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Call for Expressions of Interest - Establishment of Pool of Specialist Consultants, Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Advisory Directorate

Location: Home-based, or any of the Commonwealth 53 member countries
Closing date: 4 October 2019

The Oceans and Natural Resources Advisory Division (ONR) of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Trade, Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Advisory Directorate is mandated to provide technical assistance to member countries on matters relating to the management of oceans and natural resources through the provision of technical assistance.

A significant part of the ONR’s work is of a consultancy and advisory nature, delivered through a combination of in-house and external expertise.  ONR provides policy, legal, economic and technical advice and assistance on investment and related matters, focusing on the delivery of advice and assistance concerning the exploitation and development of natural resources, sustainable energy, the delimitation of maritime boundaries and ocean governance, including work under the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

To support this work, ONR maintains a pre-qualified rota of specialist consultants who can be engaged to undertake the following tasks in respect of the ONR focus areas:

  1. Prepare policy, economic and legal background papers, advice, reports and negotiation briefs for review by ONR;
  2. Deliver capacity building and training to Commonwealth member country Governments concerning the relevant ONR focus area(s);
  3. Provide expert advice on scientific and technical issues where required in respect of the relevant ONR focus area(s);
  4. Prepare drafting instructions, draft legislation and regulations and related legal advice concerning the relevant ONR focus area(s); and,
  5. Assist in State-investor transactional matters and State-State negotiations as part of an ONR advisory team.
  6. Programme financial models for petroleum, mining and deep-sea mining projects.

ONR is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from independent experts, consultants and consulting companies with expertise in the following focus areas:

  • maritime boundary delimitation,
  • marine management and ocean governance,
  • natural resources management, with a focus on petroleum and mining,
  • sustainable energy and global energy transition
  • the themes covered in the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Groups

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Commonwealth nationals and companies will have priority in consideration for placements.

The closing date is 4 October, 2019 at 17:00 BST.

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