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Position: Environmental Advisor
Type: international position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Tanzania, Africa

Start Date Nov 2017 - Jan 2018 (flexible)
Length of Placement 6 Months
Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

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The Volunteer’s Role

The purpose of these placements in Iringa, Mwanza, Mtwara, & Lindi is for each Environmental Advisor to carry out environmental assessments on targeted high potential value chains, to determine potential impact from SME activities on the surrounding environment and to develop mitigation strategy/tools as well as a training plan for local SMEs, local partners and the project team.

We are trying to match the perfect volunteer to the perfect experience so our start dates can be flexible. It would just depend on the partner organization’s needs.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Conduct environmental assessments of selected SMEs and target value chains and develop environmental sustainability plans and strategies for implementing them
  • Conduct environmental assessments of implementing partners to determine their current existing practices and strategies and also evaluate their commitment to environmentally sustainability
  • Lead training for project staff members and national partners (TCCIA, TWCC, SIDO and regional government authorities) on environmental sensitivity and on inclusive practices for all project components and activities
  • Provide environmentally sound advisory support for the set-up and management of the technology innovation fund and the enterprise and innovation centers, including environmental best practices, alternative sources of energy, etc.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

A degree in environmental sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position (such as forestry, fisheries biology, wildlife ecology, environmental law, environmental science, biology, botany range management, geology, and other biological science courses).

Essential Professional Background:

  • Two years’ experience in environmental assessment and/or management
  • Facilitation and training skills
  • Strong understanding of businesses, especially SMEs working in Agro-food value chains (main focus in Iringa)

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

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GoodWork ID: 39250       Date posted to Sep 27 2017