National Individuaal Consultant (IC) – Short Term Gender Expert

National Individuaal Consultant (IC) – Short Term Gender Expert

Terms of Reference (TOR)

National Individual Consultant (IC) – Short Term Gender Expert

6th National Report Project (6NR-LAC)

Attn: Project Coordinator

Biodiversity Project Office

Slim Lane, City of Belmopa

Cayo District, Belize, C.A.

Tel: (501) 828-9056, 7882



  1. Project Title


The Technical Support to Eligiblee Parties to Produce the Sixth National Report to the Convvention on Biological Diversity project”


  1. Project Description

Belize has been Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since 30th December 1993. The Technical Support to Eligible Parties to Produce the Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity projectt addresses the country’s need to continue to fulfill its obligations under the CBD, with particular focus on the Convention’s Article 17 and the CBD Conference of the Parties (COP) Decision X/2. Above all,, the project is a significant contribution to Belizee’s efforts towards implementing the CBD Strrategic Plan 2011-2020 at the national level. It will contribute to the global assessment of progress in achieving the ABTs, and to an understanding of the naational contributions made to the Strategic Plann by this progress. The same information is also relevant for the assessment of progress toward other international commitments including the SDGs.

The goal of this project is to provide technical support to GEF-eligible Parties, as Belize, in their commitment of developing high quality, gender-responsive and data-driven sixth national report (6NR) that improves national deccision-making processes for the implementation of NBSAPs;

The project will also achie ve its objective through the implementation of four main outcomes;

  • Establishment of a Prooject Steering Committee (PSC)
  • Production of stakeholder owned reports for each Aichi Biodiversity Targets and/or national equivalent
  • Compilation, revision and finalization of the 6NR
  • Participation in traininng and capacity building opportunities for the project team and the steering committee. Activities include: (a) training in the use of the CBD online reporting tool, and (b) training in the develo pment of data that reports on progress in achieving the targets and activities in the 2016 – 2020 NBSAP.
  1. Scope of Work

Work closely with the Data Collection and Reporting Officer to document the influences of gender roles and inequalities on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and the ways in which these differences and inequalities influence how women and men are affected and invoolved in biodiversity policies, planning and progr amming.

  1. Expected Outputs and Deliverables

Under the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator (NPC) and the Data Colleection and Reporting Officer the Gender Expert is expected to perform the following tasks:

  1. Revision of the NBSAP Goals, Targets, Actions and Indicators
  2. Analysis of competence and institutional capacity of relevant stakeholders consulted to address and promote gender equality, women’s rights and Indigenous People and local Community involvement to ensuree effectiveness of interventions
  1. Conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders to analyse specifically, the recognition and involvement of women as key stakeholders in biodiversity conservation at all levels including reporting on progress towards achieving NBSAP Targets
  1. Identify government agencies, NGOs, community based organizations, and women’s associations

Submission of Application Package:

Proposals are required to submi t by email or in 1 sealed envelope clearly labeled RFP: Short Term Gender Expert

Ream more here

Deadline for Application: September 5th 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

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