martes, 22 de abril de 2014

Becas de Posgrado Melbourne International (MIRS)

Becas de Posgrado Melbourne International (MIRS)
Australia.
Estudiantes, profesores y egresados que estén interesados en realizar estudios de posgrado.
Estudios oficiales de maestría y doctorado.
La Universidad de Melbourne.

Área del conocimiento
·         Economía
·         Administración
·         Arquitectura
·         Educación
·         Filosofía
·         Ingeniería
·         Artes
·         Medio Ambiente
·         Leyes
·         Medicina
·         Música
·         Ciencia

Duración del programa
·         Maestría: 2 años.
·         Doctorado: 3 años.

Tipo de apoyo ofrecido
·         Apoyo para gastos de subsistencia de $25,392 dólares por año.
·         Apoyo para gastos de traslado de $3,000 dólares.
·         Subsidio de tesis, de $420 dólares para maestría y $840 dólares para doctorado.

Requisitos mínimos
·         Ser de nacionalidad distinta a la australiana.
·         Tener un título de licenciatura y haber realizado algún proyecto de investigación como tesis o maestría y tener un promedio general mínimo de 80.
·         Hablar el idioma inglés.

Documentación requerida
·         Llenar la solicitud en donde especifique el programa a cursar
·         Es importante leer y comprender los requisitos de acceso específicos y documentación de la aplicación requerida por la Facultad o Escuela
·         Solicitar apoyo a un experto supervisor en el posgrado que se pretende estudiar
·         Copia de los certificados de conocimiento de idiomas:

o    En todos los casos, TOEFL con 550 puntos en la versión en papel (PBT o ITP), o sus equivalentes 213 versión computadora (CBT), 79-80 versión Internet (IBT) o IELTS de 6.0, aún si los estudios sean en algún país de habla hispana.


Fecha límite para recepción de expediente
31 de mayo de 2014.

Dónde entregar o enviar expediente
Registrarse en la siguiente página: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/ scholarships/research/international/apply

Sea turtle monitoring leader in Marine conservation programme in Mexico

Sea turtle monitoring leader in Marine conservation programme in Mexico
Ref / MXGVI-M005

Status
Vacant
Duration
1 year, contract signed after a trial period of 4 weeks if new to the team.
Location
Positions available in Pez Maya. Pez Maya is located in Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, Tulum, Quintana Roo. Approximately 3 hours south of Cancun, an hour from Tulum along a rough dirt road into the jungle and set in a pristine Caribbean location.
Start Date
15/04/2014
JobType
Marine Conservation
Work Type
Paid Work
Description
GVI is looking for a hard-working individual who is committed to help in the day-to-day base logistics and activities, ensure Health and Safety on base, train volunteers in survey and monitoring techniques, liase with local partners and Mexico head office. The main responsibility of this position is volunteer management and training. Staff must follow and enforce all of GVI's Health and Safety regulations and project protocols, while motivating volunteers and promoting a fun and enthusiastic environment on base. Staff will interact socially with volunteers both on and off surveys and at all times on base -- this is not a 9-5 job! GVI projects are a team environment and volunteers are an essential part of that team. All GVI programmes are developed in conjunction with local communities, non-profits, or charities who benefit directly and indirectly from the volunteer assistance. Programmes are able to demonstrate a long-term strategy, community involvement and a real need for volunteer assistance on the ground. There are good opportunities for promotion and long-term commitments within the organisation.
Number of positions available
1
Organisation
GVI owns and operates more than 150 volunteer programs worldwide. We are one of the world’s largest independent volunteer program providers and have worked for over 10 years to supply quality volunteer programs across the globe. Every year over 3000 volunteers join programs from 1 week to over 1 year. Our programs are regularly featured in the world’s press and scientific and humanitarian publications for their great achievements in the field. Through its international network of over 150 personnel worldwide GVI continues to support many of the most critical conservation and humanitarian projects around the globe. GVI is incredibly proud of its culture. We believe in what we do and are totally committed to providing the very best programs and volunteer experiences. Although we work hard we have a tremendous amount of fun. Come and meet us to see why so many people want to work with GVI at home or abroad.
Responsibilities
    Manage volunteers for the turtle programme during season
    Train volunteers in turtle conservation and monitoring techniques following our local partners methodology
    Ensure strict health and safety regulations
    Report to Program Manager
    Help with logistics on base
    Help with fund rasing activities
    Provide fun social environment and engage volunteers at all times
    Rigorous project management, including protocol management, data management and report writing.
    Support local partners as well as local, national and international collaborators.
    Provide logistical support to the Base Manager in the day-to-day execution of the programme.
    Translate, interpret and facilitate communication in Spanish and English.

