[Coral-List] ICRAN MAR Project Coordinator/ Coordinador proyecto ICRAN MAR

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 17 04:09:17 EST 2003

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The Secretariat is pleased to enclose for your information, the Terms
of Reference and Scope of Service for the post of ICRAN MAR Project

The Secretariat


Estimadas Partes Contratantes y miembros de la lista servidor de SPAW:

La Secretaría se complace en enviar para su información, los términos
de referencia y responsabilidades para la posición de Coordinador del
proyecto ICRAN MAR.

La Secretaría

Terms of Reference and Scope of Service

International Coral Reef Action Network Meso-American Barrier Reef
(ICRAN MAR) Project

Name of Post:		ICRAN MAR Project Coordinator

Executing Agency:	United Nations Environment Programme,
Caribbean Environment Programme, Regional Coordinating Unit

Funding Agencies: 	United Nations Foundation (UNF)/Unite States
Agency for International Development (USAID)

Countries:		Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico

Length of Contract:	One year (initially, possibility of extension
to two more years based on performance)

Period of Contract:	1 February 2004 – 31 January 2005

Location of Post:	Belize (Located at premises of GEF/MBRS

The International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), established in
the year 2000, is a collaborative effort working to halt and reverse
the decline in health of the world's coral reefs. The ICRAN was
established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),
WorldFish Center (formerly ICLARM), World Resources Institute (WRI),
UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC), Global Coral Reef
Monitoring Network (GCRMN), International Coral Reef Initiative
(ICRI) Secretariat, and Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). These founding
partners came together in a public-private response to the "Call to
Action" of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and to help
implement the "Framework for Action", the internationally agreed
blueprint for conservation of coral reefs.

A primary objective of ICRAN activities in the Wider Caribbean is to
build the capacity on the ground for sustainable management of coral
reefs, emphasizing the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), local
communities and the tourism sector. ICRAN partners in conjunction
with conservation leaders in the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) region
identified areas where ICRAN could contribute to ongoing related
initiatives. The areas identified where ICRAN could make a
contribution were 1) watershed management and the reduction of land-
based sources of pollution; 2) sustainable fisheries practices and
empowerment of resource users; and 3) sustainable tourism and the
need to connect the supply and demand sides of the rapidly growing
tourism sector. These initiatives will be coupled with the approach
to the idea of creating new partnerships with the private sector and
leverage new resources and talents to find long-term solutions.

In the case of proposed ICRAN activities in the MAR, ICRAN will work
in close coordination and collaboration with the GEF/MBRS and USAID
PROARCA programs that share common objectives with ICRAN and are key
stakeholders in Central America.

Given the strong interest in the Mesoamerican Reef by the United
States' government, USAID pledged $1.5 million to undertake
activities in the MAR, which the UNF matched with an additional $1.5
million in support of the ICRAN Meso-American Reef Project, to
undertake the three project components of Watershed Management,
Sustainable Fisheries, and Sustainable Tourism. USAID's and UNF's
funds will support this Mesoamerican Reef Alliance within ICRAN. This
alliance will bring new partners and international expertise into the
region to promote economically and environmentally sound management
of the reef, and to strategically engage major components of the
private sector.

Scope and Functions:
Under the overall mandate and guidance of the Coordinator of UNEP-
CAR/RCU and under the immediate supervision of the Director of the
GEF/MBRS Project, the ICRAN MAR Project Coordinator will be
responsible for the overall coordination, implementation and further
development of the Project, functions which must be carried out in
close coordination with the GEF/MBRS and Proarca Projects, the other
ICRAN MAR partners, the ICRAN Coordination Unit (ICU) and the
Strategic Objective Steering Committee (SOSC) established under the
project. The incumbent will perform the following tasks:

1.	Follow-up and ensure the timely and effective development and
implementation of all activities in the ICRAN MAR Project as detailed
in the ICRAN MAR Project document and in the specific workplans
2.	Closely follow-up and ensure timely implementation of Project
activities by the Project partners.
3.	Prepare regular reports to UNEP (including Progress and
Technical Reports) and USAID as outlined in the ICRAN MAR Project
Document, as well as the necessary reports to the intergovernmental
process of the Caribbean Environment Programme,  other relevant
donors and partners of the Project on the activities as required.
4.	Develop and prepare the revisions to the ICRAN MAR Project as
required and following the necessary consultations and approval of
UNEP, USAID, UNF, the project partners, the ICU and the SOSC.
5.	Maintain regular contact and coordination with the Project
partners and relevant organizations participating at the regional
level in the project.
6.	Promote the Project as appropriate among governments, donors
and other organizations to secure additional contributions and
partnerships for the project and sustainability of the activities
7.	Organize and facilitate as appropriate the project meetings,
including those of the SOSC and Technical Oversight Committee,
following the approval of UNEP-CAR/RCU.
8.	Organize and undertake yearly visits to project sites as
outlined in the Project.
9.	Prepare terms of reference and project contracts with
consultants and partners as per the work plan of the Project and as
required by UNEP-CAR/RCU.
10.	Provide regular backstopping and follow-up to the
organizations, NGOs and partners participating and implementing
activities in the Project.
11.	When requested by UNEP-CAR/RCU, represent ICRAN and/or UNEP-
CAR/RCU at meetings organized as part of the Project activities or at
meetings related to these activities.
12.	Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned to him/her in
the field of his/her competence by the CAR/RCU.
13.	Assist in:
-	co-ordinating and promoting additional projects and
activities in support of ICRI and its Regional Agenda for Action in
the MBRS region
-	developing additional contacts and project proposals to
donors as required
-	promotion of the CaMPAM network of MPAs and assist with the
development and follow-up of relevant activities within the MBRS
-	the preparation of technical papers, reports and background
information resulting from, or relevant to the Project
-	responding to requests from governments, international
organizations, non-governmental organizations, institutions and
individuals as required on issues related to the Project.

University degree in biology, ecology, environmental management,
engineering, or other discipline closely related to the environment.
Four years of substantive professional working experience in
designing and implementing relevant programmes and projects.
International experience is important. Demonstrated capacity to work
with minimum supervision. Fluency in English and Spanish (both
written and spoken) required and working knowledge of the UN and/or
USAID systems is desirable.

Salary scale:  US $72,000/year (including benefits)

Interested persons are invited to submit their C.V.s not later than
16 January 2004 at 5:00PM, Jamaica time, to:

14-20 Port Royal Street
Kingston, JAMAICA
Tel: (876) 922-9267 to 9  Fax: (876) 922-9292
E-mail: uneprcuja at cwjamaica.com

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