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Girls Education Policy Advisor

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Christian Aid for Under-Assisted Societies Everywhere
Acronyme : CAUSE Canada
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : CAUSE Canada is an international development and relief organization that has been operational since 1984, and primarily works in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guatemala, and Honduras. Development priorities include: Primary Health Care, Water and Sanitation, Reforestation, Gender-Specific Development Initiatives, Micro-Enterprise Projects and Post-War Rehabilitation and Reconciliation Programs. CAUSE supports sustainable overseas development projects in which the people most affected are involved in the planning, ongoing decision-making, and project implementation.
Adresse : P.O. Box 8100
Canmore, Alberta,
T1W 2T8
FAX: (403) 678-8869
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Personne ressource : Roland Vanderburg
Courriel : internships@cause.ca
Pays : Sierra Leone
Ville : Kabala
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : CAUSE is involved in a number of projects that are addressing gender inequality in Sierra Leone, in particular in the area of education. CAUSE is currently implementing projects in Koinadugu, funded by CIDA and UNICEF that are addressing the imbalances that exist in the education system and seeking to improve the situation for girls in the Northern part of the country. In addition to these implementing activities, CAUSE is also well represented in a number of committees, boards, and task forces that are tackling these issues from the policy level. CAUSE's continued presence in the national discussion of policy is critical to the implementation of appropriate and effective programming. The contribution of NGOs such as CAUSE to SLeGEN (Sierra Leone Girls Education Network) is expected to contribute to an increasingly positive situation for girls in the country.

In Canada
The intern will fully participate in the CAUSE orientation sessions, learning about CAUSE policies and projects, studying culture shock and possible strategies to deal with it, and acquiring many other skills necessary for a successful internship.
The intern will also participate in the final debriefing, reviewing their experiences on the field with CAUSE and each other. The intern will complete an evaluation of their internship, prepare for post-internship pursuits, and engage in public engagement activities. These outreach activities will raise public awareness of intern experiences, CAUSE and CIDA programs, and Canada's role in international development.

Overseas
The Girls Education Policy Advisor would work closely with the CAUSE Sierra Leone Country Director and all Project Coordinators in order to:
- Participate in Sierra Leone networks focusing on gender equality issues, including serving as CAUSE Canada's Girls Education Policy Advisor working with SLeGEN (Sierra Leone Girls Education Network) on policy issues;
- Be a Girls Education resource person to assist in implementation of best practices into current programming, especially in the Koinadugu area;
- Prepare a workshop for CAUSE staff and partners on policy and advocacy;
- Report to CAUSE Sierra Leone Country Director and the CAUSE Canada Program Director.
Organisation d'accueil : CAUSE Sierra Leone
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The mandate of CAUSE Sierra Leone is to serve the relief and development needs of the people of Sierra Leone. CAUSE Canada was instrumental in starting CAUSE Sierra Leone in 1988, and the two offices have been working in partnership ever since (18 years). CAUSE Sierra Leone operates in accordance with same policies and guidelines as CAUSE Canada, and is run exclusively by national staff. Over the last 18 years, CAUSE Sierra Leone has run primary health care/immunization programs, relief / food distribution and emergency shelter construction, and most recently focused on post-war rehabilitation.