|Organization:||Mines Action Canada|
|Mandate:||Our vision is to bring humanity one step closer to peace and social justice by eliminating the impacts of victim-activated weapons and restoring the rights and dignity of affected individuals and communities.
Mines Action Canada (MAC), a coalition of Canadian non-governmental organizations, is an international leader working to eliminate the serious humanitarian, environmental and development consequences of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). The human-made disaster caused by these weapons is solvable in our lifetime. We exist to advocate for alleviation of the impact of these weapons on the rights, dignity and well-being of civilian populations. We do this by engaging the Canadian public; building our partners' capacity domestically and internationally; researching and monitoring the performance and compliance levels of disarmament and humanitarian laws, treaties and norms; and developing and disseminating resources. MAC seeks to create an enabling environment to achieve its goals based upon the core values of peace, social justice, partnership, solidarity, cooperation, and innovation.
|Address:||1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1502
FAX: (613) 244-3410
|Please visit the website of the organization offering this internship to verify its application requirements prior to sending your resume.|
|Contact Person:||Christa McMillin|
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|English Web Site:||www.minesactioncanada.org|
|Sector:||Support to non-governmental organizations|
The YP will be associated with TCBL's Landmine Monitor research, youth
engagement, and mine action awareness-raising activities.
The Young Professional will be required to participate in a mandatory pre-departure training program, including a 5-day Independent Study and 4-day intensive Pre-Departure Briefing in Ottawa. Upon returning to Canada, the YP will participate in a 2-day post-placement debriefing in Ottawa. After the debriefing and to the end of the placement, the YP will be responsible for conducting a public engagement program in their home community as part of activities leading up to and during Canadian Landmine Awareness Week. This will include: giving presentations to schools and community groups about their overseas work and the role of MAC and Canada in the landmines and cluster munitions issues; organizing public awareness-raising events, such as table displays or photo exhibits; and generating media coverage of their activities, including op-ed articles to their local newspapers, radio interviews, and press releases about speaking engagements.
Working under the supervision of TCBL's Director, the YP will:
- conduct research for the Landmine Monitor
- research potential donors and draft funding proposals
- develop and implement a volunteer recruitment and management strategy
- develop a media outreach strategy
- assist with production of written materials and communication tools
|Host Organization:||Tajikistan Campaign to Ban Landmines|
|Host Organization Details:||The Tajikistan Campaign to Ban Landmines is the focal point for mine ban campaigning in Tajikistan. It undertakes mine action research, advocates for the effective implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty, and undertakes survivor assistance programming.|