Consultancy for "Satellite Image Application on Forest Resource Monitoring - SNV/MAM2"

Project: Scaling up Mangrove EbA in the Mekong Delta (MAM2 project)

I.  Background

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation has been working in Vietnam since 1995, and is committed to reducing poverty by catalysing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+. SNV is engaged in the agriculture sector implementing Value Chain, Inclusive Business and Climate Change adaption and Mitigation activities.

As Southeast Asia has lost half their mangroves over the past 30 years, primarily as a result of clearing for shrimp ponds.  This has serious consequences such as mangroves protect against tidal waves and storm surges. They are vital fish nursery-grounds, provide timber, honey, and other products and raise land level by trapping sediment.  They also sequester carbon faster than any other forest type.  Healthy mangroves thus make important contributions to both climate change adaptation and mitigation and form the basis of coastal ecosystem-based adaptation.

Scaling up Mangrove EbA in the Mekong Delta (MAM2), funded by Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), implemented by SNV in coordination with Ca Mau Provincial People’s Committee (PPC). This project has tried to build capacity for local stakeholders (Aquaculture/forestry sectors, local authority, private companies, and farmers); improve livelihood of mangrove – shrimp farmers on degraded mangroves by promoting shrimp certification and restoration; recommend for policy makers for Payment for Ecosystem Services on Aquaculture; and create enable conditions for accessing climate change fund, REDD+. Project focused sites will be in Ngoc Hien district for these activities.

The MAM2 project, SNV-Vietnam Agriculture programme has been cooperating with Ca Mau Provincial People’s Committee/Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, seafood enterprises, Forest Management Boards and shrimp households in Ca Mau since 2012.

The MAM2 project is now seeking national specialist in GIS for improving techniques and management skill for FMBs staff who are in charge in mapping, data processing and storing of forest management information data in Ca Mau province.

II.        Consultancy service description:

1.    Objectives:

To build capacity for Forest Management Boards on forest management data for management practices and development planning.  In which, improving GIS’ technique and skills are very important:

  • ­Getting the free satellite Sentinal -2 of 2017 and image interpretation;
  • Update information on the newly image satellite  that’s compatible with the digital map software (QGIS and eCognition software);
  • Using the image interpretation results for forest resource monitoring.

2.    Scope of work

The project aims to capacity building on forest management (GIS) for all FMBs that are located in Ca Mau province (7 FMBs). In which, all project areas are involved, such as, Nam Can, Ngoc Hien districts.

3.    Methodology/Tasks

  • ­Review current needs on GIS (getting free newly image satellite and image interpretation) of Ca Mau’s FMBs technicians;
  • Design for training materials and participants;
  • Testing for applicable of training material to match designed participants/trainees levels and needs;
  • Conduct training in Ca Mau for designed participants.

4.    Deliverables:

All deliverables are in Vietnamese and English with the following contents:

  • A proposal for fulfilling training design for CM’s FMBs that include methodology, design, monitoring and work-plan and estimated costs for trainer;
  • Training materials and presentation PowerPoints for training (in soft copy);

5.    Timeline:  From November 2017 to December 2017.

III.      Qualifications, skills and experience required:

The consultants need to have the following qualifications:

  • Having certification of expertise in GIS, image satellite interpretation, or relevant professional trainers;
  • Having at least 6 -year experience in this area;
  • Having capacity of reporting in Vietnamese and English in this topic.

IV.       How to apply:

Interested consultants/ firms are requested to submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV); Updated experience working document.
  • Detail of proposal demonstrating the ability to deliver on this assignment, included financial, area survey, logistic support etc. during implementation of this assignment; Estimate working days with above detail (with supporting from Field Coordinator, partners in Provinces, FMBs).
  • Deadline for proposal submission: November 15, 2017
  • Proposal is requested to send email to: [email protected]

Components of the technical proposal:

  • Understanding of the assignment
  • Proposed assignment approach, methodology and tools
  • Work plan and resource arrangement
  • Team roles and specific tasks

Annexes: CVs of team members, relevant publications or other evidence of relevant capacities

Components of the budget proposal:

  • Package rate of the work and daily rate of each member
  • Operational and support costs
  • Total estimated costs
Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2017-11-15