(Project ID: P124905 Credit No 5015-UNI)

This request for expression of interest follows the update of the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development business issue of 27th April 2012 and in Nigeria newspaper of 27th September 2012.

As part of Government commitment to transformation of the Nigerian socio-economy landscape, a multi-sector project is being executed in Nigeria to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and support the people as they relate to their land. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project is an 8 year multi-sectorial and multi-scale program that targets states with acute gully erosion. The project Is involving many Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Local Governments, communities and civil societies who are responsible for planning, economy, finance and works agriculture, water resources, forest, transport, power emergency response as well as those focused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/ basin regulation. In order to achieve this Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit of US$500 million from the international development Association (IDA) for the implementation of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project.

The Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project intends to use part of the proceeds of the credit for the recruitment of an Umbrella Non-Governmental Organization (UNGO) to coordinate Social Mobilization in the NEWMAP States (20 Nos) (at the local Government grassroots/catchment levels)

The UNGO will focus on community mobilization and social accountability on participatory watershed management (working closely with the engineering teams), livelihood safeguards action learning, O&M and beneficiary verification. UNGO is expected to encourage gender equity in community organization and responsibilities.

Specifically the Umbrella NGO will provide the following services:
(1) Community Mobilization
(a) Develop a comprehensive Community Mobilization Strategy that will guide Focal (state) NGOs (FONGOs) in mobilizing the communities to plan and implement watershed .management activities and to access the sub-grants for enhancement of livelihoods.
(b) Develop a detailed operating manual that would help focal NGOs to ensure that the local community is well informed and empowered to participate in land-use planning and conservation measures
(2) Social accountability on participatory watershed Management
1. a) Provide guidance to the FONGO in working closely with the Engineering team and the communities to ensure a strategic combination of civil engineering designs, vegetative land Management and other community led adaptive livelihood initiatives for each sub-catchment watershed
2. b) Provide guidance to the SPMU and the FONGOs in designing suitable resettlement plan where necessary
(3) Supervision
a ) In a transparent process, identify Focal (state) NGOs through a development of selection criteria and assist SPMU in identification.
1. b) Visit the states frequently and work alongside the FONGOs to ensure consistency and quality.
(4) Capacity Building
a). Develop training materials and implement training courses for FONGOs in Community mobilization (ii) Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) for watersheds (both urban and rural (iii) conflict resolution and (iv) livelihoods
(5) Advocacy
Provide overall guidance to FONGOs in working with the communication specialist to develop a communication strategy that will encourage better land and water management, Including (i) sensitization on community in land use plans (ii) adoption of water harvesting, soil and water conservation practices (iii) communal labor to maintain drainage structures, restoration arid maintenance of vegetation (iv) community livelihoods and enterprise for example geotextiles and gabion boxes production; (v) community environmental and gully formation monitoring
(b) Work with the communications specialist at the Federal and state levels to help craft message for various stakeholders and help design effective campaigns to disseminate key ideas.

The consulting NGO would be hired for an initial period of 2 years to provide the services

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project now invite eligible consulting NGO (“consultants’’) to indicate their interest in providing the services.
Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualification and relevant experience to perform the services.
The shortlisting criteria are (i) evidence showing the fields of specialty of the NGO (Consultant’s profile/ brochure) (ii) evidence showing that the NGO is a legal entity (certificate of registration) (iii) evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies (iv) evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the NGO in the field of assignment (v) experience of working in a similar geographical region (vi) description of similar assignment (vii) availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc.) for each previous project performed the consultant shall provide the name and the contract of the client (office & email address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution name(s) of lead and associate NGO amount and financing sources.

The attention of interested consultants (NGO) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s guidelines: Selection and Employment of ‘Consultants (under IBRD loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by the World Bank Borrowers (January 2011) (‘Consultant Guidelines’) Please visit www.worldbank.org, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest in related to this assignment on information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of consultant guidelines.

Consultant may associate with other NGO in the form of joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (10.00am to 16.00pm)

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to address below (in person, or by courier service) by 4 June, 2019

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project
Attn: Federal Project Coordinator Federal Ministry of Environment,
No. 56, Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro,
Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: 08036477409; 08066029902

E-mail: fpmu@newmap.gov.ng