|Organisation :||Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development|
|Type :||Organisme non gouvernemental|
|Mandat :||The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) was established in 1989 by a group of international development non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) concerned about the growing impact of HIV/AIDS in resource-poor communities in both developing countries and in Canada. ICAD's guiding principle has been that HIV/AIDS is more than a medical or health issue and its policies and programs have recognized that social and economic factors have a direct and severe impact on the vulnerability of individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.|
|Adresse :||1 Nicholas Street - Suite 726
FAX: (613) 233-8361
|Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.|
|Personne ressource :||Shaughnessy Sturdy|
|Site Web en français :|
|Site Web en anglais :||www.icad-cisd.com|
|Secteur :||Non affecté/Non spécifié|
|Description du stage :||
The goal of Ray of Hope (RHP) is to assist AIDS orphans in Caia, Mozambique by improving their quality of life and increasing the chances for these children to grow up to be healthy and self-sufficient adults. The project is implementing four main programs to achieve this goal:
- Orphan Life Skills Program, whereby orphans enrolled in the program will attend life skills workshops each Saturday to learn skills useful to them now and later in life. Older orphans are also included in microenterprise and other small business initiatives and training.
- An Orphan Sponsorship Program, whereby orphans are paired with North American sponsors to receive monthly assistance with their basic needs (food production, shelter, education, and clothing) The orphan caregivers and their new families are provided with support, training, and tools to help them become self-sufficient.
- Orphan Meal Program, whereby orphans are provided with a nutritionally fortified breakfast before school each day and on the weekends. The children are also supplied with a second meal later in the day, 7 days a week. Much of this food comes from our own income generating initiatives such as bread from our bakery and chicken meat from the chickens we are raising. The Ray of Hope is now working in partnership with the World Food Program and is in the process of increasing the number of children in the Meal program to 100 orphans.
- HIV/AIDS Education Program, whereby AIDS educational events are presented to the community twice each month. This program is run by the RHP AIDS Education Project Coordinator and youth volunteers and is geared towards youth, adults, traditional doctors, and commercial sex workers as well as the community at large.
The project will also support women at risk by providing job opportunities along with the possibility of training, education, and self-sufficiency prospects for single mothers, grandmothers, widows, sex trade workers, and young women in the community who are affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS. There may also be opportunities for the intern to be involved with the new agriculture project which is part of the self sustainability program and will provide additional food to the orphans as well as opportunities for them to learn about food production, sanitary food preparation, marketing and other valuable skills.
Overseas Job Description:
In Caia, the intern's main responsibility will be to oversee all aspects of the Orphan Life Skills Program. The program is designed to teach orphans between the ages of 6 and 17 life skills to help them both now and in the future. The intern will also assist with other project programs as time permits. Responsibilities will include:
o Developing a new Orphan Life Skills Program that is reflective of the philosophy of the RoH, culturally appropriate and relates to the other programs that the RoH is offering:
o This could be done by soliciting feedback from the children, their caregivers, the local Social Work Department, other social sectors, and other projects doing similar work in other areas of Sub-Saharan Africa to make recommendations for curriculum development and related workshops and training opportunities.
o Developing and implementing workshops in areas relating to life skills such as money handling, income generating skills, food production skills, inter-social skills, cooking skills, etc.
o The program should also incorporate grief counselling and AIDS Education as appropriate for the different age groups.
o Workshops should be designed and implemented according to the evaluation results and approved recommendations and be in collaboration with other project staff as appropriate.
o Workshops will incorporate opportunities for monitoring and evaluation and the intern will be asked to create monthly reports and a procedures manual for the program.
o As time permits, the intern will also be asked to assist with the administration of and reporting for the Orphan Sponsorship Program, Orphan Meal Program, and AIDS Education Program and other opportunities as they arise, particularly in the income generating and agriculture programs.
Note: All Orphan Life Skills Curriculum and workshop content should have a cross cutting them of gender equality.
o A degree in Social Work, International Development, Business or a related field as well as volunteer experience working for a humanitarian agency;
o Program development, proposal writing, fundraising, computer and reporting skills would be an asset,
o Basic Portuguese language skills would also be an asset but are not required (a willingness to try and learn another language is required);
o TESL or related certificate an asset but not required;
o As we are in the process of developing a new agriculture project, and have a cross cutting them of self sustainability, any experience in agriculture, income generation or microfinance/microenterprise development would also beneficial to our efforts;
o An understanding of gender based development and current gender issues would be an asset (an openness to this type of development strategy would be mandatory);
o An understanding of AIDS and AIDS orphans would be an asset (the intern will be expected to research this topic thoroughly and familiarize themselves with the issues before travelling to the project site);
o This posting will require the intern to live under very basic conditions in a traditional mud building with few amenities. As a result, it is essential that the candidate be flexible, open minded and willing to live very simply.
|Organisation d'accueil :||The Ray of Hope (RHP)|
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