- Post Date:February 1, 2022
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Duration: 6 months (based on availability of future funding, there may be a possibility for extension)
Formed in 2000 and legally constituted as a Trust in November 2001 under Notarial Deed of Trust MA1669/2001, the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a public interest environmental law organization that seeks to promote environmental justice, sustainable and equitable use of natural resources, democracy and good governance in the natural resources and environment sector. ZELA’s work is mainly anchored on a core group of rights that are reflective of natural resources governance namely Environmental, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (EESCR). To achieve its mission, ZELA uses various strategies which include legal and policy advocacy, investigative and evidence-based research, litigation, community training, capacity building, conflict resolution. ZELA’s program portfolio is composed of five programs namely; Extractive Industries and Mining, Local Service Delivery Governance, Natural Resources and Land, Responsible Investments and Business and Climate Change and Energy.
Climate and Energy Programme
There is an urgent need to guard the poor population against the vagaries of climate change such as droughts, floods, storms and changing weather patterns which lead to loss of livelihoods, food insecurity, biodiversity loss and agricultural systems, new disease strains and high levels of poverty. We will play our part by implementing a selected set of activities under the Climate Change and Energy Programme. The Climate Change and Energy Programme will enable us to take measures to increase public awareness of climate change, use of green or renewable energy sources and assess impacts on communities and human rights.
Land and Natural Resources Programme
The Land and Natural Resources Programme seeks to promote sustainable and equitable management and distribution of land and natural resources as well as secure land tenure rights for communal residents. Community-led land audits and independent Environmental Impact Assessment compliance monitoring will be key tools under the program. Through evidence-based research, policy dialogue and training. The Land and Natural Resources Programme forms part of our efforts to execute our original and enduring vision and mission. It is in line with our vision to protect and conserve the environment and natural resources using the law. The program links our actions and our mission to promote environmental justice through the sustainable and equitable utilization of natural resources and environment.
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association is calling for applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of Programmes Intern that has arisen within the organization. An intern is therefore required to support the work of the two clusters. The intern’s overarching objectives are supporting ZELA’s Land & Wildlife Cluster and Climate Change & Energy Governance cluster in the implementation of these projects and engaging stakeholders that support this work. The intern will accomplish these objectives through a number of activities, which are detailed in this TOR
Purpose and deliverables of this internship
The overall purpose of this internship is to support ZELA with the current work taking place around ’s Land & Wildlife Cluster and the Climate Change & Energy Cluster. More specifically, the deliverables for this assignment are as follows:
- Support the two clusters in planning of activities by contributing in the development of activity calendars;
- Support the two clusters in the planning of activities, and mobilisation of participants;
- Support the two clusters in the execution of training activities, preparation of activity reports and acquittals;
- Support the two clusters in the collection of project monitoring data;
- Participate in ZELA programme meetings;
- Participate in any other programme meetings convened by partners as shall be assigned by the Programs Manager.
Reporting: The Intern shall report directly to the Programs Manager who will coordinate his / her work with the Cluster Leads for the Land & Wildlife Cluster and Climate Change & Energy Governance cluster.
- The person must be a current student at any University in Zimbabwe studying Economic History;
- The person must be seeking an attachment for a period of 6 months;
- The person must have a high interest in political economy of wildlife in Zimbabwe;
- The person must have a high interest in political economy of greenhouse emissions, mitigation and adaptation to climate change;
- The person must be able to use MS Office packages e.g. Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
- The person must be able to pay attention to detail.
Interested qualified candidates should send an application letter and CV with at least 3 references, with the subject clearly stated as advertised to [email protected] by 7 February 2022.