Application Deadline: April 14, 2008
The North-South Institute is seeking a junior researcher to provide logistical and research support for Phase II of its multi-country project, "Indigenous Perspectives to Consultation and Decision-Making about Mining and Other Natural Resources on Ancestral Lands in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada."
A description of the project and project documents can be found on their website www.nsi-ins.ca.
The work includes components in Suriname, Guyana, Colombia and potentially Peru, with some Canada-based activities. Ideally, the researcher would be bilingual (Spanish, English); able to commit to providing research and logistical support on a part-time basis for key activities; and have knowledge of the issues surrounding Indigenous rights and natural resources internationally. Experience working with First Nations is an asset. Willingness to travel is also an asset.
The Researcher will provide organizational/administrative and research support and: contribute to the Canadian component of the project, especially related to logistics and coordination of a major international conference scheduled to take place in October 2008, assist with an evaluation of Aboriginal participation in Canada's Whitehorse Mining Initiative (and its replications in South Africa and Brazil) and subsequent multi-party processes in Canada the production of information bulletins to update partners and donors on project activities review of partner documents as they are produced monitoring developments in the field of Indigenous Peoples, natural resources and mining, particularly in Canada and LAC developing related proposals that will feed into NSI's work on "Communities, Conflict and Collaboration" provide on-going project coordination and research support for all areas of work liaise with key partners on an on-going basis.
We are offering a 6-month renewable contract, for a 20 hour/week, beginning in early June 2008. The work schedule will vary, with more days allotted around key activities. There is a high possibility of some travel. The position is based in Ottawa.
Please send CV's and letters of interest by April 14, 2008 to:
55 Murray, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M3.
Alternatively, applications can be sent by e-mail to Bente Molenaar