Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Marine Ecology/Protected Areas Assistant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Acronyme : MI
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The Marine Institute's mission statement is "to foster economic development in strategic marine sectors of the Newfoundland economy, particularly the fishery and offshore development, and to enable Newfoundlanders to participate in the marine industry, nationally and internationally." MI International who manages the Global Graduate Placement Program is the international arm of MI. It's mission is "to enhance the capacity of the Marine Institute and its community partners to participate effectively in a global society and economy."
Adresse : 155 Ridge Road
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Lab,
A1C 5R3
FAX: (709) 778-0371
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Elsie Critch
Courriel : elsie.critch@mi.mun.ca
Pays : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Grahamstown
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : Research into the establishment of "Marine Projected Areas" is a new and expanding research area that links conservation and biodiversity resource management and development, tourism, and social development issues. South African National Parks intends to increase efforts for managing marine resources. The Greater Addo Elephant Park (Marine) project is fundamentally a baseline survey of the marine environment which will serve as the cornerstone for the development of a management plan for the marine component of the park. The project provides locals with the opportunity to develop, manage, and monitor protocols relevant to sustainable development. Further the project will link academics to real life management challenges of sustainable development thereby providing relevant outputs for the impacted communities.

In Canada
The intern will undertake extensive predeparture preparation prior to their overseas posting including: research of host organization and country; health assessment /immunizations, travel arrangements and accommodations; access to intern resource centre/library; and one week prior to departure, all interns meet at MI for briefings. During the week, the interns will undertake consultations with former interns, faculty members, and expats; and participate in a three-day predeparture briefing conducted by The Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL). This briefing includes: cross-cultural effectiveness (e.g. communicating with difficult people, emotional intelligence); culture shock awareness; personal and professional career planning and goal setting; health and safety; gender issues related to local context; international and country development issues; presentations to one another; and group work. Interns are trained in results based management and report writing. Interns are provided contact information for host organization and supervisor to allow for introductions, delineation of duties, and expression of desired outcomes or expectations prior to departure. Interns are also matched with a network of local/national/ international contacts within their field.

The intern will assist with the design, development, delivery and analysis of a marine biodiversity assessment project for establishing a Marine Protected Area-MPA. The intern will have a combination of team duties and independent assignments relevant to the Greater Addo Elephant National Park (Marine). Specific duties will include practical data collection, working with project team members, consulting with stakeholders, researching MPA's and other non-specific duties.
Organisation d'accueil : Enviro-Fish Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Enviro-Fish Africa Ltd. specializes in providing services in conservation of biodiversity, resource management and development, capacity building, marine surveys, and recreation related to the marine and inland environment with a particular emphasis on fish, fisheries, parks, catchment, conservation and tourism. The company's vision is to serve the marine and inland fisheries, aquatic, and related environmental needs of Africa. Their mission is to support socio-economic development and ecological sustainability of Africa through active contributions to initiatives aimed at improving food security and natural resource based economic opportunities in Africa.