The Mascarene plateau is made up of the Seychelles Plateau, the Ritchie Bank, the Saya de Malha Bank, the Nazareth Bank and the St Brandon shoals to the south up to Mauritius. Importantly, the plateau has significant importance for an appropriate management and a monitoring system in place as it has potential economic, environmental and social benefits that can be derived.
In September 2007, UNDP began implementation of the GEF-funded Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project. The objective of this Project was to undertake an environmental baseline assessment of the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems, to fill information gaps needed to improve management decision-making and to ascertain the role of external forcing functions. The Project was designed to address the Agulhas and the Somali Current LMEs under one initial assessment process as well as the assessment of the Mascarene Plateau.
In a new context, this innovative GEF-funded project, the UNDP Joint Management Area Demonstration Project has an overall objective in identifying and demonstrating new management approaches and techniques for the Mascarene Plateau. The project will be worth 2.2 M USD and will be implemented over four years (2018 to 2021).
This JMA Demonstration project will assist Seychelles and Mauritius in the development and demonstration of new management approaches for such extended continental shelf areas which can provide lessons and management techniques which can be replicated both within the western Indian Ocean as well as other similar maritime zones globally.
The JMA Demonstration Project aims at achieving its objectives through the delivery of four components.
Summary of Key Functions
Liaison and Project Coordination
Project data collection, monitoring, and evaluation reporting
Assistance to the Project Manager and National Project Director
Impact of Results
Accurate data entry and financial information have an impact on the quality and implementation of the UNDP Project. A client-oriented and efficient approach impact on the image of the Project Steering Committee.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, and Social, Marine Sciences or Environmental Sciences would be desirable.
Fluency in English and French (written & spoken) and Creole.
Important applicant information
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Contract Duration: One year renewable
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