UNDP-SOI-IC-2017-029 - Educational Materials Reviewer and Publishing Expert

Country: Solomon Islands
Language: EN
Number: 2274321
Publication date: 31-05-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)


UNDP-SOI-IC-2017-029 - Educational Materials Reviewer and Publishing Expert
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Pacific Office - SOLOMON ISLANDS
Deadline : 13-Jun-17
Posted on : 30-May-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 38135
Link to Atlas Project :
00083083 - SOI CB2 Project
Documents :
UNDP-SOI-IC-2017-029 - Educational Materials Reviewer and Publishing Expert
UNDP P11 Form
Template for Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal
Overview :

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), being the implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is providing assistance to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology under the Government of The Solomon Islands to implement the “Integrating global environment commitments in investment and development decision-making” (IGECIDDM). This project is a response to the key capacity constraints identified in country’s NCSA, namely ineffective legislation and policy framework; institutional, technical and capacity weaknesses; lack of public awareness and information sharing for sound environmental management and decision making; lack of mainstreaming environmental considerations, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development across government programmes; and gaps in human capacity and development. The goal of the project is to deliver global environmental benefits across the three Rio Conventions through reduced deforestation and forest degradation by strengthening policy coordination and planning mechanisms. To achieve the goal, the project is organized into three inter-related components.

  • Strengthening institutional capacities for improved implementation of Rio Convention obligations
  • Strengthening the Development Consent Process to more effectively mainstream Rio Convention obligations
  • Strengthening awareness and understanding of REDD+ as a strategy to meet Rio Convention obligations

Under component 3, in April 26, 2016, a Letter of Agreement (LOA) has been signed by Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and UNDP purposely to fulfil output 3.2 of the project. Under the LOA, SINU has developed a text book to be used by the university and a high school teacher resource to be used by high school teachers in the country. The idea behind these materials is they will help contribute to improving students and teacher’s level of awareness and understanding of environmental issues affecting their day to day life. The book is aimed at enabling students to think critically about why global environmental issues (for instance climate change) is a concern, how it affects our lives and what we can do as global citizens to adapt and mitigate its impact. Furthermore, the book provides a link between the multilateral environmental agreements (such as the Rio Conventions) and national frameworks and polices, and some of the good community practices that can be applied and scaled up in our local communities to help safeguard the environment. Likewise, the teacher resource guide is aimed at equipping high school teachers (especially ones living in the rural areas who have limited access to resources) to teach their pupils effectively on this topic.


ADVERTISED: Title: Educational Materials Editing and Publishing Expert. Contract Type: Individual Contract. Duration: 15 working days (within the contract period beginning from 19 June 2017 to 14 July 2017. Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands.



The objective of this consultancy is to review, edit, and finalise the book and the high school resource material.

Summary of Functions to be performed:

  • To review and edit the materials based on the commentaries provided by the Government
  • To review and edit the materials to ensure the information contained therein are factual, updated, reflect local context and are properly referenced
  • To prepare and ensure the materials are up to international publishing standard
  • Identify potential publishers


For full terms of references for these positions, please call into the United Nations Joint Presence Office, Ground Floor, ANZ Haus, Prince Phillip Highway, Ranadi, Honiara, Solomon Islands or email hayley.kouto@undp.org Applications must include a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae with full recent contact details of three referees, and a signed UNDP P-11 form (P-11 form to be collected from the UNDP Sub-Office, Honiara. For those outside Honiara, please e-mail Pamela Kama for an electronic copy on pamela.kama@undp.org . All applications for these positions have to be submitted by 5:00pm, 13 June, 2017 either electronically to soi.bids@undp.org or addressed under confidential cover to:



Attention: Procurement Unit

UNDP Pacific Solomon Islands Office,

Ground Floor, ANZ Haus, Prince Phillip Highway, Ranadi, Honiara, Solomon Islands


Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted. Additional information including the Post Profile, Results-Oriented Curriculum vitae format and P-11 form is available from the UNDP website: www.fj.undp.org or the UNDP Office, ANZ Haus, Ground Floor, Prince Phillip Highway, Ranadi, Honiara, Solomon Islands.