Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Information/Communication Officer

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 : Infrastructure et services sociaux divers
Description du stage : The central activity of Zambia Land Alliance is advocating for fair land policies and laws that are inclusive of the interests of poor rural and urban people, especially women and youth. This is done with a view that land policies and laws have to contribute towards poverty reduction in Zambia. Many of these poor rural people and ZLA's member organisations have been demanding information about how to acquire land for production, how to have their land disputes resolved, and what the contents of land policies and laws are.

The intern would contribute greatly to ZLA's attainment of these objectives through information collection, documentation, and dissemination-essential as a basis for effective advocacy. S/he would also assist ZLA in meeting the high demand for information from the communities in which they work and from interested members of the public.

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 Zambia Land Alliance and mandate/programming;
-familiarizing him/herself with internship-specific workplan supplied by Zambia Land Alliance;
-developing correspondence with Zambia Land Alliance;
-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;
-reflecting on/planning/conducting outreach activities in his/her community;
-providing feedback to CIDA and VIDEA before, during, and after internship placement.

The intern will coordinate the information collection, documentation, packaging and dissemination for the organisation's advocacy work. S/he will also work with ZLA staff in implementing other Alliance communications activities. The key responsibilities/duties of the intern will include:

- liaising with network members and communities to obtain relevant information on land issues;
- maintaining and updating the Alliance's website;
- compiling, editing, and disseminating the Alliance's newsletter to stakeholders;
- managing the Alliance's database of land cases for use by the public;
- designing and producing land advocacy materials such as posters and brochures.
Organisation d'accueil : Zambia Land Alliance
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) is a network of NGOs involved in advocacy for fair land policies and laws that take into account the interests of the poor. Driven by values of equity, transparency and justice, ZLA is committed to promoting secured access, ownership and control over land by the rural and urban poor through lobbying and advocacy, research and community participation.

The overall goal of the Zambia Land Alliance is to contribute towards equitable access and ownership of land by poor rural families. The ZLA's immediate objectives are:

- To lobby and advocate for policies and laws that are inclusive of the rural and urban poor, most of whom depend on land for their livelihood;
- To conduct research on land related laws and policies, and investigate and document the efforts on equitable access and ownership of land;
- To raise awareness on land issues;
- To network and collaborate with national, regional and international bodies to share experiences and discussions on the future courses of action on land issues as they relate to poor rural families.