Project Title: Preparation of a Project Proposal for the “Restoring marine ecosystem services by rehabilitating coral reefs to meet a changing climate future”
Following a call for proposals of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) in May 2015 for projects and programmes to be funded by the AFB under the pilot programme for regional projects and programmes of the Adaptation Fund, the UNDP Country Office for Mauritius and Seychelles with national stakeholders in Mauritius and Seychelles have developed a pre-concept for a regional project.? The pre-concept for the project which endeavours to “restore marine ecosystem services by rehabilitating coral reefs to meet a changing climate future” in Mauritius and Seychelles, developed in collaboration with Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Nature Seychelles and Seychelles National Parks Authority; Mauritius Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Island (MOE), Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI), Albion Fisheries Research Centre, UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme and the Mauritius Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED), was approved in October 2015 to develop a concept note.? Subsequently, the concept note was approved by the AFB in October 2016 to develop the full project proposal.
The final stage of the proposal process is the submission of the fully-developed regional AFB project proposal as well as the UNDP project document in the UNDP project document template. The endorsement of the concept does not create an obligation for the AFB for later funding.? As such, the project proposal needs to be of a high quality, in line with the requrements of AFB rules for the call and its strategic priorities, to increase the odds of endorsement by the Board. ?
Objective of the Project
The main objective of the proposed project is to upscale and mainstream the rehabilitation of coral reefs degraded by coral bleaching in order to restore essential ecosystem services in the face of climate change threats and to generate knowledge about the most effective solutions for dissemination to SIDS and countries within the wider region. The project responds to two of the three thematic focal areas namely ‘Food Security’ and ‘Disaster Risk Reduction’ as: (i) the rehabilitation of degraded reefs will restore fish habitats by increasing coral cover on degraded reefs thereby encouraging the recovery of reef associated fish communities important as food to the local communities and; (ii) the rehabilitation of degraded reefs will restore the protective barrier function provided by coral reefs through stabilising the reef substrate and planting corals.
The proposed project will have three components (excluding project management), namely:
Component 1) Enhancement of food security and reduction of risks from natural disasters through the restoration of degraded reefs in Mauritius
The Project Proposal preparation phase will be coordinated through the UNDP Country Office in Mauritius, which provides UNDP representation for both Mauritius and Seychelles under a single UN leadership with shared programme support services. A Regional Steering Committee (RSC) will be established composed of the stakeholders outlined below. The RSC will meet twice during the project preparation phase to ensure regional aspects are taken on board and to achieve consensus, and at least annually during implementation, if possible organized back-to-back with planned regional workshops for cost efficiency. The National Steering Committees will be composed of the principal stakeholders outlined below for each country, as well as other private sector, civil society and government organisations and will meet quarterly.
Once the project is approved, then in Seychelles, the project will be implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC) which has the mandate for environmental, climate change and energy policy and management. Other key national implementing entities (NIE) will include:
In Mauritius the main NIE will be the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Island (MOEMRFSOI), which has the mandate to provide an enabling environment for the promotion of sustainable development of the fisheries sector and is responsible for the management of coastal waters and any related activities being carried out within these, and specifically the following bodies under this Ministry:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of services
The Team Leader is expected to produce, in a timely manner and in full compliance with the set deadlines, an AFB project proposal and a UNDP project document. This will be done by performing the following principal tasks:
The consultant shall be responsible for the following, in collaboration with UNDP, and stakeholders:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial offer should be quoted as a lump sum amount, all-inclusive (professional fee, travel by the most direct and economic route, DSA, insurance). ?
The contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components. Payments will be effected based on deliverables:
Deliverables_Outputs / Tentative Dates / Fee (%) / Review and Approvals Required
Management and Leadership:
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
The following documents are requested:
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
The Combined Scoring method will be as follows:
Technical Evaluation criteria:
Criteria – Maximum points
Total maximum – (70 points)
Candidates scoring 70% or above in the Technical Evaluation will be short-listed.
Financial Evaluation Criteria:
Criteria Weight Max. Point
The candidate ranking highest shall be selected.