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Capacity building on citizen science’s initiatives – Italy


The projects

Source International is running a few projects of citizen science, mostly in Italy.

More in specific the projects are:

·        A citizen science initiative about monitoring water pollution in the Apuan Alps, in northern Tuscany.

·        A citizen science initiative about monitoring Radon emission in the Monte Amiata area, in the south of Tuscany.

·        A citizen science initiative about monitoring water scarcity in the south of Piemonte.

Minimum qualification and experience

> Education. Complete degree in naturalscience, environmental science, biology, geology or similar.

> Language skills. Written and spoken proficiency in English and Italian. Spanish is an asset.  

> Previous experience. Demonstrate experience in in-field investigation related to environmental monitoring, especially water and dust monitoring. Demonstrate in-field experience in trainings, especially with rural communities. Demonstrate ability to draft scientific reports.

> Personal skills. Ability to adapt to some extreme conditions (some of the projects are in mountainous areas) and move indifficult environment. Ability to deal with high conflictivity. Ability to communicate with different stakeholders. Ability to self-organize and coordinate his/her work in complete autonomy.  

> Values. The candidate must share and embrace the values of Source International.


Duties and responsibilities

>>  Main duties. Organize and coordinate environmental monitoring and citizen science’s initiative in close coordination with Source International’s staff. Training local people in performing citizen science initiatives in the monitoring of water, air and dust. Interact with the donors and the supporters of the projects.

>>  Tangible outcome. Project report. Trained communities. Community-based monitoring results.

>>  Intellectual property. The candidate’s studies will be property of Source International and it will be published under the Creative Commons license. The candidate accept to give to Source International all his/her intellectual outcome. The candidate will not be entitle to refuse the publication of the document.

Send your CV, motivation letters and enquires via email at: info@source-international.org

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