The EU4Sevan project is looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented intern to support advisory services in the sustainable land-use component. The prospective intern will be acquainted with different land-use issues and general ecological status in Lake Sevan watershed basin. He/she will support land-use advisor with specific assignments on assessing and documenting of different successful afforestation, re-forestation and agro-forestry cases from Armenia, as well as on regional and global levels.
The prospective Intern will be involved in all aspects of sustainable land-use component agro-forestry activities, visit the project area, investigate former afforestation and agro-forestry efforts, as well as prepare general suggestions to the project possible interventions. The Intern will collect and process literature and ground-based data on regional natural-climatic conditions for the growth of different types of natural and artificial forest stands. He/she also will be acquainted with current agricultural practices in the region, particularly challenges in cultivation of fruit trees and berries conditioned by favorable climate change conditions. The internship is an opportunity for the young forester to learn the efficiency of integration of forestry and agricultural ecosystems. The internship can be combined with a bachelor or masters thesis.
Assist the relevant Project Advisor with:
– Observation and documentation of natural-climatic conditions of Gegharkunik region
– Along with the Project Adviser develop criteria for the site selection for agroforestry plantation
– Site selection checking with GPS -receiver and mapping with the support of GIS specialist
– Site detail observation, including landscape, soil, water resources and vegetation, as well as social-economic conditions, infrastructure availability
– Development of planting scheme and species mixing plan
– Development of a maintenance plan
– Potential costs and benefits calculation for the plantation
– Background in Forestry (ideally last year B.Sc. student)
– Ability to travel periodically to Gegharkunik region
– Readiness to implement field work combined with desk studies
– Ability to use geo-navigation systems
– Strong communication skills and a willingness to learn
– Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines required
– Flexibility to changing situations and priorities is desired
– A high-level computer literacy
Remuneration/ Salary: 68.000 AMD (Net)
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