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Rural Development 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 : Concours fournis aux organisations non gouvernementales
Description du stage : Concern Universal works in Partnership with local organisations that represent the communities we serve. We recognise the importance of effective Civil Society organisations in developing countries and we operate in close cooperation with and through them to reach beneficiary communities. This enables local people to achieve self-driven and sustainable development that takes into full consideration the local cultures and traditions. Concern Universal also believes that the broader development goals are dependent on an enduring capacity of local NGOs in developing countries to drive change and implement poverty alleviation actions. Our commitment is to enable our partners to become effective, self-sustainable organisations beyond the duration of any particular project. Partnership with local organisations is the key approach of our development work and generally is under-pinned by a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines the spirit and framework of the collaboration. In addition, specific project contracts are put in lace to ensure clarity and transparency over roles and responsibilities in project implementation. Our partner development methodologies include a range of targeted activities to achieve organisational strength for the partners. Through the delivery of project activities, CU seeks to transfer sound and sustainable practice by the partners in the following areas: Governance; Needs Assessment; Strategic Planning; Project Design and Management; Functioning Financial Systems: Human Resources Management (including training in areas such as gender and financial management.)

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.

Overseas
Across the organisation, almost 30% of Concern Universal's projects are classified as Organisational Development and Capacity Building; other key actors are Agriculture and Food Security (16%), Health (13%), Emergency Relief (13%), and Water and Environmental Sanitation (9%). The intern will be associated with working mostly in the rural communities with our local partners in the areas of partner development / capacity building and will focus working in the Western Division and the North Bank Divisions of The Gambia.

The intern will be working mostly in the rural communities with our local partners in the areas of partner development / capacity building and will focus working in the Western Division and the North Bank Divisions of The Gambia. The Intern's activities will include assistance in developing training materials, in the various project areas, computer training and database design, financial management, report writing, designing and monitoring work-plans, participate in staff community training programmes; partner development in agricultural development, fundraising, project monitoring and evaluation.
Organisation d'accueil : Concern Universal - The Gambia
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Concern Universal is an international development and emergency relief NGO. Concern Universal supports local initiatives that improve the daily lives for people living in some of the worlds poorest communities; for instance, greater income-earning opportunities, improved health facilities, or clean water supplies. Concern Universal's strength derives from our relationship with our partner organisations and communities around the world. Concern Universal responds to community needs, so we are involved in a wide range of initiatives. In each country Concern's focus is on the areas where differences can be made - for instance agriculture and food security, emergency relief, human rights and water and environmental sanitation. From this, distinctive country strategies emerge. Concern is currently operating in 11 developing countries; Bangladesh; Brazil; Columbia; The Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Senegal; Nigeria.