The WWF GEF International Waters Project “Blue Horizon: Ocean Relief through Seaweed Aquaculture” was approved by the GEF Council on December 11, 2020. (GEF Financing $6,000,000; Co-financing $37,660,000). The project will work at the global, regional and national level to strengthen and develop seaweed value chains. More specifically, the project will work in the coastal and marine ecosystems of Viet Nam and Philippines, where the potential for the expansion of seaweed aquaculture and seaweed aquaculture value chains exists.
The project objective to ‘create new sustainable seaweed value chains that will deliver ecosystem services and provide socioeconomic benefits’ will be delivered through the following four components: (1) Regional capacity building for seaweed aquaculture; (2) Enabling Environment for Seaweed Aquaculture in Philippines and Viet Nam; (3) Seaweed Value Chains (production + processing); and (4) Knowledge Management, M&E, and IW Learn.
To lead development of the project design and the associated project documents for the “Blue Horizon: Ocean Relief through Seaweed Aquaculture” project, working closely with key stakeholders and the Project Development Team (PDT) made up of staff from SEAFDEC, Department of Fisheries focal point (Viet Nam), BFAR focal point (Philippines), national consultants, WWF Philippines, WWF Viet Nam and the WWF GEF Agency. The consultant will be responsible for developing a comprehensive project design in support of the SEAFDEC and government priorities on sustainable seaweed value chains and in accordance with WWF and GEF standards. The consultant will advise on national consultant TORs and formats for deliverables.
The consultant will ensure timely delivery of the full WWF GEF Project Document package, including: the WWF GEF Project Document, GEF Request for CEO Endorsement document, GEF Core Indicators, Letters of Co-financing, and other requested materials as mutually agreed in the project development workplan.
1. Main responsibilities
2. Duty Station
Home-based with travel pending COVID restrictions/
3. Collaboration and Supervision
**Applicants should send a CV and resumes to Rachel.email@example.com
**Deadline: February 26, 2021
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