Expert on Tree Nursery Establishment and Managment -ForCES

Indigenous tree nursery establishment and management in Quang Tri

Country:     Vietnam
Organisation: SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Program:     REDD +
Projects:    Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services (ForCES)
Abstract:     Expert on indigenous tree nursery establishment and management

Duration: 15 person-days in 3 months.

1 Background:

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification has typically focused on the certification of timber products sourced from sustainably managed forests as determined by a set of principles and criteria. Under the Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services (ForCES) project, the idea of expanding FSC to include additional ecosystem services (such as carbon, water, biodiversity and soil protection) will be tested across 4 countries; Vietnam, Chile, Indonesia and Nepal. Essential to this is the development of suitable measurable compliance indicators which will be incorporated in FSC national standards in the pilot countries and into international standards. SNV Vietnam will implement activities under the ForCES project in Quang Tri Province, and Huong Son, Ha Tinh Province.

In Quang Tri, the management objectives management objectives of the forest have been developed for the provision of environmental services. One of the main management objectives for this area is to protect, enrich and expand the natural forest area and diversify the tree species with indigenous species.
Referring to that this TOR is developed and using by the project for recruiting consultants/trainers to provide training and supervise the smallholder groups and the field team in Quang Tri to establish 3-4 indigenous tree nursery and monitor those in the good way.

2. Tasks of the consultants/trainers:

  • Develop the training materials and programme on establishment and management of tree nursery.
  • Cooperate with ForCES staff to conduct one training course for key members of Vinh Tu group and DoF Quang Tri on tree nursery establishment and management.
  • Guide the field teams on planting techniques, nursery management
  • Developing detailed plans for developing tree nursery.
  • Supervising of local teams and nursery owners in establishment process and

4. Deliverables:

  • Initial training plan for the assignment that will need to be approved by the SNV/ForCES
  • Detailed program for training course for field teams in Quang Tri and monitoring the nursery establishment.
  • Set of training materials and field guidelines.
  • Training report documenting lessons learnt, recommendations and action plan for nursery management in the ForCES model in Quang Tri

4. Qualifications

The consultant should have:

  • Proven knowledge and skills in forestry nursery establishment and management.
  • A solid understanding of forestry as demonstrated by at least 5 years work experience and relevant qualifications in this area.
  • A sound understanding of the concept of forest certification
  • Capable to work with local partners and communities.
  • Good ToT skills, facilitation skills and participatory skills

5.Timeframe and Location

The consultant will conduct the training in Quang Tri in June 2014 and monitoring activities will start July 2015. We will acknowledge all applications, but we will only contact short-listed candidates.

A consultant for this assignment will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out by SNV. Interested consultants should submit their application letter and latest CV by email to [email protected]. No later than 23rd May  2013.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2014-05-23