Consultancy services for a Chief Technical Advisor for the ‘Supporting the Economic Empowerment of the Artisanal Fishing Community of the Republic of Mauritius’ project Background
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mauritius and Seychelles Country Office (CO) has applied and benefitted the above-mentioned project from the European Union under the ECOFISH Programme.
The project aims at empowering the artisanal fishers of the Republic of Mauritius in getting out of poverty by improving their economic situation through the provision of advanced technology for the identification and exploration of new fishing grounds. The action will assist the artisanal fishers in moving out of the over-exploited lagoon to more sustainable fishing grounds.
The Government is already providing grants and loans for the purchase of off-lagoon fishing vessels. This project complements the government's initiative by filling a gap which prevented an essential outcome from being reached. An improved catch will lead to better economic situation for the fishers and will be followed by better social inclusion. A higher catch will also provide additional work for the youth and women who are mostly involved in post-harvest processing.
Objective of the Assignment
For the purpose of the project implementation, a Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) will be recruited. The CTA will be responsible for the technical quality control of the Project, its activities & outcomes and he/ she will provide necessary support through advisory and capacity building services to the overall process.
For this project, the CTA will render technical support to the Project Management Unit (PMT) and other project counterparts and develop an overall strategy for dynamic implementation by providing a technical perspective of the project. He/she will provide technical inputs, trainings, prepare/review of Terms of Reference and review of the outputs and deliverables of consultants and other sub-contractors, build capacities and provide technical support to stakeholders in the areas of artisanal fishing using modern satellite FADs, infrastructure of fish landing stations and fish hygiene; knowledge and information management; communication and marketing; monitoring; and impact assessment. The CTA will report directly to the Project Manager and the UNDP.
This assignment is for duration of 70 days over a period 3 years.
Submission of Application
Applications should be sent through email : firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Monday 27 September 2021 - 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 C - UNDP GCC IC
Annex D - P11
Terms of Reference