environmental assessment
The oil, gas, and mining industry has been the fastest growing sector in recent years, which has helped propel Mozambique’s high gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates

Transforming natural resources capital into human and social capital, while minimising environmental and social harm and maximising respect for human rights is currently a major challenge facing Mozambique today.

Since effective environmental management requires cross-sectoral coordination and coherence across the policy cycle, a range of stakeholders must be engaged beyond environmental technocrats.

In order to assist countries in addressing the challenges of environmental management, the United Nations Development Programme  (UNDP) has initiated a global project dubbed Environmental Governance for Sustainable Natural Resource Management, with targeted support to ministries of environment, mining and other relevant stakeholders in four countries: Colombia, Kenya, Mongolia, and Mozambique.

Environmental assessment tender information

As part of this new initiative, UNDP intends to support two government agencies the national directorate on environment (DINAB) under the ministry of land, environment and rural development (MITADER) and the national institute of mines (INAMI- Instituto Nacional de Minas) under the ministry of mineral resources and energy (MIREME), in conducting self-assessments of their role in enforcing environmental regulatory framework in the mining sector and in granting mining licenses, respectively.

The assessment will use a methodology developed by UNDP in collaboration with a Swedish research institution, Folke Bernadotte Academy, which is designed to analyse the level of respect for rule of law principles in public administration (ROLPA) along six dimensions  namely legality, accessibility, right to be heard, right to appeal, transparency and accountability.

The purpose of the assessment is to identify the principles that government agencies apply to ensure environmental and social impact is mitigated in the mining sector, both in terms of legally mandated roles and of their implementation in practice.

The assessment will also cover an analysis of any gaps between what is provided by law and what is exercised in practice, in administrative processes such as environmental licensing.

Based on the findings of the assessment, the aim is to support the government in identifying policy or capacity gaps that can be addressed with financial or technical support from UNDP and its partners.

Objective and duration of the consultancy

The proposed consultancy is to assist DINAB and INAMI undertake the self-assessment and guide it through the process. For the three stages leading to the assessment of respect for Rule of Law principles in the Public Administration (ROLPA), a selected team should adopt different research techniques such as desk review, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and structured questionnaires from user groups

The timeframe is estimated at approximately 80 working days divided between a multidisciplinary team of four experts over a period of 3-6 months starting 15 August 2016)

In addition, a survey team of 3-5 junior researchers should be engaged and managed under the day-to-day supervision of the survey coordinator, and the overall guidance and managerial responsibility of the team leader. The engagement of the survey team should be costed and included in the financial offer;

For details on proposed breakdown of the timeframe see ROLPA Guidance Note, which can be accessed by downloading the request documents

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