Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for provision of Consulting Services for Preparation of Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries Frame Survey Reports

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION INTEREST (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCY)

Preparation Advance No. IDA V3100

PROJECT ID: P172012

Subject: Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for provision of Consulting Services for Preparation of Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries Frame Survey Reports

Reference No.: LR-NAFAA-162612-CS-INDV

Assignment Title: Preparation of Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries Frame Survey Reports

The Government of Liberia through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) is commencing the preparatory process for the ‘Liberia Sustainable Management of Fisheries Project” (LSMFP) with funding from the World Bank Group, and requires the services of a Consultant to prepare Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries Survey Reports.

The objective of this assignment is to recruit a local consultant who will assist NaFAA to collate and analyze survey data and information, and write the final narrative report of the survey. The survey will be conducted in the 15 counties simultaneously and will last for a period of Fortyfive (45) days. The recruitment and training of enumerators and regional supervisors will be for five (5) days. Collection of data in the field will be carried out over twenty-one (21) days. Data compilation, analysis, and publication (reporting) of survey results will follow and then be conducted over a Nineteen (19) day period.

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in performing the Services. Interested Individual Consultants should provide updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and relevant documents indicating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria includes the following qualifications:

 An upper level degree (MSc ) in Fisheries or Aquaculture Management, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, social science or related disciplines.

 At least 5 years of demonstrated experience of having performed a similar task or written survey/ research reports;

 Experience in surveys using questionnaire is desirable;

 Excellent written and oral communications skills;

 Fluency in English, both written and spoken;

 Ability to work effectively, independently and have the ability to compile reports quickly within deadlines.

 Ability to work in a team and effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds;

 Willingness to work in rural communities and under difficult/challenging circumstances; The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following websites:

a) www.nafaa.gov.lr

b) www.emansion.gov.lr

The attention of interested individual Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” dated July 2016, revised November 2017, and August 2018, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. Please refer to paragraph 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations on conflict of interest related to this assignment which is available on the Bank’s website at 

http://projectsbeta.worldbank.org/en/projects-operations/products-and-services/brief/procurement-newframework

. An Individual Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 0900 to 1600 hours GMT.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by Tuesday September 8, 2020 @ 4:00PM GMT

Liberia Sustainable Management of Fisheries Project (LSMFP)

Attn:The Project Coordinator

Mesurado Pier,

Freeport of Monrovia

Monrovia, Liberia

Tel: +231777823890/0770532901

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Note: Applicant MUST indicate in the email subject, the Title of the Position he/she is applying for

 

Terms of Reference: Preparation of Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries Frame Survey Reports

1.0 Background and Introduction

The government of Liberia through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture authority (NaFAA) has received support from the World Bank Group toward the preparation and implementation of the, “Liberia Sustainable Management of Fisheries Project (LSMFP)”. The project development objective (PDO) is to improve the management and utilization of selected fisheries. The objective of this terms of reference is to recruit a local consultant who will assist NaFAA to collate and analyze survey data and information, and write the final narrative report of the survey.

Aquaculture production holds a largely untapped potential for Liberia and other countries in the West Africa region. With a suitable natural environment, and a relatively stable political climate Liberia offers a potential investment destination for aquaculture.

Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries remain a potential sector to stimulate growth in the local economy and enhance food security. It would greatly impact rural communities where there is; poorly educated population, high dependency rates, low productivity rates, poor infrastructures and scarce economic activities. The potential of small-scale aquaculture to generate income, create employment, contribute to improved food security and assist in alleviating poverty among such communities is high and remains untapped.

These can be partly attributed to the insignificant impact of aquaculture since its introduction nearly half a century ago, owing to inadequate basic on-farm record keeping and updated baseline information on the sector for planning and development purposes. The most recent aquaculture survey conducted was 8 years ago in 2013 and baseline information on the inland small-scale fisheries is very scanty. Much have change considering the time interval and key information needs to be ascertained.

Hence, the motivation of the proposal is to conduct a more detailed aquaculture and inland fisheries baseline survey to facilitate planning and development of national strategies for the promotion of the aquaculture and inland fisheries sector. The survey report will inform the work of ongoing and future aquaculture projects, and development of sector policy and regulatory framework.

