Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


West Africa Rural Development (WARD) Program Management Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Okanagan College
Acronyme : OC
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : OC's International Development Centre provides OC students, faculty, staff, and community members with a window on the realities and opportunities of the developing world. IDC operates within the OC internationalisation strategy to expose OC community members to and involve them in the issues of the developing world through exchanges, training of overseas personnel on OC programs, internships, classroom and community presentations, professional development opportunities, consultancies, and program development. IDC is a signature program of the Salmon Arm campus of OC and builds on the current and completed community development projects located in West Africa and co-ordinated through Salmon Arm over the past eleven years. Okanagan College is a comprehensive community college offering a variety of technical, vocational, academic upgrading, and university transfer level courses. OC focuses on serving the educational needs of the Okanagan-Shuswap community.
Adresse : Salmon Arm Campus - Box 189 - 2552 Trans Canada Hwy NE
Salmon Arm, British Columbia,
V1E 4N3
FAX: (250) 804-8850
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Personne ressource : Chad Shipmaker
Courriel : cidainternship@okanagan.bc.ca
Pays : Gambie
Ville : Banjul
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : Internship activities will be directly tied and related to the rural development-training project work plans. The intern will work with WARD members in upkeep of training material design and training manual facilitation and delivery to members of the development community in The Gambia.

In Canada
Interns will participate in pre-departure training and post-overseas debriefing and re-entry. IDC/OC staff will facilitate pre-departure training and debriefing that will adress the following: Monthly reporting and final report submission, cultural and language training, health and wellness, contract agreements, post-internship job searching strategies and resume writing, effective re-entry awareness and support, personal reflection opportunities, evaluations of experiences and learnings while overseas, sharing of journals, and the completion of program reports and CIDA evaluations. Interns will be asked to give feedback to IDC/OC staff on a number of program areas to be documented in reports to CIDA and applied to future programs and funded international internship possibilities. Also during the this time the interns will participate in outreach activities that will raise awareness of CIDA internships and international development in general.

As a member of the ward management team, the intern will:
- spearhead communication with local government, district assemblies, chief councils, various members of NGO sector, and national education institutions on behalf of and as a representative of the project;
- facilitate new links with the NGO sectors in surrounding countries in West Africa;
- track WARD alumni working in community development;
- maintain and edit WARD newsletter;
- promote WARD training sessions;
- monitor project evaluations;
- facilitate WARD training sessions;
- help recruit students in the West Africa Region for WARD courses;
- train the WARD office staff in computer skills and office administration;
- and develop training materials
Organisation d'accueil : West African Rural Development Project
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The West African Rural Development Centre (WARD) is a CIDA project that provides education and training for development practitioners working in rural community projects. The programme also creates and provides curriculum material. Presently, WARD offers diploma programs in conjunction with the University of Gambia.