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Geographic Information Systems Support Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Saint Mary's University
Acronyme : SMU
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : Saint Mary's University is dedicated to public accessibility and regional, national, and international outreach. As a comprehensive, predominantly undergraduate institution located in a major metropolitan area, Saint Mary's offers an undergraduate liberal education in arts and sciences; professional programs in commerce, criminology, education, and engineering; and select graduate programmes. Within its own governance structure, the University is committed to accountability and transparency.
Adresse : Saint Mary's University
International Activities Office
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
B3H 3C3
FAX: (902) 420-5530
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Heidi Taylor
Courriel : international.intern@smu.ca
Pays : Ghana
Ville : Accra
Secteur : Distribution d'eau et assainissement
Description du stage : The Hydrogeological Assessment Project (HAP) aims to improve groundwater resource management and development in the north of Ghana and to contribute to the capacity development of the personnel of the Water Resource Commission and its partner institutions in technical and institutional aspects of groundwater planning and development.

Expected results are being achieved through two main thrusts -- a hydrogeological assessment consisting of synthesis of existing data and contribution to the collection and analysis of additional data (through dedicated, consensus-driven pilot projects); and capacity building comprising technical capacity building focusing primarily on management and resource development, but also including non-technical capacity building focusing on enhancing networking and in communicating.

In Canada
For a period of at least one month prior to departure, the Geographic Information Systems Support Officer will be guided in researching the role of the host organization, developing a public engagement strategy, and acquiring basic knowledge of M&E in a results-based context. This preparatory phase includes a one-week intensive pre-departure training session delivered by Saint Mary's University. In addition, the Geographic Information Systems Support Officer will register for a session sponsored by CIDA through the Centre for Intercultural Learning.

Working under the direction of the HAP Resident Advisor, the Geographic Information Systems Support Officer's main responsibility will be to assist project staff and partners to collect and to coordinate the management of key project data, as well as to systematically use data management systems and to document key project data. The Geographic Information Systems Support Officer will support the production of technical maps and other visual outputs of project data, and train project partners and beneficiaries in geographic information system software and database management to increase their capacity in management information systems.
Organisation d'accueil : Hydrogeological Assessment Project (HAP)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The CIDA-funded Hydrogeological Assessment Project (HAP) is designed to contribute to the collection and analysis of scientific data on groundwater with the long-term objective of improving groundwater resource management in the northern regions of Ghana. HAP contributes to achievement of the WATSAN targets set within the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy through an enhanced knowledge base and understanding of the hydrogeological conditions in the north of Ghana. The project is being implemented in conjunction with the key project stakeholder, the Water Resource Commission of Ghana.