Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for provision of Consulting Services to Develop Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) in favor NaFAA

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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 to Develop Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) in favor NaFAA


Reference No.: LR-NAFAA-162611-CS-INDV


Assignment Title: Development of Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF)


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 an individual consultant who will prepare a
Resettlement Policy Framework (RFP) for the proposed Project.
The objective of this assignment is basically drafting the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF)
to be implemented / use as reference by the Environmental Specialist and the Social
Development Specialist of the Project implementations unit (PIU). The RPF will lays out the
policies, institutional arrangements, schedules, indicative budgets and procedures that govern the
acquisition of land, physical relocation of households and commercial enterprises, restriction on
the land use and involuntary resettlement and other social impacts that may result from
implementation of the proposed project including required mitigation measures for potential
social impacts, instruments to be prepared, valuation and compensation procedures, grievance
handling systems and how to engage project affected parties, interested people, NGOs and other
stakeholders in the planning and implementation of follow-up projects.
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:
 Preferably a Master’s degree or equivalent in Sociology, Social Anthropology, Environmental
Science, Economics, Environmental Economics, Natural Resources Management or related
scientific discipline;
 Minimum – a Bachelor in Sociology, Social Anthropology, Environmental Science, Economics,
Environmental Economics, Natural Resources Management or related scientific discipline;
 At least 8 years of extensive working experience in preparation, implementation and monitoring
of RAP/RPF/ESIA/ESMF/ESMP/LMP/GBV Risks Assessment and Action Plan;
 Active involvement in international environment and social safeguard application is
advantageous.
Specific Knowledge
 Knowledge on World Bank Safeguard policies, ESF, procedures and practice is desirable;
 Knowledge of local Social Development and Environmental Legislation;
 Knowledge of Liberian Laws, Acts and Policies related land and land acquisition;
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
c) www.moa.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 Wednesday July 1, 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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Terms of Reference: Development of Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF)
1.0 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)”, and desires to apply part
of the proceeds towards eligible payment of the services of an individual consultant who will
prepare a resettlement policy framework (RPF) for the proposed project. The project
development objective (PDO) is to improve management and utilization of selected fisheries.
2. 0 Background
Liberia has a coastline of some 590km, a relatively narrow shelf with an average width of31km,
and total Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) of around 18,400km2

. The coastline of Liberia is
dotted with fish landings sites but, from North to South, four large clusters are located around
the large towns of Robertsport, Monrovia, Buchanan and Harper.
The main oceanic pelagic resources are tuna and tuna-like species such as bonito and marlin.
The shelf is slightly narrower in northern waters and rather broader in the south, where it
virtually provides the starting point for the Gulf of Guinea. Unlike the coastal regions to the
north such as Sierra Leone and Guinea, Liberia is not affected by the upwelling effects of the
Canary Current, which therefore limits its productivity, although it does receive heavy seasonal
discharges from the numerous rivers and their estuaries; these provide productive conditions for
shrimp fisheries. The lack of upwelling does not favour the production of the small pelagic
sardine-like species so plentiful further north but, nevertheless, they are sufficiently prolific as to
provide a significant element in the fishery.
The artisanal fishery is estimated to provide a means of livelihood for about 33,120 full-time
fisher folk and processors in both marine and inland waters, about 61% of whom are Liberians
and 60% females. The Liberians are mainly Kru and the foreigners are mainly Fanti and Popoe
fishers who migrated to Liberia from Benin, Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, with recent additions of
Gambian and Senegalese fishermen in Cape Mount County. Grand Kru County with 35 landing
sites and Sinoe County with 30 have the largest number of landing sites and are dominated by
indigenous fisher folk, but land substantially less fish annually than Grand Cape Mount County
with 14 sites and Grand Bassa County with 18 sites; a reflection of the smaller boats used by
indigenous fisher folk.
The government of Liberia with support from the World Bank through the West Africa Regional
Fisheries Program (WARFP) has rebuilt the fish stocks to recovery status thus significantly
increasing landings by artisan fishers. In order to further harness the benefit from the resources
to increase revenues, improve income and food security, the Government of Liberia is seeking

