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Assistant Programmes Officer - Human Rights

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 : Concours fournis aux organisations non gouvernementales
Description du stage : This Women for Change project aims to enhance traditional leaders' knowledge of basic human rights and give them the skills to manage their affairs in a democratic and gender sensitive manner. It advocates for policies and practices that are gender sensitive and just, and effectively respond to the plight of the poor.

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 $200 for contribution towards internship with VIDEA support;
-researching Women for Change and mandate/programming;
-researching human rights programming;
-familiarizing him/herself with internship-specific workplan supplied by host organization;
-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;
-reflecting on/planning/conducting outreach activities in his/her community;
-providing feedback to CIDA and VIDEA before, during, and after internship placement.

Overseas
The major role of the Assistant Programmes Officer - Human Rights is to work as a team member in fostering the empowerment of traditional rulers throughout Zambia and rural communities in order to bring about social change.

Together with other Human Rights staff, the Assistant programmes Officer is responsible for providing support towards the implementation of the Human Rights Gender and Development elements of the Women for Change Strategic Plan.

The intern's responsibilities include:
-supporting the implementation of the Human Rights Programme for traditional leaders and rural communities;
-facilitating sustainability of the Human Rights, Gender and Development Programmes at the provincial, district, village and community levels;
-serving as a link between traditional leaders, the communities, and Women for Change.
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.