Pasantía publicado por: Conserve Natural India
Publicado el: 07/01/2013
ConservEN (Conserve Natural India) is a North Indian non-governmental program, part of the NGO EduCare India. We are a multi-national group of interns, fellows and staff working together with local communities (Gaddi, Punjabi, Migrant Workers, Rajasthani, etc.) towards the never-ending goal of sustainable development and natural resource conservation. Our current efforts are focused on: waste management and composting toilets, organic farming, microfinance projects promoting the re-use and recycling of trash and construction waste for resale, organic and bio-friendly household product production and sale, reforestation and sustainable bamboo plantations, eco and rural tourism and eco and green construction practices.
SWASH (Natural Resource Conservation and Waste Management)
Waste management, the "Brown" aspect of sustainable development and environmental conservation; and one of the most important and basic components of said areas and more! Our SWASH project stands for: Sanitation of water, air and soil for health village life. As a SWASH intern, you will have the opportunity to live and work in India and directly and fruitfully contribute to remediating some of the most obvious environmental issues in the country: excess trash, lack of proper waste management services, poor water sanitation services and shortages in fresh, clean water supply. The SWASH program works with the reduction of trash and waste, the reuse or recycling of trash and waste, natural resource management for a clean environment, and the education of the local community andorganization interns on environmental conservation and conscientious living. Additionally, this project is now launching a composting toilet initiative in order to reduce water use, "blackwater" creation and to create microfinance opportunities for marginalized peoples. The SWASH project also connects with local marginalized communities (trash pickers) to help facilitate recycling projects. We are currently planning a project that will involve the construction of safe sorting, storage and recycling facility for the migrant workers, to aid their trade, give them deserved status in the community for their work and also to improve safety conditions for the workers and their families.
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Reports to: Program Coordinator
Timeframe: 6-12 months
Age Restriction: 18 to 35 years of age
Tasks and responsibilities:
The Project Manager's role is to innovate and manage one or more projects within the areas listed above, with the support of Project Assistant Managers, at a specified cluster location within one of the three EduCARE India centres: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. They work closely with the Program Coordinator to implement on-ground projects and manage them daily, monitor and evaluate these projects and their resource needs on a weekly and monthly basis, and update the project manuals, with the assistance of the Project Assistant Manager. Additionally, the Project Manager should reach out to their community and create/maintain communication and collaboration with the local people for their education and empowerment.
Assistant Project Manager:
Reports to: Project Manager.
Timeframe: 3-6 months
The Project Assistant Manager works on one or more ConservEN projects. They will be assigned to one specific office location within the three program centres: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab or Rajasthan. The Project Assistant Manager works closely with the Project Manager, who will provide guidance and direction and resource needs. They will also work with the Program Coordinator to ensure that their projects fit with the overall aim, mission and values of the organization.
Together with the Sustainability Project Manager, the Sustainablity Project Assistant Managers form a team to assure the continuity and quality of one of the Environmental Projects. This job role will put you in the center of the work field and you will be in close contact with the local community. Being involved in the social projects run by the VIKAS Centres will provide you with invaluable work experience in development and let you experience Indian culture first hand.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Free on-site accommodation is provided. Free access to Internet is provided in the various centers and some houses. Additionally, work-related transportation and phone expenses (partially) are provided for by the organisation.
*Fee: Please note there is a one-time legal fee for intern placement that is US $460. Interns of 6-12 months or longer qualify for partial to full reimbursement of this fee.
Please apply by sending an email, addressing the above criteria, with your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "SWASH Project Manager" or "SWASH Assistant Project Manager" as the subject of your email.
Only applications for an internship request for a minimum duration of 3 months will be considered. For further information about the organisation and projects, or to apply for an internship position directly on our website, please visit www.conservenaturalindia.org, and click on SWASH.