Qualifications Required
    Science degree in Marine biology, Oceanography, Geography, environmental studies/sustainable development or similar background.
    Experience monitoring sea turtles
    Experience leading/managing groups of people
    Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
    Driving licence.
    Fluency in English & Spanish.
    Pro-activity, self-motivation and flexibility
    Prepared to work long and flexible hours (night patrols during turtle season)
    Excellent people and communication skills

Qualifications Desired
    Volunteering experience
    PADI Dive Master
    Boat handling and boat driving license (equivalent of RYA Powerboat level 2) highly desirable
    EFR instructor qualification

Other Details
APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. This is a 6 month postion with potential for a year. Management development for those showing the required skills. Please note : Due to the amount of applications GVI receives, applicants who do not fulfill the above requirements should not expect to be contacted
Conditions

Successful applicant must provide own personal medical insurance during employment (including repatriation to home country).
Included

    Basic food and accommodation onsite plus competitive salary

apply

Voluntarios Gato Andino

Se solicitan VOLUNTARIOS para trabajo de campo en el proyecto: “El alma de los Andes”. En el proyecto se evalúa el uso de hábitat por parte de dos especies de félidos, Gato Andino (Leopardus Jacobita) y Gato del Pajonal (Leopardus colocolo) en la Provincia de Jujuy. Campaña a realizarse entre fin de marzo – principio de junio de 2014. Requisitos: contar con buen estado físico, buena predisposición para trabajo en equipo, disponibilidad de tiempo para trabajo de campo durante al menos un mes, soportar las inclemencias del trabajo de campo (la mayor dificultad podrían ser los largos días de campo en condiciones extremas de altitud (4500msnm), con fuertes vientos, intensa radiación solar, calor durante el día y temperaturas bajo cero durante la noche). Trabajo: colocar y monitorear estaciones de foto-trampeo (cámaras trampa), y colocación y monitoreo de trampas para la captura y colocación de radio collares de las especies mencionadas. Otras tareas: mantenimiento de un campamento en general. El proyecto cubre gastos de transporte (total o parcial dependiendo del lugar de origen), alojamiento y alimentos. Más información. Interesados contactar a Cintia Tellaeche o Estela Luengos.

Marine Conservation

Status Vacant
Duration 1 year, contract signed after a trial period of 4 weeks if new to the team.
Location
Positions available in Pez Maya. Pez Maya is located in Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, Tulum, Quintana Roo. Approximately 3 hours south of Cancun, an hour from Tulum along a rough dirt road into the jungle and set in a pristine Caribbean location.
Start Date
15/04/2014
JobType
Marine Conservation
Work Type
Paid Work

Description
GVI is looking for a hard-working individual who is committed to help in the day-to-day base logistics and activities, ensure Health and Safety on base, train volunteers in survey and monitoring techniques, liase with local partners and Mexico head office. The main responsibility of this position is volunteer management and training. Staff must follow and enforce all of GVI's Health and Safety regulations and project protocols, while motivating volunteers and promoting a fun and enthusiastic environment on base. Staff will interact socially with volunteers both on and off surveys and at all times on base -- this is not a 9-5 job! GVI projects are a team environment and volunteers are an essential part of that team. All GVI programmes are developed in conjunction with local communities, non-profits, or charities who benefit directly and indirectly from the volunteer assistance. Programmes are able to demonstrate a long-term strategy, community involvement and a real need for volunteer assistance on the ground. There are good opportunities for promotion and long-term commitments within the organisation.

Organisation
GVI owns and operates more than 150 volunteer programs worldwide. We are one of the world’s largest independent volunteer program providers and have worked for over 10 years to supply quality volunteer programs across the globe. Every year over 3000 volunteers join programs from 1 week to over 1 year. Our programs are regularly featured in the world’s press and scientific and humanitarian publications for their great achievements in the field. Through its international network of over 150 personnel worldwide GVI continues to support many of the most critical conservation and humanitarian projects around the globe. GVI is incredibly proud of its culture. We believe in what we do and are totally committed to providing the very best programs and volunteer experiences. Although we work hard we have a tremendous amount of fun. Come and meet us to see why so many people want to work with GVI at home or abroad.

