Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Fair Trade and Agricultural Adviser

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
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Jackie McVicar
Courriel : tatacent@tatacentre.ca
Pays : Guatemala
Ville : San Lucas Toliman
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The Intern will work to strengthen the CCDA's capacity to work as an agricultural association for the rural poor, and its approach to Fair Trade agriculture and markets. The intern will give administrative and cooperative support to the organization to strengthen its capacity to provide Fair Trade education and training.

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 and in particular, gaining knowledge about agricultural cooperatives and economic sustems and Fair Trade markets for application during the internships. Themes such as safety, security and health will also be covered.

Re-orientation Program: Includes reflections on personal and professional learnings, evaluation of the Internship Program, career planning and job search training, a public presentation and working with Tatamagouche Centre in its public engagement strategy.

Spanish Lessons: The Intern will study Spanish for up to six weeks (as necessary) and live with a host family to begin his/her orientation to Guatemala.

Orientation: The Intern will meet CCDA staff, board and members, participate in monthly organizational meetings, and visit communties where the CCDA works.

In partnership with the CCDA, the Intern will:
-Conduct research with the CCDA and its members to evaluate the Fair Trade initiatives and projects of the CCDA
-Design and implement workshops that deepen the understanding of the CCDA and its members about Agricultural Cooperatives and Agricultural Alternatives, inlcuding Fair Trade practices
Organisation d'accueil : Comite Campesino Del Altiplano
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The CCDA promotes socially, economically and environmentally sustainable communities through: land acquisition, forming organic coffee coops and obtaining organic and fair trade coffee certification, organic agriculture, forest conservation and eco-tourism. Organizational objectives are: (a) understanding and benefiting from the 1996 Peace Accords, including land acquisition; (b) organizational strengthening; (c) preserving and promoting Mayan culture; and (d) promoting gender equality and effectiveness of women's participation. This final objective began to be implemented with the support of our 2002-03 Intern.