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Community Driven Development Support 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
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 : Éthiopie
Ville : Community Driven Development Support Associate
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : Coady International Institute and Oxfam Canada-Ethiopia are collaborating with nineteen Ethiopian NGOs working in rural areas in a second phase of developing capacity for community driven - development (an asset-based approach). The Phase II Asset Based Development Project will develop capacity of Ethiopian NGOs and communities through training in Ethiopia and in Canada; action research in collaboration with the NGOs at the community level; and bi-annual workshops to share learning and plan next steps. The project is expected to model successful development practice that is lead by communities using an asset-based approach while linking communities with national and international research institutions that can provide effective technical advice and support to rural initiatives.

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 "Asset-Based Development Support Associate" will report to the Oxfam Canada-Ethiopia in-country co-ordinator and will work with and provide support to a team of development professionals at Oxfam-Canada Ethiopia to support the implementation of the project. The Youth Associate's specific responsibilities will include:
assisting the Oxfam Canada - Coady documentation team by gathering primary data at the level of communities and NGOs related to program implementation and learning;
assist in the development of ABCD training curriculum for Oxfam and NGO field staff;
participate in management and analysis of a participatory monitoring and evaluation framework for the project;
provide planning and logistical support for training activities and bi-annual workshops;
prepare activity reports and proposals based on field work and monitoring and evaluation activities;
act as the liaison resource person between Coady and Oxfam Ethiopia and between Oxfam-Ethiopia and the participating NGOs.
This placement is suitable for graduates with a background and interest in community driven development, action research, pastoralist communities and adult education. Applicants should possess excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
Organisation d'accueil : Oxfam Canada-Ethiopia
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Oxfam International, a federation of twelve autonomous, non-governmental organizations around the world dedicated to eradicating poverty and injustice. Oxfam Canada is a Canadian NGO affiliated with Oxfam Internationaland which shares Oxfam International's mandate.