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Orphan Care Program Development Associate

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Coady International Institute
Acronyme : COADY
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Established by St. Francis Xavier University in 1959,and named for Rev. Dr. Moses Coady, the Coady Institute works with innovative people and organizations to create effective and practical solutions to reduce global poverty and injustice. Coady accomplishes this through education, action partnerships, and initiatives to help young Canadians become active global citizens.
Adresse : P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia,
B2G 2L4
FAX: (902) 867-3907
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Personne ressource : J. Hugh Landry
Courriel : hlandry@stfx.ca
Pays : Botswana
Ville : Gaborone
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : -Holy Cross Hospice provides care and service for the terminally ill and orphans in Gaborone. The Hospice has established an additional new centre in "Old Naledi", a traditionally underserved community within Gaborone. The new centre will, in addition to the services offered in Holy Cross's main facility, offer space for community support groups, training for home-based and institutional care givers, and support for organizations and individuals working with persons living with AIDS. The "Orphan Care Development Associate" will be assigned to work on a project to research and document successful orphan care initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide the director with advice on program development. The project will include as next steps, the development and implementation of programs that mirror the practices discovered in the research phase.

In Canada
Coady's Youth in Partnership program has two Canada-based components: a four week pre- departure orientation (including workshops designed to prepare the associate for living and working overseas) and an educational program (for which a certificate is awarded).

Pre-Departure Orientation: The educational component, working as joint participants with development professionals from across the global south, allow the youth associate to become more familiar with the philosophy of development, the principles of adult education and community-driven development. It also enables the associates to learn directly from the experience of Southern development leaders. The workshops guide the associates in their preparation for the overseas component of the program. Associates learn to compile research related their placement countries and organizations as well as the specific issues that are central to their overseas job description. The workshops include counselling and training related to gender, environment and HIV/AIDS as well as practical approaches to living and working in a Southern country environment. The responsibilities of the associates during this component are: to live cooperatively together in a residential training setting; to attend and participate fully all educational and workshop sessions; to research and document their placement country and organization and build a portfolio related to the overseas job description; to participate in one-on-one counselling sessions with the Youth Programs Coordinator and to develop links with a Canada-based mentor who will be available by email and telephone to provide advice related to the overseas work.

Re-entry Program. Following the overseas component of the internship, the associate is required to participate in a two-week re-entry program in Canada. The re-entry program assists the youth associate to reflect on their experience, to de-brief and to share their experiences with other Canadians. The program also includes an opportunity to develop career and job search skills. Associates are required to prepare substantive reports of their achievements relative to their job descriptions, prepare a press release, engage in job search activities, to participate and present their experience in at least one public forum, and to participate fully and openly in debriefing exercises with their colleagues as well as on a one-on-one basis with the Youth Programs Coordinator. They are also required to prepare written evaluations of each component of the internship program, to participate in group evaluation discussions and to provide a critical assessment of their individual placement.

Overseas
The "Orphan Care Development Associate" will report to the Program Director. The role of the intern is to identify "best practices" in Sub-Saharan Africa in the field of institutional care for orphans and terminally ill persons and to assist in the design and implementation of similar practices at the Holy Care Hospice Old Naledi facility. Working with a team of care facility professionals and under the guidance of the program director, the associate will:

- Research successful orphan care initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa by identifying and meeting with personnel from other orphan care organizations in Botswana and through discussion and document review with orphan care network organizations in other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Document the best practices discovered through the research process and identify the aspects that are applicable in the Botswana situation and that fit with the existing practice of Holy Cross Hospice;
- Develop an operational plan for the Old Naledi Centre to implement the practices that are accepted by Holy Cross;
- Work with staff at Old Naledi to implement the operational plan.
- The placement will be divided approximately into thirds with one-third for the research component, one-third for the design component and one-third for the implementation component.
- This placement is suitable for graduates with a background and interest in early childhood intervention, palliative care, or a similar field. The candidate should have good skills in conducting and documenting primary and secondary research. Applicants should possess excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
Organisation d'accueil : Holy Cross Hospice
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The mandate of Holy Cross is to provide and deliver quality care and service for the terminally ill and orphans, and offer support for caregivers. Its activities include: Home-based care and nursing support for the terminally ill; peparing nutritious lunch and breakfast; nursing and home based care; education and training for families of terminally ill patients and volunteers to provide care.