further assistance from the World Bank Group to support ‘Sustainable Management of
Fisheries in Liberia’, with the objective to improve the management and utilization of selected
fisheries. The proposed project has the following key objectives:
1. Improving management of selected fisheries
2. Improving handling of fish and fish products
3. Support to Aquaculture, and
4. Project management
In order to achieve sustainable management of the fisheries sector in Liberia, several objectives
will be pursued, including: (i) strengthening capacity of relevant institutions in Liberia
responsible for fisheries management, including improving information required for the
decision making in managing fishery resources; (ii) developing facilities for handling,
processing and storage and mechanisms for improving market access through
certification, branding, etc.; (iii) supporting artisanal and community-led fisheries
management; (iv) improving benefits to women from the management and use of fisheries
resources; and (v) supporting efforts to develop aquaculture research, development and
extension. Moreover, relevant aspects of coastal zone management such as
wetlands/mangrove management and rehabilitation, near-shore solid waste (especially
plastic) pollution management will be included.
The intervention will support construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures under
project components 1, 2 and 3. The construction of offices for NaFAA on existing site
under component 1, improvement of the Robertsport Landing Cluster and rehabilitation of
the Klay Fish hatchery under components 2 & 3 will require an ESMP. Construction of
landing sites and fish handling & processing infrastructure at yet to be selected sites in the
coastal counties will require ESMF, while construction of the integrated canoe landing site
at Mesurado will require a full ESIA, including baseline information and RAP. RPF and
GRM will be developed for all project sites. Compensation packages under the RAP will not
be financed by the project.
Coordination and implementation of the project will be through the project
implementation unit (PIU) of NaFAA. The PIU will coordinate the implementation of all
subprojects, working with relevant stakeholders.

3.0 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 & post-harvest 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 the following components:
3.1 Component 1: Improving management of selected fisheries
3.1.1 Sub-component 1.1. Institutional strengthening and capacity building
This sub-component will support ongoing reforms of key aspects of the sector’s institutional,
policy and legislative regimes, and also strengthen and equip national and subnational fisheries
institutions with capacity to sustainably manage the sector and fisheries resources. The
component will also support enhancing cooperation and coordination mechanisms and capacity
building across the various sectors actors. Specifically, this component will support among
others (i) Development and implementation of new fisheries polices and associated regulatory
instruments including a vigorous Communication, media and publicity campaign; (ii) the
harmonization of fisheries policies and legislation (particularly those related to fishing licensing,
close seasons, MPAs, etc.) with other sectoral policies; (iii) Strengthening of NaFAA’s technical
and administrative capacity and functions through the construction and equipping of a
headquarter building to provide adequate work environment; (iv) peer-to-peer knowledge
sharing and study tours/workshops/conferences/internships; (v) mobilize regional technical
expertise to support the implementation of project-funded national and community-level
activities; (vi) Support Master Degree and PhD training of NaFAA staff in selected areas of
specialization to improve the human resource capacity and management of the fisheries sector;
and (vii) Support the establishment of Fisheries program at the University of Liberia.
3.1.2 Sub-component 1.2. Improving management of Selected Fisheries
This sub-component will sustain and enhance the national fisheries reform results obtained
during the WARF-P project and prepare Liberia for the long-term goal of sustainable fisheries
sector growth led by the private sector and embracing stronger and sustained participation by
fishing communities. The project will provide support towards the sustainable management of
the sector and fisheries resources. Project funds would provide support to the management of
fisheries resources and fleet through (i) strengthening of National Fisheries and Aquaculture
Authority (NaFAA) Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance (MCS) capacity through training of
staff and improving the observer program; (ii) specialized training on MCS technology, data
sharing and analysis; (iii) enhancing functionality of national monitoring center; (iii). conducting
fisheries stocks assessment in the Liberian coastal waters to value the available resources and
better planning of the balance between conservation and commercial fisheries sector
development (iv) develop fishery management plans for both Marine and inland fisheries
improve the inland fishery management. Also, the component will focus on the management of
fleet by supporting (v) Strengthen compliance through monitoring and inspection at sea, at port,
and beach combing such as vessels inspections at sea, at port, and beach combing, surveillance
activities and provision of equipment, devices and gears for observer program; (vi) improving
the national vessel registry by strengthening registration, marking and licensing regime and
improving its reliability and consistency; and (vii) piloting of alternative fishing vessels, gears
and technologies such as fiber glass, outriggers, etc..
3.1.3 Sub-Component 1.3. Support to management of information on fisheries.
1. This sub-component will (i) develop and establish a fisheries management and information
system including dashboard, a digitalize data collection, supporting statistics system by using
cellphone apps; an on-line marketing platform, license processing in real time and generation of
Quick Response (QR) code for license authentication, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), etc.;
(iii) scale-up the use of Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology (THE SCALE UP