2.0 Scope of the Project

The project's focus would be on strengthening capacity and institutions of Liberia responsible for fisheries management, improving information required for the decision making in managing fishery resources, developing facilities and mechanisms for handling fish catch and fish products, including through the construction of the Mesurado integrated fisheries hub and four community landing & postharvest infrastructures, and supporting government’s efforts to develop aquaculture. One of the project priorities will be to support community-led fisheries management, offering options to add value to raw fish products and address some of the gender gaps.

The project will be implemented through 4 components, with component 4 specifically focused on supporting aquaculture development. This component will support (i) developing a policy and regulatory framework for sustainable aquaculture;(ii) Establishing a full scale aquaculture technology R&D and Quality Assurance Center in Klay: will provide services such as research, development, extension, training activities. The project will provide equipment, and includes rehabilitation , such as catfish, cutlass fish, tilapia, and support shellfish stock enhancement, to development of NaFAA’s aquaculture research capacity, with emphasis on rehabilitating & equipping the Klay Hatchery for research in feed, fingerling (seeds) and (growth) to support extension and improve aquaculture production; and (iii) developing zoning mapping to help identify prone aquaculture areas, (iv)Awareness raising (v) Developing private sector on the basis of PPP on three sites: this would include activities such as rehabilitation of facilities, construction of road networks, including soft activities that the GoL has to do for PPP this could include guidelines, policies, templates for contract.

3.0 Description of Activity

The survey will be conducted in the 15 counties simultaneously and will last for a period of Forty-five (45) days. The recruitment and training of enumerators and regional supervisors will be for five (5) days. Collection of data in the field will be carried out over twenty-one (21) days. Data compilation, analysis, and publication (reporting) of survey results will follow and then be conducted over a Nineteen (19) day period.

The survey questionnaire will be developed by the division of aquaculture and inland fisheries at NaFAA. It will be administered to thirty (30) fish farmers and inland fisheries fisher men per county. Information already on record at NaFAA on inland fisheries or possessed by NGOs involved in aquaculture regarding fish farmers and their location will also be tabulated. GPS and digital camera will be used during the survey to provide enumerator with location and photos of the farms and fish landing sites.

Data obtained from the survey will be analyzed by the Local Consultant in consultation with the survey coordinator, using Microsoft Excel or other data analysis tools. The data will be entered into a spread sheet using a pivot table for graphical analysis (average, frequency and variation). The results will then be compiled and published for public consumption.

 

4.0 Scope of Assignment

The scope of activity to be performed by the consultant will include, inter alia:

 To assist in the training of survey enumerators to participate in the survey exercise;

 Assist the Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries Division to finalize and validate survey questionnaire;

 Supervise survey data entry and tabulations;

 Review and analyze survey data and information, and prepare a survey data summary;

 Work closely and coordinate with the survey coordinator and field supervisors to ensure the survey questionnaire is administered in an effective manner to reduce error margins and achieve desired results;

 Perform any related duties requested by the project coordinator; and

 Prepare and submit the final survey report to the coordinator of LSMFP. 5.0 Required Qualifications, Experience and Competencies The Local Consultant should possess the following qualifications and skills

 An upper level degree (MSc ) in Fisheries or Aquaculture Management, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, social science or related disciplines.

 At least 5 years of demonstrated experience of having performed a similar task or written survey/ research reports;

 Experience in surveys using questionnaire is desirable;

 Excellent written and oral communications skills;

 Fluency in English, both written and spoken;

 Ability to work effectively, independently and have the ability to compile reports quickly within deadlines.

 Ability to work in a team and effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds;

 Willingness to work in rural communities and under difficult/challenging circumstances;

 

6.0 Duration of the Assignment

The support intervention is essentially a short-time fixed term, to be completed over two months.

7.0 Reporting Arrangement and deliverables

The Local consultant will report to the to the project coordinator of LSMFP. The consultant is expected to submit an inception report within 15 days of signing of the contract. This period will coincide with completion of the training of enumerators and validation of the survey questionnaire. A draft survey report will be submitted 45 days after signing of the contract and a final report incorporating comments from the client and stakeholders within 60 days of contract effectiveness.

8.0 Duty Location

Duty location for this assignment will be in Monrovia, with periodic travel to the field as may be required.

9.0 Selection Method:

Selection of Individual Consultant (IC) and Limited

Liberia to Conduct National Fish Stock Assessment

LOCATION

Bushrod Island
Monrovia,Liberia
info@nafaa.gov.lr

 

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