Cook Islands Ridge to Reef Project (R2R)


The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) is seeking a Project Coordinator to support the development of a Marine Ecosystem Services Valuation (MESV) to assist with implementation of the Cook Islands Ridge to Reef Project (R2R). 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.

The primary output from this consultancy will be a Marine Ecosystem Service Valuation (MESV) report. This report will provide an important strategic input to the development of marine spatial plans (MSP) for Marae Moana, designation of ocean zones, and ecologically sustainable use of marine resources.

This position is based in Rarotonga and only open to Cook Island citizens or others with legal authority to live and work in the Cook Islands; to be selected, the applicant must currently be based in Rarotonga.

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

Closing date: 3.00pm 10 July 2020 Cook Islands local time (GMT-10 hours)

Late applications will not be considered.

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