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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Marine Spatial Planning Specialist needed Featured

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Marine Spatial Planning Specialist (MSPS) is needed under the Project “BE-CLME+: Promoting National Blue Economy Priorities Through Marine Spatial Planning in the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Plus.” The project aims to strengthen blue economy opportunities through sustainable healthy coastal and marine ecosystems, address drivers to protect habitats and species, and sustainable biodiversity and fisheries management. The project will be implemented in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Panama, and Saint Lucia for a period of 4 years from 2023-2027.

 

THE MSPS will:

• Oversee the National data gap and needs assessments to inform MSP and MSP Protocol, including the preparation of relevant Terms of Reference for associated consultancies as may be applicable (Outcome 1.1, Outcome 3.1)

• Coordinate and oversee the successful implementation of all MSP related workshops, including those addressing Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measure (OECM), and Blue Economy Strategies (Outcome 1.2, Outcome 2.1)

• Oversee the development of decision-support systems in support of MSP and Blue Economy (Outcome 1.1, Outcome 3.1)

• Lead and oversee all processes and trainings in support of potential areas for new MPAs or OECMs, and for the expansion of MPAs (Outcome 1.2)

• Responsible for the overall delivery of project results, outcomes, and indicators relevant to Marine Spatial Planning, Marine Protected Areas, and Blue Economy Strategies. (Outcome 1.1, Outcome 1.2)

• Provide direct and tangible inputs to the Knowledge Management processes of the project (Outcome 3.3)

• Contribute to preparation of the project’s progress reports and Project Implementation Reports (PIRs) by providing technical inputs (Outcome 3.2)

• Participate in the project’s Mid-Term Evaluation and Terminal Evaluation as required by the external evaluators (Outcome 3.2)

• Assist with preparation of the Terminal Report

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Marine Management, Fisheries Science, Coastal Zone Management, or Marine Science:

• Training in Marine Spatial Planning and/or Blue Economy will be a distinctive asset

• A good understanding of biodiversity, marine protected areas, climate change, marine spatial planning, fisheries management, ecosystems-approach to fisheries management, monitoring, and evaluation

 

DEADLINE: 14 JULY 2023

 

DOWNLOAD TERMS OF REFERENCE: BECLME_Marine Spatial Planning Specialist_Terms of Reference FINAL.pdf (crfm.net)

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