Responsibilities
    Manage volunteers for the turtle programme during season
    Train volunteers in turtle conservation and monitoring techniques following our local partners methodology
    Ensure strict health and safety regulations
    Report to Program Manager
    Help with logistics on base
    Help with fund rasing activities
    Provide fun social environment and engage volunteers at all times
    Rigorous project management, including protocol management, data management and report writing.
    Support local partners as well as local, national and international collaborators.
    Provide logistical support to the Base Manager in the day-to-day execution of the programme.
    Translate, interpret and facilitate communication in Spanish and English.

Qualifications Required
    Science degree in Marine biology, Oceanography, Geography, environmental studies/sustainable development or similar background.
    Experience monitoring sea turtles
    Experience leading/managing groups of people
    Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
    Driving licence.
    Fluency in English & Spanish.
    Pro-activity, self-motivation and flexibility
    Prepared to work long and flexible hours (night patrols during turtle season)
    Excellent people and communication skills

Qualifications Desired
    Volunteering experience
    PADI Dive Master
    Boat handling and boat driving license (equivalent of RYA Powerboat level 2) highly desirable
    EFR instructor qualification

Other Details
APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. This is a 6 month postion with potential for a year. Management development for those showing the required skills. Please note : Due to the amount of applications GVI receives, applicants who do not fulfill the above requirements should not expect to be contacted
Conditions
Successful applicant must provide own personal medical insurance during employment (including repatriation to home country).
Included
    Basic food and accommodation onsite plus competitive salary
apply online

Voluntario Ushuaia

Voluntarios rentados. Ocupación y detección primaria de visón americano, mamífero semiacuático invasor en Patagonia Austral. Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego y Coordinación Patagonia Austral. La Administración de Parques Nacionales proveerá de un estipendio (según Reglamento de Voluntarios), alojamiento en la ciudad de Ushuaia y traslados al Parque. El voluntario deberá cubrir el costo del traslado hasta Ushuaia. Duración: 1 mes y medio (mayo y primera quincena de junio 2014). Tareas: Prueba de distintos dispositivos de detección (trampas cámara, de pelos, de huellas y búsqueda de signos) y tareas de control poblacional de la especie. La actividades demandan caminar por durante varias horas en condiciones climáticas adversas (frio y viento). Enviar CV a Alejandro Valenzuela.

martes, 18 de marzo de 2014

Simposio de Río de espectroscopia atómica. Se realizará en Mérida Yucatán del 19 al 24 de octubre, 2014


http://www.13thriosymposium.com/index.php

14th International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXIV) Merida, Mexico


XIV International Congress of Toxicology





IUTOX and the Mexican Society of Toxicology (SOMTOX) are pleased to announce the next triennial International Congress that will be held in the Convention Center of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in October 2016; with great pleasure we invite you to an ICT held for the first time in Mexico and in Latin America, in a city that is the gateway to the Mayan World.
The Congress will be a “green” event with the theme: “Toxicology and Global sustainability”.
The objectives of the congress are to offer a forum for sharing basic and applied research in Toxicology and to convene international scientists to present their results related to the exposure to toxic agents, their adverse effects and mechanisms of action, preventive alternatives, normativity, and etcetera. The programmed sessions will provide an environment to exchange information, to establish collaborations and networking and to discuss cutting-edge research.
http://www.ict-mexico2016.org/

Ingreso Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica

Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica

La Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica, abrió su convocatoria para los interesados en pertenecer a esta
Sociedad como Miembros Numerarios y Miembros Estudiantes. La convocatoria estará abierta durante los meses de marzo y abril para ingreso y recepción de solicitudes.
La convocatoria está accesible en la página de la Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica http://smb.org.mx, en el botón “Infórmate”.

