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Midterm-cum-Exit Review of the IUCN pro-poor REDD+ Project Phase II:

Deadline for applications:  22 February 2016, at 09:00 am, Danish time

Description: The Project “Towards pro-poor REDD: Building synergies between forest governance, equitable benefit sharing and reduced emissions through sustainable forest management in five tropical countries “ is a four-year intervention supported by DANIDA and implemented by the Global Forest and Climate Change Programme of the IUCN.  The grant from DANIDA for the project was approved in December 2013 and amounts to 25 million DKK. The project covers the period 1 January 2014 – 31 December 20187, with an opportunity of a no-cost extension until 2018. It is implemented in Cameroon, Ghana, Guatemala, the Papua Provinces of Indonesia, and Uganda. The project has just started its third year of implementation. This phase is the last phase of DANIDA funding to the project.

The goal is that by 2020, national climate change mitigation initiatives incorporate principles of pro-poor approaches (PPAs) and human rights-based approaches (HRBAs) to deliver policies and have implemented programs that reduce deforestation and forest degradation whilst simultaneously contributing to the improvement of local livelihoods and long term security of forest carbon stocks in key forest-rich regions.

There are 3 components of the project: A: Demonstrate the value of human rights-based approaches and pro-poor principles in REDD+ and economic development strategies through landscape-level results; B: National capacities to mainstream human rights-based and pro-poor principles into climate, REDD+ and green growth strategies; C: Integration of human rights-based approaches and pro-poor principles into global frameworks and standards beyond the selected project countries. 

Objectives of the review:
a. Assessment of progress toward project objectives, accountability, learning and policy contribution processes, including contributions to the global efforts to promote REDD +.
b. Suggestions and possible project improvements, including specific recommendations regarding next steps with the project during its remaining time
c. Outlining of an exit strategy for the remaining DANIDA funding period, i.e. until end 2018.

Expertise required: Danida is looking for one consultant to support the internal Danida team leader in carrying out the review. The international consultant should have at least ten years of relevant experience including proven working experience in the forest sector, experience of from strengthening community forest governance, profound knowledge understanding of the social dimension of forest management, and proven experience in monitoring and reviewing projects and programmes. The consultant must be familiar with and have good understanding and experience with REDD+ and climate change policies. The consultant must have documented knowledge of applying a human rights based approach, including gender expertise. Knowledge of poverty and environment links, gender and indigenous peoples’ rights are essential. The consultants should be able to interact and communicate with all parties involved in the review. The consultant should have good skills in synthesizing technical documents and writing quality technical and policy oriented reports.

Timing: Contract start 8 March. Inception Note 11 March. Field trip to Gland/Switzerland and Uganda 13 – 24 March. Finalisation of report including consultations : 24 March mid- April (tentative).
Deadline for applications: 22 February 9.00 a.m. Danish time

Deadline for applications:  22 February 2016, at 09:00 am, Danish time

The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Applications received after the time limit shall be rejected.

Click here to download application form.

Contact point: Merete Pedersen
Name og Programme officer: Merete Pedersen
Telephone number: +45 33921417
Email addresses: and

Criteria for selection: A minimum of three and a maximum of five applications with references best suited for this assignment will be invited to submit a tender.