INCLUDES the purchase of additional AIS technology, subscription of airtime, establishing a
platform for managing and procession the information received and technical support and

training), taking lessons from successful pilot applications carried out in Robertsport and West-
Point in Liberia, to collect landing data on daily basis. Also, AIS technology can help improve

safety at sea for small-scale fishing vessels and curtail IUU fishing by enabling monitoring
activity at sea. In addition, the AIS Class B technology, can track fishing routes; (iv) conduct
training on VMS and AIS data analysis and reporting; and (vi) strengthen the NAFAA website
to provide public information and feedback on fishing management including licensing,
infraction report; and (vii) upgrading the Fisheries Monitoring Center(FMC)
3.1.4 Sub-Component 1.4 Support to community-led fisheries management. Under this
pillar the project will seek to empower fishing communities with the capacity to better manage
local fishery resources and become active participants in the process of inclusive and sustainable
development through collaboration with other donors. Specifically, this pillar will (i) support
construction of offices to support the establishment of co-management and co-administration
mechanisms between CMAs and LAFA; (ii) provide logistics and equipment such as motor
cycles, mobile devices, community science toolkits, etc.., to support an improvement on
community surveillance as there are reported cases of fish smuggling without correct
documentation in the border areas and illegal fishing activities in the artisanal sector; and (iii)
Coastal zones management, including mangrove reforestation and conservation in selected
coastal communities.
3.2 Component 2: Improving handling of fish and fish products

3.2.1 Sub-component 2.1. Strengthening national post-harvest value systems. This sub-
component will support (i) Arranging credit line to provide fishing equipment and gears for

artisanal fisheries and semi-industrial vessels, including fiber glass semi-industrial vessels for
piloting in selected coastal counties); (ii) expansion of the NaFAA office at the Mesurado pier to
create additional work space for project and NaFAA technical staffs; including vessel servicing
facilities; repair and maintenance quays, slipways, docks, the supply of fuel, freshwater, ice,
bait, food, space for gear maintenance and storage, and stocks of spare-parts. Fuel and
lubricating oil supplies should be at a separate nearby location to avoid contamination and for
safety reasons. This including Navigation aids. They are aids to warn the crew, of the hidden
dangers such as submerged rocks, limits of approach channels and sand bars, etc. Floating
buoys, Navigation lights on breakwaters, piers, dolphins and other objects projecting into the
channel and Lighthouses are some of the common navigation aids. (iii) construction/expansion
of the fishery hub at the Mesurado pier which is under development in Monrovia to provide for a
semi industrial and artisanal fish landing site with shore facilities for fish auction, processing
and marketing, and provision for private sector investment in ice production and chill storage
including road rehabilitation/construction. Facilities will include a quay, central fish market,
processing area, sanitation, landing pontoons, ice plant, chill stores etc.; (iv) financed
community fisheries landing site improvements are also planned at Buchanan, Greenville,
Rivercess and Harper to construction or rehabilitation of basic infrastructure to provide better
landing sites, markets, toilets, water facilities, and post-harvest processing facilities in selected
communities, perhaps feeder roads construction ; (v) value-addition to enhance market access
and shelf-life perhaps including Fish Meal, Fish Oil and Canning Plants; (vi) product branding
and certifications to adhere to standards and sustainability requirements; and;

3.2.2 Sub-component 2.2. Support focused on women. As women are important players in the
fisheries sector in Liberia, particularly in the post-harvest sector, the project will have specific
activities to support women and women entrepreneurship development, including financial
management such as (i) helping set up women associations as part of the CMA structure to
increase their voice as a stakeholder in the fisheries sector including developing women
leadership skills; (ii) providing training and demonstration on better product handling, especially
in fish smoking and drying technology as well as packaging to enhance shelf-life; (iii) providing
training in business development and book-keeping; Setting up micro-finance for developing

women owned businesses in the fisheries sector. A feasibility study on setting-up the micro-
finance for women in the fisheries sector is being carried out with the help of the Iceland finance

