The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the principal authority in Liberia responsible for the management of the environment; coordinates, monitors, supervises and consults with relevant stakeholders on all activities in the protection of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the Energy and Environment Unit intends to develop Standardized National Environmental Studies Curricula to include Hydro-Metrological Studies for Graduate, Undergraduate Degree Programs in Environmental Science.
With the plethora of challenges, the UNDP through the Energy and Environment (E&E) program seeks to support the Government’s efforts in achieving diversified and inclusive economic growth through investments in sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture, food security, job creation and improved resilience to climate change and natural disasters. UNDP also works to empower the population and build a resilient nation. It supports the government to develop and implement interventions aimed at improving the lives of the people, including women, youth and PWDs. Through its Energy and Environment (E&E) Program, UNDP supports the government through its relevant Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) to address environmental issues and mitigate their impacts to support the collective growth and development of the country.
It is in this regard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia through its Energy & Environment Unit of the EPA, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, requests the services of a National Consultant to work in collaboration with the EPA to develop Standardized National Environmental Studies Curricula to include Hydro-Metrological Studies for Graduate, Undergraduate Degree Programs in Environmental Science.
Contract and Reporting Requirements
The Consultant will be hired against a performance-based contract for four (4) Months. He/she will report to Coordinator of the EPA-UNDP Energy & Environment Program. The Consultant shall submit the reports summarized below, for the respective period(s). The consultant is expected to engage with national universities that are granting degrees in environmental studies. All documents/reports should be issued in English, submitted in both hard and electronic copies.
- Progress Reports: The Consultant shall prepare concise inception and reports with the relevant information on progress, highlighting achievements, emerging issues that need to be clarified with the client and recommendations.
- Final Report: Before the end of the assignment: The Consultant shall submit a final report detailing all the activities undertaken. The report should outline achievements and issues and lessons learnt.
Scope of Work and Tasks
The Consultant will have the following responsibilities to develop a Standardized National Environmental Studies Curricula to include Hydro-Metrological Studies for Graduate, Undergraduate Degree Programs in Environmental Science that centers on: