Consultancy Service for Providing Comments and Proofreading of Technical Documents on Enhancing Forest Carbon Stocks in REDD+

With the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), and the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) are implementing the Forestry/REDD+ project entitled "Advancing Understanding of Natural Forest Carbon Stock Enhancement as part of REDD+", ENRICH in short, over a period of 3 years, from 2012 – 2014. This project aims to advance the understanding of forest carbon stock enhancement as part of any future REDD+ Agreement through exploring the technical and economic feasibility of different forest carbon stock enhancement strategies in pilot sites in Vietnam. The project will introduce pilot activities and also assist through developing appropriate guidance material and through building capacity amongst communities and government staff, in forest ecosystems in Ha Tinh and Ca Mau provinces.

The ever-green forest ecosystem in Ke Go Nature Reserve (NR) has been selected as one of the pilot sites of ENRICH. The forest of Ke Go NR has previously been classified as production forest and, as a result, has been subject to commercial logging for a number of years. Although there are no human settlements inside the Nature Reserve, villagers from seven adjacent communes utilise the forest resources, including timber, palm leaves, rattans, and other NTFPs. Local people engage in these activities in order to alleviate shortfalls in food production and to generate cash income.

Degradation of natural forest needs to be addressed in a variety of ways and at a range of scales. While site-level interventions are important, they need to achieve a range of post treatment conditions with regard to vegetation structure and composition to improve forest ecosystem resiliency in the long term.

Based on the results of the forest status assessment, ENRICH has been implementing demonstration activities on rehabilitation of natural degraded forest in Sub- Compartment 5, Compartment 326 in Ke Go Nature Reserve with a total area of 60 hectares. The proposed activities of silvicultural measures for forest restoration are: i) Promotion of natural regeneration in combination with enrichment planting; ii) Forest maintenance (include removing liana) and additional tree planting and iii) forest protection and forest fire prevention.

The silvicultural experts of ENRICH project had provided the number of technical documents for the demonstration model activities in Ke Go on rehabilitation of natural degraded evergreen forest however, in order for the project outcomes to be documented and applied to the areas with similar ecological characteristics.

The ENRICH project has been looking for suitable candidates to provide comments, supplementations and revision of existing technical reports (in Vietnamese) of the project. Please find the attached ToR for more details.

Interested consultants are requested to submit:

-       The Curriculum vitae (CV) of the consultant who will carry out the work.
-       A detailed work plan including budget.

Interested candidates should submit their application documents to Ms Nguyen Thi Quyen – SNV REDD+ Programme, e-mail address: [email protected].

Deadline of submission is 17:00 Thursday 3rd April 2014.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2014-04-03