which is part of the Iceland Technical support for this project and (v) improving the sanitary and
hygiene conditions for women and children in the fishing communities.
3.3 Component 3: Support to Aquaculture
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
of Liberia offers a potential investment destination for aquaculture. 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 Kley: 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. This component will benefit from some of the
activities indicated under sub-component 2.1 above. (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.
3.4 Component 4: Project management
This component will support the implementation, management, coordination and oversight of
the proposed project, including establishing and implementing a simple and smart monitoring
and evaluation (M&E) system, communication and training of the implementing entities on
applying the new World Bank’s environmental and social framework (ESF) and standards
(ESSs). Among others, this component will also finance the establishment and operations of
project implementation units/entities (PIUs), PFMU, including the salaries of staff hired to
implement the proposed project. Furthermore, the component will provide funds for new and
relevant studies identified and agreed during implementation of the project. Funds from this
component can also be used to prepare follow on projects or additional financing.
4.0 Objective of the assignment
The Consultant will be responsible for drafting the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) to be
implemented / use as reference by the Environmental Specialist and the Social Development
Specialist of the Project implementations unit (PIU). The RPF will lays out the policies,
institutional arrangements, schedules, indicative budgets and procedures that govern the
acquisition of land, physical relocation of households and commercial enterprises, restriction on

the land use and involuntary resettlement and other social impacts that may result from
implementation of the proposed project including required mitigation measures for potential
social impacts, instruments to be prepared, valuation and compensation procedures, grievance
handling systems and how to engage project affected parties, interested people, NGOs and other
stakeholders in the planning and implementation of follow-up projects.
Development of RPF is to ensure that systematic processes are followed (as against any ad-hoc
processes) in addressing social concerns during different stages of implementation; and a
framework that assures participation of affected persons, involvement of relevant institutions
and stakeholders, adherence to both World Bank and Government of Liberia’s procedures and
requirements, and outline appropriate compensation methods for adversely affected persons.
The development of the RPF is in fulfilment of the World Bank’s Policy on Involuntary
Resettlement (ESS5) whose objectives are that:
 Involuntary resettlement and land acquisition will be avoided where feasible, or
minimized, by exploring all viable alternatives.
 Avoid forced eviction.
 Where it is determined that resettlement and land acquisition cannot be avoided,
resettlement and compensation activities should be conceived and executed as
sustainable development programs with the full involvement and participation of the
displaced persons.
 Displaced and compensated persons will be assisted in their efforts to improve their

livelihoods and standards of living or at least to restore them, in real terms, to pre-
displacement levels or levels prevailing prior to the beginning of the project

implementation, whichever is higher.
 With respect to the construction of artisanal landing and post-harvest infrastructures
Project, no resettlement is expected to occur. What is required in terms of the RPF, as an
input to the ESMF, is:
- a screening checklist to ensure that no physical displacement occurs and avoid
economic displacement and/or compensate should it become necessary.
- a format and procedures for preparing Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plans in the
cases of economic displacement
5.0 Scope of the Assignment
The scope of work of the consultant includes but not limited to the following:
a) Review safeguard documents developed and applied by IBRD/WB financed projects in
Liberia, including the experiences and lessons learnt while executing social safeguards
activities;
b) Study country framework assessments that may have recorded the involuntary resettlement
experiences of fisheries and natural resource sector projects;

c) Collect and review national laws and regulations and WB’s Envronmental and Social
Framework (ESF) and Environmental & Social Standards (ESSs) and other provisions
governing preparation and implementation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) for WB
financed projects, to assess their applicability to the project, and related requirements. These

shall also include other social issues especially those related to Environment-Health-and-
Safety (EHS) aspects of the affected population. Identify and detail the gaps and suggest

measures to address them;
d) Conduct consultations with national legal experts on any recent and or proposals for legal
changes under consideration by the State, identify existing gaps and develop measures to
address them;
e) Review existing cadastral maps and other available data regarding the population, land
ownership and usage, and socioeconomic characteristics of the population and their practices
in the project impact area;
f) Identify the key institutions, departments, and stakeholders authorized to carryout land
acquisition activities along with their respective mandates, roles and responsibilities. It is
necessary to outline clearly the enforcement and institutional capacity in implementing
resettlement/land acquisition processes and provide an assessment of the strengths,
weaknesses of each entity and opportunities for their capacity enhancement. identify scope
for improvement of current processes for land acquisition and provide suggestions that could
be implemented by the project within the existing legal frameworks in Liberia;
g) Review existing grievance redress mechanisms (GRM) mandated by law and application of
the same in practice and suggest improvements to be implemented to comply with WB
guidelines and close to the existing local GRM; and
h) Identify potentially disadvantaged or vulnerable individuals or groups (if any) that might be
disproportionally impacted by resettlement and measures to support them or areas within the
project area with land tenure conflicts or land disputes that require particular attention.
i) Identify various women groups that might be disproportionally impacted by resettlement and
measures to support them or areas within the project area with land tenure conflicts or land
disputes that require particular attention.
h) Identify community / community property resources that might be impacted by resettlement
and measures to support them or areas within the project area that require particular attention
in the process.

