Job offer – Multiple services: support to preparing teaching material for FishMPABlue 2 Summer school, support in dissemination activities, support in preparation of project final report.

In the framework of the FishMPAblue2 European project, the ECOSEAS laboratory (UMR 7035, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis & CNRS, formerly ECOMERS lab) launches today a job offer to provide Multiple services: support to preparing teaching material for FishMPABlue 2 Summer school, support in dissemination activities, support in preparation of project final report

Overview:

The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is an interdisciplinary public university receiving every year more than 25,000 students. It comprises approximately 1600 academics and 1100 administrative staff members. The institutional scopes of the UNS are research and education. UNS encompasses 44 research laboratories and is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide (Shangai academic ranking).

The laboratory ECOSEAS is specialized in fundamental and applied marine ecology. Most of the research work is carried out in the Mediterranean Sea and addresses both theoretical (ecosystem functioning, biology and ecology of species and communities; bioecological changes under the influence of climate change) and applied issues (ecosystem-wide conservation and assessment; marine protected areas; management of human activities in coastal areas; sustainable small-scale fishing; ecotoxicological bio-surveillance).

Context of the project:

FishMPABlue2 project is the follow-up of the FishMPABlue1 project funded by Interreg MED Programme 2007-2013 (from now on: FishMPABlue 1).

FishMPABlue1 carried out an analysis (based on literature review and questionnaires answered by MPA’s managers) on the management of small scale fishery (SSF) within and around a set of Mediterranean MPAs and developed the so called “regional-based governance toolkit” of potential measures for SSF governance in and around MPAs (i.e. composed by multiple key-elements, also called “tools”, see FishMPABlue1 outputs) enabling MPAs to reach successful management of SSF. More specifically FishMPABlue1 highlighted that fish stocks are healthier, fishermen incomes are higher and the social acceptance of management practices is promoted (so overall a successful management of SSF is reached) if a set of elements is present in a MPA (e.g. high MPA enforcement, presence of a management plan, high fishermen engagement in MPA management, fishermen representatives in the MPA board, and promotion of sustainable fishing).

The aims of FishMPABlue2 projects are:

- to test the governance toolkit (i.e. by implementing these elements or increasing their level) through multiple Pilot Actions in selected MPAs

- to assess and quantify its effectiveness in achieving expected results in terms of MPA ecological effectiveness, benefits delivered to SSF and social acceptance of management measures by stakeholders.

Position summary:

Working closely with the project and laboratory team members, the role of the recruited consultant will involve (but it will be not limited to) the following:

-       Collaboration in the preparation of the summer school “Design and implement monitoring activities to assess Marine Protected Areas ecological and fisheries effectiveness: improving MPA’s manager skills”, 23-27 September 2019, Zakynthos, Greece:

-       Preparation of supporting material for theoretical classes;

-       Compilation of a database for support for practical lessons of data-handling and analyses;

-       Preparation of supporting material for practical sessions (field activities)

-       Scientific dissemination of the outcomes of the summer-school and of the project final event (October, in Rome) via written and media communication

-       Collaboration in writing the final report of the FishMPABlue 2 project

Duration of the contract and remuneration:

The contract will run for a duration of 1.5 months. The remuneration will be provided in 2 installments (50% advance payment and 50% on completion)

The offers will be considered within a maximum of 15000 euros (VAT excluded)

Qualifications and experience required:

- PhD in Environmental Sciences or related fields.

- Previous experience on methodologies and techniques of environmental, economic and social monitoring in MPAs.

- Availability to work at the ECOSEAS Lab collaborating closely with the project members

How to apply:

A letter of applications should be emailed to paolo.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All correspondence for this position should quote reference FishMPABlue2_Multiple Services/Sept 2019.

The application should include:

- The CV(s) of the expert(s).

- The estimated budget of the offer, in Euros (including VAT), detailing the allocation of funds to the various tasks.

Closing date for applications:

All applications for this position should be received in advance of 5pm on 5th September 2019. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. Selected candidate will hopefully be notified by the 6th of September 2019.

Job offer – Capitalizing FishMPABlue 2 project results and participation to reporting

In the framework of the FishMPAblue2 European project, the ECOSEAS laboratory (UMR7035, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis & CNRS) open a job offer for capitalizing FishMPABlue 2 project results and participation to reporting.