Posiciones como Investigador Asociado C/Investigador Titular A (Biologia Sintetica y de Sistemas) en el Centro de Ciencias Genomicas.*

Posiciones como Investigador Asociado C/Investigador Titular A (Biologia Sintetica y de Sistemas) en el Centro de Ciencias Genomicas.*

El Centro de Ciencias Genomicas de la UNAM (http://www.ccg.unam.mx), localizado en Cuernavaca, Morelos, esta buscando candidatossobresalientes para ocupar *dos* posiciones como investigador, con
opcion a definitividad, a nivel de Investigador Asociado C/InvestigadorTitular A. Los solicitantes deberan de tener un Doctorado y experiencia posdoctoral de al menos dos años; su nivel sera definido en base a suexperiencia.

Los solicitantes exitosos deberan poseer un historial con logros cientificos de calidad en el area de Biologia Sintetica y de Sistemas(puede incluir bacterias, eucariontes sencillos o plantas).

Sus responsabilidades incluiran el desarrollo y mantenimiento de proyectos de investigacion originales y en colaboracion, con financiamiento externo, asi como la enseñanza y entrenamiento deestudiantes a nivel Licenciatura y Posgrado. Es importante señalar que estas tareas las realizaran en un grupo nuevo que esta integrandose enel CCG.

Los candidatos interesados deberán enviar electronicamente lossiguientes documentos:

·Una carta de solicitud que resuma sus intereses en investigacion yexperiencia, asi como una lista de articulos mas relevantes.
·/Curriculum vitae/,
·Copias electronicas de todos los articulos publicados.
·Tres cartas de referencia.
·Un proyecto de investigacion susceptible de ser realizado en el CCG (en no mas de 10 paginas).

Deberan enviarse archivos comprimidos de lo anterior a: Secretaria Academica, CCG (sacad@ccg.unam.mx).

Se recibiran solicitudes hasta el *2 de mayo de 2014*. El *13 de mayo de 2014*, se seleccionaran candidatos para que presenten un seminario y se entrevisten con investigadores y el Consejo Interno del CCG. Las
entrevistas y seminarios ocurriran entre el *26 de mayo y el 25 de junio de 2014*. Bajo igualdad de circunstancias, se preferiran candidatos con una edad igual o menor a 37 años en el caso de hombres y 39 años en el caso de mujeres. Los/Las candidato (a)sseleccionados para contratacion seran notificados el *1º de julio de 2014*.

Estas posiciones podrán empezar a ocuparse a partir de *Septiembre, 2014*, pero no despues del termino de *Octubre, 2014*.

Posiciones como Investigador Asociado C/Investigador Titular A (Genomica Funcional de Plantas) en el Centro de Ciencias Genomicas.*

*Posiciones como Investigador Asociado C/Investigador Titular A (Genomica Funcional de Plantas) en el Centro de Ciencias Genomicas.*

El Programa de Genomica Funcional de Eucariotes del Centro de Ciencias Genomicas de la UNAM (http://www.ccg.unam.mx), localizado en Cuernavaca, Morelos, esta buscando candidatos sobresalientes para ocupar *dos* posiciones como investigador, con opcion a definitividad, a nivel de Investigador Asociado C/Investigador Titular A.Los solicitantes deberan de tener un Doctorado y experiencia posdoctoral de al menos dos años; su nivel sera definido en base a su experiencia.

Los solicitantes exitosos deberan poseer un historial con logros cientificos de calidad en el area de Genomica Funcional de Plantas (puede incluir epigenetica, interacciones bacteria-planta, señalizacion), trabajando preferentemente con plantas leguminosas.

Sus responsabilidades incluiran el desarrollo y mantenimiento de proyectos de investigacion originales y en colaboracion, con financiamiento externo, asi como la enseñanza y entrenamiento de estudiantes a nivel Licenciatura y Posgrado. Estas tareas las realizaran en el Programa de Genomica Funcional de Eucariotes del CCG, por lo que es altamente deseable que consideren posibilidades de colaboracion con los grupos existentes.

Los candidatos interesados deberán enviar electronicamente los siguientes documentos:

·Una carta de solicitud que resuma sus intereses en investigacion y experiencia, asi como una lista de articulos mas relevantes.
·/Curriculum vitae/,
·Copias electronicas de todos los articulos publicados.
·Tres cartas de referencia.
·Un proyecto de investigacion susceptible de ser realizado en el CCG (en no mas de 10 paginas).

Deberan enviarse archivos comprimidos de lo anterior a: Secretaria Academica, CCG (sacad@ccg.unam.mx).

