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UNDP Seeks Consultant to Develop Eritrea's National Protected Areas legislation and operationalize National Protected Areas Management

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UNDP Seeks Consultant to Develop Eritrea's National Protected Areas legislation and operationalize National Protected Areas Management

UNDP is seeking a consultant to develop Eritrea's National Protected Areas legislation and and to implement guidelines to operationalize the National Protected Areas Management in Eritrea.

The application deadline is 15-Oct-16 (Midnight New York, USA).

Here are the links to the advertisements:
https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_lang=en&cur_job_id=68773
http://jobs-admin.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=68773

Eritrea hosts a wealth of globally significant biodiversity, including remnants of the world’s only viable population of free ranging African wild ass, a unique northern Africa elephant population, highland forest unique to the Horn of Africa, and an extensive, ecologically intact Red Sea marine environment. Several barriers to institutionalising biodiversity and natural resource conservation exist, particularly protected area management exist. Eritrea does not have a protected-area system and/or any protected areas in line with the international practice of establishing national parks and nature reserves.

To address these barriers to biodiversity conservation in Eritrea, a project titled “integrated Semenawi and Debubawi Bahri-Buri-Irrori-Hawakil Protected Area System for Conservation of Biodiversity and Mitigation of Land Degradation” has been designed with an overall goal to ensure the integrity of Eritrea’s diverse ecosystems in order to secure the viability of the nation’s globally significant biodiversity. The project objective is to create policy and institutional conditions to operationalize the national protected area system. See project document: http://bit.ly/2cTfEfT.

It is against this background that UNDP and the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment are seeking to recruit a competent International Biodiversity Conservation Law and Policy Specialist/Expert to support the Government of the State of Eritrea with the development of the National Protected Areas legislation and implementation guidelines necessary to operationalize the National Protected Areas Management System.

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