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Manager - Lisims Back Country Adventures - DL: 31 May 2006

Employment Opportunity
Nisga'a Commercial Group

The Nisga'a Commercial Group is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Manager for Lisims Back Country Adventures. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Manager of Lisims Back County Adventures will initiate activities so as to comply, to the extent possible, with the Agreement with British Columbia licence number 635000.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Establishment of the office of Lisims Backcountry Adventures Inc.
  • Development of a short-term plan to establish activity on the Commercial Tenure lands.
  • Develop relationships with Nisga’a citizens and others who are using the lands.
  • Prepare and implement a plan to get approval for an extension of time to establish activities that ensure tenure of agreement beyond the 7-year limit.
  • Seek 'partners' who will provide capital and expertise for the back county commercial use.
  • Advise the Chief Executive Officer of Nisga’a Commercial Group of the status of the project.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Work Experience & Skills:

  • Good knowledge of the Nisga'a Treaty
  • Experience in commercial outdoor recreational activities.
  • Exceptional communication skills with community members, senior management, and business professionals;

Personal Suitability:

  • Sound judgment;
  • Integrity - adherence to confidentiality and privacy laws;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and
  • Ability to work independently at a high level of competency.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nisga'a Commercial Group will determine salary based on experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume prior to Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. Please forward to:

Wilf Blondé, Chief Executive Officer
Nisga'a Commercial Group
P.O. Box 231
New Aiyansh, B.C.
V0J 1A0

Telephone #: (250) 633-2696
Fax #: (250) 633-2677


GIS technician, Cameroon - DL: May 31

START DATE: June 12th

Please note: The application deadline is end of day May 31st. Interviews will be held on June 2nd and the position starts on June 12th in Smithers, BC.

Thank you for your interest in the One Sky Youth Internship program. This information was compiled in order to familiarize potential applicants with the proposed program, its objectives and background. If you have any further questions please contact our office at 250-877-6030 or We will accept applications by snail mail or by e-mail (not fax). We receive a
considerable amount of correspondence and inquiries regarding our internships - please exercise patience.


This internship program is the result of a successful application to the Canadian International Development Agency. We have completed the hiring process for interns in Mali and Sierra Leone. We are still hiring for the position of GIS Technician in Cameroon.

One Sky:

One Sky's mission is to "promote sustainable living globally". One Sky works in partnership with organizations in Sierra Leone, Nigeria and here in Canada to promote sustainable living practices. We work on policy issues internationally, nationally and locally as well as with our partners to implement "on the ground", practical solutions to sustainable living such as organic agriculture, renewable energy, community-based natural resource management and micro-credit programs for women. We are a small but growing organization that uses resources and networks strategically to affect positive change toward sustainable living. We currently have a small-scale agriculture project in Sierra Leone as well as a bilateral project in Nigeria with over 10 stakeholders involved. Locally we are taking steps to create a sustainable office and to promote energy conservation and sustainable living alternatives. Nationally we're working with other ENGOs as part of a clean energy alliance.

Overseas Partner:

GTZ has been operating in Cameroon for 30 years. It has aligned its technical cooperation activities with the priorities of the Cameroonian Government, focusing especially in the areas of decentralization, natural resources and health. GTZ currently has a project that brings together multiple stakeholders in a participatory and-use planning process.

The project location is Yaounde, Cameroon.

Project Description:

GTZ Cameroon has been working with stakeholders including government, civil society and communities to develop participatory land-use plans in order to promote sustainable use of natural resources. Due to the rich diversity of species, Cameroon's extensive forests of are of economic and global ecological importance. However, excessive logging and increasing exploitation by the population are endangering this important resource.

The main problems are deficits in terms of planning and controlling use of forest resources. The
strategy applied here is based on existing reform processes within the framework of the national
forestry programme. Promoting the sustainable management of forest resources and protecting
forest eco-systems is intended to help improve the local population's living conditions and
achieve sustainable development for Cameroon.

Job Description:

This intern will be involved in an intense two-week orientation and training period in Canada. The GIS Technician will spend three months in Smithers B.C. While in BC they will assist in producing materials for a trans-boundary ecosystem-based planning initiative and assist in preparation of proposals for Cameroon and Nigerian initiatives. A fundraising component will also be a key part of this stage.

In October the intern will travel to Cameroon. While in Cameroon, the intern will work with GTZ staff to provide GIS support for natural resource and land-use planning projects. This may include collecting and verifying GPS data in the field; creating high quality map products for reports and presentations; digitizing map features; manipulating, analyzing and interpreting field data; designing and maintaining a variety of spatial data layers. The position may involve providing basic training to GTZ staff in GPS technology, field data collection, survey design and implementation.

Upon returning to Canada in late February the intern will be involved in a job search and employment effort for two weeks.

Qualifications you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in geography, biology, environmental science or related field.
  • Training and experience in application of GIS, particularly related to land-use planning or
    sustainable resource management.
  • Understanding of GPS field data collection practices and the ability to train non-technical
    staff in field data collection techniques.
  • Ability to understand and integrate data into a GIS/spatial environment with little
  • Proficiency with data management in Microsoft Excel and/or Access.
  • Basic cartographic (Map) design capability.
  • Proven working knowledge of ArcView.
  • Proven research, writing and facilitation skills
  • International travel and/or cross-cultural experience
  • Flexible, adaptable, self-motivated person with a sense of humour
  • Excellent health and disposition and confidence
  • Proven ability to work with others under stress, ability to be flexible and resourceful
  • Ability to communicate in French (written and oral)

Qualifications that will help you:

  • Travel experience
  • Coaching or teaching skills particularly in adult education
  • Experience in Africa or in war-affected or tropical areas
  • Practical skills useful in a situation of minimal resources
  • Organizational capacity, project management, report writing or administration skills are all assets
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively and be able to problem solve in difficult
    situations with not enough resources.

