Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Development Communication Coordinator

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 : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Johannesburg
Secteur : Communications
Description du stage : 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 Development Communication Coordinator intern will work with Community Media For Development Productions (CMFD) in Johannesburg, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique. The intern will work with CMFD's staff, improving and conducting programs designed to improve how the local media cover human rights and other development issues. More specifically, the selected intern will:

1) Media Training: The intern will facilitate regular workshops with local media outlets on key human rights reporting issues. The workshops will also provide an opportunity to discuss the development of a long-term programming schedule that regularly addresses local human rights issues including agriculture, rural development, health, etc.
2) Network Development: The intern will research local NGOs and other organizations working in media development and human rights. They will then compile and disseminate a list of these organizations including a summary of their focus area(s), facilitating the networking process between organizations. The goal is to create a sustainable network of human rights and media development organizations - a community of practice in touch with each other. This will also provide a valuable list of sources for future stories the local media may wish to do.
3) Training Manual Development: The intern will research and compile a best practices media training manual. The manual will be a compilation of best practices and lessons learned in media training and development communication. It will be a valuable resource for CMFD as well as other local media development organizations.
4) 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 their host organization.
Organisation d'accueil : Community Media for Development Productions
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Based in South Africa, CMFD has significant programming in Mozambique. The organization provides assistance to communities, non-profit radio stations and media organizations to strengthen the use of media for development.

CMFD provides technical assistance and training, to enable individuals, organizations and communities to address social problems through media. Additionally, CMFD engages in training in the following areas: communications, audio production, studio and field recording, equipment maintenance, recording and broadcasting techniques, program development, news writing and spoken word, photography and web design/ internet training. The organization also provides technical assistance to non-profit organizations, such as assistance in building a media studio. Program production is an important part of the organizational activities. This includes educational programming on issues such as women's rights, health, environment, etc.