Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Media and Gender Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Journalists for Human Rights
Acronyme : JHR
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is a growing charitable organization that harnesses the power of the media to combat human rights abuses. By building the capacity of the media to report effectively on human rights issues, JHR's work pressures abusers to stop and empowers victims to fight back.
Adresse : 1027 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario,
M4W 2K9
FAX: (416) 413-1832
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Emilee Irwin
Courriel : emilee@jhr.ca
Pays : Tanzanie
Ville : Dar es Salaam
Secteur : Communications
Description du stage : The Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA) is a leading non-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization that works in the field of human rights with a specific focus on gender. They help ensure that the media stimulates community members to take part in the fight against gender based violence and to promote women's development.

The selected intern will work with the TAMWA in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The intern will participate in various projects, including training local media professionals in human rights reporting, aimed at building the capacity of Tanzanian journalists to report more effectively on the rights of women. The internship has been designed to deliver sustainable development outcomes corresponding to CIDA's priorities, while improving the intern's employable skills.

In Canada
The in-Canada portion of this internship will begin one month prior to the intern's overseas departure. It will be composed of the following elements:

One Month Prior to Overseas Departure-Initial Preparation:

The intern will receive a comprehensive package of materials via email, providing ample time for the intern to read and prepare himself/herself for the pre-departure orientation and eventual overseas departure. Materials will include: a placement manual detailing the host organization, host country, internship description and other relevant information; the country's constitution; JHR's Safety and Security document; pass along notes from previous JHR interns; and other related materials.

The intern will be asked to write a short outline of the human rights situation in their host country. They will present their report to the group of other interns and JHR staff members at pre-departure training. This will allow the intern to gain a solid understanding of their host country before their departure.

The intern will be introduced via email to other JHR interns (past and present), JHR staff members and the appropriate people at their host organization. She/he will be encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns with members of this network. The intern will be expected to provide peer-to-peer support to other IYIP interns.

One Week Prior to Overseas Departure-Pre-departure Training:

The intern will participate with other selected interns in five days of intensive pre-departure training, designed to provide him/her with the tools needed for a successful internship. This includes:

DAY 1: JHR Welcoming Session.
- Morning-Welcoming ice-breaker exercise and discussion about IYIP program. Forms and legal documents distributed along with supplementary books and information about the host countries, JHR, human rights, etc. Each intern will present their report to the group, with a question and answer period afterwards.
- Afternoon-Talks from JHR's past overseas interns. JHR's executive to talk about JHR's programs in Africa. This is followed by a discussion on what to expect in the workplace (challenges and highlights), how to overcome challenges and how to make the most out of your placement.

DAY 2: Human Rights and the Media.
- Morning-Workshop led by an African human rights experts. This is followed by a debate on human rights with participants taking different sides.
- Afternoon- Workshop led by an African media experts. Participants will be given JHR's emergency protocol mechanism and a discussion on JHR's emergency protocol will follow.
- Dinner-JHR will host an informative dinner for participants where at least four potential employers will be brought in for a roundtable discussion about how the participants should be preparing and where to look for their next potential job.

DAY 3 - DAY 5: Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL) training, focusing on cross-cultural issues, culture shock, safety and other elements related to living and working overseas.

The selected Media and Gender Officer intern will work with the Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The intern will work with the staff at TAMWA to build the capacity of the local media to report more effectively on gender issues and women's rights. More specifically, the selected intern will:

1) Workshops: The intern will facilitate workshops for local media houses on key gender-related human rights issues including maternal health, girl-child education, domestic violence, women in government, etc. These workshops will be free and open to all interested journalists. This will allow them to more effectively report on gender-related issues.
2) Media Training and Production: The intern will work with members of the Tanzania Media Women's Association as well as local media practitioners to develop TV, radio and print pieces on TAMWA's focus areas including HIV/AIDS, the economic empowerment of women and good governance. While helping to produce these pieces, the intern will build the capacity of TAMWA staff to produce effective and informative pieces themselves.
3) Media Monitoring: The intern will regularly monitor a selection of media (print, radio and television) to determine the ways in which gender issues are presented. They will regularly report to TAMWA on their findings, helping TAMWA to shape future programs and outreach activities.
4) Materials Training and Development: The intern will work to develop press releases, training manuals, brochures, press kits and other material relevant to TAMWA's programs. While helping to produce these pieces, the intern will build the capacity of TAMWA staff to produce these pieces themselves.
5) Canadian Engagement: The intern will regularly post to JHR's Abroad website, helping to engage Canadian's back home in their work, the work of TAMWA and human rights issues in Tanzania.
Organisation d'accueil : Tanzania Media Women's Association
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : TAMWA is involved in a number of social transformation interventions but their core approach continues t be media advocacy. Their mission is to ensure that media work stimulate communities, policy makers, leaders at different levels, experts in various disciplines, the government, non-governmental organizations, political parties, business communities, religious groups and individual men and women, to take part in the fight against gender based violence and promote women's development qualitatively.

TAMWA is comprised of media women who believe and respect human rights and who defend and advocate for women and children's rights through educating, mobilizing and pressuring for cultural, policy and legal changes in the society by effectively using the media.