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WWF International

Sub - National Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology (ROAM) Implementation

Kajiado, Kenya

Sub - National Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology (ROAM) Implementation

Closing: Jan 28, 2022

6 days remaining

Published: Jan 18, 2022 (4 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

3 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

Background

WWF-Germany, WWF-Kenya and several international organizations (IUCN, WRI,

FAO, World Bank, AUDA-NEPAD and GIZ) are jointly implementing a Large-scale

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) programme in Africa in 4 countries namely;

Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda and Malawi. In Kenya, the programme is implemented in

Loitokitok-Amboseli area and will be building on an emerging cross-border programme

that will be scaling up the important commitment of the WWF Network of contributing

to forest landscape restoration (FLR) efforts and to meet Kenya’s obligations under the

Bonn Challenge/AFR100 of restoring 5.1 million ha of deforested and degraded lands

by 2030. WWF-Germany provides technical, financial and organizational support to

WWF-Kenya in a systematic way. The cooperation provides an ideal partnership for

successful project implementation under the local-to-global approach of the WWF

Network. The programme is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the

German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

(BMU).

The FLR in Africa programme’s overall aim is to increase the socio-economic,

environmental and climate-related benefits of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) on

a large scale in Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi and Rwanda. FLR increases and protects

carbon stocks in vegetation and soils, increases the diversity of land use systems and

the resilience of subsistence farmers and ranchers to the negative effects of climate

change, and reduces the pressure on, and loss of, habitats and hotspots that are rich in

bio-diversity. In Kenya, the programme offers on-site support for the implementation

of FLR measures in the Loitokitok-Amboseli landscape on a total of at least 25,000

hectares covering Loitokitok Forest Reserve, forest-adjacent farmlands and group

ranches further downstream. In addition, the programme supports capacity building

and policy advice in the country in order to upscale the implementation of the FLR

approach on-site, to mobilize additional resources for FLR, to exchange regional

experiences on FLR and to monitor the results of FLR. The target audiences of the

programme are land users and their local organizations, as well as county government

of Kajiado, private sector companies, NGOs, financial institutions and government

organizations. The programme helps to ensure that more evidence-based inclusive and

gender-transformative FLR approaches can be widely adopted and disseminated at

regional and national level. At the national level, various actors are provided with FLR

knowledge and benefit from improved policies and gender-sensitive models for up-

scaling and financing FLR. At the international level, the actors involved in FLR will

benefit from improved and field-tested FLR experiences. By working with international

initiatives (Bonn Challenge, AFR100 and others) the program will help to make FLR a

continental movement. In addition, this program brings together many international

and national partners. By providing and disseminating “best practices” examples, the

South-South exchange is promoted and cooperation in the field of FLR on the African

continent is strengthened.

Evaluation Criteria

Firm/Consultant team will be evaluated based on following criteria:

The weight for technical portion of the proposal will be 60% and financial 40%.

The key factors stated below will be taken into consideration during the evaluation process.

• Previous work experience

• Methodological/technical aspects of carrying out the assessment and technical

expertise in forestry, agriculture, agribusiness, natural resources management,

rangelands management and related.

• Financial aspects (consultant fees, breakdown of activity costs, etc.)

• Availability to carry out the assignment within the project calendar


Responsibilities

Background

WWF-Germany, WWF-Kenya and several international organizations (IUCN, WRI,

FAO, World Bank, AUDA-NEPAD and GIZ) are jointly implementing a Large-scale

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) programme in Africa in 4 countries namely;

Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda and Malawi. In Kenya, the programme is implemented in

Loitokitok-Amboseli area and will be building on an emerging cross-border programme

that will be scaling up the important commitment of the WWF Network of contributing

to forest landscape restoration (FLR) efforts and to meet Kenya’s obligations under the

Bonn Challenge/AFR100 of restoring 5.1 million ha of deforested and degraded lands

by 2030. WWF-Germany provides technical, financial and organizational support to

WWF-Kenya in a systematic way. The cooperation provides an ideal partnership for

successful project implementation under the local-to-global approach of the WWF

Network. The programme is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the

German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

(BMU).

The FLR in Africa programme’s overall aim is to increase the socio-economic,

environmental and climate-related benefits of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) on

a large scale in Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi and Rwanda. FLR increases and protects

carbon stocks in vegetation and soils, increases the diversity of land use systems and

the resilience of subsistence farmers and ranchers to the negative effects of climate

change, and reduces the pressure on, and loss of, habitats and hotspots that are rich in

bio-diversity. In Kenya, the programme offers on-site support for the implementation

of FLR measures in the Loitokitok-Amboseli landscape on a total of at least 25,000

hectares covering Loitokitok Forest Reserve, forest-adjacent farmlands and group

ranches further downstream. In addition, the programme supports capacity building

and policy advice in the country in order to upscale the implementation of the FLR

approach on-site, to mobilize additional resources for FLR, to exchange regional

experiences on FLR and to monitor the results of FLR. The target audiences of the

programme are land users and their local organizations, as well as county government

of Kajiado, private sector companies, NGOs, financial institutions and government

organizations. The programme helps to ensure that more evidence-based inclusive and

gender-transformative FLR approaches can be widely adopted and disseminated at

regional and national level. At the national level, various actors are provided with FLR

knowledge and benefit from improved policies and gender-sensitive models for up-

scaling and financing FLR. At the international level, the actors involved in FLR will

benefit from improved and field-tested FLR experiences. By working with international

initiatives (Bonn Challenge, AFR100 and others) the program will help to make FLR a

continental movement. In addition, this program brings together many international

and national partners. By providing and disseminating “best practices” examples, the

South-South exchange is promoted and cooperation in the field of FLR on the African

continent is strengthened.

Evaluation Criteria

Firm/Consultant team will be evaluated based on following criteria:

The weight for technical portion of the proposal will be 60% and financial 40%.

The key factors stated below will be taken into consideration during the evaluation process.

• Previous work experience

• Methodological/technical aspects of carrying out the assessment and technical

expertise in forestry, agriculture, agribusiness, natural resources management,

rangelands management and related.

• Financial aspects (consultant fees, breakdown of activity costs, etc.)

• Availability to carry out the assignment within the project calendar


Scope of the Work
The consultant team will lead the implementation of the sub-county ROAM assessment
for the FLR in Africa programme implemented in Kenya. Within this they will make a
detailed on the ground assessment for Loitokitok sub-county and a more general
assessment of the land use plans and policies as well as key stakeholder opportunitiesfor FLR within the entire Kajiado County (working collaboratively and closely with
WWF, IUCN, WRI and local actors) which will include the following:

• Identify and map drivers of degradation and overall degradation risks in the subcounty

• Identify restoration opportunities in the potential project areas

• Identify possible intervention areas for the project including partners to be
involved in its implementation
• Identify key policy intervention needs and gaps on county and sub-county level

(e.g. county by-laws, integration of FLR in spatial planning/ land use planning
process) with the aim of creating enabling conditions for FLR
• Identify motivated target groups/ local organisations;

• Identify key actors and stakeholders on sub-county and county level and analyze
capacity and organizational structures
• Identify suitable concrete restoration interventions for the project area

• Estimate of the costs and benefits related to the identified restoration
interventions
• Conduct a financial analysis to identify potential sources of finance that the
restoration initiative may tap into
• Conduct an analysis to estimate the potential carbon benefits from each

restoration intervention in the project area

• Apply the Rapid Restoration Diagnostic, to identify missing and existing key
success factors and provide recommendations on how to address these.


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