Recruitment notice: Intern in charge of data collection and analysis

Context :
As part of the Nature-Based Solutions (SFN) program developed by RASTOMA to combat coastal vulnerability that threatens communities and nesting habitats of sea turtles in Central Africa, RASTOMA is recruiting an intern.
The objective of the internship is to contribute to the technical feasibility study of nature-based solutions proposed by RASTOMA by collecting bibliographic and field data and then carrying out the synthesis and analysis.
The trainee will work under the responsibility of the RASTOMA coordination team, in collaboration with the Conservatoire du Littoral (CdL) and the actors of the sea turtle platform in Cameroon. During his internship, he will be required to travel to the coastal cities of Cameroon.
Place of internship: Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Desired start date: August 1, 2022.
Duration of the internship: 8 months
Internship allowance: to be determined
General description of the host structure:
The RASTOMA network brings together civil society to protect endangered sea turtles and their natural habitats in the 6 Central African countries which have a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon , the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Created in 2012, it currently has 10 NGOs and 25 individual members, all actors in the safeguarding of sea turtles in Central Africa.
The network also has a Scientific Council made up of 20 experts from academic, research and institutional organisations.
RASTOMA implements strengthens civil society and promotes science-based community conservation.
RASTOMA supports the efforts of sea turtle conservation professionals in Central Africa along several lines:
  • by training sea turtle conservation actors and leaders of coastal marine projects;
  • by developing and coordinating a conservation strategy and concerted actions at the scale of the sub-region;
  • by promoting exchanges between the various players in the region;
  • by supporting our members (technical support, training/capacity building, support in seeking funding).
  • By organizing advocacy for the protection of sea turtles and the development of marine protected areas in Central Africa
  • As part of the internship, the intern will be supervised by RASTOMA and an SFN expert from the CdL and will carry out: A bibliographic review on the evolution of the coastline, the bio-geophysics of the coastal environment and its impact on natural habitats in Cameroon and in Central Africa;
  • A literature review on nature-based solutions already tested in Cameroon, Central Africa and elsewhere in the world to combat the degradation of coastal habitats;
  • A draft field protocol to acquire knowledge and information complementary to the bibliographic review on the above subjects, to be validated with RASTOMA and CdL before implementation.
  • Field missions to collect biological, geophysical and social data related to the theme of the internship and in accordance with the protocol;
  • Mission reports and minutes of meetings with project stakeholders;
  • An analysis and interpretation of the data collected;
  • The coordination of a comprehensive feasibility study report, with the assistance of CdL and RASTOMA, to serve as the basis for the implementation of the proposed SFN solutions.
Required profile :
  • Knowledge / Skills / Qualities
  • Essential level of training: License level (Bac + 3) or higher.
  • Specific qualification Desired: Training in geophysics, geology, biology or other related field
  • A specialty in beach geophysics would be a plus.
Essential specific qualities: 
  • Great listening skills and know how to work in a team; organization, ability to produce quality work on short deadlines, sometimes under pressure 
  • Writing skills in French and/or English
  • Great curiosity and pugnacity to achieve the objectives of the internship
Desired knowledge : 
  • Have knowledge of the geology and geography of Cameroon;
  • Have worked on coastal issues in Cameroon;
  • Have previously worked in an associative environment;
  • Have practical knowledge of marine and coastal ecosystem management issues in Cameroon.
Communication Essential : 
  • Ability to communicate with actors from different sectors (local communities, civil society organizations, administrations, academics. Writing skills (report, minutes, etc.);
  • Ability to present results to a large audience.
  • Computing and Office Essential: Complete mastery of office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Knowledge of R software and QGIS or other mapping software
  • Languages ​​Essential: Excellent level in French and/or English, both written and spoken.
How to apply:
Interested parties must send their application (detailed CV and cover letter) by email to no later than July 15, 2022 . For more information on this recruitment write to us at the address
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