Position: Consultancy Announcement for conducting a Research On the Indigenous Communal Land Title (ICLT) Registration implication (Indigenous Community Support Organization)__Deadline:18-March

1.    Organizational Background:
The Indigenous Community Support Organization (ICSO) is a local Cambodian not-for-profit, non- governmental, and non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples (IPs). ICSO registered with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the Kingdom of Cambodia since July 13, 2006, certified #840 MoI. ICSO has been operating in Cambodia since January 2007. The organization adopts a rights-based approach and strives for holistic and inclusive development and conservation for IPs marginalized groups in Cambodia.
ICSO empowers the indigenous communities to preserve and benefit from their land and natural resources, ensuring their welfare, decent livelihoods, and the celebration  of  their identity and culture. The organization strives to increase IPs' capacity and representation, enabling them to lead their own development and secure land tenure in ownership and self-determination for the preservation of their identity and common well-being. The organization remains committed to its vision of indigenous communities enjoying full economic, social, cultural, political, and natural resource rights, living with dignity and harmony.
2.    Program update and rational:
The main program of ICSO focuses on supporting the registration process of Communal Land Titling (CLT) for Indigenous Communities. ICSO provides support to 30 target villages located in 17 communes across 6 districts in Ratanakiri, which is the northeast province of Cambodia. Under ICSO's technical and financial assistance, this project development is led by 5 IPs’ groups such as Kreung, Tumpoun, Charay, Kachak, and Prov. ICSO directly collaborates with 334 committee leaders/representatives from Indigenous Communities (IC) who have been recognized as legal entities by the Ministry of Interior (MoI). The support provided by ICSO encompasses 5,043 households, which consist of a population of 21,405 IPs (including 1,391 females). Additionally, ICSO aims to protect and register approximately 29,049 hectares of IPs' ancestral land, which includes residential land, agricultural land, reserved land, spiritual forest land, and burial forest land.
The most recent achievement of ICSO in the Communal Land Title (CLT) registration process is the successful registration of 13 Indigenous Communities (ICs) out of the total 30 ICs. These 13 ICs have obtained their CLTs legally from the Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction (MoLMUPC). The CLT registration has had a significant positive impact on the livelihoods of the IPs, benefiting a total of 1,976 households and a population of 7,768 IPs (including 3,755 females). The registered CLTs cover a land area of 12,568 hectares, which includes Residential Land, Agricultural Land, Burial Forest Land, Shifting  Garden  Land, and  Spiritual  Forest Land.  This  registration  has provided legal recognition and security to the ancestral lands and forests of the IPs in these 13 communities.
However, there are still 17 ICs that require ongoing support and assistance from ICSO. These 17 ICs face various challenges, including issues such as land overlapping with natural resource protected areas, conservative ecology corridors, community forestry, economic land and mining concessions, private land, and others that need to be found by consultant and report to relevant stakeholders.

3.    The research Term and Conditions:
 
3.1    Objective: To find out the fact findings and recommendations from the ICLT on the land rights project for the relevant stakeholders in the consultative policy dialogues. To find out the appropriate solution on the circumstance and environment of the key challenges and obstacle of the Indigenous Communal Land Title (ICLT) Registration for the smooth processes of the legally recognition by the Cambodian government.

3.2    Expected Outputs: a). A concise research report in English version with a maximum of 15-20 pages, excluded annexes which clearly outlines the research process, methods, analysis, findings, and recommendation and applications, b). Presentation in a short PowerPoint in Khmer version of final report to ICSO management for comments and suggestions via online and c). Submission of the final report in, database, and other relevant documents in soft copy to ICSO.
3.3    Key Activities: In order to achieve the expected outputs, the activities of the consultancy are to:

  • Meeting with ICSO senior staff in PNP to agree on the processes and sign the agreement;
  • Produce a realistic research work plan in close consultation with ICSO management;
  • Desk review of relevant documents;
  • Design  appreciated  research  methods  (Outline:  rationale,  objectives,  sample  approach,  data collection tool and approach, and data analysis);
  • Prepare and conduct fieldwork data collection with all selected key respondents by applying agreed methodologies including data entry and analysis;
  • Meet with the project team to present the fact findings from the fieldwork prior to writing the first draft report;
  • A short feedback meeting between management and the consultant after the draft report
  • Produce a precise research report;
  • Make oral/visual presentation of draft and final reports to ICSO;
  • Address comments and suggestions and submit the report by the agreed timeline, and
  • Submit the final research report to ICSO.

3.4    Questionnaires:  The  consultancy  is  required  to  draft  the  questionnaires  and  share  to  ICSO management team for providing the inputs and comments.
3.5    Timeframe: This research will take 05 days field work in total and conduct at the indigenous community level within 10 out of 30 indigenous communities in Ratanakiri province (Annex list). The research will start in April 2024. The consultant requires to draft the detailed schedule based on the date start and end as mentioned in the annex list, but could be able to negotiate the reschedule.

4.    Consultant qualification and experiences:

  • A diverse but must include people with a high and critical understanding of social development, and the roles of rights holders (IPs), CSOs, duty bearers and moral bearers in supporting indigenous people’s representation and empowerment;
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experiences in conducting community research or assessment with regard to IPs context and culture, land and natural resources management, protection and conservation,
  • Advanced knowledge of project management, monitoring and evaluation, report writing, research methodologies as well as research design, questionnaire design, data collection/analysis processes;
  • Strong   understanding   of   indigenous   community-based   organization   or   indigenous   people organization situation in Cambodia;


5.    Application   procedures:  Interested   candidates   should   submit   the   following   documents   for consideration:

  • The research proposal including rationale, objectives, sample approach, data collection tools and approach;
  • A detailed schedule/activity plan, a budget breakdown for the consultancy including fees and travel, accommodation, and other related costs;
  • Organizational profile of consultancy agency (if any);
  • Curriculum vitae of the core consultant(s)/team detailing core competencies and relevant work experience, highlighting that with a similar focus to the current task; and
  • A list of at least two referees.


6.    Budget Available: (Please specify clearly proposal and budget breakdown of the consultancy fees, including tax and other related cost required). Note ICSO will provide in package for all cost under the consultation responsibility. All logistic, transportation and refreshment arrangement  will be under consultation responsibility).

Please send the application to the procurement committee via email to vanseysao@gmail.com;  kea789inn@gmail.com; sineth.ngin002@gmail.com and hub.borin@gmail.com. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The application document will not be returned.
The deadline of the proposal submission will be closed on 18 March 2024 at 05:30pm, Cambodia time.

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