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INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
GIS MAPPING AND BIOMONITORING – GHANA
March 2022 – September 2022
In charge of creating accurate maps of all Community Resource Management Areas of the
programme and enhancing biomonitoring tools

Context
Created in 2001, Noé is a non-profit organization whose mission is to safeguard biodiversity
around the world. Part of Noé’s work internationally aims at developing sustainable value
chains in the surroundings of protected areas, through the rational exploitation of natural
resources and a fair income for local communities in partnership with private companies. This
program operates by providing technical and financial support to local NGOs to implement
projects combining community development with biodiversity conservation.
Noé is currently implementing the second phase of its EconoBio programme in Ghana and Côte
d'Ivoire aiming at developing income generating activities benefiting to the communities living
on the outskirts of four Protected Areas (Western Wildlife Corridor, Mole National Park, Atewa
Range Forest and Kwabre-Tanoe transboundary forest in western Ghana/eastern Côte d’Ivoire)
and contributing to biodiversity conservation (see the project description attached). Noé works
in partnership with 5 local NGOs (A Rocha Ghana, ORGIIS, WAPCA, Northcode, and CSRS in Côte
d’Ivoire) on 5 main value chains: organic shea butter, organic baobab powder and oil, and
beekeeping in the north of Ghana, cocoa and organic coconut oil in the south, and cassava in
Côte d’Ivoire, as well as on several Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) such as grains of
paradise.
The project also supports the establishment and the strengthening of local governance
structures to ensure sustainable and community-based management of natural resources
(Community Resource Management Areas - CREMA in Ghana, Federation of Inter-Village
Management Associations - FAIVG in Ivory Coast).
Location: Based in Ghana with most time on all project sites.
Salary: 592 €/mois
Contract: 6-months internship (with at least 5 months on the field)
Advantages: Flight ticket, visa fees, local transportation to the project sites. Please note that
you will need to work with your own computer.

Main responsibilities and activities
Throughout the duration of the contract, with the support of the Programme Manager in
Ghana and in close collaboration with our partnering NGOs, the Wildlife Division and the GIS
Unit of Resource Management Support Center the intern will:
1) Provide accurate maps of the CREMAs involved in the projects





Delineate community territories;
Delineate CREMA boundary (core zone and buffer) and collect all information on status
(constitution and by-laws, registration at District Assembly, delegation of power…);
Indicate every significant points (nurseries, processing centres…);
If possible, include land use (farmland, shea/baobab collecting areas, shrines, protected
areas, rehabilitation areas, former mining sites…) in the maps.

2) Improve the monitoring of all planting activities with the NGOs and CREMAs




Provide baseline maps indicating the sites of reforestation or rehabilitation (number of
trees/diversity of trees par sites), the farms involved in agroforestry and community
planting areas;
Develop proper tools for monitoring with on-site coordinators, when it appears needed,
and train them on how to implement them;
Train the on-site coordinators on updating of the maps.

3) Enhance the biomonitoring tools with various stakeholders of the landscapes
In collaboration with the local NGOs and other stakeholders (Mole National Park, Wildlife
Division, CREMA executives, community patrollers…):





Use the data collected with the present biomonitoring tools (Cyber-Tracker, event
Book) within CREMAs to produce a map of the current existing patrolling system,
produce absence/presence of key wildlife fauna species, produce a maps of illegal
activities (illegal logging for instance);
Improve the GPS data collection of the above mentioned tools;
Identify other main factors on the landscape and include the relevant events in the
maps (areas of elephant/farmers conflict, areas of Herdsmen/community conflicts,
impact of infrastructures…).

4) Present the results to the different stakeholders, especially the partners and the CREMA
Technical Working Group.
The result of this work will be used at different levels: the programme level by the partnering
NGOs and Noé for capitalization and communication, the national level by the Wildlife Division
to inform a national map of the CREMAs.

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Proposed methodological approach
The student shall undertake a bibliography analysis prior to his arrival in the country with
documents shared by Noe’s team. She/he will also conduct several phone call with Noe’s team
One week in Accra will be needed upon arrival to work with the team on the planning of her/his
internship and meet with partners and stakeholders of interest for the internship.
The student will work with a Ghanaian student from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
Technology (KNUST) (Department of Wildlife and Range Management) during 2 to 3 months. A
close collaboration will be needed on the Savannah Landscape. This could bring new scopes to
the current objectives of the internship and broaden the subjects of intervention.
The student will work based on existing and new data, including data available from other
partner’s and the Wildlife Division, whilst also using a GPS as well as local knowledge to ensure
that collected data are accurate.
He will spend most of the time on the field with our partners and community members in
remote areas. He will work closely with community patrollers on data collection.

Monitoring and evaluation
The intern will report directly to the Programme Manager, based in Accra, with support from
the International Director when needed. Fortnightly follow-up meetings will be organized. A
report with main achievements and analysis will be expected at the end of the internship.

Required Skills
The ideal candidate will be an environmental enthusiast, committed to biodiversity
conservation and sustainable development and will have the following skills:









Good knowledge and experience in:
o GIS, mapping, biomonitoring
o Capacity building of / working with local NGOs in West Africa
o Community-based biodiversity conservation and community development
Autonomous and practical mind, with good organizational capacities
Ability to live in remote areas;
Very good interpersonal skills
Good writing skills and communication ability at meetings and events
Proficiency in computer tools (Pack Office, QGis/ArcGis)
Excellent level of English and French (written and oral) – candidates who do not meet
this requirement should refrain from applying as they will not be considered.

Background: from BSc to MSc in one of the following:


Natural Resources Management
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Environmental Management
Forestry
Agronomy

Application
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by December 15th 2021 to Natacha Cayre,
Programme Manager in Ghana (ncayre@noe.org ).

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