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the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) invites Individual National Consultant to for the Development of Management Plan for Omo National Park



Individual National Consultants Bid Id: 07/EMEPA-EWCA/2019

Service/work description:Individual National Consultant to for the Development of Management Plan for Omo National Park

Post title:Individual National Consultant

Duty station: Addis Ababa, with travel to/stay at Jinka and Omo National Park SNNP Region

Duration: 90 days distributed over 4 months

Expected start date: Immediately after concluding contract agreement


Background and purpose

In partnership with different international and national stakeholders, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) is working to enhance the management effectiveness of the country’s protected areas and wildlife resources to ensure their economic, ecological, social and scientific benefits. Supported by the global environmental facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), EWCA is currently implementing a six years project entitled “Enhanced Management and Enforcement of Ethiopia’s Protected Area Estate (EMEPA project)”  in five protected areas of which OmoNational Parkisamong them.

EMEPA project (EWCA) is seeking to hire a consultant to formulate General Management Plans (GMP) for Omo National Park. This GMP is aimed at ensuring the sustainable conservation and management of the National Park and associated natural, economic, scientific and social values through establishing effective management systems and active participation of stakeholders.  As such, the GMP is expected to lay-out foundations for long-term vision, mid- and short-term objectives, and guiding principles for major components protected area management, including law enforcement, protected area management and development, research, tourism, community outreach, etc. In sum, each GMP will deliver the following outputs:

  • Updated information on the status and threats of natural resources of the park
  • Current types and level of natural resources utilization
  • Overall situation/problem analysis
  • GMP Framework inclusive of Shared Vision, Management Objectives and Zonation Plan, if necessary
  • Refined framework including Operational Goals and Actions
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  • Business Plan, etc

Bidders will be expected to demonstrate the following qualities and experiences/comptencies:

Academic qualification:

  • A minimum of Master’s degree, with at least 10 years of work experience, in Protected area management, wildlife management, natural resources management, conservation biology, environmental sciences.

Experience and competencies:

  • Track record in developing General Management Plans.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis of the drivers of ecological changes
  • Analytical skills, leadership skill, team work, facilitation skill and ability of working in hardship places are advantageous.
  • Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner
  • Ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English

How to apply:

Interested individuals can apply to the contact below to receive a detailed bidding specification document for free and expected to submit their offer, comprising of technical and financial proposal offer, sealed and signed, and prepared in accordance with the individual national consultant requirements indicted in the TOR (bid specification document) and by the deadline which is at 5:00 pm, eight days from date of announcement on newspaper. Original and copies of each proposal should be packed and then packed together. Completed applications should be submitted in person to TeshagerWoldetsadik (Cellphone No.: 0913219857), EWCA HQs office, Yobek Building, 9th floor, SengaTera, near Commerce School. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Bid opening:

  • Bid opening will be take place at EWCA HQs building (Yobek Building, 13th floor) on the 8th day of announcement of the bid, at 10:00 am. Questions should be addressed to the above phone number, or to Addisu Asefa (email address: [email protected]; cellphone +251 946 740613). Answers will be made available to all those interested in tendering. EWCA reserves the right to reject any or all bids.