Se recibiran solicitudes hasta el *2 de mayo de 2014*. El *13 de mayo de 2014*, se seleccionaran candidatos para que presenten un seminario y se entrevisten con investigadores y el Consejo Interno del CCG. Las
entrevistas y seminarios ocurriran entre el *26 de mayo y el 25 de junio de 2014*. Bajo igualdad de circunstancias, se preferiran candidatos con una edad igual o menor a 37 años en el caso de hombres, y a 39 años en el caso de mujeres. Los/Las candidato (a)sseleccionados para contratacion seran notificados el *1º de julio de 2014*.

Estas posiciones podran empezar a ocuparse a partir de *Septiembre, 2014*, pero no despues del termino de *Octubre, 2014*.

2° Concurso ReUNAMos acciones por el agua.

El Programa de Manejo, Uso y Reúso del Agua en la UNAM (PUMAGUA) en colaboración con el Instituto de Ingeniería convocan al 2° Concurso ReUNAMos acciones por el agua.
Si eres estudiante de la UNAM a nivel licenciatura, es el momento de emitir propuestas para el uso responsable del agua.
¡Que tus iniciativas lleguen hasta las autoridades universitarias! Los trabajos deberán ser propuestas innovadoras respecto a uno de los temas siguientes:
  • - El manejo responsable del agua en el campus
  • - El manejo responsable del agua en la escuela o facultad
  • - La participación del estudiante desde la perspectiva de su carrera para resolver la problemática de la escasez o la contaminación del agua
¡No te quedes fuera! Consulta la convocatoria: Ver convocatoria
Consulta el listado de temas sugeridos por Facultad: Ver temas
Registra tu trabajo aquí: Ver registro

ECONOMIC TOOLS for CONSERVATION

Conservation Strategy Fund is now accepting applications for our 16th annual international training course, Economic Tools for Conservation, from August 11-22, 2014 located at Stanford University. This course is offered in partnership with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford. Apply now!

Over the last decade, this course has become recognized as the premier applied economics training event for conservation professionals from around the world. During the comprehensive two-week session, participants learn to use economics to be more strategic and successful in their conservation work, and experience a transformational shift in how they view environmental issues. The course covers economic fundamentals, natural resource and environmental economics, communication and negotiation techniques, and hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis.

Two scholarships are currently available for participants from Latin America - one for an individual from Peru working in conservation and another for anyone from Latin America who works specifically in wildlife conservation. To be considered for these scholarships, all you need to do is apply to the course!

Convocatoria.

Beca para asistir al 3er Encuentro Internacional sobre la Gestión Integral del Agua 2014

Las Oficinas internacionales para la juventud de Quebec (l'Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec, LOJIQ) ofrecen a dos jóvenes mexicanos involucrados en el campo de la gestión del agua, una excelente oportunidad para participar en la tercera edición del Encuentro Internacional sobre la Gestión Integral del Agua, herramientas para Actuar que tendrá lugar en la ciudad de Quebec del 7 al 9 de mayo del 2014.

Criterios de selección
    Tener entre 18 y 35 años de edad
    Contar con el respaldo de una organización pública o privada, relativa a la gestión del agua
    Estar en condiciones de obtener la visa necesaria para entrar en Canadá

Perfil del participante
    Ser una profesional activamente involucrado en el tema de la gestión del agua y/o tener experiencia de al menos dos años en este campo
    Tener un nivel de francés suficiente para mantener conversaciones sobre las temáticas propuestas y poder sacar mejor provecho de esta experiencia
    Los participantes se comprometerán a viajar sin acompañante y a respetar la agenda estipulada.

Apoyo económico ofrecido
    Alojamiento por 5 noches en la ciudad de Quebec. Habitación individual en residencia universitaria
    Reembolso del seguro medico y repatriación por la duración del evento de hasta 50 $ CAD
    Una contribución de 175 $ CAD para manutención y gastos diversos
    Transporte desde y hacia el aeropuerto internacional de Quebec
    Las cuotas de inscripción al evento (200 $ CAD aprox)
    Logística y acompañamiento en las actividades de convivencia de la Secretaria Internacional del Agua (Secrétariat international de l'eau, SIE)
    Integración de los participantes a las actividades oficiales de recepción y vinculación del congreso internacional

Los participantes se harán cargo de todos los gastos personales o no previstos en esta convocatoria. Así mismo, serán responsables de la compra de su boleto de avión (de preferencia con apoyo institucional local) y del seguro médico con repatriación (LOJIQ reembolsará hasta 50 $ CAD para este apartado).

