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Information Animator

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Victoria International Development Education Association
Acronyme : VIDEA
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : VIDEA works to inspire thought and action on global issues, and has been involved in the promotion and delivery of global education in British Columbia since 1977. VIDEA actively engages teachers, students, youth and the general public in learning about--and becoming involved in--international issues, with a particular focus on the need for socially just and sustainable global development. VIDEA provides learning opportunities through special events, seminars, workshops, tours and conferences; it conducts research and publishes quality learning resources that are used in Canada, the United States, and overseas. Through such CIDA-funded projects as Harnessing the Wave: Community Action for Africa and Time to Deliver: Community Action on AIDS in Africa, VIDEA's Africa Programme creates sustaining linkages between Canadian communities and Zambian communities in the belief that community-driven, grass-roots action can lead to positive change. The Community Action for Africa Internship Project facilitates these community connections by supporting partnership-building with Zambian organizations, allowing VIDEA to develop a greater understanding of these organizations and the strengths and needs of the communities in which they work, while also providing young Canadians with valuable international work experience.
Adresse : 407-620 View Street
Victoria, British Columbia,
V8W 1J6
FAX: (250) 388-5258
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Jennifer Savidge
Courriel : info@videa.ca
Pays : Zambie
Ville : Lusaka
Secteur : Communications
Description du stage : WfC's information department uses information and communication processes to support the organisation's enhancement of the capacity of vulnerable and poor rural communities to analyse their problems and establish their priorities, in order for them to design and implement appropriate solutions. Information and communication processes are also used to establish appropriate relationships with other development actors, as well as to communicate with relevant institutions and organisations on issues of advocacy and lobbying.

In Canada
With VIDEA support, the intern will be responsible for:

-familiarizing him/herself with Zambia background reading/information;
-applying for travel documentation required for Zambia;
-obtaining necessary vaccinations/medications for Zambia;
-fundraising $300 for contribution towards internship with VIDEA support;
-researching Women for Change and mandate/programming;
-researching information management models;
-familiarizing him/herself with internship-specific workplan supplied by Women for Change;
-developing correspondence with Women for Change;
-reading Canada's International Policy Statement and familiarizing him/herself with the Millenium Development Goals;
-attending VIDEA orientation session;
-developing workplan outlining career goals;
-attending VIDEA debriefing/reintegration session;
-planning/conducting outreach activities in his/her community;
-providing feedback to CIDA and VIDEA before, during, and after internship placement.

Overseas
As a basis for strategising the promotion of basic rights, the Information Animator monitors key policy issues and works with communities to develop a sound analysis of the socio-economic, political and environmental factors that cause vulnerability, injustice and poverty in all Women for Change operational areas.

The intern's responsibilities include:
-Supporting the programme department in the management of information and communication;
-In collaboration with other departments and stakeholders, assisting in the design of an appropriate information and communication programme;
-Assisting in the development and maintenance of a resource center;
-In cooperation with the Programme Department, recommending policies and priorities for Women for Change advocacy, education and communication work;
-Participating in research, monitoring and evaluation.
Organisation d'accueil : Women For Change
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Women for Change is a Zambian NGO committed to working with and empowering remote rural communities, especially women, through Gender Analysis and Awareness Raising, Human Rights Education, Popular Education Methodologies and Advocacy to contribute towards sustainable human development and the eradication of all forms of poverty. Women for Change exists on the principle of non-partisan collaboration with civic, political and other organisations on matters concerning development of rural communities. Recognising the importance of good governance, respect for Human Rights and Democracy as necessary requisites for Human Development, Women for Change has strong Advocacy and Human Rights Education in its core program activities. Through networking with Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and other NGOs, Women for Change's activities complement other programmes in Gender Analysis and Awareness Raising, Overall Child Development, Economic Empowerment and HIV / AIDS. Human Rights Education for traditional leaders aims at increasing participation of traditional rulers and rural communities in the governance of the country, which Women for Change considers critical to the development of communities and ultimately, the eradication of poverty.