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Project Support Intern

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : SIM Canada
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Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : SIM is an international interdenominational agency committed to working with local churches worldwide in responding to the physical and spiritual needs of their communities. SIM supports, strengthens, and partners with churches to catalyze holistic development in over fifty countries around the world. Since it started more than 100 years ago, SIM has helped to meet the needs of the poor through sustainable community development, health, nutrition, agricultural, and educational programs. Most recently, SIM has taken a lead role in HIV/AIDS prevention and response in specific Sub-Saharan African countries and in India. All of our programs are designed to benefit the poor regardless of ethnicity, gender, or religious affiliation, and we expect that our programs at minimum do no harm to the environment. When appropriate, we support programs that specifically target vulnerable groups such as women or children.
Adresse : 10 Huntingdale Blvd.
Scarborough, Ontario,
M1W 2S5
FAX: (416) 497-2444
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Lynnita Weber
Courriel : lweber@sim.ca
Pays : Bangladesh
Ville : Kumarkhali (Kushtia)
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The Community Development Program (CDP) works in rural poor communities in Bangladesh with the goal of improved well-being of people through locally-based, holistic, and integrated development activities. This is accomplished through activities such as agricultural assistance to farmers, literacy promotion and education, initiation and supervision of cooperative savings groups, and training of cooperative health representatives and traditional birthing assistants. CDP operates in two districts in Bangladesh with three offices and more than twenty full-time Bengali staff.

In Canada
Prior to departure, the intern will be responsible for preparing for the internship through orientation and outreach activities. Upon return, the intern will be responsible for participating in debriefing sessions, preparing a written summary of the internship for communication purposes, and participating in follow-up outreach activities.

Reporting to the SIM Bangladesh Director, the intern will work closely with the Community Development Program Coordinator and other Advisor to provide project management support. Specific duties will include:
- complete 2 months of Bengali language training in Dhaka
- complete a survey of literacy, health and farming needs and develop program recommendations based on this
- regularly monitor CDP training programs in literacy, health, and agriculture and assist Bengali staff in developing improved strategies for doing the same
- oversee quarterly reporting and support Bengali staff in improving their competence in this
- coordinate an evaluation of CDP
- assist CDP staff in identifying networking opportunities
Organisation d'accueil : Society of International Ministries
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Community Development Program of SIM Bangladesh identifies its purpose as "to build people's capacity to improve their quality of life through better use of their own resources". Its vision is people-centred rather than program-centred. SIM Bangladesh desires to see people taking responsibility for their own development, using increased knowledge and skills to improve their lives, becoming innovators in their own communities, and working together in community groups. SIM Bangladesh has an impressive track record of sustainable community development through literacy, savings groups, health improvement, and agricultural development.