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Social Research Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Canadian Co-operative Association
Acronyme : CCA
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : We are the co-operatives and credit unions of Canada, valued for fostering social and economic empowerment, and recognized for our unique response to community needs.
Adresse : 275 Bank Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario,
K2P 2L6
FAX: (613) 567-0658
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : John Julian
Courriel : interns@coopscanada.coop
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Nairobi
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : A key focus area in SCCs regional strategy is small-scale farmer's lack of representation in order to access appropriate technology and knowledge, inputs and remunerative producer markets, and to establish a strong voice for themselves in the policy and institution building process. SCC works to strengthen institutional capacity of farmers own organisations, which comprise the bulk of SCC partners.

In Canada
In Canada the intern will attend a pre-departure orientation.

Overseas
The project requires an intern at the research stage to assist in developing and refining tools to use for data gathering and analysis from the primary groups. The intern would be developing the tools in the area of tropical Agriculture especially subsistence or family farming. By using participatory methodologies and skills in appreciative inquiry the intern will assist in establishing baseline information which will inform the future direction of the program. Knowledge in community participation; understanding of cooperatives or member based business enterprises; prior experience with survey construction and analysis.
Organisation d'accueil : Swedish Co-operative Centre
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Swedish Cooperative Centre, SCC, was created by the Swedish Cooperative movement in 1958 in order to contribute to improved living conditions of poor women and men in developing countries, through an effort of mutual cooperation and collaboration. The organisation's vision is a world free from poverty and injustice.

The primary target group for SCC is poor women and men mainly in rural areas, who are members or potential members of democratic organisations or informal groups working for common goals. The extremely poor generally lack opportunities and organisation. Therefore SCC works in partnership, supporting mobilisation and development of member-based organisations with the aim of indirectly and with a long-term perspective improving the lives of the poor.

Information and communication are equally important tools to achieve long-term and sustainable development. For this reason, SCC also works to mould public opinion and gain public support for people based development.