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Mine Action Program Support Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Mines Action Canada
Acronyme : MAC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Our vision is to bring humanity one step closer to peace and social justice by eliminating the impacts of victim-activated weapons and restoring the rights and dignity of affected individuals and communities.

Mines Action Canada (MAC), a coalition of Canadian non-governmental organizations, is an international leader working to eliminate the serious humanitarian, environmental and development consequences of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW). The human-made disaster caused by these weapons is solvable in our lifetime. We exist to advocate for alleviation of the impact of these weapons on the rights, dignity and well-being of civilian populations. We do this by engaging the Canadian public; building our partners' capacity domestically and internationally; researching and monitoring the performance and compliance levels of disarmament and humanitarian laws, treaties and norms; and developing and disseminating resources. MAC seeks to create an enabling environment to achieve its goals based upon the core values of peace, social justice, partnership, solidarity, cooperation, and innovation.
Adresse : 1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1502
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 244-3410
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Personne ressource : Christa McMillin
Courriel : ypimap@dangermines.ca
Pays : Ouganda
Ville : Kampala
Secteur : Concours fournis aux organisations non gouvernementales
Description du stage : The YP will be associated with ULSA's youth outreach, income generation, and psycho-social support activities for landmine survivors.

In Canada
The Young Professional will be required to participate in a mandatory pre-departure training program, including a 5-day Independent Study and 4-day intensive Pre-Departure Briefing in Ottawa. Upon returning to Canada, the YP will participate in a 2-day post-placement debriefing in Ottawa. After the debriefing and to the end of the placement, the YP will be responsible for conducting a public engagement program in their home community as part of activities leading up to and during Canadian Landmine Awareness Week. This will include: giving presentations to schools and community groups about their overseas work and the role of MAC and Canada in the landmines and cluster munitions issues; organizing public awareness-raising events, such as table displays or photo exhibits; and generating media coverage of their activities, including op-ed articles to their local newspapers, radio interviews, and press releases about speaking engagements.

Overseas
Working under the supervision of the Director of ULSA, the YP will:
- assist with proposal writing
- develop and implement awareness-raising activities in schools
- participate in mine action coordination meetings
- assist in training events for landmine survivor groups
- assist in the development of information and education materials for advocacy on landmine survivor needs
Organisation d'accueil : Uganda Landmine Survivors Association
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : ULSA was established in April 2005 as the national umbrella organization for landmine survivor groups in Uganda. It has its headquarters in Kampala and works in collaboration with the National Mine Action Centre based in the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda. It is a non-governmental organization for landmine survivors and people with disabilities and it works with other like minded NGOs and stakeholders whose mandate includes addressing landmine related issues, support to landmine survivors and other persons with disabilities.

ULSA's vision is of empowered landmine survivors with better living conditions and able to advocate for themselves at all levels.

Its mission is to spearhead campaign against landmines and explosive remnants of war while championing advocacy for better support for landmines survivors in Uganda.