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Fair Trade Associate

Statut : Annulé
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
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : J. Hugh Landry
Courriel : hlandry@stfx.ca
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Nairobi
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : Honey Care manager attended the Africa Canada Youth Symposium held at Coady International Institute in July of 2003. Coady and Honey Care are developing a case study on sustainable beekeeping and asset based community development. Honey Care is has hosted four CIDA-Coady interns, Christine Gibb, Kathleen Ives, Morgan Kondrakyj, and Jonathan Ferrier.

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. The orientation period for this placement will also include specific training in asset-based approaches to community-driven development and required reading with respect to ABCD and the Ethiopian project.

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 "Fair Trade Associate" will report to the Project Officer and will work with local honey producers to access to fair market prices for Kenyan beekeepers by working towards improving fair trade standards at HCA. The intern will strengthen Honey Care's capacity to access international markets through marketing research and by making system/procedure recommendations. The Youth Associate's specific responsibilities will include:

Producing a document which will be used by staff to improve working conditions and fair market price for beekeepers
Produce a document that will review and make recommendations to align systems and procedures with fair trade criteria.
Market research for international product distribution
Data collection from local honey producers
This placement is suitable for graduates with a background in agriculture, business and marketing. Applicants should possess excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
Organisation d'accueil : Honey Care Africa (HCA)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Honey Care Africa is a leading economic development organization serving the needs of small-scale farmers in Kenya.