The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently implementing a project entitled Low Value Grant (LVG) Facilitating and Assisting Forest Area Management by Villages in Kotawaringin Barat District, Central Kalimantan Province.
- The selected CSO should work within the following scope:
- Socialization that includes awareness raising activities about the importance of protecting forested areas in APL and its benefits for the community.
- Note: initial assessment by KalFor and Focal Point and/or local government has carried out FPIC (Free, Prior, and Informed Consent) at the village level and the village has provided consent on KalFor activity in the village.
- Facilitation of the development of enabling conditions for the realization of quality and innovative village programs based on forest management in APL. This includes the village government and the community that is conducted in a participatory manner.
- Implementation of pilot activities as innovative village program.
- Strengthening women’s groups, gender equality, and disabled inclusion will be integrated in this LVG activities.
- The total budget provided by KalFor-UNDP for this activity is USD 112.000.
- The selected CSO should perform the following output:
- Making enabling conditions in villages; creating enabling conditions for innovative and quality village development activities needed to realize sustainable forest
- Management and protection of forested areas outside forest areas in villages.
- Facilitation of protection and sustainable management of forested area in pangkalan banteng village & panahan village
- (village level paklik modeling & proklim facilitation); village incentive modeling with the village level paklik* & proklim* facilitation
- (village business facilitation); facilitation of community increasing income/ welfare based on sustainable natural resources management
- Gender equality and social inclusion (cross-cutting issue)
- Lesson learned & sustainability.
- The activities that will be carried out by the selected CSO is to achieve the following expected results:
- Detailed description of the level of welfare of the pilot villages in the form of Economic/welfare Baseline data at the level of family unit/household.
- Innovative plans to address specific village needs.
- Information and conditions of forest management practice in the APL and potential management model developed that are equipped with village level policy.
- Data and information on the conditions of opportunity and choices of incentive model and management/utilization for community groups that manage forests in APL in a sustainable manner that is complemented with relevant village-level policy.
- Recommendations for follow-up actions on village assistance that include the development of a forest management model in APL, a scheme to improve community welfare, and recommendations for proposing models, and incentives for community groups.
- Implemented pilot activities in each village to improve community’s welfare in the context of APL forest protection.
- Map of conditions and use of natural resources in the villages that contain information about the distribution of forested areas in APL and other potential resources.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
- The grant recipient (civil society or non-governmental organization, academia) with experience in in policy assistance and implementation of natural resource management shall complete and submit the Grant Proposal in accordance with UNDP’s Low Value Grant Proposal Template
- The selection criteria for 2022 Low Value Grant Agreement are as follow:
- Methodology (30%); proposed methodology, work plan, approach, timeline, completeness of deliverables
- Identity (20%); registration status, having a specific status as necessary, etc
- Capacity (20%); specialized knowledge and experience on similar engagement, standard operating, procedure, financial report (audit report if available)
- Utilization of resources (15%); financial SOP, realistic budget for how fund will be spent (in accordance with UNDP standard cost; UN Harmonized Cost Rate, etc)
- Submission requirements (15%); Ideas presented including any requirement with regard to utilization resources, reporting, duration and other formal criteria.
Qualifications of CSO and Personnel
- The selected CSO should comply with requirement as follow:
- Has at least 3 years of experience at the village level with specialization in policy assistance and implementation of natural resource management by the village.
- CSO located in Central Kalimantan Province or Kotawaringin Barat District will be an advantage
- Experienced in conducting assessments of the level of community welfare associated with natural resource utilization activities around the village, especially forested areas.
- Has a good network and working relationship with the government of Central Kalimantan Province and Kotawaringin Barat District
- Has exceptional time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Personnel shall be qualified for each proposed position and must be a permanent staff of the CSO (CV attached).
- Capable of meeting the administrative document requirements required by UNDP.
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