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26 Avril 2021 Il y a 2 mois

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

Name and address of the contracting authority: WWF Mediterranean North Africa
Contact person/ WWF NA : [email protected]
Job application:
Position title: MEDUSA Project officer – WWF North Africa
Reports to: WWF NA Landscape & Adaptation Program Manager
Position: 47
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Recruitment date: May 2 2021

  1. Contexte :

The Mediterranean (MED) region is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations, which makes tourism a key driver for socio-economic progress & a key income source for many of its countries. Faced by growing competition & a deterioration of the political & security situation in the region, the destination has demonstrated symptoms of a slowdown, which makes the recovery of the sector an economic priority. This downturn may also present an opportunity to transform the tourism model into a sustainable & competitive one, addressing current sectorial challenges as the predominance of mass seaside tourism, dependence on the European market & territorial imbalances.
The MEDUSA project is led by a mix of public/private/non-governmental organizations across the region with proven track record in the tourism & business development field. MEDUSA will tackle these joint challenges via targeted & inter-related capacity building & cross-border interventions to develop & promote Adventure Tourism (AT) in the region. Between 2010 & 2014, this tourism niche grew by 195%. The MED has every opportunity to become part of this international trend, which properly managed can make tourism more sustainable, providing a strong incentive for conservation, while creating jobs & more income for local communities. These major expected changes will occur in the medium/long-term. In addition, the multiplier effect will be higher in comparison to other forms of tourism.
The MEDUSA includes the following project partners:

  • Barcelona Chamber of Commerce (Spain) – Lead Beneficiary
  • Rene Moawad Foundation (Lebanon)
  • Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Spain)
  • Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association – JITOA (Jordan)
  • Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature – RSCN (Jordan)
  • Puglia Region – Department of tourism, economy of culture and valorization of territory (Italy)
  • WWF Mediterranean North Africa (Tunisia)

More information is available at: http://www.enicbcmed.eu/projects/medusa

Major Function
The Project officer PO, manages under the supervision of the WWF NA Landscape & Adaptation Program Manager the implementation the activities of MEDUSA Project, funded by the EU. The main results of the project are cross-border routes & itineraries, in the form of new and/or improved AT products, revealing lesser-known destinations & attracting tourists throughout the year. A long-term strategy is envisaged for the promotion & management of these destinations in a sustainable way with the participation of a wide array of stakeholders. The main beneficiaries are SMEs (Tourism Service Providers, Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, etc.), public authorities & the communities.

  1. Major duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Implements the activities of the MEDUSA Project under the supervision of the WWF NA Landscape & Adaptation Program Manager;
  • Manages organization of the logistic for meetings and workshops to be organized in the framework of the project in the project areas;
  • Manages the logistic and technical issues of tenders to be lunched in the framework of the project;
  • Manages the monitoring framework for the project, as detailed in the proposal, and collects data for its implementation;
  • Provides the secretariat functions for the National COPIL of the project, planning the bi-monthly meetings which will take place in Tunis in the presence of all the members of the committee, preparing the agenda in consultation with the Landscape & Adaptation Program Manager and project partners, ensuring recording of points discussed and decisions made;
  • Prepares progress technical report for the project with the support of the WWF NA Landscape & Adaptation Program Manager;
  • Coordinate closely with the project partners
  • Ensure the follow-up and the whole coordination between project partners particularly work packages WP under the responsibility of WWF NA.
  • Supports the project administration and financial reporting;
  • Upon agreement with supervisor, undertakes travel and missions aimed at the effective undertaking of all the above-mentioned duties;
  • Attends WWF NA meetings as required by the project supervisor and participates in training to develop required skills and learn about WWF policies and procedures;
  • This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

 

  1. Working Relationships

Internal:

  • Reports to the WWF NA Landscape & Adaptation Program Manager
  • Works closely with the WWF NA administration;
  • Interacts regularly with WWF NA team.

External:

  • Establishes and maintains stable working relationships with project partners, other relevant regional organizations, NGOs, local and national administrations.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • University level (bac + 4) or more in Tourism development, communication, and sustainable development, or other related field;
  • 3 years of work experience in working with public, CSOs and private sector stakeholders on sustainable development, communication including project management experience
  • An understanding of the importance of working alongside local peoples and local communities to deliver the best conservation outcomes
  • Fluency in oral and written expression in English and French
  • Good communication skills
  • Be able to organize your work so as to accomplish tasks in a timely manner and demonstrate a spirit of initiative and autonomy
  • Sense of human relations and teamwork, sense of communication.
  • Adhere to WWF values ​​Courage, integrity, respect, collaboration
  • Demonstrate WWF behaviors: aim for impact, listen attentively, collaborate openly, innovate without fear.

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