ResilienSEA – Resilient Seagrasses
The ResilienSEA project aims to enhance the scientific expertise and management of seagrass meadows in seven West Africa countries.
The ResilienSEA Project is funded by the MAVA Foundation and it aims to improve knowledge and experience and build capacity on Seagrass management. The pilot countries selected for this project are Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Cape Verde.
GRID-Arendal is a small, flexible Norwegian non for-profit foundation with highly qualified staff that specializes in complex environmental issues. Its mission is to support environmentally sustainable development through the environmental work of the UN and other partners by communicating information that strengthens environmental management capacity and motivates decision-makers to act.
GRID-Arendal acts as the coordinating body of the ResilienSEA Project. Other implementing partners in the project include Wetlands International Afrique (WIA - Dakar) and the Abidjan Convention Secretariat (ABC - Abidjan). The Regional Coordinator position for the ResilienSEA project will be hosted by GRID-Arendal.
ResilienSEA brings together managers and researchers to gather data and create national and regional expertise within pilot countries, resulting in the ability to enact positive change for these seagrass habitats through:
The Regional Coordinator is responsible ensuring the coordination of the National Implementing Teams (NITs - seven in total, one in each country). The NITs are responsible for implementing the ResilienSEA Project work plan within their country. These work plans include specific tasks related to each of the four Strategies within the project (i) science, (ii) capacity development, (iii) communication and (iv) policy. In conjunction with the Strategy Leads, the Regional Coordinator will be responsible to help each country meet their agreed upon deliverables within the timeframe defined within these work plans. More generally, this position will also assist as needed with coordinating of ResilienSEA’s internal procedures; developing communications products, and providing support for meetings and events.
In cooperation with Project Coordination Team, the Regional Coordinator will:
Preferred professional qualifications
Preferred personal qualifications
Estimate of work
The position is full time (100%). Travel to the project region will be required.
Location: The assignment will be based in at the offices of Wetlands International in Dakar, Senegal.
Requirements for submitting an Expression of Interest
Interested candidates should include the following in their application:
Deadline for applications: 25 January 2020 – 4pm CET
Please send your application by email to: email@example.com and mark in the subject “Regional Coordinator – ResilienSEA."
For more information about the position, please contact Head of Human Resources Kari Scheie tel (+47) 9264 4420.
Type: Independent Consultancy Contract
Duration: As soon as possible until 31 January 2021, with a possibility of 2 years extension depending on funding
Starting date: 2020-02-01
Ending date: 2021-01-31