Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Gender and Reproductive Health Program 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 : Rwanda
Ville : Kigali & in the Eastern Province
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : This internship is focused on the area of ARBEF's mandate that is concerned with sexual reproductive health (SRH) including HIV/AIDS prevention among vulnerable populations. The project has two components. The first component is mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into SRH services for refugee populations in Eastern Province of Rwanda to increase access to and utilization of STI/HIV services among refugee populations and to increase capacity of refugee communities to prevent STI/HIV transmission. The second component is to increase capacity to advocate for women in Rwanda, and in particular to increase information available and to increase safe family planning services. Through this work ARBEF expects to have results are two levels: first, among the vulnerable refugee populations and women that its work is directed towards; and second, among other organizations working in the field of SRH in Rwanda through their involvement and opportunity to build their capacity.

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 discussions with Xtending Hope / Coady staff who will provide an overview of the partnership work undertaken with ARBEF to date. The Associate will also be provided with background information to increase understanding of the relationships between HIV, poverty and gender. Training will be provided in the preparation of marketing research.

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.

The "Gender and Reproductive Health Program Associate" will report directly to the executive director of ARBEF; however, he/she will also work closely with the project coordinator, other project staff and beneficiaries. The envisaged goal of this internship will be to assist ARBEF in the coordination of project activities. The intern will spend equal amounts of time working from both ARBEF's central office in Kigali and peripheral sites around Rwanda where project activities are taking place. Working as a counterpart to the project coordinator, the intern will be specifically responsible for:
programming planning, including gathering of baseline data and development of program modules;
assisting in the implementation of community education activities for refugee populations;
assisting in the development of information and advocacy resources to implement programs related to women's reproductive health services
program monitoring and evaluation.
This placement is suitable for graduates with a background in social sciences, development studies, and non-formal education. Applicants should be interested in fieldwork with community representatives at the grassroots level and possess excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. Bilingual capability (French/English) is preferred but not mandatory.
Organisation d'accueil : Association Rwandaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : ARBEF's mandate is to reduce the prevalence of unwanted pregnancies and criminal abortions; foster healthy relationships and safe sexual behaviours; fight against the increasing prevalence of STIs and HIV/AIDS; contribute towards the reduction of maternal and infant mortality; assist young people in adopting responsible behaviours in SRH; eliminate sexual violence in general and in particular violence against young girls and women.