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Consultant to Develop a Gap Analysis for the Marine Component of the National Protected Areas System in Cabo Verde
|Location :||Praia, CAPE VERDE|
|Application Deadline :||04-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French Spanish Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||60 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||60 working days in a period of 4 months|
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Interested candidates are required to read the Procurement Notice for Individual Consultants and its related documents, which are available in the following websites:
Background and Project Description
The consultancy will be developed in the framework of the project “Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into the tourism sector in synergy with a further strengthened protected areas system in Cabo Verde”, executed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (MAA), through the National Directorate of the Environment (DNA), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Transport, and co-funded by the UNDP and the GEF.
The project’s main objective is to safeguard globally significant biodiversity in Cabo Verde from current and emerging threats, by enhancing the enabling and regulatory frameworks in the tourism sector and activating a critical further subset of the national protected areas (PAs) system.
The proposed alternative scenario, supported by the project, will create enabling conditions to mitigate the adverse impacts on biodiversity by the tourism sector in Cabo Verde. The frameworks will be developed at national level and tentatively rolled out in four priority islands – Santiago, Sal, Boa Vista and Maio – where immediate pressure is greatest and urgent action is required that can be replicated more widely in the future. This urgent action includes at the local level the pending operationalization of a number of critical terrestrial and marine/coastal PAs and the piloting of marine biodiversity and artisanal fisheries management together with communities in two selected sites. At the same time the project will harness the opportunities to establish more sustainable tools for PA financing, protected area management and local community development, contributing to the consolidation and diversification of Cabo Verde tourism product, and the sustainability of the destination and the sector. This will be achieved through the following two project components:
More specifically, under Project Output 2.2. “New potential MPA sites are identified, and the representativeness and connectivity of the PA system improved through biodiversity assessments around the marine shelf of target islands”, the project will support processes to identify and declare new MPAs, in order to preserve biodiversity, genetic diversity, conserve ecosystems, to sustain natural assets for tourism experiences, and also to replenish depleted fish stocks.
A team compounded by the international consultant and two national researchers specialized on marine biodiversity, respectively belonging to the National Institute for Fishery Development (INDP) and to the University of Cabo Verde (UVICV), will be in charge to collaboratively develop the technical work associated to the MPA gap analysis.
Duties and Responsibilities
The International Consultant will have the following functions and responsibilities:
Develop and agree with the PNUD Country Office (CO) (Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Unit) and the DNA/PMU, the work plan for the whole consultancy and planned methodology;
Carry out an data collection and reference analysis that will include:
Hold meetings with national level stakeholders in order to:
In collaboration with the two associated national researchers from INDP and UNICV, co-lead a two-day national workshop which will aim to:
Periodically review and discuss, at different stages, with UNDP-CO (Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Unit), DNA/PMU, associated national researchers the findings and outputs from consultancy mission.
Prepare the consultancy progress Report that will include:
Review the consultancy progress Report according to the feedbacks received from UNDP-CO and DNA/PMU, and key stakeholders such as the National Directorate for Marine Economy (DNEM), the INDP, and UNICV; and deliver Progress Report final draft.
Implement approved methodology to develop the MPAs national network gap analysis and associated proposals for the identification of new MPAs.
Prepare the first draft of the consultancy Final Report that will include:
In collaboration with the two associated national researchers from INDP and UNICV, co-lead a two-day validation workshop with relevant stakeholders which will aim to:
Deliver to the UNDP-CO and DNA/PMU the whole set of data collected within the framework of the consultancy, especially those used to carry out every stage of the gap analysis, including GIS-associated data sets.
Based on the outputs from validation workshop, UNDP, DNA/PMU, prepare the final draft of the consultancy Final Report that will include:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and Skills:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.