TA for SEA for Development Plan in Batang District
Technical Assistance for Strategic Environmental Assessment Taskforces for Mid-Term Development Plan in Batang District, Central Java Province
Indonesia and Denmark are cooperating through an Environmental Support Programme, with the current third phase (ESP3) running from 2013 to 2017. ESP3 is coordinated under the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), as primary implementing partners. Under Component 1 of ESP3, support is offered to improve the quality of Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) among local governments in Indonesia.
The general approach of SEA support under ESP3 can be summarised as follows:
1) Support is provided to increase capacity in SEA management and promotion in relevant ministries.
2) Direct support to a number of SEAs of various types of policies, programmes and plans (PPP). The goal is to produce a number of model SEAs that can be distributed to other PPP owners for inspiration and as a learning tool.
3) Enrich/revise ministerial guidelines currently in use and elaborate a new set of national guidelines at a later stage.
Local governments are responsible to integrate sustainable development principles in their PPPs. Regional mid-term development plan (RPJMD) is subject to strategic environmental assessment (SEA). ESP3 is seeking consultants to assist the SEA taskforce/local experts to provide technical assistance on specific tasks in the SEA process, to deliver high-quality reports with tangible impact on the resulting RPJMD Batang District under the new government regulation no. 46/2016.
The consultant must liaise and work intensively with the SEA taskforce/local experts to determine the support needed. Detailed tasks will therefore be agreed between the consultant and the recipient. The assignment is expected to include support to the scoping process and development of ToRs for full SEA processes, to provide support to specific technical aspects of the impact and mitigation analyses for both plans and assessment of the draft SEA reports (QA/QC).
The objective of the consultancy is to support the development of high quality SEA on RPJMD that can serve as an example of best practices for other plan owners. Special emphasis shall be on providing technical assistance to the SEA Taskforce members and local SEA teams contracted and managed by the plan owners to establish the process and prepare the report, focusing on the important strategic issues, and being concise, evidence-based, tangible, based on good data and impact analyses. It should also ensure and provide documentary evidence that results are used actively in the planning process.
Output 1: SEA report of RPJMD Batang District.
Output 2: A short report documenting the support process, lessons-learned, and integration of SEA results into the final plan document under the framework of PP 46 / 2016 (and its derivative regulations), and proposed improvements of the process as inputs to SEA guidelines.
The assignment will require a maximum of 3.10 man-months spread over 6 months. The team shall consist of a team leader with international experience in SEA, a national SEA expert, social-economy expert and a spatial planning/GIS expert. The working language will be English but the consultant should be able to provide Indonesian language skills within the team.
The work is expected to be carried out between mid-July to end November 2017.
The total maximum all-inclusive contract sum which covers both consultant fees and reimbursables including project related expense for workshops/seminars is DKK 400,000.
Deadline for applications: 9 June 2017, at 12:00 Danish time
The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Applications received after the deadline shall be rejected.
Name of Programme Officer: Jacob Stensdal Hansen
Telephone of Programme Officer: +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.