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Internationa Consultant - Protected Area Planning and Management Specialist
|Location :||Praia, CAPE VERDE|
|Application Deadline :||18-Jul-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Two Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Two Months|
Cape Verde, a small insular and archipelagic country, exposed to economic and environmental vulnerabilities, requires appropriate strategies for the management of the nation’s natural resources. has ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1995 and in 1999 drafted the national strategy and action plan on Biodiversity. On 24 February 2003 the Decree-Law No. 3/2003 on the legal regime of natural areas was published, which creates 47 protected areas, subdivided into 6 categories: national park, natural park, natural reserves, protected landscape, natural monument and sites of scientific interest. With the legal mandate to protect natural areas, guaranteed by that decree, there is a need to elaborate appropriate management tools, which are fundamental to sound management of natural and cultural resources in a sustainable manner.
In this context the Government of Cape Verde obtained funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement a project entitled "Consolidation of Cape Verde’s Protected Area System". It is a national execution project and is implemented by the General Directorate for Environment (DGA) through its Project Management Unit in Praia as well as its two Project Site Units on Santo Antao and Fogo, as well as its two Island-Wide Offices (IWO) on Sal and Boavista, with the following objective:
“To consolidate and strengthen protected areas (PA) System through the establishment of new terrestrial and marine PA units and the promotion of participatory approaches to conservation”
The project will:
The project is divided into three components (based on outcomes) for implementation as follows:
Outcome 1: Strengthened governance framework for the expansion, consolidation and sustainability of the National PA system.
Outcome 2: Enhanced management effectiveness at selected terrestrial and coastal/marines PA’s.
Outcome 3: Strengthened PAs through community mobilization, sectoral engagement and local capacity building for sustainable resource management within PAs/MPAs and adjacent areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
In this context the project plans a consultancy for a Protected Area Planning and Management Specialist with the following Terms of Reference. The consultant under supervision of the National Project Coordinator (NPC) and in close collaboration with the national project team, will:
Required Skills and Experience
Proposal should be submitted to the following address: UN House, AV. OUA – Achada Santo Antonio, C.P. 62, Praia, Ilha de Santiago, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 18 July 2011 at 16:00Hrs Cape Verde time.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address indicated above or the following email: email@example.com. UN Cape Verde will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.
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.