The “Green Sharm El-Sheikh” project is committed to turning Sharm El-Sheikh into an integrated and ecologically sustainable tourism city of national and international importance. The project aims to establish a new sustainable paradigm of how tourist destinations can successfully address the challenges of development and growth. The city of Sharm El-Sheikh is expected to become one of the first Green Tourist Destinations and Sustainable Cities in Egypt and in the Arab region.
An overall strategy for achieving the goal of a sustainable city will be developed and will integrate the contributions on sustainability from several stakeholders, including the Government Departments concerned, the municipality, the protected areas of Ras Mohammed, Abu Galum, and Nabq, as well as hotels, tourism operators, NGOs, and local communities. The Sharm El-Sheiks Sustainable Development Strategy (SSDS) and action plan will encompass several activities revolving around the five main project pillars: biodiversity, energy, transport, water, and waste.
Project implementation is based on a holistic approach to various ‘greening’ activities, including low carbon technologies, sustainable water supply and resource use, effective waste management, pollution prevention, and well-managed protected areas safeguarding biodiversity and natural resources of the area. Project activities also balance socio-economic and urban development and the growth of the tourism sector through sustainability planning and standards.
The project support to the city of Sharm El-Sheikh is a first important step for integrating energy and resource efficiency, solid waste management, biodiversity, and green infrastructure into a framework for a sustainable and resilient city to improve the quality of life.
Project implementation includes technical assistance, capacity building, demonstration of good practice for climate change mitigation, chemicals and waste prevention and management, minimization of environmental impacts, reduction of carbon emissions, and reduction of impacts on the natural capital and its biodiversity. The project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is implemented by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, in partnership with the South Sinai Governorate and in cooperation with the UNDP.
Project interventions are expected to showcase the city as a model that can offer lessons learned and opportunities for replication elsewhere in Egypt.
The Project consists of the following interlinked components:
- Component 1 will emplace an enabling framework for a green sustainable tourism in Sharm El-Sheikh, by:
- Developing an integrated sustainable development strategy and action plan
- Developing a marketing and branding strategy for green tourism
- Ensuring that increased investment in environmental sustainability is in line with the new strategy and implementation plan
- Component 2 will reduce GHG and UPOPS emissions in targeted urban zones through innovations and public and private partnership, by:
- Building capacity for integrated urban planning in Sharm El-Sheikh to identify, design, and implement innovative low-carbon and climate-resilient solutions
- Developing a long-term financing scheme to increase private sector investments in environmental technologies and biodiversity conservation, including (consultancy)
- Reducing GHG and UPOPs emissions and other negative environmental impacts through interventions addressing tourism facilities and the built environment in Sharm El Sheikh, and through green purchasing and improved waste management and recycling
- Component 3 will enhance biodiversity protection measures for management and mitigation of key threats, by:
- Planning and management of marine and coastal protected areas adjacent to Sharm El Sheikh
- Increasing protected area financing through improved revenue generation and reinvestment
- Monitoring economic practices that harm biodiversity and the status of key biodiversity resources
- Improving the participation and benefit sharing by communities neighboring protected areas
- Engaging hotels, related enterprises, and tourists in measures that protect biodiversity and ecosystems
- Component 4. Knowledge management and Monitoring and Evaluation
- Develop and implement M&E strategies and tools to ensure timely implementation of project activities.
- Collaborate with project teams to ensure that M&E activities are integrated into project planning and implementation.
- Collect, analyze, and interpret data to measure project progress and impact.
- Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results.
- Assist in coordination across project components to ensure M&E is applied effectively.
- Ensure compliance with UNDP and GEF M&E requirements, including completion of the quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports the Performance Implementation Review (PIR).
- Assist the project manager in managing the mid-term evaluation and terminal reviews.
- Oversee and lead work on gender mainstreaming including the implementation of the Gender Action Plan
- Update the Gender Action Plan as necessary.
- Assist project personnel in integrating Gender Sensitive Actions in implementation of project activities.
- Monitoring and evaluation of the gender effects and impact of the project.
- Assist in the coordination of project evaluations and reviews, steering committee meetings, and other relevant workshops.
- Facilitate knowledge sharing and learning among project staff and stakeholders through the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned.
- Review and recommend improvements to the project results framework.
- Provide feedback and recommendations to the Project Manager on project strategies and activities to enhance project performance, outcomes, sustainability and gender responsiveness.
- Monitor the sustainability of the project’s results.
- Conduct field visits as necessary to project site to ensure data collection and participate in relevant activities.
- Monitoring risks and update of the risk log
- Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Development Studies, Economics, Business Administration).
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the development field, preferably with experience in donor-funded projects.
- Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.
- Experience working with UN agencies and government ministries is an asset.
- Knowledge of key environmental and sustainability issues in Sharm El Sheikh is an advantage.
- Previous working experience with the tourism sector is an advantage.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrable ability to maintain effective communications and follow-up with different stakeholders, and arrange stakeholder meetings and/or workshops.
- Excellent command of the English and Arabic languages.
- Excellent computer skills, in particular MS Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Work Activation and Reporting
This is a full-time position, in which the M&E Officer will report directly to the Project Manager.
Applicants are required to submit the following a personal CV and letter of motivation to email@example.com on or before 14th of December 2024 with the subject line: M&E Officer – Green Sharm El Sheikh Project.
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