*To apply for this position you must be a Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant, under the age of 30 and unemployed or under-employed.

Objectives of the Internships:

  • to provide work skills and experience to youth interns and help them enter the job market or create entrepreneur opportunities
  • to strengthen the existing work of One Sky and our partners by providing interns
  • to develop environmentally aware youth with international understanding, experience and appreciation
  • to strengthen North-South partnerships and the Southern NGO by providing them with
    Canadian youth interns
  • to strengthen cross-Canada solidarity and understanding in the environmental sector
    Internship time frame:

Should you become a successful applicant you will be required to attend a preliminary orientation in June to the work and objectives of One Sky. Following this brief probationary period you will be given a follow-up evaluation (end of June). You MUST receive a positive evaluation in order to continue with the program. All interns will spend 18 weeks in Canada, five months living and working overseas, and time for debriefing and job searching at the end of the internship.

Schedule (subject to change):
June 1st Applications due
June 2nd Interviews
June 12th Start date
June 23rd Preliminary evaluation
June 23rd Internship Northern component (14 weeks)
Oct 2nd One week unpaid break
Oct 9th Southern component commences (20 weeks)
Feb 26th Debriefing/Job search in Canada
March 12th Last day of internship

What you should expect:

Many of the countries where we place interns are rated low on the UN's Annual Human Development Index and some have experienced recent conflicts. Infrastructure is cursory and many of the things we take for granted here in Canada are simply not available. All applicants should be fully aware that none of the One Sky internships are easy. This is not a summer camp nor an exotic foreign placement. You will be working under difficult conditions and you will be expected to perform.

You will be trained in many aspects of being an effective environmental advocate, including personal leadership and you should expect to spend a very full year after which you will have solid, employable skills training. You will be working with other mature and competent individuals as a team while in Canada. Your accommodation could be challenging. Expect long hours, lots of job satisfaction and friendships that will last a lifetime. One Sky is a stimulating but demanding place to work. The financial compensation is minimal so if that matters to you, you may want to reconsider your application.


Coordinator, Aboriginal Training Programme - DL: 19 May 2006

Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

Coordinator, Aboriginal Training Programme
E5 ($45,082 to $54,099)

Permanent Full-Time Position - Position Number 9991

The Ethnology and Cultural Studies Division is currently seeking a dynamic individual who will, under the supervision of the Director, Ethnology and Cultural Studies, manage, plan, and coordinate activities that pertain to the recruitment, selection, and placement of participants in the Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices (ATPMP); plan, manage, and evaluate the training program as well as the participants; promote the aforementioned program, recommend changes, and seek funding for the Program; and perform other related duties.

As the ideal candidate, you hold a Three (3) years College Diploma in Social Science or Humanities.

You possess knowledge of:
* Aboriginal Peoples and Cultures;
* Managing educational programs;
* Museum functions and activities;

You have six (6) months to (1) ) year experience :

* In communicating with Aboriginal Peoples and Institutions;
* In coordinating Training Programmes;
* In supervision of trainee.

Since you will be working in a highly computerized environment, a demonstrated experience of word processing (Word), electronic spreadsheet (Excel) and electronic mail (Outlook), database software (Ke Emu, Access), and Internet is required.

The following core competencies which are a deciding measure of success for this challenging opportunity are: Flexibility, Information Seeking, Analytical Thinking; Planning and Initiative; Organizational Awareness; Team Leadership. External candidates can access, Careers/Job Opportunities/Core competencies on the Internet for a definition of these competencies. CMCC's employees can access the employee's Infocenter/CMCC Core competencies Dictionary on the Intranet. CMCC's employees can access the employee's Infocenter/CMCC Core competencies Dictionary on the Portal.

The use of both Official Languages (French/English) CBC non-imperative would be an asset. The Corporation is willing to provide language training on an exceptional basis if required. The position requires an enhanced reliability check. For a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our web site under Quick Links / Job Opportunities. Please note that this position is open to CMCC employees, external candidates, and applicants of our inventory.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce which is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group or a person with a disability.

We thank all candidates for showing interest in our Corporation; however, only retained candidates will be contacted.
The Corporation may inventory the information received from candidates for other similar positions.

Interested in this opportunity? Please forward your curriculum vitae no later than May 19, 2006 at 4 p.m. to:

Camille Bouchard, Human Resources Consultant
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation
100 Laurier Street
P.O. Box 3100, Station B
Gatineau, Québec J8X 4H2
Fax: (819) 776-7110


Contract: Evaluating Urban Aboriginal Community Kitchen Project - DL: Until filled

Here's a short contract opportunity to create an evaluation framework for a great project being carried out at UBC Farm:

Contract Position Available- program evaluation plan development for:
The Urban Aboriginal Community Kitchen Garden Project

We have some funding to hire an individual to develop an evaluation plan for this new project. We are looking for someone to develop a plan/system for documenting and evaluating the project that the project  staff can perform. I.e. we are looking for the contractor to develop a plan, not conduct the evaluation itself. The contract would be for a total of $1300, including wages and materials. The work would need to be started by May 12, 2006.

The ideal person would have experience in the Aboriginal community and/or inner-city and have good knowledge of the theory/practice of program evaluation.

For more information, please contact Ron Plowright, Garden Project Coordinator at: or 604-254-9949.

Urban Aboriginal Community Kitchen Garden Project
Vancouver Native Health Society
449 East Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1P5
Tel: 604-254-9949
Fax: 604-254-9948