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GRASP Project Assistant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : International Institute for Sustainable Development
Acronyme : IISD
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : IISD's vision is better living for all - sustainably. Its mission is to champion innovation, enabling societies to live sustainably. It contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on climate change and energy, international trade and investment, economic instruments, measurement and indicators, and natural resource management. Its headquarters is in Winnipeg with offices in Ottawa, New York and Geneva.
Adresse : 161 Portage Ave. E, 6th floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
R3B 0Y4
FAX: (204) 958-7710
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Noria Neuhart
Courriel : intern-info@iisd.ca
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Nairobi
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : In 2001, UNEP launched the GRASP Partnership in response to the crisis facing the surviving populations of great apes in Equatorial Africa and Southeast Asia and the forest ecosystems on which many poor people and threatened wildlife depend for their existence. GRASP aims to save the great apes by combining political commitment, education, and practical conservation.

In Canada
Prior to their departure, interns will sign a contract and begin to prepare for their placements by conducting research, contacting their supervisor overseas, applying for their visa, getting their vaccinations, and attending a 7 day pre-departure training in Winnipeg where they will be expected to actively contribute to discussions. They will also attend a debrefing session upon their return to Canada.

Overseas
The intern's duties are flexible and will depend to some extent on the intern's own experience and interests, but may include those listed below.

- Assist with preparations for the 2008 Intergovernmental Meeting on Great Apes and GRASP
- Assist in the preparation of several GRASP workshops to take place in the great ape distribution range and donor countries
- Assist in the development of pro-poor conservation project proposals to a variety of donors including the European Commission, Global Environmental Facility and the World Bank
- Internet research and project development on great ape related subjects such as ecosystems services, conservation finance, climate change and the joint extractive industry initiatives
- Liaise with GRASP partners to ascertain their financial and technical requirements, relaying these to potential sponsors and other parties
- Identify information on individual ape priority populations and sites in Africa and Southeast Asia, their needs and the threats they face to assist conservation partners
- Attend GRASP meetings and workshops and prepare meeting minutes if required
- Provide remote technical assistance and regular communication liaison within the GRASP Partnership and with members of the public in both English and French
- Prepare regular briefings and progress reports for GRASP
- Other tasks according to the intern's experience and interests
Organisation d'accueil : United Nations Environment Programme
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the UN agency mandated to work at the international level on environmental issues for peace and development. UNEP's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and people to improve their quality of life without endangering that of future generations. IISD has an ongoing positive relationship with UNEP for the past 10 years. We are currently working with them on several projects. In addition, Great Apes Survival Project has hosted past IISD interns.