UPDATING OF THE MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M&E) FRAMEWORK FOR THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NAMIBIA’S FORESTED LANDS (NAFOLA) PROJECT AND TRAINING OF STAFF ON RESULTS BASED MANAGEMENT (RBM)

Country: Namibia
Language: EN
Number: 6064111
Publication date: 08-12-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Deadline: 7 days
Tags: Forestry services

Description

UPDATING OF THE MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M&E) FRAMEWORK FOR THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NAMIBIA’S FORESTED LANDS (NAFOLA) PROJECT AND TRAINING OF STAFF ON RESULTS BASED MANAGEMENT (RBM)
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : Windhoek, Republic of Namibia - NAMIBIA
Deadline : 22-Dec-17
Posted on : 07-Dec-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 43083
Link to Atlas Project :
00082143 - Sustainable Management of Namibia"s Forested Lands (NAFO
Documents :
Terms of Reference NAFOLA Project M&E Training
Term and Conditions IC
PERSONAL HISTORY FORM
Overview :

The Sustainable Management of Namibia’s Forested Lands (NAFOLA) Project is a five year project funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP). The project is working towards reducing pressure on forest resources by facilitating the gazettement of Community Forests (CFs), and increasing the capacity for the uptake of improved agriculture, livestock and forestry management practices in the community forest areas.

Community Forestry is part of Namibia’s Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) approach. The CBNRM provides local communities with rights to manage forest resources, through the formation and registration of Community Forests (CFs). As stipulated in the Forest Act, these rights include the use of wood and non-wood products for commercial purposes; the issuing of forest-use permits at community level; and the management of grazing areas. According to the Forest Policy, forest management plans based on participatory resource assessments and regular resource monitoring should determine types and quantities of products that can be harvested to meet daily subsistence needs, without destroying the resource base. Product harvesting, processing and marketing can be outsourced through the issuing of permits by the forest management body, undertaken by community members themselves, or organised in the form of contract-based joint ventures. As such, community forestry is aimed to provide additional incomes to participating communities and to create employment opportunities.

The NAFOLA project’s goal is to maintain current dry forests and the ecosystem goods and services they provide in 13 Community Forests covering over 2.8 million hectares of forest lands through legalization of Community Forests. An additional 500,000ha will be supported to adopt sustainable land management (SLM) and other improved technologies.

A midterm evaluation of the NAFOLA project was completed in August 2017. One of the key recommendations from the evaluation was that the project needs to strengthen its monitoring

and evaluation (M&E). Similarly, the capacity needs assessment for the Directorate of Forestry (which was carried out by the project in 2016) also revealed that M&E was an area of weakness for the Directorate. Again, the National Forestry Strategy as well as the Comprehensive Assessment of Capacities for Institutions and Agencies supporting CBRNM report of 2013 report highlighted that M&E is a weakness in the Directorate of Forestry.

It is against this background that the Project seeks to recruit a consultant(s) to provide training to MAWF officials and project staff on results based management, including M&E and to facilitate the updating of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the project. The M&E framework should include gender aggregated data and reference to the Sustainable Development Goals