EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION SECRETARIAT
The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), the East African Community (EAC) institution mandated to Manage Lake Victoria Basin has received financing from the USAID East Africa to coordinate part of the implementation of the Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) project within Lake Victoria Basin. LVBC Secretariat is using part of funds to pay for consultancy services to map key natural resources and develop Mara river basin transboundary integrated natural resource management plan to improve natural resources management within Mara river basin.
The LVBC Secretariat now invites Potential applicants/firm to provide consulting services for mapping key natural resources and developing Mara river basin transboundary integrated natural management plan to improve natural resources management within Mara river basin. Please find attached ToR for more details.
The specific tasks of the consultants are to: (a) to assess and map key natural resources here include but not limited to forests, agriculture and grazing land, water catchments areas, mining and protected areas; and settlements within Mara River Basin; (b) Use GIS technology to develop Digital Elevation Model that will be the basis for mapping water catchment areas; and linked them with key natural resources; (c) Develop Mara River basin Natural Resources Database; and (d) Develop Mara River Basin transboundary integrated natural management plan.
Qualifications of the consultants Staff: (a) Team Leader should have at least a Postgraduate degree in natural resources management and minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including management; (b) Water Resources Management Specialist with Postgraduate degree in water resources management minimum of 10 years of professional experience in IWRM offering relevant international and regional IWRM experience (c) GIS Expert with postgraduate qualification with specialising in GIS and minimum of 5 years experience working with remote sensing and GIS and (d) Database Expert with graduate qualification and specialising in IT and database development. GIS database development experiences will be additional advantage.
Expected Outputs: A final Mara River Basin transboundary integrated natural resources management plan complemented by maps by end of October 2014.
Duration of the Consultancy: The consultancy is spread within two Months; with total 30 man-days. The consultancy is expected to start in September and ends in October 2014
Potential applicants are invited to visit the LVBC website www.lvbcom.org for more details.
Application accompanied by a detailed CV and all requirements should be sent to the undersigned not later than Monday 25th August 2014; with reference TENDER No. LVBC/PREPARED/2014-JULY /CS/1.
The Executive Secretary,
Lake Victoria Basin Commission Secretariat,
P. O. Box 1510, 40100- Kisumu,
KENYA. Tel +254 57 202 6344; Fax +254 27 202 6324;