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Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program Coordinator

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 : Tanzanie
Ville : Kilema
Secteur : Infrastructure et services sociaux divers
Description du stage : Since its establishment in 2002, CACHA has been engaging Canadian volunteers in the struggle against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. By creating strategic partnerships with NGOs and health care providers in the Kilimanjaro area, CACHA has had considerable success in increasing the level of service provided to people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS. In February of 2006, CACHA and Kilema hospital committed to strengthen the monitoring and support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the area. Kilema hospital has established a network of children who have been identified as most vulnerable due to the impact of HIV/AIDS in their household. CACHA is supporting the OVC Program in order to strengthen monitoring of OVC, provide material and social support to ensure the children's needs are met in the key areas of health and development, shelter, social support, education and protection of human rights.

In Canada
In the initial Canadian portion of the internship, the intern will:
1. Participate in skills building and pre-departure training.
2. Research current best practices in OVC programming within a developing country context
3. Learn about the goals and activities of CACHA, Kilema District Hospital and other partners.
4. Upon returning to Canada, the intern will share the lessons learned from the project with CACHA staff, participate in public engagement opportunities and follow-up on work resulting from his/her experience in Tanzania.

Overseas
The intern will be responsible for the following tasks:
1. In close collaboration with the Kilema Hospital staff, develop and support the implementation of a sustainable, locally appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms. This will focus on monitoring the level of need and support of the OVC as well as provide a mechanism for transparent reporting to donors of the program.
2. Collaborate with CACHA and local partners to ensure maximum impact for funding and increase sources of sustainable funding.
3. Work with CACHA, Kilema Hospital and local stakeholders to ensure that opportunities and mechanisms are incorporated into the program to ensure input by the children regarding their priorities, in order to most effectively address their needs and build an increasing sense of empowerment and confidence in individual children in the program.
4. Facilitate donor dialogue with partners and other NGOs in Tanzania to increase the access to antiretroviral treatment and monitoring for HIV positive children within the program.
5. Providing monthly reports of progress on the program and maintaining liaison between CACHA and Tanzanian partners.
6. Collaborate in the planning of the mission of Canadian volunteers to Tanzania in February, 2008 and coordinate aspects of the mission that are specific to the OVC Program.
7. The intern will make home visits with the children. This involves physically demanding activity due to the rural and remote nature of the homes within the mountainous Kilimanjaro region. Therefore it is necessary that the intern be physically capable of undertaking long walks in uneven terrain.
Organisation d'accueil : Kilema District Hospital
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Kilema District Hospital is a rural hospital that operates in the Kilimanjaro district of Tanzania. It provides free and affordable health care to people living in their catchments area. In addition, it operates 12 remote medical dispensaries, an HIV/AIDS treatment and support center, a Home visit program for people living with HIV/AIDS and an Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program.