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International short-term support Expert for the JMA Monitoring, Control and Surveillance workshop on “Review of Best Practices of MCS Related to JMA and Gap Analysis”
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - MAURITIUS
Deadline :07-Aug-20
Posted on :22-Jul-20
Reference Number :68133
Link to Atlas Project :
00087614 - Joint Management Area Demonstration Project (MUS & SEY)
Documents :
Annex A - Letter of Interest and Availability
Annex B - Model Contract IC
Annex C- GCC IC
Annex D - P.11
Overview :

Internatioanl short-term support Expert for the JMA Monitoring, Control and Surveillance workshop on “Review of Best Practices of MCS Related to JMA and Gap Analysis”

Project ID 94557 - JMA Project


The JMA Demonstration project is assisting Seychelles and Mauritius in the development and demonstration of new management approaches for extended continental shelf areas, which can provide lessons and management techniques that could be replicated both within the western Indian Ocean and other similar maritime zones globally.


  1. The main objective of the consultancy is to help the development of JMA-MCS by providing similar best practice examples of bilateral or multilateral cooperation among countries on common MCS for an area, by emphasizing regional cooperation and use of available regional MCS networks and associated benefits and complexities.
  2. Another objective that should be emphasized is a need for a wider scope of JMA-MCS. Beside fishery and related MCS focus [e.g., illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing], JMA-MCS needs to equally emphasize other MCS aspects, such as illegal drug and human trafficking or slave work, illegal wildlife trade, search and rescue operations, disaster response, oil spill, and pollution detection, etc.
  3. To ensure better success of the workshop, the third objective of this consultancy is to encourage a platform for discussion of open questions that may arise along with two-country cooperation on joint MCS and joint management of an area (e.g., possible responsibilities overlap, limits of legislative powers on high seas, challenges of joint surveillance actions operations, use of equipment and tools for joint surveillance operations, etc.).


Duties and Responsibilities

To achieve these objectives, the following activities are proposed:

  • To review and to present examples of best practices of MCS in similar multinational and jointly managed areas from other world regions (e.g., Pacific) by e.g., gaining/enhancing familiarity with and understanding of the major concepts and challenges applicable to JMA MCS as well;
  • To find and compare similarities and differences of given best practices examples with JMA;
  • To identify the existing competencies within Mauritius and Seychelles for successful joint implementation of MCS in JMA;
  • To provide possible JMA-MCS two-country cooperation gap analysis;
  • To secure platform for an open discussion among MCS practitioners from Mauritius and Seychelles regarding challenges for MCS in JMA.



The consultant will be under the direction of the JMA Demonstration Project management team lead by the Project Director and Project Manager, as well as under MCS Expert contracted for the development of JMA-MCS. In performing the consultancy, the following deliverables are expected:

  1. Inception report to be presented by the consultant before arrival. Inception Report will contain workshop agenda, structure and topics that will be covered (max. 2 Pages);
  2. Workshop presentations (or the main structure) for validation before arrival;
  3. Workshop delivery;
  4. Workshop report that will contain workshop presentations with slides, slides’ notes, and short textual report on workshop delivery and conclusions.



The selected service provider will provide service to the Joint Commission through the Department for Continental Shelf, Marine Zones Administration and Exploration in the Prime Minister’s, and report to the National Project Director (NPD), Project Manager, and the Head of the Environment Unit.



The MCS Workshop Support Expert’s work schedule shall be for 10-person-days (in total) until the end of October 2020 including One (1) field mission (5 days home-based and 5 days’ workshop delivery).



  1. The MCS Workshop Support Expert will work primarily from their home-base (5 days), with regular contact being maintained with the NPD, Project Manager, and the MCS Specialist.
  2. During the field-based part of the assignment, the MCS Workshop Support Expert will be based at the PMU Office, Department for Continental Shelf, Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration, 3rd Floor, Belmont House, Port Louis, Mauritius and at the UNDP Office 5th Floor Anglo-Mauritius House, Port Louis, Mauritius when needed.

Submission of Application

Applications should be sent through email on or before Friday 07 August 2020 - 16:00 hours Mauritius time (GMT+4)


Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B - Model Contact IC
Annex D - P11
Terms of Reference

Please submit only Annex A and Annex D mandatorily.