Consultancy - Organisational and financial Audit of Nature-Communité-Développement (NCD)
Friday, 4. October 2019 - 17:00
Organisational and financial Audit of Nature-Communité-Développement (NCD)
1. Description of the organisation
Nature-Communité-Développement (NCD) is an environmental organization that contributes to the promotion of "volunteering for biodiversity in Senegal". Recognized as a public interest organisation (Dagat Reference - receipt No 14487/mint/dagat/del/as of 18/05/2010), NCD positions itself as a Community Execution Agency (CEA).
NCD is also an apolitical, non-profit and environmentally oriented association.
NCD's vision is that of "a prosperous Senegal where communities themselves commit themselves to identify, respect, protect and enhance biodiversity to achieve sustainable development".
The effectiveness of this vision must be based on values such as:
- sense of honor,
- self-respect and respect for the environment and
- good governance.
In the implementation of its mission to "develop volunteer work and mobilize expertise for the conservation, enhancement and advocacy of biodiversity, in particularl birds, and to make the lives of local communities more sustainable", NCD has set up regional centres, or “Poles”. These are local authorities whose delimitation is based on ecological criteria and administrative functionality, thus covering the entire Senegalese territory. Each Pole is connected to a university that provides local skills, technical support and expertise, materials and knowledge. The poles are the operational lever of NCD and are six (6) in number, namely:
- the Dakar pole, which includes the Dakar region and part of Thiès, and is structured around the Niayes ecological zone and the Atlantic coast of Dakar. This Pole is affiliated with the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar;
- the Saint Louis Pole includes the Niayes du Gandiolais, the Saint Louisian coast, the Senegal River Delta and the floodplain of the Senegal River Valley. This cluster is affiliated with the Gaston-Berger University of Saint-Louis;
- the Saloum pole extends into the Saloum delta. It extends from the Saloum estuary to the Khelcom forest, including the Fatick bays. This pole is affiliated to the future University of Saloum of Toubacouta;
- the Petite côte Pole takes care of the small estuaries and catchment areas upstream of the eastern slope of the Thiès plateau, the coast south of Dakar to Palmarin. This Pole is affiliated with the University of Thiès;
- the Casamance Pole covers the region of the southern rivers and the northern Guinean forests. This Pole is affiliated with the Assane-Seck University of Ziguinchor;
- the Niokolo pole, officially installed in July 2018 and which integrates the Sudanese savannas and forests of south-eastern Senegal
- In addition to these divisions, NCD has a permanent staff headed by an Executive Director. This body is the backbone of the organization and has as its main mission to implement the policy defined by the board or steering committee which is headed by the President of the organization. The latter is accompanied by a Secretary General, a Treasurer and the Chairman of the Committee of Wise Men.
2. Context and justification of this audit
The BirdLife International Secretariat has established a Capacity Development Fund (CDF) to help its partners in the Mediterranean Basin, West Africa, Europe and the Middle East to be stronger, more sustainable and more influential in conservation beyond 2022.
In Senegal, NCD, which is the long-standing partner with which BirdLife has been working since 2010, is the targeted beneficiary of this fund. Officially launched in November 2018, the CDF project, led by BirdLife International, funded a first NCD project to strengthen the organization's communication and marketing. This project, which began in March, was completed on August 31st 2019. The good results achieved are now sufficient for NCD to consider a second project proposal with the same objectives of capacity building and significantly reducing key organizational development issues.
Thus, after an internal diagnosis, but also following regular exchange meetings with international strategic partners, it was recommended to prepare and propose a new project to the CDF fund to continue NCD's capacity building efforts and actions in order to enable the organisation to reach the desired maturity and sustainability. To this end, it was deemed necessary to carry out audits in order to identify organisational and financial dysfunctions and to make the relevant recommendations corresponding to each problem identified.
See the full terms of reference.
9. Proposition technique et financière
Interested candidates should prepare the following elements in French:
- A note summarising the objectives and issues of the organizational diagnosis;
- A presentation of the planned methodology and a timetable for its implementation. References to the models used and the bibliography on organizational diagnoses will be specified;
- An estimate of the planned work effort and a cost estimate;
- A CV with three references and a list of similar work done by the candidate.
The complete application must be submitted no later than 04 October 2019 at 17:00 GMT to the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com et firstname.lastname@example.org