[Coral-List] potential position for Marine Spatial Planning Specialist for coral reef management project in Indonesia

mtupper mtupper at coastal-resources.org
Tue Oct 20 10:15:28 EDT 2015

Dear Listers (apologies for cross posting),

Amec Foster Wheeler, in partnership with the Coral Triangle Center and Marine
Management Solutions, is submitting a proposal for an Asian Development Bank
(ADB) funded COREMAP-CTI project in Indonesian Fishery Management Area WPP 711
(Sumatra and the Riau Islands). We are looking an international marine spatial
planner with at least 10 years’ experience, preferably including Indonesia or
other areas of the Coral Triangle, to complete our team. The specialist would be
subcontracted for 6 months of work over the next 3 years.

Marine Spatial Planning Specialist

The Marine Spatial Planning Specialist with Climate Change modeling experience
(or with assistance of a climate change and scenarios modeling specialist) and
in full collaboration with existing spatial planning units of MMAF or UPT
responsible for the three national MPAs, will support a process of analyzing and
allocating distribution of human activities in marines areas to achieve
ecological, economic, and social objectives applying ecosystem based, area
based, integrated, adaptive, strategic and participatory approaches culminating
in comprehensive plan or vision such as Integrated Coastal Zone Management and
Marine Protected Area plans / guidelines and maps. In particular, the Marine
Spatial Planning Specialist will be cognizant of the reef-to-ridges concept and
use tools and technologies to advise, support and assist to:

a. Identify the need;

b. organize the process of pre-planning by reviewing existing jurisdictions,
available zoning and utilization regulations, agreements, and mapped zones under
various mandates;

c. mapping current human activities / use of the marine and coastal space;

d. participate in organizing and conducting stakeholder participatory
consultations / or review consultations already conducted and validate results
through focal group discussions;

e. define and analyze existing conditions, including mapping of conflicts and
competition (potential conflicts) for resource and space use by sub-sectors
(artisanal and commercial fisheries, biodiversity and ecosystem protection,
tourism, shipping etc.);

f. Define and analyze future conditions and prepare spatial management plan(s);

g. simulate climate change models and project scenarios 2025 and 2050 based on
meteorological data (historic) and global models to project scenarios with
identification of possible mitigation and adaptation measures;

h. formulate monitoring indicators to evaluate performance;

i. prepare incremental cost estimates for implementing to spatial plans; and

j. Submit spatial plans and scenarios with recommendations focusing on required
agreements amongst users, additional regulations/enforcement measures needed to
implement the spatial plan to the PMO to secure approval from relevant

This task may be conducted by a consortium or single entity such as a
nongovernmental organization with marine spatial planning experience, preferably
in Indonesia or in Southeast Asian countries and which have a track record of
preparing spatial plans, ICZM plans, and MPA plans that integrate climate change
impact assessments and scenarios.

If interested, please reply with a copy of your CV by Friday, Oct. 23. If
possible, please supply an electronically signed CV in ADB format.

Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be qualified and available.

Thank you,




Mark Tupper, M.Sc. Ph.D.

Senior Marine Sciences Manager

International Development Program Management Office

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure

St. Joseph Street., Brgy. Nonoc, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte 8400,

275 Douglas Ave., Fredericton, NB, Canada E3A 5T1

PH  +63 905-280-0792 

CA  +1 506-259-3655 

mark.tupper at amecfw.com <mailto:mark.tupper at amecfw.com>

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