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
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.
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:
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.