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REDD+ Adviser - Fiji 

 

 

TOR :                                                     http://fiji-reddplus.org/ToR_Fiji_REDDAdviser_2017.pdf

Location:                                              Fiji REDD+ Unit, Forestry Department

Duration:                                              2 years (31 May 2019)

Expected date of start:                   15 May 2017

 

Background 
 
Curbing the clearing of forests is a major and necessary tactic in the fight against climate change. This has led to the development of a framework called REDD+. REDD+ is an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and promote forest conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. REDD+ will play an important role in Fiji’s development path, as forests hold an important place in the country’s culture, history, environment and economy. In 2010, the country endorsed the National REDD+ Policy. All REDD+ activities are guided by a national REDD+ steering committee that is chaired by the national REDD+ Focal Point, the Conservator of Forests.
 
The National REDD+ Secretariat facilitates implementation of the overall National REDD+ Programme. In December 2013, Fiji was invited to join the FCPF (Forest Carbon Partnership Facility) and was awarded a grant of USD3.8mil to support the implementation of activities outlined in the country’s Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). 
 
The FCPF grant specifically funds the following components: 1) Institutional Strengthening for REDD+ (including the establishment and operationalization of the National REDD+ Unit); 2) Development of a REDD+ strategy (includes analytical work); 3) Establishment of a monitoring system for REDD+ (include designing and developing a reference emission level, a MRV system, and a safeguard information system).  The delivery partner of the grant is the World Bank.  In 2016, Fiji was accepted into the Carbon Fund pipeline of the FCPF. The development of the Emission Reductions Programme Document (ERPD) is underway and integrated into the Terms of Reference for the major consultancies that contribute to national REDD+ readiness.
 

Click here to access the full Terms of Reference

Interested persons should email their application, including cover letter, relevant curriculum vitae, referee contacts and certificates, to Ms. Ajayeshni Singh (asingh009@economy.gov.fj) with the subject line: Application: Fiji REDD+ Technical Adviser

or send to:

Ministry of Fisheries and Forests – Permanent Secretary

Takayawa Building

360 Toorak Road

P O Box 2218, Government Buildings

Suva

Fiji

 

All applications to be received by Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 12 pm Fiji time.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017