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Tra Vinh Improved Livelihoods Project Assistant

Statut : Annulé
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
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Personne ressource : Elsie Critch
Courriel : elsie.critch@mi.mun.ca
Pays : Vietnam
Ville : Tra Vinh Town, Tra Vinh Province
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : MI is part of a Canadian consortium (SIAST and Agriteam) that has recently been awarded a 4-year C$2.7M Vietnam Tra Vinh Improved Livelihoods Project. The main purpose of the project is to contribute to increasing the living standards and the productive capacity of the rural poor in Tra Vinh through an integrated set of agriculture and rursl economic development activities. The focus of the project will be on increasing income-earning opportunities and on-farm and off-farm employment for the poor. It will increase productivity and improve food security through activities which support crop diversification, the intensification of agriculture and the development of rural enterprises. Community development initiatives to respond to household and community needs will also be undertaken to promote increased rural economic development opportunities. Small-scale infrastructure support will also contribute to creating an enabling environment for sustainable rural economic development. The project's activities will focus on 20 communes in seven districts and one town in Tra Vinh, identified as initial priority target areas in terms of poverty levels, high percentages of Khmer population and the potential for rural economic development.

In Canada
The intern will undertake extensive predeparture preparation prior to their overseas posting including: research of host organization 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 expats; and participate in a three-day predeparture 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; presentations 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 gain skills related to community development initiatives that integrate resource management into entrepreneurial endeavors. Specifically, the duties include: provide support to the project Field Coordinator and work directly with the project team in developing community based participatory planning and management strategies; to assist with conducting field assessments for agriculture, aquaculture, and post-harvest production; support project team in researching opportunities for enterprise development and sustainable small scale infrastructure; and assist with the professional development of the Tra Vinh Livelihoods project team through English instruction as well as workshop techniques in environmental presentations and computer techniques.
Organisation d'accueil : Tra Vinh Improved Livelihoods Project
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The main purpose of the Tra Vinh Improved Livelihoods Project is to contribute to increasing the living standards and the productive capacity of the rural poor in Tra Vinh through an integrated set of agriculture and rural economic development activities. The focus of the project will be on increasing income-earning opportunities and on/off farm employment for the poor. It will increase productivity and improve food security through activities which support crop diversification, the intensification of agriculture and the development of rural enterprises. Community development initiatives to respond to household and community needs will also be undertaken to promote increased rural economic development opportunities. Small-scale infrastructure support will also contribute to creating an enabling environment for sustainable rural economic development.