Technology upgrade and development in Niassa Special Reserve
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US tax-free non-governmental organization founded in 1895 that protects wildlife and wilderness by understanding critical issues, creating science-based solutions and promoting conservation actions that benefit nature and the humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 countries and experience in helping to establish more than 150 protected areas worldwide, WCS has accumulated biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant places, with flora and fauna, thrive together with local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, this knowledge is applied to address issues of management of species, habitats and critical ecosystems to improve the quality of life of rural poor people, whose livelihoods depend on the direct use of natural resources.
WCS Mozambique continues to work towards these objectives but has also commenced projects related to sustainable financing of conservation through the development of mechanisms for biodiversity offsets, the identification of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and marine/coastal conservation.
In NSR, programs exist for conservation comprising law enforcement, community development, conservation management and tourism development. These efforts are supported by a variety of donors, including the European Union (EU), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Environment Fund (GEF) and the French Development agency (AFD).
This position will implement a technology upgrade and development in Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) as detailed below. The required services fall under the overall joint supervision of the Government appointed NSR Warden and the WCS Program Director for Niassa, but with reporting through the Operations and Logistics Director. The position will ensure that the Reserve technical and associated physical infrastructure and logistics is upgraded to ensure that the Law Enforcement and other Departments are supported and trained to install EarthRanger and make optimal use of the associated technologies.
The consultant required is an individual with solid protected area technologies experience. The individual has the discipline to use and embed best practice management tools and systems, and train and support existing staff in their use and maintenance. This position requires a proven background in protected area management in Africa, and a commitment to transfer skills and knowledge to national staff.
Liaison: NNR Warden, Program Director, the head of Law Enforcement and various other NNR functional Units such as SMART technicians, Vulcan EarthRanger controllers, Conservation Pilot, Infrastructure Development Manager, Fleet & Workshop Manager, and other positions relating to Reserve technology and logistics
Duration: 4-month consultancy contract based on 90 day work visa and off time
Expected travel: The position is expected to travel as necessary within Niassa Special Reserve
The consultant is ultimately responsible for effectively and successfully: **
Throughout the consultancy the consultant will maintain productive communications with all parties, including internal communications with the NNR Warden and WCS Program Director, other Department and Unit heads and team members, and external communications with all Reserve partners and concessions operators to leverage synergies and maximise effectiveness as appropriate.
In response to the scope of this TOR The candidate must submit the technical proposal and their CV and relevant certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org before 20 June 2020. Only selected candidate will be contacted for the next steps.
In the technical proposal, the consultant must: