Technical Assistance for Strategic Environmental Assessment Taskforces in Jambi Province - Indonesia
Background: Indonesia and Denmark are cooperating through an Environmental Support Programme, with the current third programme phase (ESP3) running from 2013 to 2017. Under Component 1 of ESP3, support is offered to improve the quality of Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) application at local governments in Indonesia. In close collaboration with Ministry of Home Affairs Directorate General of Regional Development (MOHA Bangda) and Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF) Directorate General of Forest Planology and Environmental Governance, ESP3 is rolling out country wide support to quality SEA development and implementation at local level, specifically targeting regional development plan (RPJMD) and regional spatial plan (RTRWP/K). This support will contribute to generating ‘model SEAs’ and building capacity to develop quality SEAs. Recommendations of these SEA are integrated into their related plans, thereby increasing environmental considerations in Indonesia’s local level planning.
Following the local election in December 2015, 261 local governments have to produce their local 5-year development plans (RPJMD) within 6 months of the inauguration of the new local government head. According to the Environmental law (32, 2009), a SEA must be conducted as part of the planning process. However, most local governments in Indonesia only have limited experience with SEA, and rely heavily on guidance from the central government. Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Environment and Forestry are conducting capacity building workshops and trainings across Indonesia to fill the knowledge gaps on SEA development. There is therefore a window of opportunity to build on these efforts and develop ‘model SEAs’ by providing international expertize to the SEA development process.
Through a demand-driven procedure, 7 local governments have been selected to receive support from ESP3 to develop ‘model SEAs’. In order to maximize efficiency and impact, the 7 local governments have been split into three groups based on their geographical location and advancement of their planning process. The contract offered through this tender is for the government of Jambi Province. This work is closely coordinated with MOHA Bangda which is responsible for supporting local government and MOEF which is the responsible authority over SEA procedures and standards.
Objective: The objective of the consultancy is to provide expert technical assistance to the Environmental Protection/SEA Taskforce at Jambi Province in developing Strategic Environmental Assessment to their regional development plan (RPJMD). The consultant team is expected to provide technical inputs to the results of SEA scoping, impact analysis and QA/QC, and to provide guidance and on-the-job training to the Taskforce to ensure that the SEA meets MOHA SEA guidelines and (locally appropriate) international best practice.
The assignment will include planning and conducting a number of workshops in accordance with the SEA process. The costs of these workshops are included in the overall budget for the assignment.
Scope: The consultancy will require approximately 120 man-days. The team should consist of a combination of international and Indonesian experts.
Maximum budget: Maximum budget is 400,000 DKK.
Timing: The work shall be carried out from early May to end of August 2016.
Deadline for applications: 12 April 2016 at 16:00, Danish Time
Contact point: Royal Danish Embassy in Indonesia
Name of Programme Officer: Jacob Stensdal Hansen
Telephone of Programme Officer: 00-62 (21) 576 1478
Criteria for selection:
A minimum of three and a maximum of five applicants with references best suited for this assignment will be invited to submit a tender. The consultant should have experience with SEA implementation in South East Asia and preferably expert knowledge of Indonesian SEA regulation for local governments.