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Engineering Support, Agriculture Extension and Management Training

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Engineers Without Borders - Ingénieurs Sans Frontières
Acronyme : EWB-ISF
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Engineers Without Borders (EWB) works to promote human development through access to technology. We accomplish this by working with partner governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as small scale entrepreneurs overseas. We also recognize the importance of educating Canadians on the role they can play at home in assisting disadvantaged communities to improve their own situation. Formed in 2000, EWB is Canada's fastest growing development organisation.
Adresse : 601 - 366 Adelaide St.
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 1R9
FAX: (416) 352 5360
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Russ Groves
Courriel : projects@ewb.ca
Pays : Ghana
Ville : Bolgatanga
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The project will partner the EWB volunteer closely with the Regional Director and his staff. The Regional Office overseas the work of dozens of smaller district offices based within their jurisdiction. The goal of the project is to build the capacity of district staff and in particular district agricultural extension officers to better plan, manage, and execute their critical work. The volunteer will work with district and regional staff to conduct a participatory needs survey to determine what areas of capacity improvement are required. From experience in the Northern Region where we have been working with the Ministry for four years staff of district offices lack the knowledge to plan project using results based techniques and consequently are also unable to report sufficiently to the regional office staff. This break down in planning at multiple levels makes the overall planning of impact challenging for a district with many people living on less than $1/day.

In Canada
The intern will participate actively in EWB's renowned pre-departure training program. The 200 hours of training is offered in small groups that are capped at 10 participants to ensure a suitable learning environment. Material is presented primarily though a case study based approach drawing heavily on EWB's field experience. Participants are expected to complete an extensive preparatory program prior to their arrival at training and to work diligently during training on the numerous assignments and activities.

Overseas
Initially the intern will complete a needs assessment of regional and district staff that will establish the specific impact objectives for the remainder of the project. Generally these will include the preparation and facilitation of a number of workshops on subjects such as peer-to-peer learning, results based management, basic computer training, and management skills building. Once a proto-type training program has been created the intern will work with specific district to carry out training and then measure outcomes.
Organisation d'accueil : Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Upper East Regional Office)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture is dedicated to improve the livelihoods of small share rural farmers who make up the majority of Ghana's poor. The Upper East Region is one of three regions in Ghana that are particularly affected by the harsh environmental conditions of the Sahel. It is here that the WA office of the Ministry is working with local farmers through office staff and permanently field based agricultural extension officers to provide local farmers with technical skills to improve their harvests and their access to markets.