Wildlife economy: sustainable tourism in protected areas

Country
Various
Position
1 Expert: Expert in infrastructures for eco-tourism (category 1)
Expected Start
18 March 2020
Duration
60 working days
Deadline
27 November 2019
Contact
Aylin Alpagot ( aalpagot@proman.lu )

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Global objective

Guide the European Union (EU) and partner countries in ecotourism development actions in selected protected areas in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia based on lessons learned from former studies and success stories.

Specific objective(s)

The specific objective of the study is to facilitate decent jobs creation and sustainable growth through a sustainable tourism “value chain” in protected areas in developing countries by:

  • Analysing some concrete examples in the different geographical areas (Africa, Latin America, Asia) and the different ecosystems where success stories have been possible;
  • Defining the necessary steps and measures to be undertaken in order to adapt in places where the replicability seems possible;
  • Preparing policy papers that can be developed for practitioners and decision makers;
  • Defining some of the necessary low impact infrastructure that can be built in order to foster tourism hospitality;
  • Defining the eventual financial needs.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements

Masters level, a degree in tourism architecture, ecological design and / or sustainable development would be an advantage.

Professional Experience

Professional experience in infrastructure design > 12 years.

Professional experience in ecotourism infrastructure design> 8 years. An experience in Eastern or Southern Africa, client oriented with at least 2 projects finalised would be an advantage.

Language skills

Excellent mastery of either French or English (written and spoken) (Level C2 or equivalent). A good knowledge of both languages is an advantage (Level C1 or equivalent in English or French as a second language).

Other requirements

This mission will require the consultant to be able to work as part of a team, to adapt to various socio-cultural contexts and to be based in isolated and potentially insecure rural areas. The consultant’s organisational skills, listening skills and ability to reproduce study results with clarity will be needed.

NB: The expert will have to face the challenges posed by tourism in isolated and / or unsecured areas.

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