La solicitud debe incluir:
    CV actualizado y en francés
    Carta de motivación indicando el interés de participar en el evento, escrita en inglés o en francés (máximo una página)
    Carta de apoyo y/o respaldo de un organismo público o privado, ligado a la gestión del agua
La solicitud completa deberá ser enviada por correo electrónico a Edgar González (egonzalez@lojiq.org)
Fecha límite de postulación: 20 de marzo de 2014, a las 23:59 horas
Convocatoria
Más información en
rv-eau.ca

Concurso de fotografía agua y energía

Convocatoria de la Comunidad de Aprendizaje de Áreas Naturales Protegidas, fecha límite 15 de abril de 2014.

LA COMISIÓN NACIONAL DE ÁREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS (CONANP) Y EL FONDO MEXICANO PARA LA CONSERVACIÓN DE LA NATURALEZA, A.C. (FMCN)a través del FONDO PARA ÁREAS NATURALES PROTEGIDAS (FANP) invitan a las Áreas Naturales Protegidas(ANP) de carácter federal administradas por CONANP y a las organizaciones de la sociedad civil (OSC) mexicanas legalmente constituidas que trabajan en ANP a presentar propuestas para la Convocatoria de la Comunidad de Aprendizaje de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CAAP).

Lead Field Scientist Required- Madagascar


ReefDoctor is looking for a lead field scientist to organise other field scientists and collect, document, help analyse field data regarding its new community lead sea cucumber aquaculture project in the Bay of Ranobe SW Madagascar.
Ideally candidate should have a Master degree in marine biology or related field, have experience with aquaculture projects in tropical environments, ability to speak French to a moderate level, team leadership experience.
The position is a 3 year contract with 4 weeks paid holiday per year. Salary £100 per month includes all project and living costs plus dive training up to PADI rescue diver. Reimbursements of 1st years flight at end of first year contract. Flight purchased by the company for each following year allowing candidate to return home for holidays.
Ideally looking for the chosen candidate to be out in Madagascar by mid April 2014.


Please email Roderick Stein-Rostaing for further information or send CV and cover letter to staff@reefdoctor.org

Primatologist Trip Leader.


Broadreach offers summer adventure learning programs for teens and college-aged students in hand-selected locations around the world. The success of our programs depends on the quality of our leaders. Please apply to become one of our top-notch instructors. We’re always looking for energetic, outgoing, genuine, fun, well-educated and well-traveled folks to help lead the way.

Our summer natural science courses focus on hands-on study in a either primatology or African wildlife in Costa Rica, Panama, and South Africa. The courses combine classroom learning, practical application of skills, labs and field survey techniques, along with cultural activities, service learning and adventure activities. As an instructor, you will have the opportunity to teach in the field and inspire youth in the field of natural science and conservation. In addition to teaching, instructors live with students and facilitate positive group dynamics, personal growth, adventure activities and leadership development.

Qualifications:
• Master's or PhD in related field of study (i.e. primatology, ecology, conservation biology, etc.)
• Experience teaching natural science at the high school or college level.
• Ability to teach college level science courses, including hands-on academics, labs and field survey techniques.
• International travel and trip leading experience preferred.
• Experience with the activities included on the program preferred. Activities may include hiking, sea kayaking, and snorkeling.

Dates: Late May-Mid August

Please visit www.broadreachstaff.com to apply

Field Assistant, rhinoceros poaching

A summer research position is available for fieldwork in a human-dimensions of wildlife project on rhino poaching in South Africa. Position will be based in South Africa and travel will be extensive, with stays in accommodations from hostels to camping. Work will entail conducting in-depth interviews of stakeholders and transcription. Research assistant will carry out work in a team of two with a graduate student or sometimes independently. The successful candidate should possess a degree in a field related to wildlife studies, anthropology, social sciences or a field directly related to conservation and at least one year experience in similar work (i.e., conducting in-depth interviews, focus groups). This position requires the selected field assistant to be detail oriented, flexible and adaptable in the field, and have a positive attitude in a sometimes unpredictable environment. Experience in Africa or similar international fieldwork desired. Term of position is 3 months, from mid-June through mid-September. Costs of in-country travel and living expenses (housing and food) will be covered. Costs of international flight or insurance are not covered.

