Cook Islands Ridge to Reef Project (R2R)


The Cook Islands Ridge to Reef (R2R) Project, housed under National Environment Service (NES), is seeking a Sustainable Tourism Adviser to assist with implementation of the R2R Project activities. R2R is funded by the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) in partnership with the Cook Islands Government. The project aims to enhance the capacity of the Cook Islands to effectively manage its protected areas and sustainably manage its productive landscapes at local scales while considering food security and livelihoods.

R2R are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Sustainable Tourism Adviser. This adviser will assist the R2R Project Management Unit, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation and other partners to:

  • Assess project progress and performance in the establishment of a national accreditation system for tourism businesses.
  • Assess progress and performance in establishment and implementation of biodiversity conservation projects by tourism operators.
  • Identify opportunities for further development of working relationships between protected area managers and the tourism sector

A copy of the Request for Quotes (RFQ) (including selection criteria and how to apply) can be found below.

or by emailing Hayley Weeks, R2R Project Manager on

Proposals must be submitted by email to: with the reference “R2R Sustainable Tourism Adviser” in the subject line.

Closing date: 4.00pm 17 January 2020 Cook Islands local time (GMT-10 hours)

Late applications will not be considered.

Download RFQ Documents below:

R2R RFQ_Sustainable Tourism Adviser FINAL





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