FARM AFRICA Invites bidders to conduct studies of lesson learnt and knowledge generation of REDD+ project in Bale ecoregion



  • Category : Organizational Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 03/30/2021
  • Phone Number : 0115573317
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 04/13/2021


Request for Expression of Interest

To conduct studies of lesson learnt and knowledge generation of REDD+ project in Bale ecoregion.


Farm Africa is an international charitable organization whose goal is to reduce poverty by enabling marginal African smallholder farmers and pastoralists to make sustainable improvements to their wellbeing through more effective management of natural resources. Accordingly, Bale Mountains Eco-region REDD+ project was designed implemented over two phases in Bale ecoregion. The project has completed its main implementation period it has been implemented in the Oromia National Regional State, working with 64 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and 50,000 households in seven districts in Bale zone and four districts in west Arsi administrative Zone. The project is implemented by Farm Africa and SOS Sahel Ethiopia in partnership with Oromia Environment, Forest and Climate Change Authority, Oromia REDD+ Coordination Unit and Oromia Forest and Wildlife Enterprise including the local communities that are organized into 64 Participatory forest managing Cooperatives.



This call is for assessing and document lessons learnt from the Bale Eco-Region REDD+ project that has been implemented over two phases in the ecoregion: In particular,

  • Explore major lessons in terms of success and best practice that can be documented and scaled up through sharing to larger REDD+ networks, also including challenges to inform Farm Africa future project design.
  • Explore merits of many working documents and approaches produced by the project including but not limited to: benefit sharing model (BSM), its developed criteria, development processes, and benefit sharing arrangement; Community based forest monitoring (CBM); monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV); Organizational Capacity assessment tool (OCAT); deforestation modelling and grievance redressing mechanisms.
  • To what extent the REDD+ project design document (PDD) has been important and beneficial to country REDD+ program designing.
  • To what extent The Emission Reduction (ER) and the Bale Mountains REDD+ Project (BMRP) provided a ‘field laboratory’ to the successful designing and implementation of OFLP and another REDD+ program in Ethiopia.


Qualifications and Required Competencies of Consultant/firm:

  • Applications from individuals or teams are welcome and will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies:
  • Proven track record conducting different studies particularly studies conducted by non-governmental organization for development projects in the area of participatory forest management.
  • Extensive experience in conducting literature reviews and qualitative research including familiarity with participatory research methods.
  • Sound knowledge and acquaintance of forest management, forestry and REDD+ policy frameworks in Ethiopia.
  • Strong conceptual and methodological understanding of participatory forest management and REDD+ mechanism.
  • The lead researcher should possess an MSc degree or above in either Forestry, NRM, and other relevant disciplines.
  • Demonstrable academic and practical experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
  • Strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills.


Deadline and Submission of Documents:

  • Interested bidders should collect the ToR document from our office or may also request via; and can submit their CVs and technical & financial proposals to our bidding email – on or before April 13, 2021– CoB.
  • Proposals submitted by unqualified bidders; and those arriving later than the final submission date and time shall be rejected without further notice;
  • Farm Africa for this task reserve the right to accept or reject any or all the proposals;
  • Any Request for clarifications/enquiries can be forwarded to or using the following address:


Farm Africa Ethiopia Office Hussein Agraw Bldg. 6th floor, Kanzanchis, adjacent to Enat Bank Tel. 011 557 3317, Fax- 011 557 3332.

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