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Habitat Forum Development Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Rooftops Canada Foundation Inc.- Fondation Abri International
Acronyme : Rooftops Canada
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Rooftops Canada is the international development program of co-operative and social housing organizations in Canada. These organizations own and manage over 600,000 non-profit housing units across Canada, housing about two million people. Since 1984, Rooftops Canada has been working with partner organizations to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development. Rooftops Canada's focus is on disadvantaged communities in Africa and Asia. Our work contributes to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7, Target 11, which aims to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020. Rooftops Canada's approach to housing is guided by a vision of integrated sustainable human settlements development. Rooftops Canada's development work links shelter to poverty reduction through sustainable economic and social development, environmental protection, respect for human rights, democratization and gender equality. This is done by increasing the capacity of overseas partner organizations to support low-income communities to improve their housing and human settlement conditions
Adresse : 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 313
Toronto, Ontario,
M5S 2T9
FAX: (416) 366-3876
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Personne ressource : Genevieve Drouin
Courriel : genevieve@rooftops.ca
Pays : Tanzanie
Ville : Dar es Salaam
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : Habitat Forum Tanzanian (HAFOTA) is a national non-profit organization established in 2002. HAFOTA aims to engage the Government of Tanzania at its various levels to create an enabling environment whereby adequate, appropriate and affordable shelter is available for all, particularly poor and disadvantaged groups. Since HAFOTA's inception, it has been actively engaged in policy dialogue with the Government of Tanzania on the issue of human settlements. The research institutions, civil society organizations, cooperatives and individuals that make up the national network of HAFOTA recognize the importance of addressing inadequate human settlements for poverty alleviation. HAFOTA is actively engaged in i) networking; ii) awareness raising; and iii) lobbying. WAT Human Settlements Trust is the official Secretariat of HAFOTA, the body which supports the work of HAFOTA's Steering Committee.

In Canada
The internship is for six months entirely spent overseas and a five-day orientation session held in Canada before departure.

Overseas
The successful candidate will be tasked to support the work of the Habitat Forum Tanzania Secretariat. The main activities of the intern will be to:
-Explore new opportunities to expand the current membership base
-Disseminate pertinent housing and human settlement information to HAFOTA members
-Collaborate in the development of a communications strategy for HAFOTA
-Coordinate the implementation of ongoing activities
Organisation d'accueil : WAT Human Settlements Trust
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Women's Advancement Trust (WAT) was established in 1989 as a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization to promote the advancement of women. Since its formation, WAT has been advocating gender equality, equal rights in access to land, property ownership, adequate housing, inheritance and other related issues through training and education. The organization changed its name in 2005 and is now called WAT Human Settlements Trust. The organization seeks to promote adequate and affordable shelter with secure tenure for low and middle income earners through i) community mobilization and sensitization; ii) awareness raising; iii) empowering individuals, housing groups and cooperatives; iv) capacity building through provision of technical support; and v) lobbying and advocacy.