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Junior Project Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development
Acronyme : ICAD
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) was established in 1989 by a group of international development non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) concerned about the growing impact of HIV/AIDS in resource-poor communities in both developing countries and in Canada. ICAD's guiding principle has been that HIV/AIDS is more than a medical or health issue and its policies and programs have recognized that social and economic factors have a direct and severe impact on the vulnerability of individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
Adresse : 1 Nicholas Street, Suite 726
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1N 7B7
FAX: (613)  233-8361
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Personne ressource : Please consult the ICAD website for application information
Courriel : info@icad-cisd.com
Pays : Ouganda
Ville : Kampala
Secteur : Infrastructure et services sociaux divers
Description du stage : BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORT FOR MITIGATING THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF HIV/AIDS ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN KIKYUSA SUB-COUNTY.

This project works to assist orphans and other vulnerable children to realize their full potential through strengthening the capacity of the local institutions and structures to respond effectively to the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS. The objectives of the project are as follows:
1. To build capacity of relevant community institutions and structures to meet the socio-economic needs of orphans and vulnerable children in a sustainable way;
2. Establish and/or strengthen linkages between community institutions and the various public services in order for the orphans and vulnerable children to be able to access such vital services as health, education and vocational training;
3. To enhance the opportunities of orphans and vulnerable children to access the basic necessities; food, shelter, clothing, security, education, gainful skills, self worth and esteem;
4. Enhance level of HIV/AIDS awareness and promote positive behavior change in order to reduce the rate of transmission and prevailing social stigma associated with HIV/AIDS; and
5. To advocate and lobby for recognition and support for the rights of AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children.

This project is based in Kikyusa sub-country in the Luwero Triangle which was the epicenter of Uganda's civil war in the 1980s. Intern will be based in the Kampala office with frequent visits to Kikyusa sub-county.

In Canada
1. Review mandate, goals and work of AMREF;
2. Review all documentation relevant to the Kikyusa AIDS orphans project and ensure clear understanding of the project.

Overseas
1. Assisting AMREF Uganda's Project Manager in all aspects of implementing the Kikyusa AIDS orphan's project;
2. Corresponding with AMREF Canada's project manager on a regular basis;
3. Information and knowledge management on the Kikyusa AIDS project;
4. Coordinate logistics for monitor and evaluation field visits to Kikyusa;
5. Participate in monitoring and evaluation field visits;
6. Report writing;
7. Assist in office administration;
8. Capture information for public awareness and communication activities of AMREF Canada;
9. Assist with monitoring and evaluation of the project and produce a report to be sent to the AMREF Canada's Program manager; and
10. Provide support, assistance and maintain effective communication with AMREF Canada's Program Manager.
Organisation d'accueil : Africa Medical and Research Foundation Uganda
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : AMREF Uganda has been implementing projects in Uganda for over 20 years. The Uganda country program aims to reduce diseases with high mortality and morbidity, improve access to quality health services and enhance efficiency in health development initiatives. The cornerstones for AMREF's work in Uganda include providing communities with the tools they need to help themselves and empowering communities to make their own decisions and to speak out about their challenges and needs. AMREF Uganda contributes to the Ugandan struggle against HIV/AIDS by working to support orphans and families affected by the virus, and working with marginalized groups such as commercial sex workers by educating them on their rights and providing them with HIV/AIDS prevention education.