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Communications Specialist – Fiji Invasive Species (IAS) Project ( National)

Communications Specialist – Fiji Invasive Species (IAS) Project ( National)

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The Building Capacities to Address Invasive Alien Species to Enhance the Chances of Long-term Survival of Terrestrial Endemic and Threatened Species on Taveuni Island, Surrounding Islets and Throughout Fiji project is a 5-year initiative executed in Fiji by the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF). It aims to improve the chances of the long-term survival of terrestrial endemic and threatened species on Taveuni Island, the surrounding islets and throughout Fiji by building national and local capacity to reduce the risk of new IAS establishment and to improve the management of existing IASUnder this project there are 4 components namely:

Component 1: Strengthened IAS policy, institutions and coordination at the national level to reduce the risk of IAS entering Fiji

Component 2: Improved IAS prevention and surveillance operations on Taveuni, Qamea, Laucala and Matagi

Component 3: Eradication of invasive iguana or GII (Iguana iguana) in Taveuni Island and surrounding islets

Component 4: Knowledge management and awareness raising to address IAS

 Improving IAS prevent and management in Fiji will require a suite of preventative measures that will be introduced by this project, including: (i) Strengthened IAS policy, institutions and coordination at the national level to reduce the risk of IAS entering Fiji, including a comprehensive multi-sectorial coordination mechanism to ensure the best possible use of resources and capacities for prevention, management, eradication, awareness and engagement, restoration, and capacity building; (ii) Improved IAS prevention and surveillance operations at the island level on Taveuni, Qamea, Matagi and Laucala to reduce potential for pest species to enter and establish within the four-island group and move between these islands; (iii) Implementation of a comprehensive eradication plan for GII based on detailed survey work and public outreach on Taveuni and an increase in removal effort of GII on the islands of Qamea, Matagi, and Laucala (and other islands, such as Taveuni if they are found to be established); and (iv) Strengthened knowledge management and awareness raising that targets the general public, tour operations and visitors, so as to safeguard the nation from IAS.

Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=71694

Location: FIJI
Organization: UNDP
Deadline: October 30, 2020
External website link: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=94801
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