6.0 Tasks of the Assignment
In order to complete this assignment, the consultant is expected to carry out the following tasks:
6.1 Field Investigation and social screening
a) The consultant shall conduct a field assessments and collect baseline information (primary
and secondary) relevant to social screening to determine the various social impacts that may
affect the lives of the people and or habitats in the proposed project area;
b) Estimate the approximate size of land parcels that needs to be acquired, the current land
usage, number of households, businesses and other roadside activities that are likely to be
affected and depending on these affected resources/properties.
c) Assess the extent and or length (as applicable) of public utilities such as telecom, electricity,
water and sewerage systems that may be affected and options for shiftings in consultation with
the owner departments.
d) Other assessments shall include but not be limited to;
 identification of common/community property and or resources that may be affected
(e.g. wells, hand pump, schools, community buildings, graveyards etc.);
 land quality including areas with high agricultural yields, areas of degradation;
 ownership, access to and use of natural resources, and local development status;
 Study the types of land ownership (private, community owned areas), sources of
livelihoods and category/type of owners in the project area;
e) Determine the approximate scale of physical relocation of residential households, public
infrastructure, commercial enterprises and other persons/families/households, who may be
directly and or indirectly to be affected on account of land acquisition and or execution of the
project;
6.2 Social Survey of selected households/locations
a) Conduct a sample survey of potentially affected households in the project communities to be
identified in Grand Bassa, Rivercess, Sinoe and Maryland Counties, business entities and
losses that may occur due to access restrictions, etc. The survey also should assess whether
there is a potential issue associated with land appreciation resulting from the project and
potential impacts to those without security of tenure. The sample survey may not necessarily
be a full scale census of potentially affected population, but should identify:
b) the social, economic, and demographic profile of the people and communities affected such
as population, gender, ethnicity, vulnerable groups, etc.;
c) spatial distribution of population and growth rates, location and data of cities and villages in
the project area;

d) administrative structure of the local administration, mandates and extent of engagement of
community groups on local issues/ administration;
e) their views and perceptions on the proposed road improvement program etc.,
f) economic activities, employment, income and poverty status of the people in the project area;
g) local economic development trends and ongoing government initiatives for development in
the project area;
h) conduct a preliminary analysis of the nature, scale and magnitude of all potential direct,
indirect, induced and cumulative impacts that the proposed investments are likely to cause,
and classify the same using established methods;
6.3 Stakeholder Consultations
Conduct stakeholder consultations with key interested parties including Community Based
Organizations (CBOs), non-governmental organizations through focus group discussions and
interviews to gather qualitative data and information on the social concerns, suggestions and
recommendations to avoid, minimize social risks and adverse impacts, if any to implement the
project. Further the consultant shall:
a) analyse, identify, and provide a list of stakeholders and conduct consultations with each
stakeholder category and present a Stakeholder Analysis of local stakeholders such as
local government, fisher folk associations, resident communities, transporters, and or
others who could play a role in the project implementation process with positive /
negative influence on the outcomes;
b) record and analyze people’s perception of the project, its adverse impacts, and minimum
acceptable mitigation measures (relocation options, if any are required assistance
offered) that will enable them to cope with displacement or loss of livelihoods –
temporary or permanent in nature, if any;
c) consultations should also focus on coping mechanisms currently being used by
communities;
d) hold separate focused group discussions (FGDs) with women and other vulnerable
groups (as identified from the survey and stakeholder analysis).
e) draw up impact categories critical to determine potential adverse impacts and analysis of
the relative vulnerability and risks to the affected communities.
f) analyze key impacts on different groups of people (such as land owners, small scale
fishers, processors and mongers; small businesses, shop keepers, commercial
establishments, women), and communities (common properties, lands), etc. ensure that
physical disclosure of safeguards instruments and project-related information, including
making them accessible in a place, time and format that is easily accessible to PAPs, as
well as minimum timeframes to share information prior to consultations.
g) Summarize the concerns, suggestions by stakeholder for consideration by project
authorities and technical consultants, during development of designs. Segregate the
impacts on the various stakeholders by pre-construction and construction stage (such as
disruption, loss of access, loss of livelihood, impact on host community due to labor

