate knowledge and learning among technical staff and stakeholders at multiple levels and across multiple sectors.
  • Experience working with communications and capacity building teams to scale up and communicate best practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English, similar experience in French strongly preferred.
  • Experience supporting long-term learning and adaptive management on natural resources management, biodiversity or climate change topics.
  • Experience in designing and facilitating learning events for donors, governments, and civil society organizations working on natural resource management.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of this on-line application process:

  • A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity
  • A current CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 4 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

The full scope of work can be found below:

Knowledge Management, Learning and Communications Specialist.PDF

Please send applications to wabiccrecruit@gmail.com by June 15 2018. 

VACANCY: Field Work Facilitator

WA BiCC is looking for a  Field Work Facilitator to conduct focus group discussions and individual interviews as part of the rapid assessment of vulnerability to climate change in coastal areas of Liberia under WA BiCC’s Component 2 (Increasing Coastal Resilience to Climate Change). The Field Work Facilitator’s main tasks are to participate in the pre-field work training session, and facilitate focus group discussions and individual interviews based on the results of the desk review. The Vulnerability Assessment will be rolled out successively in different countries, following WA BiCC’s priorities, funding, and policy opportunities. The objective of this study is to collect data and information on the vulnerability of coastal regions that has enough resolution to be useful to national decision makers yet remain comparable between countries.

The deadline for applications is no later than 22 June 2018 by 5:00pm.

Full details can be found in the link below.

Liberia Rapid VA Field Work Facilitator.PDF

VACANCY: In-Country Rapid Coastal Vulnerability Assessment Coordinator

WA BiCC is looking for an In-country Coordinator to carry out the rapid assessment of vulnerability to climate change in coastal areas of Liberia as part of WA BiCC’s activities under Component 2 (Increasing Coastal Resilience to Climate Change). The Coordinator’s main objective is to assist the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) in the implementation of the Rapid VA in Liberia. The VA will be rolled out successively in different countries, following WA BiCC priorities, funding and policy opportunities.  The objective of this study is to collect data and information on the vulnerability of coastal regions that has enough resolution to be useful to national decision makers yet remain comparable between countries.

The deadline for applications is no later than 22 June 2018 by 5:00pm.

The full vacancy announcement can be found in the link below

Liberia Rapid VA Coordinator Vancacy.PDF

 

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI): Technical Assistance for producing a 39-Episode Entertainment-Education Radio Drama Series

WA BiCC is looking for a production house with expertise in scriptwriting and radio drama production to the program in producing a 39-episode radio drama series for target audiences in the Sierra Leone Coastal Landscape Complex. These radio drama episodes require high standard dramatic soap opera scripts and high quality audio recordings with Krio, Mende and Temne speaking actors in Sierra Leone.

  1. Tasks
  2. Participate in a radio drama design workshop to review the main threats to coastal mangroves, the main vulnerabilities of coastal communities, the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) document; define target audiences by threat; and identify potential key themes and messages for the drama
  3. Develop a storyline, character profiles, episodic treatments, and scripts for a 39-episode radio drama series
  4. Audition talented and professional Krio, Mende and Temne speaking actors to play the radio drama characters, cast/record, and edit high quality audio for 39 episodes of the radio drama series
  5. Produce a theme song and jingles for the radio drama series
  • Submission of Proposals

 

  1. The bidder will submit a proposal with budget detailing: labor, travel & transportation, & other miscellaneous costs.
  2. The bidder will submit the Résumé of the proposed experts and will explain how the experts’ skills and experience fit the Scope of Work.
  3. The bidder will submit a timeline for completion of all said activities.
  4. All proposals should be sent to wabiccrecruit@gmail.com by June 15, 2018 at 5pm.

Full EOI can be downloaded below

Request for Expression of Interest SLCLC Radio Drama.PDF

Request For Applications (RFA) for “Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in the Fresco Coastal Landscape, Cote d’Ivoire”

West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change Program (WA BiCC), is funded by USAID West Africa and implemented by Tetra Tech ARD. The program was initiated in May 2015 and is being implemented over a 5-year period ending in 2020. Tetra Tech pursuant to the authority contained in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and in accordance with USAID Contract No AID-OAA-I-13-00058/ Task Order Number AID-624-TO-15-00002, is authorized to provide Grants under Contract to meet WA BiCC program objectives. To this end, WA BiCC is seeking applications from qualified organizations to manage a grant aimed at Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in the Fresco Coastal Landscape, Cote d’Ivoire.

Who may apply: Any recognized local NGO or conservation organization. Also eligible are organizations/institutions registered and operating within Cote d’Ivoire which specialize in Coastal Landscape Management and Livelihoods for local populations as part of their core mandate.

Organizations must at a minimum:

  • Be a recognized local NGO or conservation organization with experience working in Cote d’Ivoire;
  • Be experienced and successful in working with international donors;
  • Have the capacity to manage international donor funds using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and/or USAID rules, regulations and procedures;
  • Have its operations (or a branch office) based in Cote d’Ivoire;
  • Possess sound managerial, technical, and institutional capacities to achieve project results; and
  • Be technically responsive to the “Eligibility Information and Selection Criteria” detailed in the RFA.

Issuance Date: June 1, 2018

Questions for Clarification Due: June 11th, 2018

Clarifications Issued to all Applicants: June 15th, 2018

Submission Closing Date & Time: June 29th, 2018, 17:00 (GMT)

The full Request for Applications (RFA) and submission information can be in the file below!

Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in the Fresco Coastal Landscape, Cote d’Ivoire RFA.PDF

Fresco A to Qs on RFA

WABICC Section VI Grant Application template

Template Grant Application-Budget WA BiCC

Application submitted after the deadline shall be automatically rejected.

NOTICE:

WA BICC has received several questions about the SAM and DUNS requirement described in Annexes E and F of the WABICC grant opportunity. Please note that these are requirements for the successful applicant(s) that are selected to receive an award. Your bid will NOT be disqualified if you are not able to register in the SAM and/or DUNS system prior to your proposal submission date.  We only include the requirement in the RFA because it can be a lengthy process and we encourage organizations to get started as early as possible so it does not delay the issuance of an award.

 

Request for Proposal (RFP) for “Providing, setting up and operationalizing of the Accounting Software for the Mano River Union Secretariat”

Tetra Tech ARD implementing the USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Programme, is supporting Mano River Union (MRU) in the development and implementation of a new Accounting and Financial Management System by supporting the migration from International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) to International Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

To this end, WA BiCC is calling for proposals from accounting software and service providers to supply and implement an accounting software solution and provide training services to MRU staff on the installed software solution. The selected vendor will be required to work closely with an auditing firm contracted to oversee the MRU IPSAS migration process to ensure that the necessary elements of the new accounting software solution are IPSAS-compliant.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • Have demonstrated experience in deploying and providing training services for enterprise-scale IPSAS-compliant accounting software solutions, preferably with regional institutions within West Africa
  • Be in good standing with all civil and fiscal authorities.
  • Be willing to sign applicable assurances and certifications.

The full Request for Proposals (RFP) and submission information can be in the file below!

RFP-MRU Accounting Software.PDF

Proposals are due by 5:00 EST May 17, 2018 via email to procurementFT@wabicc.org. Emailed submissions must contain the subject “WABICC_FNA_RFP No.02– name of organization submitting application.”