Tourism Spatial Planning Specialist
JOB TITLE: Tourism Spatial Planning Specialist
EMPLOYER: Azerbaijan Tourism Board DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-19 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2021-04-18

Tourism Spatial Planning Specialist

The Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) promotes tourism in Azerbaijan across various fields including hospitality, tourism agencies, exhibitions, events, tourism products, regional destination development and guide associations. Our aim is to create a sustainable industry by constantly enhancing Azerbaijan’s tourism products. To achieve this, we need a strong team of people who share our values and want to make our country a spirited tourism destination that Azerbaijanis can be proud of.


Spatial planning is a tool for organizing tourism activities to facilitate the integration of tourism sector with other sectors and areas within a locality or region. The overall purpose of the Tourism Spatial Planning Specialist is to work with STA/ATB and Reserve Management Center under STA, our regional network as well as different public and semi-public stakeholders in order to create, manage and develop tourism zones.

The Tourism Spatial Planning Specialist is required to support in the collection of data, conduct consultations with different public, semi-public and private sector stakeholders, and act as a liaison with regional level public authorities for spatial tourism plans and other related topics.

Essential duties and responsibilities

• Support to project management of spatial planning including report construction, activity planning, sequencing, resource planning, cost estimation, project documentation
• Review existing literature on tourism
• Support co-ordinate, communicate and work with governmental agencies and companies as well as regional stakeholders in relation to STA/ATB activities in tourism zones
• Conduct research relating to tourism development and spatial planning in Azerbaijan
• Develop project scope of works documents and control the tender process
• Develop and implement workflow processes and organizational structure and manage internal and external relationships
• Attend local and regional level public sector meetings representing the interests of STA/ATB and the tourism sector in general
• Support with tourism zoning assessments and preparing technical reports to STA/ATB
• Work with STA/ATB head office to communicate policy and regulation advice to Executive Powers and other government and non-government organizations
• Conduct stakeholder consultations with public, private and civil society, in collaboration with partners, to better understand the implication of spatial plans and regulations that both support and inhibit sustainable tourism development
• Collect best practices and lessons learned from other countries on tourism spatial planning for sustainable tourism development. Identify specific policy and strategy interventions that were successful in increasing the sustainability of tourism in these countries or destinations.
• Develop, contribute and participate in tourism zoning strategy and policymaking process
• Produce regular progress reports to STA/ATB


Education and/or Experience:

• Post graduate degree in a discipline related to sustainability, tourism planning, urban planning, business and development
• At least 3 years’ experience in tourism or spatial/urban planning
• Proven experience working in a team
• Awareness / understanding of the regions as a tourism destination
• Experience in development, formulation and implementation of strategic initiatives
• Experience managing a budget
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in Azerbaijani and English
• Computer literate

Not essential, but considered favorably is:

• Experience in public / government office

How to apply

Candidates are requested to send their CVs to until 15 April 2021. Please indicate the name of the position (Tourism Spatial Planning Specialist) you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further stages of the recruitment process.

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