influx, health, etc.). Outline a draft stakeholder engagement plan/framework for the
implementation of project and how these were incorporated into the preparation of the
RPF.
Additional steps required to be undertaken by the consultant under this process include:
• Organize public/stakeholder consultations on the TOR with the agencies (including local
government bodies and other relevant legal entities) involved in expropriation of lands,
involuntary resettlement / relocation activities, restriction on land use;
• Arrange and facilitate consultation meetings, including advertising them, inviting participants,
arranging the venue and providing presentation equipment;
• Chair each meeting and give an introductory presentation, and chair and participate in
discussions as appropriate.
• Prepare and deliver a Power Point presentation at each meeting describing their work;
Produce summaries of their work in Liberia to be distributed at each meeting;
• Produce a written record of each meeting in the English languages, noting attendance,
stakeholders’ affiliations, points raised in discussion and answers given by the
concerned;
• Assist to disclose the present TOR as well as drafts of RPF report in English language in the
country system through appropriate channels such as the web page of NaFAA, WB and
other media channels, as relevant, with due consideration of convenient access to
published documents by project-affected communities;
6.4 Prepare a document tilted Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF). The RPF will govern
and guide development of a site-specific Resettlement Action Plan and Livelihood Restoration
Plan and or any other social impact management plans for project affected persons (PAPs) once
the exact project locations are determined. The RPF should include, but not limited to:
a) Description of types and scale of impact on the livelihood on local communities for each
alternative alignment. The type of impact will comply with the guidelines laid out in the
ESS5, the acquisition of private and community land, physical relocation of residential
households and commercial enterprises, and permanent and temporary loss of access and
income.
b) Description of current national laws and regulations regarding land acquisition and physical
resettlement, gaps between Liberian regulations and World Bank policies and guidelines;
c) Description of the institutional arrangements (including implementation and monitoring
mechanisms that ensures inclusiveness and participation of all affected people / groups and
or communities) and the organizational structure within the Liberian Land Authority (and or

other relevant government agency) mandated for land acquisition and involuntary
resettlement of project affected people or restriction on the land use;
d) Estimated population likely to be affected by the project activities, the different categories of
the affected persons which should include those who may lose legal title to land parcels,
those without legal titles/relevant documentation of ownership, those who do not have titles
or have lease agreements to and are using the land for economic activities or for residential
purposes, those who may temporarily loses or restricted access to the property or businesses
during project implementation and or others who could be affected in any manner due to the
project during preparation, construction and operation of the fish landing sites;
e) Outcome of public consultation held and feedback obtained. The feedback may be grouped
following the categorization of the groups referred above;
f) Eligibility Criteria for various categories and entitlement of affected people. This section
should also identify and document the unit of compensation i.e. whether individuals, families
or groups and indicate the scenarios or cases for the application of each unit of analysis or a
combination of units, where appropriate.
g) Develop a matrix that details (permanent and temporary impacts), the type of compensation
that each identified project affected person (PAP) will be entitled to and a rationale as part of
the matrix explaining the reasoning behind the entitlement will be provided in the Matrix with
due preference for land-to-land compensation for land-based livelihoods for land dependent
people or communities.
h) Develop and suggest methods to be followed for valuing affected assets. This section should
detail the methodology for taking of inventory of assets, values assigned and agreements to
be reached with each identified PAP and provisions / formula for consideration of
inflationary realities in the final determination of values for replacement of the assets.
Provisions should also be made with clarity alluding to the possibility of revised values
should there be major discrepancies between dates for value determination and actual date
for payment;
i) Develop a structure and organizational arrangements and procedures for delivery of
entitlements along with roles and responsibilities, approval processes and process for
delivery of entitlements. The relevant templates/formats should be provided as annexes.
j) Methods for Consultation with and participation of Affected People – describe clearly
processes and methodology to be followed for public consultation and participation of PAPs,
different levels of consultations, expected outcomes from different stages of the consultation
and participation approaches that needs to be adopted, along with reporting and disclosure
procedures/processes;

