Consultancy for Niue R2R - Tourism Carrying Capacity Assessment


Lieu : Alofi, NIUE
Date limite de candidature :16-Feb-18 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Type de contrat :Individual Contract
Niveau du poste :International Consultant
Langues requises :
Anglais  
Durée du contrat initial4 months
Durée prévue de la mission :40 working days

Historique

The project will enhance Niue’s capacity to effectively create and manage protected areas for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, and safeguarding of ecosystem services.  It focuses on the expansion of its protected estate on land and on its marine areas through a combination of community conservation areas and government-led protected areas.  In Community Conservation Areas, both strict protection and sustainable use zones will be identified and planned carefully, using innovative protection tools recognizing that tenure over most land areas is vested in local communities.  This project has been designed to engineer a paradigm shift in the management of terrestrial, coastal and marine protected sites from a site-centric approach to a holistic “ridge to reef” comprehensive approach.  Through this approach, activities in the immediate production landscapes adjacent to marine and terrestrial protected areas will be managed to reduce threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services stemming from key production activities (e.g. tourism and agriculture).  Additionally, the project also introduces the concept of connectivity between landscape and seascape in Niue.  Terrestrial protected areas will include a landscape that links strictly protected community areas (tapu) to each other to enhance their integrity and to form a functional ecological corridor between them.  Similarly, the creation of a Marine Protected Area at Beveridge Reef also satisfies the integrated and holistic approach promoted by the project by recognizing the link that is thought to exist between the Reef and mainland Niue through which the former serves as a source of recruitment for clams and other marine species that make up Niue’s coral reefs.

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Devoirs et responsabilités

The objective of this consultancy is to undertake a Tourism Carrying Capacity Assessment for Niue as one of the activities under Output 1.3 of the Niue R2R project. Analysis is required of the Country’s natural, social and cultural features that can contribute to tourism and of the country’s tourism infrastructure, and an understanding is needed of both residents’ and visitors’ appreciation and attitudes towards tourism. Recommendations will be provided identifying appropriate levels of tourist developments in Niue to ensure the Country’s carrying capacity is not exceeded and opportunities for the development of eco-tourism linked into the development of community-managed conservation areas.

PLEASE APPLY BY SENDING YOUR PROPOSAL TO procurement.ws@undp.org.  THE FULL TERMS OF REFERENCE AND ASSOCIATED TEMPLATES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE PROCUREMENT LINK http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43927.


Compétences

• Demonstrates commitment to the Government of Niue mission, vision and values.

• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

• Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback

• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

• Good inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking aptitude, ability to work in multicultural environment

PLEASE APPLY BY SENDING YOUR PROPOSAL TO procurement.ws@undp.org.  THE FULL TERMS OF REFERENCE AND ASSOCIATED TEMPLATES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE PROCUREMENT LINK http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43927.


Qualifications et expériences requises

• Master’s degree in resource economics, natural resource management, environmental science, sustainable tourism management/planning and development or other closely related field (20%)

• Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience in sustainable tourism management/planning and development including the tourism carrying capacity assessments (30%)

• Knowledgeable about environmental issues, climate change impacts, water vulnerability challenges related to sustainable tourism and resilience building opportunities particular to Pacific Small Island Developing States, and/or developing countries (15%)

• Experience working in the Pacific region is preferred (5%) and in Niue an advantage

• Culturally sensitive, friendly, and effective communication skills that are conducive to effective presentations and networking, and building trust required to complete tasks (15%)

• Fluency in English (oral and written) is a requirement, with sound written and presentation skills using plain English (15%)

PLEASE APPLY BY SENDING YOUR PROPOSAL TO procurement.ws@undp.org.  THE FULL TERMS OF REFERENCE AND ASSOCIATED TEMPLATES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE PROCUREMENT LINK http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43927.


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