Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Water for Life Intern

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Samaritan's Purse Canada
Acronyme : SPC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine. We have expertise and capacity in the sectors of food and non-food distributions, water, medical, health, shelter and children's concerns.
Adresse : 20 Hopewell Way, NE
Calgary, Alberta,
T3J 5H5
FAX: (403) 250-6567
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Jennifer Singh
Courriel : waterforlife@samaritan.org
Pays : Brésil
Ville : Santarem and Belem
Secteur : Distribution d'eau et assainissement
Description du stage : CIDA interns will be equipped to initiate Water for Life Projects in communities having no access to safe drinking water. Interns will help in the expansion of the current BSF program in Santarem, to Belem and Castanhal bases (river communities along the Amazon basin). Interns' experiences will include training national staff for the future sustainability of the project, constructing and installing filters and conducting hygiene and filter education workshops in communities. Through these activities, interns will develop knowledge and understanding of community health and development principles.

Overseas, interns will assist in training PAZ staff in the implementation of the BSF technology and help with project start-up at the Belem and Castanhal bases. Interns will first train with staff in Santarem, and will then be responsible for the implementation of 100 filters in the expansion areas through completing tasks such as: reporting to the project manager, working with and training local staff, building and installing water filters, developing training curriculum for the local context and culture, assisting with on-going project development, conducting assessments and monitoring, delivering health, hygiene and filter training to communities, and delivering reports on project activities. While in Canada, interns participate in pre-departure training, job search activities, public speaking engagements, and debriefing while reporting to the International Field Staff Training and Development Manager for the duration of their overseas placement.

Samaritan's Purse is requesting that this mandate be applied to two internship positions for a number of reasons: additional safety and security precautions, emotional support during stressful times, collaboration of ideas, and experience working in teams. Additionally, with projects having often more than one project site, this allows for interns to be targeting more communities in their time overseas.
Organisation d'accueil : Project AmaZon (PAZ)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Founded in 1976, PAZ is a humanitarian organization committed to improving the physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the people of Brazil through training and equipping nationals to offer programs in the following sectors: relief and social development, women at-risk services along the border of Bolivia were sex-trafficking is rampant, vocational training, childcare and education, and water and sanitation. To date, PAZ has installed more than 7,200 BioSand Water Filters (BSF) in 130 communities. PAZ works to provide essential health care services to remote and inaccessible communities throughout the Amazon Basin, including the provision of BioSand Water Filters. PAZ has partnered with a number of international funding bodies and other groups in support of their mandate.