Call for Expression of Interest for Technical Assistance of an International Sustainable Land Management Expert under the GEF Financed Project
July 24, 2017

Closing Date for Submission of Expression of Interest: August 18, 2017

Call reference number: REC-Caucasus-GEF-5825-2017-Int-01

The GEF financed Project on Applying Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) for Mitigating Land Degradation and Contributing to Poverty Reduction in Rural Areas of Georgia, 2016-2019 (the Project) is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and executed by the Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus (REC-Caucasus) on behalf of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia.

REC Caucasus is seeking for procurement of service contract to be concluded with International Sustainable Land Management Expert to provide expert advice and guidance within the framework of the Project and therefore announces the present Call for Expression of Interest for Technical Assistance of an International Sustainable Land Management Expert.

1. THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Detailed information on the Project is available from:

https://www.thegef.org/project/applying-landscape-and-sustainable-land-management-l-slm-mitigating-land-degradation-and

2. ASSIGNEMENT

For details on the assignment (scope of work, deliverables, qualification requirements, etc.) please refer to the Terms of Reference available at:  http://www.rec-caucasus.org/files_eng/360_ToR_International_Expert.zip

3. EVALUATION

Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews and asked for financial offers.

Final selection of the International Expert will be made in accordance with the quality- cost based selection method.

4. APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit (via e-mail and with indication of call ref. number /REC-Caucasus-GEF-5825-2017-Int-01/ in subject line) the following application documents:

a) Scanned version of a signed cover letter of stating an expression of interest with a possible starting date for the entire duration of the contract, and b) Scanned version of a signed Curriculum Vitae (free format) to: Ms Sophiko Akhobadze, Executive Director of REC Caucasus (sophiko.akhobadze@rec-caucasus.org) with cc to Ms Kety Tsereteli, Project Manager, REC Caucasus  (kety.tsereteli@rec-caucasus.org).

Note: Expresion of Interset (EoI) is an alternative to writing a fully-fledged selection-criteria response. The EoI might be with a maximum length such as 2-3 pages. The EoI will outline what the person is to do and the experience and skills needed to carry out the role.

The EoI can be set out in a number of ways, including:

- A series of paragraphs covering current role, interest in the new role, examples from experience that are relevant to the skills and duties of the service/job, relevant qualifications.

- A series of headings, based on key skills or roles, with supporting examples.

Whichever way is chosen to set out information in the EoI, the aim is to make a convincing case that is easily judged by the reader to mean that applicants are readily able to move into this role, will be productive quickly, bring to it something useful, will deliver outcomes.

For additional questions applicants could contact: Ms Sophiko Akhobadze, Executive Director of REC Caucasus (sophiko.akhobadze@rec-caucasus.org) and Ms Kety Tsereteli, Project Manager, REC Caucasus  (kety.tsereteli@rec-caucasus.org).

5. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

The deadline for submission of application documents (signed EoI and CV) is: August 18, 2017, 12:00 Central European Time (CET) at REC Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia