Position: Peatland Forest Restoration Researcher
Type: 6-month intntl. position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Palo, Philippines
Start Date: Jan – Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement: 6 Months
Language Requirements: English
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only.
The Volunteer’s Role
Through this placement, you will support International Institute for Rural Reconstruction in the delivery and implementation of its peatland forest conservation project entitled, “Leyte Sab-a Peatland Forest Restoration Initiative,” to protect, restore and manage the more than 1,200 hectares peatland and sustain its ecosystem functions.
Specifically, you will support the research team to facilitate the research and assessment of the Leyte Sab-a Peatland Forest. The volunteer is part of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction Project team in Palo, Leyte and will be stationed in IIRR office. Regular travel to the project areas covering three towns in Leyte province will be required. The volunteer will report to the Project Coordinator and will work closely with other members of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction project team.
This placement is part of the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) program in Philippines, with a focus on Inclusive Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG) and cross-cutting themes of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability. The ultimate outcome of the VOICE project is to improve the economic and social well-being of poor and marginalized communities.
IIRR would benefit from Cuso International by having access to skilled volunteers to support their program delivery and implementation in Leyte, Philippines. IIRR implementing partners–Visayas State University (VSU) and WEAVERS– would also benefit from Cuso International volunteers to build their skills and knowledge on research and best practices on peatland management.
As a volunteer, you will:
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Essential Professional Background:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 19 2018 ID: 48411