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Invitation to tender for the provision of Consultancy Services toDevelop Web portal for MERECP Invitation to tender for the provision of Consultancy Services toDevelop Web portal for MERECP

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION SECRETARIAT

The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the East African community (EAC) that is responsible for coordinating the sustainable development agenda of the Lake Victoria Basin. The establishment of the Commission is provided for under Article 114 of the Treaty for Establishment of the East African Community (1999) and specifically under Article 33 of the Protocol for Sustainable Development of Lake Victoria Basin. The Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) coordinated the implementation of Mount Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Programme (MERECP) Phase I from 1st March 2009 to 30th November 2012.

The MERECP is a transboundary programme which seeks to promote transboundary collaboration and cooperation between the Republics of Kenya and Uganda in the Mount Elgon landscape. Being a dynamic programme, stakeholders recognize the importance of communicating effectively both internally and publicly through the use of participatory approaches in order to have impact locally, nationally, regionally and indeed beyond, at the global level.

The LVBC has received funds from the Government of Royal Kingdom of Norway towards the implementation of MERECP Phase II_bridging phase for the period January 2014 to December 2014. The LVBC seeks to use part of this funds to develop a MERECP web-based knowledge portal to act as a repository for all information and knowledge materials on Mt. Elgon Trans boundary Ecosystem.

The web portal is expected to maintain a collection of all knowledge products including project information, including technical reports, project documents, data sets, fact sheets, GIS maps, newsletters, press releases, and Internet links. The Web Portal will also incorporate a GIS platform. The GIS platform will include Spatial and attribute data on MERECP activities. The envisioned Web-GIS platform must have capability to host geographic data, information and knowledge.

The LVBC now invites eligible consultant(s)/firm(s) to submit technical and financial Proposals for undertaking the consultancy (detailed Terms of Reference for the Consultancy is available on the LVBC's website at www.lvbcom.org. Interested consultant(s) and firm(s) must provide information indicating that they are qualified to undertake the consultancy (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.
Technical and Financial proposals should be submitted on or before 5th September, 2014 to the Executive Secretary (Attn: Secretary, Tender Committee, Lake Victoria Basin Commission Secretariat, P.O. Box 1510 - 40100, Re-insurance Plaza 6th Floor, Kisumu, Kenya, Tel. +254-57-2026344, Fax +254 57 2026324, Email:lvbc@lvbcom.org

 

 

Advert For  Mapping Mara key Natural Resources Advert For Mapping Mara key Natural Resources

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;
Email: lvbc@lvbcom.org

 

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