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Training/Gender Analysis Assistant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Acronyme : MI
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The Marine Institute's mission statement is "to foster economic development in strategic marine sectors of the Newfoundland economy, particularly the fishery and offshore development, and to enable Newfoundlanders to participate in the marine industry, nationally and internationally." MI International who manages the Global Graduate Placement Program is the international arm of MI. It's mission is "to enhance the capacity of the Marine Institute and its community partners to participate effectively in a global society and economy."
Adresse : 155 Ridge Road
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Lab,
A1C 5R3
FAX: (709) 778-0371
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Elsie Critch
Courriel : elsie.critch@mi.mun.ca
Pays : Malawi
Ville : Mangochi (Empepwe)
Secteur : Pêche
Description du stage : In Malawi, fisheries supply about 75 percent of the nation's dietary animal protein and employ approximately 250,000 people in catching, processing and marketing. In the past decade, the total catch decreased from 70,000 tons a year to 45,000 tons largely because of over-exploitation of tilapia (chambo). The goal of the MI's Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security project in Malawi is to ensure environmental sustainability and its consequent positive impact on the population of Malawi's coastal communities through reduced post-harvest losses.

The CIDA funded Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security project will expand the mandate and capacity of the Malawi College of Fisheries (MCF) to deliver training in post harvest processing at the diploma (e.g. fisheries extension technical assistants and officers) and community level. The project aims to enhance the training capacity of the MCF through graduate (e.g. Masters students) and short course training (e.g. enhanced computer training, fish processing, etc.). The project will also raise awareness of sustainable aquatic resource management among mid-level fisheries officers and community representatives through community based training and public awareness initiatives. As women are key stakeholders and active participants in the marketing and processing realms of community-based fisheries they will be the primary beneficiaries of community based training. Community based training will focus directly on improved fish processing methodologies. Improved fish quality will provide higher quality protein for family diets and will increase potential income through higher quality retail product.

The intern will work on two activities during the placement. First, the intern will work with the community outreach unit (COU) of the MCF and the graduate student in collecting information pertaining to gender based fisheries information. The intern will assist the team in gathering gender information and the inputting and interpreting results. Second, the intern will work with the MCF to provide much needed computer training and instruction to the MCF staff and students (community based fisheries extension workers). Competency in computer skills is critical to gathering accurate fisheries data (landings, stock info) and will greatly enhance the fisheries extension workers ability to provide information to the community fishermen and processors. The intern will assist with MCF in a curriculum review of computer training and provide recommendations for training.

In Canada
The intern will undertake extensive pre-departure preparation prior to their overseas posting including research of host organizations and country; health assessment/immunizations, travel arrangements and accommodations; access to intern resource centre/library; and one week prior to departure all interns meet at MI for briefings. During the week, the interns will undertake consultations with former interns, faculty members and ex-patriots; and participate in a three day pre-departure briefing conducted by The Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL). This briefing includes: cross-cultural effectiveness (e.g. communicating with difficult people, emotional intelligence); culture shock awareness; personal and professional career planning and goal setting; health and safety; gender issues related to local context; international and country development issues; presentation to one another and group work. Interns are trained in results based management and report writing. Interns are provided contact information for host organization and supervisor to allow for introductions, delineation of duties, and expression of desired outcomes or expectations prior to departure. Interns are also matched with a network of local/national/international contacts within their field.

Overseas
The intern will work on two activities during the placement. First, the intern will work with the community outreach unit (COU) of the MCF and the graduate student in collecting information pertaining to gender based fisheries information. The intern will assist the team in gathering gender information and the inputting and interpreting results. Second, the intern will work with the MCF to provide much needed computer training and instruction to the MCF staff and students (community based fisheries extension workers). Competency in computer skills is critical to gathering accurate fisheries data (landings, stock info) and will greatly enhance the fisheries extension workers ability to provide information to the community fishermen and processors. The intern will assist with MCF in a curriculum review of computer training and provide recommendations for training.
Organisation d'accueil : Department of Fisheries
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The paramount responsibility of the Department of Fisheries remains the protection of the existing fish resources by means of appropriate research, the collection and analysis of the relevant data and the application of appropriate control mechanisms. DoF has recently been granted AfDB funding (approx. US$10mil) to enhance the production and marketing of fisheries, including fish farming, in Malawi. The project will help strengthen individual and institutional capacities of fishers, fish processors and marketers.