Overview:

The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is an interdisciplinary university receiving every year more than 25,000 students. It comprises approximately 1600 academics and 1100 administrative staff. The institutional scopes of the UNS are research and education. UNS encompasses 44 research laboratories and is ranked in the top 3% universities worldwide (Shangai academic ranking).

The lab ECOSEAS (ex ECOMERS) is specialized in fundamental and applied marine ecology. Most of the research work is carried out in the Mediterranean Sea and addresses both theoretical (ecosystem functioning, biology and ecology of species and communities; bioecological changes under the influence of climate change) and applied issues (ecosystem-wide conservation and assessment; marine protected areas; management of human activities in coastal areas; sustainable small scale fishing; ecotoxicological bio-surveillance).

Context of the project:

FishMPABlue2 project is the follow-up of the FishMPABlue project funded by Interreg MED Programme 2007-2013 (from now on: FishMPABlue 1).

FishMPABlue 1 carried out an analysis (based on literature review and questionnaires answer by MPA’s managers) on the management of small scale fishery (SSF) within and around a set of Mediterranean MPAs, and developed the so called “regional-based governance toolkit” of potential measures for SSF governance in and around MPAs (i.e. composed by multiple key-elements, also called “tools”, see FishMPABlue 1 outputs) enabling MPAs to reach successful management of SSF. More specifically FishMPABlue 1 highlighted that fish stocks are healthier, fishermen incomes are higher and the social acceptance of management practices is promoted (so overall a successful management of SSF is reached) if a set of elements is present in a MPA (e.g. high MPA enforcement, presence of a management plan, high fishermen engagement in MPA management, fishermen representative in the MPA board, and promotion of sustainable fishing).

The aims of FishMPABlue 2 projects are:

- to test the governance toolkit (i.e. by implementing these elements or increasing their level) through multiple Pilot Actions in selected MPAs

- to assess and quantify its effectiveness in achieving expected results in terms of MPA ecological effectiveness, benefits delivered to SSF and social acceptance of management measures by stakeholders.

Position summary:

Working closely with the project and laboratory team members, the role of the recruited person will involve (but it will be not limited to) the following:

- collaborate closely with WP5 responsible (IUCN Malaga) for the aspects related to capitalization of project results

- collaboration in writing reports and scientific papers

Qualifications and experience required:

PhD in marine ecology or related fields.

At least 7 years’ experience working in marine conservation, small scale fisheries and in international projects.

Duration of the contract and remuneration:

The contract will run for a duration of 5 months. The remuneration will be in according to University salary indexes

How to apply:

A Curriculum Vitae and letter of application, summarizing experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to paolo.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All correspondence for this position should quote reference FishMPABlue2_Capitalization/June 2018.

Closing date for applications:

All applications for this position should be received in advance of 5pm on 1st July 2019. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. Selected candidate will be hopefully notified on 3rd July 2019.

Job offer – Consolidation of databases of small scale fisheries catches and fishermen questionnaires

In the framework of the FishMPAblue2 European project, the ECOSEAS laboratory (UMR 7035, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis & CNRS, formerly ECOMERS lab) launches today a consultancy opportunity to work on data of i) small scale fisheries catches and ii) fishermen questionnaires collected in Mediterranean MPAs.

Overview:

The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is an interdisciplinary public university receiving every year more than 25,000 students. It comprises approximately 1600 academics and 1100 administrative staff members. The institutional scopes of the UNS are research and education. UNS encompasses 44 research laboratories and is ranked in the top 3% universities worldwide (Shangai academic ranking).

The lab ECOSEAS is specialized in fundamental and applied marine ecology. Most of the research work is carried out in the Mediterranean Sea and addresses both theoretical (ecosystem functioning, biology and ecology of species and communities; bioecological changes under the influence of climate change) and applied issues (ecosystem-wide conservation and assessment; marine protected areas; management of human activities in coastal areas; sustainable small-scale fishing; ecotoxicological bio-surveillance).

Context of the project:

FishMPABlue2 project is the follow-up of the FishMPABlue1 project funded by Interreg MED Programme 2007-2013 (from now on: FishMPABlue 1).

FishMPABlue1 carried out an analysis (based on literature review and questionnaires answer by MPA’s managers) on the management of small scale fishery (SSF) within and around a set of Mediterranean MPAs and developed the so called “regional-based governance toolkit” of potential measures for SSF governance in and around MPAs (i.e. composed by multiple key-elements, also called “tools”, see FishMPABlue1 outputs) enabling MPAs to reach successful management of SSF. More specifically FishMPABlue1 highlighted that fish stocks are healthier, fishermen incomes are higher and the social acceptance of management practices is promoted (so overall a successful management of SSF is reached) if a set of elements is present in a MPA (e.g. high MPA enforcement, presence of a management plan, high fishermen engagement in MPA management, fishermen representatives in the MPA board, and promotion of sustainable fishing).

