UNB / Malawi Internship Positions  2010-2013

The Centre for Property Studies, University of New Brunswick and the Department of Land Management (Mzuzu University), the Lilongwe Youth Organization (Kauma Village), the Active Youth Organization (Kauma Village), and the Government of Malawi  (Gender Unit) have been awarded 9 internship placements a year for the next three (3) years under the CIDA International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) beginning in the spring of 2010.

Each year we will change the position slightly to make sure we build on the success of the previous year.

Mzuzu University:

Faculty and Student of Mzuzu University

 GIS / GPS / Remote Sensing Specialist:  This intern will join the Department of Land Management at Mzuzu University and work directly with the Department Chair and Faculty Members to develop undergraduate curriculum, assist in the delivery of lecturers, provide one-one one mentoring to Mzuzu University Students and participate in professional development opportunities for the Surveyor General and other Government of Malawi Ministries.  Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and experience in GIS / GPS / Remote Sensing required.  Previous teaching experience is preferred.  

 

Landon Urquhart teaching at Mzuni

Survey Camp Instructor:    This intern will join the Department of Land Management at Mzuzu University and work directly with the Department Chair and Faculty Members to design, supervise and deliver surveying camps to undergraduate students, provide one-one one mentoring to Mzuzu University Students in survey techniques and equipment use, and participate in professional development opportunities for the Surveyor General and other Government of Malawi Ministries. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and previous survey experience required. Previous experience instructing undergraduate survey camps preferred. 

 

Urban / Regional Planner:  This intern will join the Department of Land Management at Mzuzu University and work directly with the Department Chair and Faculty Members to develop undergraduate curriculum, assist in the delivery of lecturers, provide one-one one mentoring to Mzuzu University Students in Urban / Rural Planning and/or Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and participate in professional development opportunities for related Government of Malawi Ministries and local communities. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required. 

Natural Resource Management Specialist:    This intern will join the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at Mzuzu University and work directly with the department Chairs and Faculty Members to develop undergraduate curriculum, assist in the delivery of lectures, introduce new integrated management concepts and practices, participate in University / Community Outreach projects, provide one-on-one mentoring to Mzuzu University Students and participate in professional development opportunities for the Government of Malawi Officers. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Integrated Natural Resources Management) with potential applications to climate change (e.g. REDD+), land degradation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods, while previous teaching or instruction experience would be an advantage.

Primary Education Specialist:  Working with Mzuzu University and Masasa Community, the intern will be responsible to: 1) Develop and deliver current, relevant and applicable curriculum in primary education. 2) Secure resources and introduce new methods of building curriculum to attract and retain community students and 3)Create gender equality component and address the gender gap in education by creating education modules specifically addressing the needs of girls and young women.  Required:  Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in education is require. Preferred: expereince developing current, relevant and applicable curriculum, previous teaching experience, and previous experience working with vulnerable groups especially children and youth in a community development program an asset.  


Lilongwe Youth Organization (Kauma Village)

Headmaster Justice speaks to the youth

Youth Governance Specialist:  Working with the Lilongwe Youth Organization's Directors and Community Leaders, the intern will be responsible to:  1) Work with LYO governance structure to build capacity relating to the daily operations of the Centre 2) Address youth governance issues including building self esteem, a place for youth in the community, healthy / active living and youth governance and 3) Develop alternative programs such as community sports, governance and/or continuing education.  Required: minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences. Preferred: experience working on community health, youth development or business administration issues, prevous experience with NGOs, previous experience working with vulnerable groups especially youth in a community development program. 


Active Youth Organization (Kauma Village)

Infant and Child Health Educator:  Working with the AYO Directors and Community Leaders, the intern will be responsible to:  1)Work with the Kauma Village Health Clinic to identify and assess community health needs. 2) Create and deliver a capacity building program targeted to Mothers and Primary Health Care Providers focused on infant and child health issues and 3) Develop a program to address health issues which affect the girls and young women in the community, specifically building self-esteem, confidence and staying in school.  Required:  Bachelor's degree in the social sciences with a focus on health. Preferred: experience developing current, relevant and applicable curriculum preferred, previous teaching experience preferred and previous experience working with vulnerable groups especially children and health care providers in a community development program. 


Department of Public Service, Government of Malawi (Gender Unit)

Capacity Building Specialist:  Under direction of Government of Malawi Gender Coordinator, the Interns will be responsible to participate in the following key areas of the NB/Malawi IPAC project: 1)  Reporting Strategy:  Review / revise reporting template, prepare of a user-friendly guide on how to fill out the template, consult with gender focal points, train gender focal points, compile reports and evaluate report outputs. 2) Gender Based Analysis Checklist Implementation Strategy:  Follow up from workshop with gender focal points and apply checklist to Malawi Public Service Regulations update.  3)Combine Gender Budgeting and Gender Mainstreaming:  Review gender budgeting and mainstreaming related documentation, evaluate content for potential consolidation - commonality, consistency, duplication, leveraging, create one document, consult with gender focal points, and train gender focal points. Assess application of gender mainstreaming to Local Government Authorities and develop steps for implementation and 4) Case Study Development:  Identify gender related topic for a case study, research, prepare and deliver case study.  Required: Minimum of a Bachelor degree relating to Gender Studies. Preferred: skills and knowledge relating to tasks assigned ie. policy development, research, gender equality, human resource management, and public sector experience.

Policy and Procedure Development Specialist:  Under direction of Government of Malawi Civil Service Commission, the Policy Development Intern will be responsible to participate in the following key areas of the NB/Malawi IPAC project: 1) Respectful Workplace: Consult with a small group in Human Resource communities within Ministries, revise policy in accordance with feedback, assist with an Orientation Session and/or Launch of Policy, review other related policies and acts for possible amendments, and contribute to training of Human Resource community 2) Affirmative Action: Research literature on best practices including within sub-Sahara Africa, compile summary document and identify aspects applicable to GoM and 3)Gender Equality Act Legislation: Assess impact on Public Service, identify obligations of Public Service emanating from the legislation, identify provisions that have an impact on CSC  Required: Minimum of a Bachelor degree relating to Gender Studies. Preferred: skills and knowledge relating to tasks assigned ie. policy development, research, gender equality, human resource management, and public sector experience.