The NaturAL project, which is now entering the third year of activity, needs the support of a Junior Expert to coordinate with the team of National Expert, Ministry of Environment (MoE) and National Agency of Protected Areas (NAPA) for the identification of the potential Natura 2000 network in Albania.
Vacancy Code: PJE-IPA-NAT2000
Date of publication: June 11, 2017
Title/Position: Junior Expert Natura 2000
Project: “Strengthening capacity in National Nature Protection - preparation for Natura 2000 network” under coordination of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
Donor: European Commission, Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance program (IPA 2013)
Contracting Authority: Italian Embassy in Tirana for the Directorate General for the Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI/DGCS)
Duty Station: Albania - Tirana, Project office
Date of entry on duty: Immediately upon completion of the selection and the award procedures
Duration of appointment: 10 months
Deadline for applications: July 5, 2017
Type of contract: Consultancy Service
The Project "Strengthening capacity in National Nature Protection - preparation for Natura 2000 network" aims to halt the loss of biodiversity in Albania through improved Management of Protected Areas of the Country. To this aim, it has the dual purpose of: i) implement at least five Management Plans of the many existing protected areas, and ii) prepare a preliminary list of Natura 2000 sites, in view of their future submission to European Commission by the competent Albanian authorities, contributing to the alignment process of the country and of the local regulatory framework with the EU environmental acquis.
The project is funded by the European Commission, relying on the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance program (IPA 2013). The initiative, assigned to the Directorate General for the Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI/DGCS) based on an agreement concluded between the Italian Embassy in Tirana and the European Union Delegation in Albania, has a duration of 40 months.
Technical partners of the initiative are the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Italian Botanical Society (Società Botanica Italiana - SBI). The National counterpart and beneficiary is the Albanian Ministry of Environment and the National Agency for Protected Areas.
The project, with national coverage, requires close coordination, to central and peripheral levels, with the Albanian authorities involved in various ways, and in synergy with the current actions of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) in Albania as well as with other international and national organization and institution involved in environmental actions and present in the Country.
Under the two broad objectives of the Project, three specific results have been identified as inherent to this vacancy. The results focus on the preparation of tabular and spatial databases of conservation values, species and habitat for the elaboration, based on Emerald results, of the preliminary list of Natura 2000 sites for Albania (result 1), the preparation of the standard Natura 2000 files in view of their submission to the EC (result 2), and communication channels to publicize the Natura 2000 network and rising awareness to encourage its effective implementation (result 3).
For full details of the vacancy please download the Vacancy announcement.
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