The aims of FishMPABlue2 projects are:

- to test the governance toolkit (i.e. by implementing these elements or increasing their level) through multiple Pilot Actions in selected MPAs

- to assess and quantify its effectiveness in achieving expected results in terms of MPA ecological effectiveness, benefits delivered to SSF and social acceptance of management measures by stakeholders.

Position summary:

Data about small scale fisheries catches have been already collected (using photosampling) and extracted. Also data from questionnaires have been already collected.

These data now needs to be polished and consolidated in databases that will allow to secure the data for future activities within the framework of FishMPABlue 2 and allowing to facilitate eventual exchanges of information among project partners.

Working closely with the project and laboratory team members, the role of the recruited consultant will involve (but it will be not limited to) the following:

- Consolidation of a database of all the data collected from the 1400 fishing operations sampled and analyzed. Data concerns catch per species, length of net, coordinates of fishing site etc.

- Consolidation of a database of all the data collected from the approximately 400 questionnaires administered to small scale fishers. Data concerns demographics and fisher’s perceptions.

- Report of metadata and ancillary information for the databases

Duration of the contract and remuneration:

The contract will run for a duration of 3 weeks. The remuneration will be provided in 1 installments (100% on completion)

The offers will be considered within a maximum of 6000 euros (VAT excluded)

Qualifications and experience required:

- PhD in Environmental Sciences or related fields.

- Previous experience working in marine conservation

- Availability to work at the ECOSEAS Lab collaborating closely with the project members

How to apply:

A letter of applications should be emailed to paolo.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All correspondence for this position should quote reference FishMPABlue2_Databases/Apr 2019.

The application should include:

- The CV(s) of the expert(s).

- The work plan.

- The estimated budget of the offer, in Euros (including VAT), detailing the allocation of funds to the various tasks.

Closing date for applications:

All applications for this position should be received in advance of 5pm on 16th April 2019. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. Selected candidate will be hopefully notified by the 18th of April 2019.

Job offer – Investigating small scale fishers’ livelihoods and access to fish and seafood

The ECOMERS laboratory (FRE3927, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis & CNRS) wishes to recruit an expert in conservation social science. This activity is linked to the ones developed in the framework of the FishMPAblue2 European project.

Overview:

The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is an interdisciplinary university receiving every year more than 25,000 students. It comprises approximately 1600 academics and 1100 administrative staff. The institutional scopes of the UNS are research and education. UNS encompasses 44 research laboratories and is ranked in the top 3% universities worldwide (Shangai academic ranking).

The lab ECOMERS is specialized in fundamental and applied marine ecology. Most of the research work is carried out in the Mediterranean Sea and addresses both theoretical (ecosystem functioning, biology and ecology of species and communities; bioecological changes under the influence of climate change) and applied issues (ecosystem-wide conservation and assessment; marine protected areas; management of human activities in coastal areas; sustainable small scale fishing; ecotoxicological bio-surveillance).

Context of the project:

FishMPABlue2 project is the follow-up of the FishMPABlue project funded by Interreg MED Programme 2007-2013 (from now on: FishMPABlue 1).

FishMPABlue 1 carried out an analysis (based on literature review and questionnaires answer by MPA’s managers) on the management of small scale fishery (SSF) within and around a set of Mediterranean MPAs, and developed the so called “regional-based governance toolkit” of potential measures for SSF governance in and around MPAs (i.e. composed by multiple key-elements, also called “tools”, see FishMPABlue 1 outputs) enabling MPAs to reach successful management of SSF. More specifically FishMPABlue 1 highlighted that fish stocks are healthier, fishermen incomes are higher and the social acceptance of management practices is promoted (so overall a successful management of SSF is reached) if a set of elements is present in a MPA (e.g. high MPA enforcement, presence of a management plan, high fishermen engagement in MPA management, fishermen representative in the MPA board, and promotion of sustainable fishing).

The aims of FishMPABlue 2 projects are:

- to test the governance toolkit (i.e. by implementing these elements or increasing their level) through multiple Pilot Actions in selected MPAs

- to assess and quantify its effectiveness in achieving expected results in terms of MPA ecological effectiveness, benefits delivered to SSF and social acceptance of management measures by stakeholders.