 To apply send a current CV with contact details for 2 referees familiar with your work along with a cover letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for this position to Andrea Kuchy, andrea.kuchy(at)oregonstate.edu. Applications will be considered as they are received, application deadline: May 16, 2014.

Internship Volunteer Co-ordinator- Honduras

Whale Shark Oceanic Research and Observation Center
We are looking for diverse, motivated and hard-working individuals who are passionate about conservation, have a strong biological background and who are looking for a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience applicable for a career in marine conservation.
What is WSORC? The Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center is a registered non-profit conservation organization based on the Caribbean island of Utila. Utila is one of the few places around the world where whale sharks are spotted year-round, and WSORC is responsible for a continuous monitoring program documenting the distribution & abundance of whale sharks in the area. Our mission is to facilitate conservation through scientific research & education, and promote the sustainable use of Utila’s natural resources to protect & benefit both the natural environment & the local community of Utila for years to come. WSORC operates in conjunction and with the support of our affiliate organizations the Bay Island College of Diving (BICD) and the Utila Lodge Resort.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FACTS
Location: Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
Internship positions available for 2014: 1) Immediate start date - 4th July
2) 21st August - 30th November

INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION
To assist the Director of WSORC in developing and co-ordinating WSORC’s Volunteer Education Program and support the daily operation of the whale shark visitor center. Interns are responsible for the upkeep of WSORC’s research databases, data collection and input, and co-ordinating volunteer programs. Under the supervision of the director interns will also be responsible for helping co-ordinate visiting tourist groups during interactive environmental education weeks held at the Utila Lodge Resort. WSORC interns are an integral part of our diverse organization, and must be prepared to work as part of a cohesive team and help out wherever necessary.

What is expected of a WSORC interns?
WSORC’s Internship program requires a full time commitment and you will not be able to seek external employment during the course of the program. Your involvement with the program will require 8 hours a day, six days a week, plus out of hours events. Work day schedule will change from week to week, suitable candidate must be flexible. Normal visitor center operating hours are Monday – Saturday 09:00am - 5:00pm.

Required attributes:
• Background in marine biology/conservation/environmental studies or related field.
• Previous volunteer experience.
• Passion for conservation and the natural environment, with a strong emphasis on marine studies.
• PADI (or equivalent) Dive Master certified, this is negotiable dependent on other relevant experience.
• Data collection experience.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and demonstration of good time management.
• Ability & confidence to create & deliver PowerPoint presentations to members of the public & volunteers.
• Ability to work in tropical conditions; hot and humid climate with mosquitos and sand flies.
• Confident swimmer.
• Comfortable at sea and working on boats. No experience necessary but if you suffer from extreme sea sickness this is not the right project for you.
• Initiative, enthusiasm and the ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
• Personal insurance. Documented evidence must be provided to WSORC prior to arrival.
• Minimum age: 21.

Desired attributes:
• Caribbean reef fish identification experience.
• Experience with coral reef conservation.
• Research diving experience.
• Teaching experience.
• Online marketing experience and competent use of social media networking sites.
• Database management, preferably experience using Access.
• Experience conducting personal research projects and data analysis, preferably using R.

WSORC interns are ambassadors for WSORC and leaders to our volunteers; the suitable candidate will be expected to exhibit role model behavior throughout the duration of the internship. The Volunteer Education Program which this Internship is associated with is a developing program, so please be prepared for the role to evolve with the progression of the volunteer program.

What will you gain from the WSORC Internship program?
The suitable candidate will gain valuable experience working within a non-profit conservation organization on the vibrant Caribbean island of Utila. Full training and support from the WSORC director will be given throughout the internship. The opportunity to organize and lead whale shark encounter tours for tourists and volunteers, and experience collecting and managing data for our ongoing whale shark monitoring project. Research diving; minimum of 2 research dives per week, all costs covered by WSORC (except insurance- you will need to organize your own insurance and send documents prior to your arrival). Caribbean reef fish ID (REEF.org) and coral reef surveying training (Coral Watch). Experience working with a variety of stakeholders and fellow non-profit conservation organizations across the island. During Utila Lodge Resort education and adventure week programs, interns will receive 1 meal per working day.