k) Develop and describe the Grievance Redress Mechanisms (GRM) options available to PAPs
for grievance redress and monitoring mechanisms to check responsiveness to complaints or
grievances submitted. It should also include alternatives and annexes on template/formats for
submitting grievances and the methods of submissions.
l) A rough estimate of the budget necessary for land acquisition and physical relocation under
the proposed road corridor including ex-post evaluation to ensure that PAPs were able to
improve or at least restore living standards. The estimates should also include costs for
monitoring resettlement activities (A Third-Party Monitoring Consultant, if necessary),
financial responsibility of each stakeholder, reporting and monitoring formats, and
provisions for any inflations during implementation;
6.4.1 Tentative Outline/content of the Resettlement Policy Framework.
The RPF should follow the World Bank’s ESF guidelines on ESS5 - Annexure 1: B – section 30
& 31 for structure of the content and report and should contain the following sections:
Executive Summary
An executive summary will be prepared to be used as a stand-alone document in a manner that
can be accessible to non-technical readers in the English languages.
The main sections of the RPF should cover the following:
1: Project Description
This section should provide a brief of the TA, the background leading to a proposed project, the
objectives of the RPF, anticipated project phases, project location, assessment of associated
facilities and RPF implementing arrangements.
2: RPF Purpose and Objectives
This section should present the main objectives of the framework, direct and indirect social
impacts and the Consultant methodology that has been used in the preparation of the RPF.
3: Legislative Framework for the Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement in Liberia
This section shall contain a summary about the key relevant laws of Liberia in relation to the
land ownership, expropriation, transfer of ownership and compensation issues. It should also
present the main administrative and institutional framework for issues related to land
management and resettlement in Liberia.
4: The World Bank Environmental and Social Standards
Detail the key safeguard policies for the World Bank – ESS5 on land acquisition, restriction on
land use and involuntary resettlement. It should also include details of good international
practices and the various principles related to this safeguard policy including, but not limited
to, the resettlement instruments, scope and coverage of the RPF, RAP preparation and
approval, Project affected persons and the vulnerable groups, the eligibility procedures and
criteria, valuation of assets, implementation procedures, grievance and redress mechanism,
budget and funding, disclosure requirements and WB resettlement documents, consultation,
implementation processes and monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements.

5: Gaps Between the Liberian Regulation and the World Bank Policies.
This chapter shall present the gaps between the WB’s social safeguard policies, ESSs, in
particular ESS5 and the Liberian Legislations. It should contain measures and
recommendations to bridge the gaps (if any) between the two sources of legislations and make it
to the level of high standard.
6: Social Assessment and socio-economic survey Findings
This section should include methodology for survey, the baseline, socio-economic data, and the
steps for the preparation of identification of PAPs and other social impacts and estimated
population likely to be affected / displaced.
7: Eligibility categories and Methods of Valuing Affected Assets.
This section should detail the estimated land acquisition and likely categories of impact,
eligibility criteria for various categories of PAPs, quantification of impacts of the PAPs
category wise, the valuation of land used by the public and calculation methods for
compensation, payments and related considerations.
8: Organizational Elements, Entitlement Matrix and Procedures for Delivery of Entitlements
This section shall detail the process of preparation of RAPs, submission and approval
processes. It also should explain linkages between the RAP and the actual project execution
including how resettlement is linked to the implementation of civil works. Further, it shall
contain a detailed entitlement matrix prepared in consultation with stakeholders, Govt of
Liberia and PAPs including the criteria for eligibility of compensation and other resettlement
assistance and, present entitlements by type of impacted assets and category of impacted
persons.
9: Measures to address Gender and other social Vulnerabilities
Identify gender and vulnerable people issues and concerns (if any) at planning stage and
construction stages as they are more vulnerable during the project implementation and post
resettlement/implementation periods, due to household management roles for women. The
consultant should identify Project-relevant gaps between males and females, propose specific
actions to address these gaps, and finally present indicators to monitor outcomes from actions
identified to address these gaps. Conduct GBV risks assessment in the project area and
recoment need/suitable measures in accordance to the risks level to mitigate/manage the risks.
10: Methods for Consultation with and participation of PAPs
This section should describe the terms and methodologies to be adopted for consultation and
participation of PAPs in the process of development of RAPs and until they have received their
entitlements. This process should be elaborated to avoid and minimize confusion and suspicions
for PAPs and relevant authorities engaged in land acquisition and or other compensation
determination and disbursement processes. This should be detailed for different levels of
consultations, the expected outcomes at different stages of the consultation and participation
approaches which should be adopted.
11: Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)/ Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan (ARAP) and
Income generation/Restoration plans

