The PA Financing Project is a national project executed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) and implemented by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Malaysia. It is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant financing. The project aims to establish a performance-based financing structure to support an effective protected area system in Malaysia. You can find out more about the project from this website: http://www.protectedareasmalaysia.my.
National Protected Area (PA Managers’ Conference)
The 2nd National Protected Area (PA) Managers’ Conference to be held in Pulau Penang from 25 – 29 September 2016, will bring together the country’s conservation front-liners with the aim of providing a dynamic platform for mutual learning and exchange of experience. The conference is designed to provide PA managers the opportunity to engage with new tools and approaches that are increasingly being used to tackle a range of management scenarios and exploring the use of adaptive management concepts and encouraging innovation for more effective PA management.
The theme of the conference in 2016 is “Developing the Use of Adaptive Management and Encouraging Innovation in Protected Area Management in Malaysia”.
The main target participants of the conference are PA managers and front-liners across both federal and state agencies. These include the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN), the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia, Johor National Parks Corporation (JNPC), Perak State Parks Corporation (PSPC), Forest Department Sarawak, Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Wildlife Department and similar.
Key conservation NGOs that are directly involved in biodiversity conservation and PA management are invited to participate. Acknowledging the contribution of local and indigenous communities to managing areas of conservation importance, community representatives and community based organisations (CBOs) will also be invited to participate and to share their perspectives. It is anticipated that 100 participants will attend.
Speakers and presentations
The speakers and resource persons at the 2nd PA Managers’ Conference bring with them experience of managing PAs in Malaysia and in the region and are able to offer valuable insights into specific components of PA management.
On Day 1 we will be holding a plenary session where we will look at the latest national level policy development and issues that are relevant to protected areas throughout Malaysia.
On Day 2, we will be offering a range of presentations in parallel sessions which fall within several main streams: (1) Strengthening PA management through innovation and new approaches, (2) Community and stakeholder engagement (3) Ecotourism and visitor management. Participants will have the opportunity to attend the sessions that are most relevant to their area of work.
Presentations will explore these topics from the prism of adaptive management and innovation within the context of daily operations in Malaysian PAs. Case studies from elsewhere in the region will also be shared.
Duties and Responsibilities
To ensure that the proceedings of the 2nd National Protected Area Managers’ Conference which is planned for 26-27 September 2016 is properly documented and drafted for publication, UNDP Malaysia seeks to engage suitably qualified service providers to:
A complete draft Proceedings of the 2nd National Protected Area Managers’ Conference 2016.
Deliverables and Timeline:
The consultant will be responsible for the delivery, content, technical quality and accuracy of the deliverables. All deliverables shall be submitted to the Project Management Unit and UNDP Malaysia in accordance with the following timeline.
Handling of Data, Information and Documents:
All data, information and documents obtained under this assignment is the property of the Government of Malaysia and United Nations Development Programme, and be treated as strictly confidential.
No such information shall be used and cited by the expert for any other purpose other than for the preparation of the Proceedings of the 2nd National Protected Area Managers Conference.
All soft and hard copies of the data, information and documents must be returned to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, and UNDP Malaysia upon completion of this assignment.
The service providers will report to the Programme Manager of UNDP Malaysia, and work under the guidance of the Project Management Unit led by the National Project Director, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN).
The service providers will be based at his/her home office unless meetings are scheduled with the PA Financing project team, UNDP Malaysia, and Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Scheduling of meetings will be arranged and fixed based on discussion between the consultant and the PA Financing project team. The consultant is responsible for his/her own travel arrangement.
Briefing to Specialist
Upon appointment, the consultant will receive a detailed briefing by UNDP Malaysia and the PA Financing project team on the required scope of work and work plan.
The assignment will require 30 working days starting from 19 September 2016 to 18 December 2016. It will be necessary to travel to attend the conference which will be held at The Wembley, Georgetown, Penang on 26 and 27 September 2016.
Terms of Payment:
The contract and payments will be performance-based and assessed by PA Financing Project Management Unit and UNDP Malaysia. For payment in installments, certification of satisfactory performance at each phase is required.
This assignment is open to Malaysian nationals and residents only.
Required Skills and Experience