14.08.2012 07:00
Category: News, Opportunities

Request for expressions of interest (consulting services – individual consultant selection)

ENPI FLEG – European Neighborhood Partnership Instrument – Forest Law Enforcement and Governance
Assignment Title:  IUCN  ENPI FLEG Country Program Coordinator (CPC)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) intends to apply for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of implementing phase 2 of the ENPI FLEG Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.


  • Ensure that IUCN’s national, regional, and inter-country project activities are implemented to contribute to the achievement of the project’s objectives and results;
  • Develop and implement the country-specific Monitoring & Evaluation plan and communications strategy for the Program;
  • Ensure accurate and unified communications;
  • Gather, refine, and report project information on a regular basis to the Project Coordinator;    
  • Work in close consultation with each respective country Project Coordination Teams (PCTs) and help coordinate interaction between national government representatives and other national stakeholders.

This is a one-year position  with the possibility of extension for an additional 3 years (in one-year increments) provided the consultant successfully implements the assignment and complies with the terms of his/her contract that is based on concrete deliverables.

An individual with proven leadership and management capability and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. The following are minimum qualifications:

  • Higher Degree  with academic and practical experience in forest resource management or in a discipline relevant to forest or natural resource management or governance issues;
  • Prior experience in compliance with World Bank procurement and administration standards and policies and work experience (preferable, not mandatory) on the ENPI FLEG Program or closely associated program in any of the 7 countries: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia;
  • Extensive knowledge of and understanding of the current forest management, governance and social, political and cultural issues in the specific country for the application as well as knowledge and acquaintance with government structures and NGO stakeholders -  [in one of the following: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia];
  • Excellent knowledge of English and one other language common to Eastern Europe;
  • Proven ability to prepare and write high quality documents for natural resource management initiatives in English and in at least one other Eastern European language (knowledge of Russian is a big asset);
  • Proven project management record at international or national levels, including the supervision of personnel and the preparation of quality technical and financial reports;
  • Computer literacy including the use of EXCEL, Powerpoint, and word documents as well as proficiency in doing internet research to support documents that may be required for program implementation.

The IUCN now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing their services. Interested consultants  must provide their CVs  with information demonstrating that they are qualified to perform the Services.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in  the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011)

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours  09:00 to 17:00 hours local time.

CVs must be delivered to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by August 25, 2012.

 FLEG 2 REOI final Armenia (136 kB)
 FLEG 2 REOI final Azerbaijan (136 kB)
 FLEG 2 REOI final Belarus (136 kB)
 FLEG 2 REOI final Georgia (136 kB)
 FLEG 2 REOI final Moldova (136 kB)
 FLEG 2 REOI final Russia (137 kB)
 FLEG 2 REOI final Ukraine (136 kB)