This section should detail the various steps for preparation of RAP/ ARAP and the key elements
that should be covered including the timeframe, resettlement, project schedule, grievance
redress mechanism, method for consultation and participation, monitoring and evaluation
arrangements.
It should also include details on selection of relocation sites (temporary or permanent) and
plans for housing, infrastructure and services, in case shifting of affected residential,
commercial, residential-cum-commercial structure and community properties are required. In
addition to the above, wherever applicable/required, feasible income generation/ restoration
plans, if required be developed to rehabilitate those whose income or livelihoods are affected.
Provide necessary template and formats for RAPs/ARAPs preparation.
12: Grievance Redress Mechanisms
In this section, provide the basic objective of GRM, detailed description of existing grievance
redress mechanisms/ systems / practices under the Liberian laws with different agencies and
propose suitable redress mechanisms/measures in discussion with fishers’ association and other
official legal agencies, along with options and processes available to PAPs for grievance
redress. It should also include levels of GRM and their composition for type of grievances. The
identification of eligible people for compensation, the valuing and compensation and any other
complaints they may have with the entire process should be mentioned. Provide necessary
formats, address and modes of communication of grievances as the Annex.
13: Implementation Arrangements
In this section, key institutions, departments, and stakeholders involved / authorized to execute
the project will be detailed with their roles, responsibilities and relationship with the project
activities. Present an assessment of the implementing agency, specific to implementation of
ARAPs / RAPs. Provide an assessment of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for
capacity enhancement to address social safeguards, gender issues and citizen’s engagement.
Prepare an indicative action plan by type of training, audience and frequency.
14 Monitoring and Evaluation Procedures
The section should include institutional monitoring and evaluation (M&E) arrangements for the
project (external/internal), parameters/indicators for M&E, periodic evaluation, reporting and
dissemination of these reports.
15: Budget and Funding Arrangements and time
This section should provide an overall cost estimates for land acquisition, implementation of
resettlement action plan including for monitoring of the resettlement activities. If there are
multiple sites, the RPF should give an indicative budget for resettlement for each of the sites or
communities. The financial responsibility of the relevant stakeholders, where applicable, should
be categorically stated to avoid ambiguity of source of funds for resettlement activities.
16 Annexes
The RPF annexes should minimally include:
i). Entitlement matrix & Method of valuation and compensation of land/properties
ii). Stakeholder Engagement Plan/Framework
iii). Templates/formats for RAPs and GRMs

7.0 Reporting Requirements and Deliverables
 Inception Report-No later than two weeks from contract award, an Inception Report
shall be submitted that presents the Consultant’s Work Plan, defines the Implementation
Schedule by task, and methodology should be submitted.
 Draft and final RPF shall be submitted within four weeks’ period in English, with two
(2) hard copies and two (2) electronic copies (in word and PDF) at the times as agreed in
the Work Plan.
 Final RPF shall be submitted within 8 weeks’ period in English to be disclosed on the
Government websites and the WB’s website (ImageBank). Two (2) hard copies and two
(2) electronic copies ( in word and PDF) at the times as agreed in the Work Plan
8.0 Qualifications and Experience
• Preferably a Master’s degree or equivalent in Sociology, Social Anthropology, Environmental
Science, Economics, Environmental Economics, Natural Resources Management or related
scientific discipline;
• Minimum – a Bachelor in Sociology, Social Anthropology, Environmental Science,
Economics, Environmental Economics, Natural Resources Management or related
scientific discipline ;
• At least 8 years of extensive working experience in preparation, implementation and
monitoring of RAP/RPF/ESIA/ESMF/ESMP/LMP/GBV Risks Assessment and Action Plan;
• Active involvement in international environment and social safeguard application is
advantageous.
8.1 Specific Knowledge
• Knowledge on World Bank Safeguard policies, ESF, procedures and practice is desirable;
• Knowledge of local Social Development and Environmental Legislation;
• Knowledge of Liberian Laws, Acts and Policies related land and land acquisition;

8.2 Required Skills and Specialized Techniques
• Proactive skills and ability to respond effectively to deadlines and high-pressure situations;
• Track record of successfully working with government on environment, social safeguards,
sustainable development agenda is preferable;
• Ability to design/prepare project safeguard plans and tools;
• Report writing skills;
• Fluency in English language with strong written, oral communication and listening skills;
• Advanced computer (PC) skills, including Microsoft Office or related software;
• Good Communication, interpersonal skills and time management.
9.0 Location: The consultant will be based in Monrovia with occasional travel to project
communities as may be necessary.
10.0 Duration of the Consultancy: The consultancy will be carried out over a period of 8
weeks or two months.

11.0 Selection Method: Individual Consultant (IC)

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