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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – SERVICE PROVIDER OF SMALL GRANTS PREPARATION AND IMPLEMENTATION IN ALAUNGDAW KATHAPA NATIONAL PARK ANDNAT MATAUNG NATIONAL PARK IN MYANMAR

SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME BY THE ASEAN CENTRE FOR BIODIVERSITY

GERMAN FINANCIAL COOPERATION

BMZ 2011 66 545

 The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB, Grant Authority), in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) of Myanmar, hereby announces the Call for Expression of Interest for the Service Provider of Small Grants Preparation and Implementation in Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park and Nat Ma Taung National Park in Myanmar.

 Deadline:      14 May 2019,  24:00h Myanmar Time

Country:        Myanmar

Ref-N°: Prequalification

Ref.: National Competitive Bidding

Programme Executing Agency (PEA): ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Programme Implementation Agency (PIA): NWCD, Forest Department, Myanmar

Project measures: Project Implementation

Requested services: Assistance of the PEA in the following tasks:

Ø  Grant preparation: Administer the launching and call for proposals based on thematic areas identified by the ACB SGP; technical assistance to local NGOs in proposal development and in uploading proposals on the ACB SGP Grants Management and Monitoring System (GraMMS), facilitate design and formulation of projects at the community/ park level (multi-stakeholder workshops to prioritize action and potential areas for collaboration between stakeholders);.

Ø  Grant selection: bundle and pre-screen projects into a cohesive portfolio that supports the objectives of the overall programme for bio-diversity conservation in the selected site; assist in conducting the administrative review of proposals, receiving proposals and screening them vis-à-vis the management plan for the AHP; support the substantive review of proposals; assist in identifying capacity building and handholding needs for grant implementation;

Ø  Grant implementation: receive and disburse funds to grantees (as per PMM Fund flow mechanisms), request progress-based payments from ACB; ensure grantees’ compliance to provisions and conditions of the Programme Management Manual (PMM) and the specific project grant agreements; provide limited technical backstopping during the implementation of biodiversity conservation projects and livelihood development in the two of four selected AHPs namely, Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park (AKNP); and Nat Mataung National Park (NMNP); monitor progress & financial management; grant performance report for submission to ACB; assist in progress reporting to NSC and ACB; review progress and project technical and financial completion reports,  certify that compliance to the requirements and/or conditions for approval of  fund release, and assist in certificate of completion;

Ø  Grant Accounting and Reporting: grant performance report for submission to ACB SGP and NWCD; reviewing and compiling progress reports and project completion reports – both technical and financial;

This prequalification for grant making services will be guided by the latest version of Chapter 11 of the „Small Grants Programme Management Manual Myanmar” (downloadable at https://aseanbiodiversity.org/key_programme/small-grants-programme/ on the Resources tab). It is foreseen to assign the services to an independent service provider with proven experience in the sector and the country. Further information is available in the annex and through the Assistant Chief Technical Advis0r (+95 944 8016 358) in Myanmar.

Contact to Assistant Chief Technical Advisor;

Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation – Conservation Network (MERN)

Building- 208/209, Room – 3B, Sabal Marga Street,Hantharyeikmon Housing, Ward-5, Sinmalaik,
Kamaryut Township, Yangon, MYANMAR, Tel. # +95 9 456999119, +95 9 448016358

mern.myanmar@gmail.com

COMPLETE DETAILS  AND  ANNEXES

Call for Proposal for Livelihood Improvements and Mangrove Restoration in Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary (MMKWS) and adjacent areas, Bogalay Township, Ayeyarwady Region

One of the components of the Programme is Small Grants Programming where ACB provides financial and technical support in developing and implementing projects for biodiversity protection and livelihood in and around selected AHPs in the participating ASEAN Member States (AMS). Through the first call, the Management Plans were developed by WCS for ALKNP & NMTNP, by FFI for IDLWS & MMKWS. And, Law Enforcement and Community Outreach & Awareness  were implemented by WCS & FFI through second and third call respectively.
Currently, we are in the fourth call for proposals in Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary (MKWS), one of the selected AHPs in Myanmar. This call for proposal focus mainly for livelihood improvements and mangrove restoration in Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sancturary and adjacent areas through work-for-profit endeavor.
Title of the project  – Mangrove restoration in Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sancturary
Project Area – Meinmahla Kyun, Bogalay Township, Pyapon District, Ayeyarwady

Deadline for Submission – 29 April 2019 

Detail informations  and required documents including proposal format are provided , please go to below links to get them.

Detail information,  Announcement of the call,  Concept Note  and  Proposal Format

 

For Additional Information

The Secretariat, SGP National Working Team – Myanmar
c/o Mr. Aung Thant Zin
Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation – Conservation Network (MERN)

Building- 208/209, Room – 3B, Sabal Marga Street,Hantharyeikmon Housing, Ward-5, Sinmalaik,
Kamaryut Township, Yangon, MYANMAR

Tel. # +95 9 456999119, +95 9 448016358

mern.myanmar@gmail.com

 

Corazon A. de Jesus Jr.

SGP Project Coordinator
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Domingo M. Lantican Avenue,University of the Philippines Los Baños,Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines

Tel. # +6349 536 2865, +6349 536 3989

cadejesus@aseanbiodiversity.org

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