Team Consultant/Firm for Environmental and Social Research-Assessment

Request for Expressions of Interest for Team Consultant or Firm to conduct a research and an assessment Environmental and Social for two forest restoration sites in West/Central Kalimantan


SNV Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) is an international not-for-profit development organisation established in 1965 in the Netherlands. Our global team of advisors use their specialised expertise in Agriculture, Energy and WASH to improve the health and livelihoods of millions of people, with a focus on the poor and marginalized groups.

SNV is a consortium member of The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD). The initiative provides finance and Technical Assistance to mobilize and scale external private sector funding for climate smart development. SNV manages Origination Facility (OF) and identifies investment opportunities that support climate change adaptation, mitigation as well as key sustainable development co-benefits such as biodiversity conservation, environmental protection, poverty reduction and gender equality. The OF has identified opportunities with Forest Carbon to co-develop and scale the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of key mangroves, peatlands, wetlands and other high carbon and biodiversity conservation tropical forest landscapes in Indonesia.

SNV is assisting Forest Carbon with project development at selected target locations by providing technical assistance on feasibility-stage stakeholder mapping and environmental and social assessments. Forest Carbon has identified multiple project sites across West and Central Kalimantan with high potential for the development of carbon forestry projects with high carbon, biodiversity, and community development potential. Forest Carbon is in the process of assessing feasibility and securing investment from a consortium of investors to develop two of these sites into long-term projects.

SNV is seeking an Indonesian consultancy firm or a team of consultants to conduct initial desktop research, followed by field visits to identify key environmental/social safeguards issues and inform the design of a premium standard carbon forestry project that aims to provide significant co-benefits for communities and biodiversity. The selected consultant firm/team of consultants will have access to relevant data on each site, including GIS products, preliminary desktop research and logistics information.

Essential Criteria for Pre-Qualification

Team Consultant or Firm shall have at least seven years’ experience in environmental and social assessment (ESIAs, social scoping, investor ESAPs) in Indonesia, working familiarity with mangrove and peatland ecosystem, experience conducting stakeholder interviews, recording community perceptions and perspectives and leading equitable community engagement, proven experience working Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use sector in Indonesia. Preferred experience with the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB), the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), IFC performance standards or other relevant carbon project standards.

Excellent writing and communication skill in Indonesian and English.

EOI Submission

Qualified team consultant or firm interested in providing the work are invited to submit their EOI to  (with subject: EOI ESA FC) so they may be pre-qualified for submission on RFPs/ RFQs by latest 25 November 2020. Your EOI shall describe why you are qualified to provide the work, attaching your Company Profile/Team Consultant Profile and sample of relevant work.

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