Delivery of introductory training on ocean acidification for Commonwealth government officials

The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking to engage a qualified contractor to deliver remote training to Commonwealth country officials, providing an introduction to ocean acidification, its impacts on marine assets, and possible policy responses.

Location: Home-Based
Duration: approx. 3 months 
Fee: £15,000
Closing Date: 01 April 2022, at 17:00 GMT

The Contractor will be expected to draw upon existing materials from the Commonwealth Secretariat and its partners, including the use of the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on Ocean Acidification’s Policymakers’ Handbook for Addressing the Impacts of Ocean Acidification, as well as the expertise that the Contractor will be expected to bring to the assignment. Training is aimed towards government officials from Champion and member countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Groups; particularly, Ocean and Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, and Ocean Observation. The contract has two main pieces of work: i) preparing and delivering an online ‘live’ course, and ii) preparing materials for an online self-paced course based on (i). 

The preferred Contractor or consultancy firm should hold the profile below, which should be outlined in the cover letter and CV: 

  • University degree required, and post-graduate degree(s) preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience of more than 5 years in ocean acidification and climate change with a graduate degree or more than 8 years with a bachelor’s degree;
  • Topic-specific experience and expertise in ocean acidification and its impacts on marine assets;
  • Experience in the development of materials for government officials;
  • Experience in teaching/training strongly preferred.

This opportunity is open to individuals, consultancies and consortia.
Please apply for this contract by submitting a CV, a brief proposal (up to 5 pages), and a concise cover letter (1-2 pages) to by 1 April 2022. 

The proposal should show how the consultancy would be carried out to meet the specific objectives set out in this TOR. It should include a short statement of the candidate’s / team’s relevant expertise and experience along with the bid amount. Evaluation will be based on both competency and cost. Where submissions are similar in quality, preference will be given to Contractors that are Commonwealth citizens or entities registered in a Commonwealth country.

Ocean Acidification for Commonwealth government officials(231.16 KB)

The Commonwealth, 22 March 2022. More information.

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