Dates & Cost:
There are 2 internship time frames available for 2014; the first starts immediately, the sooner you are available the better! This first program will run until 4th July. The second internship will run from 21st August until 30th November. Please be sure to indicate which dates you are applying for. The cost of our internship program is $625 USD per month.

What is included in the cost of the Internship program?
Accommodation for the duration of the internship, pick up on arrival to Utila, welcome and departure meal in Utila Lodge Resort, minimum 2 research dives per week, and 2 day trips during the course of each volunteer program (kayaking to north side of the island through mangroves, boat trip to Water cay, paddle-boarding excursion, horse-back riding, hike to water caves or Pumpkin hill).

What is NOT included in the cost of the project?

• Flights & Insurance
• Airport Departure Tax (Approximately $37 USD – at time of writing)
• Food & drink
• Leisure activities on days off


If you are looking for a unique opportunity and think you have what it takes to participate in WSORC’s Internship program, please email your CV along with a brief covering letter (no more than one A4 side) describing your motivations for applying and why you think you would be suitable for the position to Lucie at lucie@wsorc.org. Please be sure to specify dates of the internship program you are applying for. For more information visit our website www.wsorc.org

viernes, 14 de marzo de 2014

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Programa de intercambio México-Alemania, Estancias Técnicas de alto nivel / Programa de Perfeccionamiento Profesional. "Desarrollo de Competencias en el área de Energía" 2014

Programa de intercambio México-Alemania, Estancias Técnicas de alto nivel / Programa de Perfeccionamiento Profesional. "Desarrollo de Competencias en el área de Energía" 2014
Alemania

Dirigido a
Profesionistas y/o especialistas mexicanos, que están iniciando su carrera profesional, con alternativas de ocupar posiciones de mando en empresas, instituciones públicas y/o privadas, que tengan en su ámbito de trabajo aspectos vinculados directamente con el uso de la energía en donde la eficiencia energética y las energías renovables son alternativas reales de mejoras, en los sectores productivos y/o de servicios.

Tipo de actividad
Estancias técnicas de alto nivel

Organismo financiador
El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) en colaboración con la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit -GIZ (Cooperación Alemana al Desarrollo)

Área del conocimiento
Energía (Energías renovables y Eficiencia energética)

Descripción del programa
El programa consta de las siguientes fases y actividades:
1.    Preparación, en México, llevado a cabo por la GIZ: de Abril a Mayo del 2014
·         Curso presencial de tiempo completo del idioma alemán, de 6 semanas intensivas. Ciudad de residencia, por confirmar.
·         Seminario introductorio y de homogenización de conocimientos técnicos sobre Energías renovables y Eficiencia energética, de 3 días (presencial). Ciudad de residencia, por confirmar.
·         Seminario sobre "Planificación de Proyectos", de 3 días (presencial). Ciudad de residencia, por confirmar.
Nota: La participación en estas actividades es obligatoria y su aprobación es un requisito indispensable para continuar en la siguiente fase.

2.     Perfeccionamiento en Alemania: de Junio a Diciembre del 2014.
·         Seminarios taller en gestión integral.
·         Formación teórica especializada en Energías renovables y Eficiencia energética.
·         Prácticas profesionales individualizadas en una empresa o institución alemana. Si al momento de ser seleccionado, el candidato no cuenta con una empresa de contacto en Alemania donde realizar sus prácticas, deberá comenzar en México con la búsqueda y el contacto con empresas y/o instituciones alemanas para apoyar así con la asignación de sus prácticas.

3.    Transferencia, en México, de Enero a Junio del 2015
·         Implementación del proyecto de transferencia en la empresa/institución (el participante implementará, junto con su empresa/institución, un proyecto que debió previamente identificar y definir en su fase de preparación en México, haber desarrollado en Alemania y que irá encaminado a la solución de un problema o a la satisfacción de una necesidad que presente la empresa).
Al terminar el programa, el participante recibirá un certificado emitido por el Ministerio de Cooperación Económica de la República Federal de Alemania así como todos los certificados que acrediten la asistencia, aprobación y capacitación adquirida. .

Convocatoria CONACYT-GIZ