The Mami Wata Project
The Mami Wata project applies and develops capacity on Integrated Ocean Management in countries of the African Atlantic coast.
Mami Wata (www.mamiwataproject.org) is a partnership project funded by Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Germany (BMUB). The project is implemented by the Norwegian foundation GRID-Arendal (www.grida.no) and the Abidjan Convention Secretariat (www.abidjanconvention.org).
The project provides a series of closely linked outputs developing, pilot-testing and applying tools, methods and processes for integrated ocean management (IOM), including Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Area (EBSA) information, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and State of the Marine Environment Reporting (SoME).
The project will be implemented in the countries of the Abidjan Convention.
Description of tasks
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator in Abidjan, the successful applicant will undertake the following tasks:
The above activities will be implemented in collaboration with GRID-Arendal, as well as national partners. The position requires the ability to perform the duties described above in an independent manner, with limited supervision and assistance from support staff.
Applicants should have completed a Master of Arts degree related to environmental studies, sustainable development, political sciences, or a similar field.
Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.
A minimum of 1 year of experience in project management, environmental policies, communication, and administrative support to multi‐partner projects is required.
Work experience in a UN organisation, preferably in the region of the Abidjan Convention, would be considered an advantage.
Workplace: Offices at Abidjan Convention Secretariat, Côte d´Ivoire, Abidjan
Requirements for submitting an Expression of Interest
Interested candidates should include the following in their application:
· Application should include a cover letter (1-page max) and curriculum vitae (including contact details of at least 2 referees for which similar work has been undertaken)
· Your daily rate (in USD) which would be valid for any assignment entered into within the following the contractual period.
Consultants will be selected based on demonstrated expertise and cost.
Consultants that are interested please send your application to: email@example.com, by close of business on 10 January 2020. Please mark in the subject: Consultancy vacancy – Project Assistant for Mami Wata.
For further information, please contact Project Manager: Christian Neumann, email: Christian.Neumann@grida.no.
Type: Independent Consultancy Contract
Duration: 11 months
Starting date: 2020-02-01
Ending date: 2020-12-31