Consultant Opportunity with the SMART Partnership
The SMART partnership is seeking to develop a detailed guidelines and recommendations to use SMART Competencies developed in 2021. We are seeking a consultant to facilitate this process and create the guidelines.
SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) is much more than a data collection method. It’s a suite of best practices aimed at helping protected area and wildlife managers better monitor, evaluate and adaptively manage patrolling activities.
SMART includes a powerful software application that improves the ability of protected area agencies and other ranger-based programs to combat poaching and other illegal activities.
SMART has been designed by a team of expert software engineers and conservation scientists who have worked side by side with conservation managers around the world. The SMART team understands the needs of frontline enforcement, and recognizes the challenges of protecting wildlife in the face of increasing threats and limited resources. SMART uses the power of information and the importance of accountability to help direct resources to the places they are needed most
The consultant will complete the following (with indicative time allocations totalling 30 days)
- Establishing needs / requirements of potential users – workshop with a small group of SMART users who are supporters of the competence-based approach and representative for possible user groups, to establish which of the uses presented in the table below should be described / explained in the guidelines.
- Develop at least a basic tool(s) for the use of the Register (e.g. the TNA questionnaire for self-assessment and the tool for analysing needs at a group level)) and examples for the guidelines. Ideally these should be developed with at least one SMART user who would accept to test the uses of the Register.
- Compiling the Guidelines (a non-edited version if the editing will be made by somebody else, as it happened for the Register). Identify a set of provisional user levels (if possible compatible with the WCPA Protected Area Competence Levels)
- Pre & post training assessments
- Specific module evaluations/linkages to the PA management competences register
- Needs/Gap analysis and/or baseline assessments for site enabling environments
- Trainer evaluations
- Self-assessments (for sites and trainers)
Please send your proposal with detailed budgets and a copy of CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th August, 2022.