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Youth Health Outreach Proigram Facilitator

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 & 3 provinces
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : Women for Change works with approximately 21,000 men and women (predominantly women) in rural communities in nine districts in three provinces in Zambia to contribute towards sustainable development and the eradication of all forms of poverty in Zambia. The on-going project the Youth Health Outreach Program Assistant will be engaged in is designed to work among the rural youth with the objective of establishing youth-run HIV/AIDS information centres, strengthening youth peer education groups and linking rural youth to national and international youth networks and associations. This project is concerned with two of Women for Change's programme areas: "Rural Child and Youth Development" and "HIV/AIDS".

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 "Youth Health Outreach Program Assistant" will report to the Assistant Programmes Manager. The Program Assistant's role will be to work with Women for Change youth groups. She/he will work in close collaboration with the Field Animators who live and work in each community and will link the intern to the various youth groups. The main tasks will be to:
Assist in designing Youth activities (including assessment of youths strengths and weaknesses).
Facilitate creation of youth led HIV/AIDS information centres in each district.
Facilitate the strengthening of youth PEER Groups by providing input to programs and activities undertaken by the groups.
In collaboration with Field Animators, facilitate linkages of youth groups to various youth organizations, both national and international.
Gather information from rural youth about their support needs to feed into program development at Women for Change.
Encourage youth, especially young women, to put more emphasis on their formal education.
The intern will be expected to spend approximately 70% of his/her time in rural communities and 30% of the time in Lusaka.

This placement is suitable for graduates with a background in the social sciences and an interest in working with youth and in community organizing. Applicants should possess excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
Organisation d'accueil : Women for Change
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The WFC mandate is to work with and empower remote rural communities, especially women to contribute towards sustainable development and the eradication of all forms of poverty. Its vision is a society that is gender sensitive and socially, politically and economically empowered. The existence of Women for Change as a Zambian NGO since 1992 is based on the principle of non-partisan collaboration with civic, political and other organisations on matters concerning the development of rural communities.