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Communications and Networking 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 : Zambie
Ville : Lusaka
Secteur : Concours fournis aux organisations non gouvernementales
Description du stage : The Communications and Networking Associate will be placed in the Communications and Networking Programme, under the supervision of the programme's head officer. This programme serves to disseminate information to and foster networking among member organizations. Through this programme, CHIN provides opportunities for information sharing to members, stakeholders, corporate partners and the public. The Associate will support to CHIN's efforts to: facilitate information sharing through various tools; exchange ideas and experiences among the member organizations and relevant stakeholders; execute community awareness campaigns in areas identified by members; disseminate information among member organizations; and research, development and documentation of human development related issues.

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 all of the partnership work undertaken with CHIN related to the existing participatory action research agenda to increase capacity of CHIN member organizations to assess programming impact. The Associate will be paired with a Coady staff mentor specializing in development communications and advocacy.

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 Youth Associate will report to the Communications and Networking Project Officer. The Youth Associate's overall responsibilities will support the core activities of the Communications and Networking Programme. The Youth Associate's specific responsibilities will include:
Support the Project Officer in the development of a communication strategy.
Work with the Project Officer to update the database for all CHIN members according to programming themes.
As part of the communication strategy, develop guidelines for the performance of the regional networks.
Provide support to the project officer to develop innovative ways for information sharing and dissemination (e.g. improve quality of newsletters, up dates and website).
Support the Project Officer to improve the resource center and improve accessibility of documents through internet.

This placement is suitable for graduates with an interest in organizational development and basic background/experience communications or journalism. Applicants should possess excellent writing skills, proof-reading experience, and effective interpersonal communication skills. Web design skills would be considered an asset.
Organisation d'accueil : Children in Need Network
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : In 1995 a group of organizations that were working with children in need in Zambia, and who had contacts with UNICEF, decided to form an association which would help them improve their work with children in need. The CHIN secretariat undertakes activities to augment the functions of the member organisations in their process of delivery of services to children and the community.