The Brazilian Amazon represents 60 percent of the entire Amazon region and is the site of conflicting development models. The building of huge highways, power plants and gas pipelines results in benefits that flow outside the region, but the social, economic, and environmental impacts are felt by local communities. More than 22 percent of the Brazilian Legal Amazon land area is officially recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Lands (IPLs), totalling some 115 million hectares in more than 420 IPLs. Furthermore, other traditional peoples and communities- such as quilombola (afro-descendant), extrativistas (non- timber products gatherers), among others- have guaranteed collective rights on territories, including access to and maintenance of ownership/tenureship of the lands traditionally occupied. In terms of legal-formal structures, Brazil has Indigenous Peoples’ Lands, Quilombola Territories, Extractivist Reserves (RESEX), Sustainable Development Reserves (RDS), Agro-Extractivist Projects (PAEs), Real Right to Use Concessions (CDRUs). Yet, given the political shifts in Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, local and traditional communities, and their territories are under increasing threat.
The Tenure Facility is evaluating entering Brazil to support projects in alignment with its mission to secure the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLC) to their lands and forests, thereby strengthening their communities and reducing global climate change and poverty in forest areas in the world.
Objectives and task of the consultancy
The main objective of the consultant is to develop a Country Assessment report that:
Specific tasks of the consultant include
Opportunities & Barriers Section
The following documents must be delivered to the Tenure Facility:
Quality and Cost Based Selection.
Duration and period
Maximum 25 days, as follows: 20 days for developing the report and up to 5 days to incorporate TF feedback and work out the final version. The consultancy should be carried out in early 2022 (the exact dates will be agreed with the selected candidate).
Location and travel
The consultant will be home-based (living in Brazil will be an added value) and may travel to meet potential partners in the Amazon region, as well as key informants.
The consultant will report to the Tenure Facility Secretariat. The Tenure Facility will provide documentation and guidance to the consultant.
The consultant is required to disclose in writing any potential conflict of interest related to the objectives and task of these Terms of Reference.
Please send your application writing to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight (CET) of December 22, 2021.
The application should include your CV, the required daily fee, a description of your qualifications and experience as well as suggested methodology to describe how the consultancy will be carried out in relating to these terms of reference.
 The Legal Amazon (Amazônia Legal) is an area of more than five million square kilometres comprising the Brazilian states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins.
 The number of pages is indicative. Annexes can be used to include relevant information beyond the suggested 15 pages.