Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Water Management and Sanitation Consultant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Tatamagouche Centre
Acronyme :
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Tatamagouche Centre is a not-for-profit residential education and conference centre and registered charity owned by the United Church of Canada. It offers adult education and leadership training as well as consulting and facilitation services to youth groups, professional associations, health care and social service agencies, universities, church groups, cooperatives, First Nations organizations, labour unions and government departments. NGOs such as CUSO, Metropolitan Immigrant Services Association, Oxfam, Canada World Youth, the Coady International Institute and Canadian Crossroads International send staff, students and volunteers for training at Tatamagouche Centre. The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence program, our human rights and community development program with Guatemalan partners that began in 1988, is a core part of our International program.
Adresse : RR#3
Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia,
B0K 1V0
FAX: (902) 657-3445
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Personne ressource : Jackie McVicar
Courriel : tatacent@tatacentre.ca
Pays : Guatemala
Ville : Chimaltenango
Secteur : Distribution d'eau et assainissement
Description du stage : The Intern will work with the Kaqchikel Presbytery's Water and Sanitation Program, which delivers, in cooperation and with the support of communities members, greater hygiene, water sanitation and education opportunities to promote healthier homes and communities.

In Canada
Pre-departure Orientation and Training Program:
The intern will spend six weeks prior to departure to Guatemala at the Tatamagouche Centre, a residential adult education and training centre. The intern will have adult education, leadership and design training, as well as workshops in cross-cultural learning and gender training. Themes such as safety, security and health will also be covered.

Re-entry: It includes reflections on personal and professional learnings, evaluation of the Internship Program, career planning and job search training, a public presentation and working with media.

Spanish Study: If needed, the Intern will study Spanish for six weeks in an immersion program in Guatemala.

Orientation: The Intern will be introduced to the programs and staff, as well as participate as an observer in staff meetings and educational workshops.

Work placement responsibilities: In collaboration with the Kaqchikel Presbytery, the intern will:

*Consult with community members and local community development organizations and assist in projects such as helping families construct latrines, spring protection, gravity water systems, and rain catchment systems. In all projects, the local people contribute their ideas, locally available materials, labor, and money to start a maintenance fund.
*The intern will be part of a design, facilitation and evaluation team that that delivers health and hygiene education workshops and educational sessions and provides materials to complement rural construction efforts.
Organisation d'accueil : Kaqchikel Presbytery
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Kaqchikel Presbytery is a Mayan regional organization of the Presbyterian Church of Guatemala. Its mandate is to work ecumenically in the Dept. of Chimaltenago with Mayans of the Kaqchikel ethnic group in post-war community development. Activities include: support for agricultural projects and women's weaving cooperatives, leadership development of women and youth, organizational capacity-building, community health (health clinic, natural medicines program, post-war mental health), peace-building and human rights education. All programs include a focus on gender equity and indigenous rights.