Position summary:

Working closely with the project and laboratory team members, the role of the recruited scientist will involve (but it will be not limited to) the following:

- treatment of social data (mainly from questionnaires administered to MPA managers and small scale fishermen)

- collaboration in writing project reports and scientific papers

The activities will include a visit to Ecomers lab in 2019 (dates and duration will be agreed later), during which discuss the status of the work

Qualifications and experience required:

PhD in social science or related fields.

Minimum 4 years’ experience working in marine conservation and conservation social science.

Considerable publication track record (international scientific papers) in human dimension and conservation social science.

Duration of the contract and remuneration:

The contract will run for a duration of 8 months. The remuneration will be in the form of a lump sum of 21.000 euro (50% advance payment, 25 after 4 months and 25% on completion)

How to apply:

A Curriculum Vitae and letter of application, summarizing experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to paolo.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All correspondence for this position should quote reference FishMPABlue2_LivAcc/Dec 2018.

Closing date for applications:

All applications for this position should be received in advance of 5pm on 18th December 2018. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. Selected candidate will be hopefully notified on 20th December 2017.

Job offer – Compilation and collaboration to analysis of underwater visual census and small scale fisheries landings data

In the framework of the FishMPAblue2 European project, the ECOMERS laboratory (FRE3927, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis & CNRS) open a job offer for Compilation and analysis of underwater visual census and small scale fisheries landings data.

Overview:

The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is an interdisciplinary university receiving every year more than 25,000 students. It comprises approximately 1600 academics and 1100 administrative staff. The institutional scopes of the UNS are research and education. UNS encompasses 44 research laboratories and is ranked in the top 3% universities worldwide (Shangai academic ranking).

The lab ECOMERS is specialized in fundamental and applied marine ecology. Most of the research work is carried out in the Mediterranean Sea and addresses both theoretical (ecosystem functioning, biology and ecology of species and communities; bioecological changes under the influence of climate change) and applied issues (ecosystem-wide conservation and assessment; marine protected areas; management of human activities in coastal areas; sustainable small scale fishing; ecotoxicological bio-surveillance).

Context of the project:

FishMPABlue2 project is the follow-up of the FishMPABlue project funded by Interreg MED Programme 2007-2013 (from now on: FishMPABlue 1).

FishMPABlue 1 carried out an analysis (based on literature review and questionnaires answer by MPA’s managers) on the management of small scale fishery (SSF) within and around a set of Mediterranean MPAs, and developed the so called “regional-based governance toolkit” of potential measures for SSF governance in and around MPAs (i.e. composed by multiple key-elements, also called “tools”, see FishMPABlue 1 outputs) enabling MPAs to reach successful management of SSF. More specifically FishMPABlue 1 highlighted that fish stocks are healthier, fishermen incomes are higher and the social acceptance of management practices is promoted (so overall a successful management of SSF is reached) if a set of elements is present in a MPA (e.g. high MPA enforcement, presence of a management plan, high fishermen engagement in MPA management, fishermen representative in the MPA board, and promotion of sustainable fishing).

The aims of FishMPABlue 2 projects are:

- to test the governance toolkit (i.e. by implementing these elements or increasing their level) through multiple Pilot Actions in selected MPAs

- to assess and quantify its effectiveness in achieving expected results in terms of MPA ecological effectiveness, benefits delivered to SSF and social acceptance of management measures by stakeholders.

Position summary:

Working closely with the project and laboratory team members, the role of the recruited person will involve (but it will be not limited to) the following:

- compilation of underwater visual census data from multiple Mediterranean marine protected areas

- compilation of small scale fisheries landing data from 11 Mediterranean MPAs and surrounding unprotected areas

- collaboration in analysis of both previous dataset

- collaboration in writing reports and scientific papers

Qualifications and experience required:

Master in marine ecology or related fields.

Previous experience working in marine conservation and compilation of ecological datasets.

Duration of the contract and remuneration:

The contract will run for a duration of 6 months. The remuneration will be in according to University salary indexes

How to apply:

A Curriculum Vitae and letter of application, summarizing experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to paolo.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All correspondence for this position should quote reference FishMPABlue2_Data-analysis/Sep 2018.

Closing date for applications:

All applications for this position should be received in advance of 5pm on 28th September 2018. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. Selected candidate will be hopefully notified on 26th September 2018.

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