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Public Engagement Specialist

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Canadian Urban Institute
Acronyme : CUI
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life in urban areas across Canada and around the world. We bring together experts from different disciplines to connect people, resources, and ideas to build strong communities and equitable, sustainable, and competitive urban regions. As an independent and non-partisan body, CUI is committed to improving policy making, governance, and management of city regions by encouraging a better understanding of contemporary urban issues. CUI has four centres of activity: a) Education and Research, convening conferences, seminars, and workshops on urban issues, to bring together urban practitioners from the private, public, not-for-profit, and academic sectors to participate in events with top thinkers, leading experts, and decision-makers from Canada and internationally; b) Urban Leadership, promoting and paying tribute to people, groups, and organizations that make a significant impact on the quality of our urban life; c) Centre for the Development of Community Assets (CDCA), bringing together people, money, and ideas to build the community assets that contribute to quality of life for urban dwellers; and d) International Partnerships, sharing with the world Canada's experiences of managing its urban regions, focusing primarily in the fields of policy development, capacity building, civic engagement, planning and growth management, environmental protection, social development, local economic development, institutional change for municipal and metropolitan governments, and urban finance.
Adresse : 555 Richmond Street West
Suite 402, PO Box 612
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 3B1
FAX: (416) 365-0650
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Internship Coordinator
Courriel : internships@canurb.com
Pays : Éthiopie
Ville : Addis Ababa
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : Within the framework of its CIDA-funded partnership program, CUI has launched its Urban Partnerships Project Ethiopia (UPP Ethiopia). The goal of UPP Ethiopia is to build the capacity and strengthen the institutions of city governments in Ethiopia by sharing technical expertise and know-how.

In Canada
The intern will spend the Canadian portion of the internship preparing for the overseas component, by arranging for the logistics for the overseas stay; by conducting background research on the host country, host organization, associated CUI project, and relevant topics; and by familiarizing his/herself with the cultural and business practices of the host country. Following the overseas portion, the intern will debrief, write his/her final report, and begin his/her job search.

The intern will join the CUI office in Ethiopia and be placed primarily in the Department of Town Planning, City Government of Addis Ababa, supporting their Eco-City program, a slum-upgrading program inspired by Local Agenda/Action 21. She/he will research slum-upgrading best practices as well as support the Eco-City program to adopt participatory practices that better involve stakeholders in decision-making. The intern will be assigned the following activities:
- Compile and present to partners slum-upgrading best practices.
- Using participatory methodologies, review progress of the Eco-City program and produce a formal evaluation detailing strengths, threats, weaknesses and opportunities for better stakeholder involvement in decision-making.
- Assist in the development of community participatory planning training materials for a slum-upgrading pilot project.
Organisation d'accueil : Canadian Urban Institute - Ethiopia Country Office
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : CUI will be the official host organization and will coordinate and support the internship. The intern(s) will be placed in the Canadian Urban Institute - Ethiopia Country Office, which is located in the City of Addis Ababa. In Ethiopia, with CIDA funding, CUI is contributing to UN HABITAT's Global Campaign on Urban Governance, including urban sustainability and poverty reduction.

The intern(s) will work closely with the program's two partners:

1) The City of Addis Ababa Bureau of Capacity Building (BoCB). The Bureau of Capacity Building is one of eight departments through which the City of Addis Ababa is managed. BoCB is responsible for building the capacity of civil servants and institutions working within the City of Addis Ababa with the goal to improve the effectiveness of city management/planning and service delivery. In particular, BoCB oversees the Urban Management Institute (UMI), which provides need-based urban management training, research, and consultancy services for city government offices, as well as non-government and private sector organizations. Website: http://www.addisababacity.gov.et

2) The Department of Urban Plan Preparation (DUPPI) of the Department of Town Planning for the City of Addis Ababa. DUPPI leads the preparation, implementation and monitoring of all land use plans, including neighbourhood-level plans and initiatives, in the City of Addis Ababa. Currently, DUPPI is leading a city-wide, slum-upgrading program inspired by Local Agenda/Action 21.