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Job - National Consultant for Implementing a Feasibility Study for Payment for Ecosystem Services Scheme (PES) in Armenia, GIZ Armenia

Publish Date: Jan 17, 2019

Deadline: Jan 31, 2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH

TITLE:  National consultant for implementing a feasibility study for Payment for Ecosystem Services Scheme (PES) in Armenia

TERM:  Full-time

START DATE/ TIME:  4th of February 2019

DURATION: 4th of February 2019 - 30th of April 2019

LOCATION:  Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION: “Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus” (IBiS) programme supported by GIZ, is currently looking for a national consultant to implement a feasibility study for payment of ecosystem services scheme (PES) in Armenia in close cooperation with the international consultant


  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in the area(s) of environmental protection or management of bioresources or environmental economics,

  • 5-8 years of work experience in the area of environmental protection (preferably in the international organizations) during the last 15 years.

  • Profound knowledge and awareness of the environment of Armenia and of the key stakeholders

  • Sound understanding of the PES concept and its practical application.

  • Sound understanding of the legislative and administrative context in Armenia at national and sub-national level.

  • Proven experience in applying qualitative research methods including expert interviews, focus groups and/or stakeholder consultations.

  • Proven communication and organizational skills.

  • Proven capacity in clear and succinct reporting.

  • Fluency in English and Armenian.  



  • Development of a draft feasibility study: in-depth analysis of literature and data, visits to pilot sites for interviews with potential PES partners and other stakeholders and experts.

  • Contribution to organization, co-facilitation and documentation of workshops in pilot area/s aimed at the development of an implementation roadmap with different stakeholders.

  • Contribution to organisation, co-facilitation, and development of a national validation workshop in Yerevan with a larger stakeholder group.

  • Based on final feedback on the draft report by the international consultant,  finalization of the report including a proposal and roadmap/s (i.e., the final PES proposal).


During the period of implementation of work, the Ministry of Nature Protection will assist the Expert in the following:

  1. collection of  necessary documents and provision of information,

  2. organization of discussions with the stakeholders,

  3. processes related to prevention of potential obstacles.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Your technical offer (CV, relevant experience and interest, implementation according to your understanding) and the price offer (daily honorarium in AMD), must be submitted as a package containing two envelopes. The price offer must always be separate from the technical offer and placed in a separate envelope. The envelopes containing the offers must be labelled (name, contact info. and the name of the programme applied for should be mentioned). The closed package must be stamped or signed at the place you closed it and submitted to





Your offer will be invalid, if

• the price offer and the technical offer are placed in the same envelope

• the offer is sent via Email

• the offer is not addressed to the reception of GIZ country office.

OPENING DATE:  17th of January 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31th of January 2019

ABOUT COMPANY:  For more information about the GIZ, please visit:

ABOUT: The "Integrated Biodiversity Management in the South Caucasus" (IBiS) Programme is a regional technical cooperation programme supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Government. The biodiversity of the South Caucasus is of global importance, but the huge variety of species and the proper functioning of the ecosystems are under threat. In each of the three countries of the South Caucasus – Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – there are National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and initial sectoral strategies for managing biodiversity and ecosystem services. As yet these are unable to withstand the challenges posed by the overlapping interests of different sectors (forestry, pasture farming, agriculture, nature conservation and tourism). There is a lack of coordination between the various state and non-state actors and population groups. In addition, there is not enough reliable data available to support planning and decision-making processes. The objective of the regional IBiS programme is to promote better coordination of biodiversity and ecosystem services management across sectors (sector networking) on the basis of solid data. Here, the role organizational development and process management is becoming increasingly important in order to support the work of partner institutions by the GIZ team. The programme is working in four areas of activity: supporting pilot measures and coordination processes at local level, strengthening capacity and building public awareness at national level, and promoting the sharing of expertise at supranational level. The programme is due to last four years (from December 2015 to November 2019).


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