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Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Program Associate

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Coady International Institute
Acronyme : COADY
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Established by St. Francis Xavier University in 1959,and named for Rev. Dr. Moses Coady, the Coady Institute works with innovative people and organizations to create effective and practical solutions to reduce global poverty and injustice. Coady accomplishes this through education, action partnerships, and initiatives to help young Canadians become active global citizens.
Adresse : P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia,
B2G 2L4
FAX: (902) 867-3907
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : J. Hugh Landry
Courriel : hlandry@stfx.ca
Pays : Rwanda
Ville : Kigali
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : The youth intern will assist with the development of the Human Rights and HIV/AIDS program at AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA. This will involve participating in a strategic planning process to mainstream HIV/AIDS into the organization's activities, as well as develop projects and sources of funding for the Human Rights and HIV/AIDS program. The objective of the Human Rights and HIV/AIDS program at AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA is to enable the organisation to clearly orient its interventions in line with mainstreaming HIV/AIDS issues and Human rights, and to mobilize the requisite resources.

In Canada

Coady's Youth in Partnership program has two Canada-based components: a four week pre- departure orientation (including workshops designed to prepare the associate for living and working overseas) and an educational program (for which a certificate is awarded).

Pre-Departure Orientation: The educational component, working as joint participants with development professionals from across the global south, allow the youth associate to become more familiar with the philosophy of development, the principles of adult education and community-driven development. It also enables the associates to learn directly from the experience of Southern development leaders. The workshops guide the associates in their preparation for the overseas component of the program. Associates learn to compile research related their placement countries and organizations as well as the specific issues that are central to their overseas job description. The workshops include counselling and training related to gender, environment and HIV/AIDS as well as practical approaches to living and working in a Southern country environment. The responsibilities of the associates during this component are: to live cooperatively together in a residential training setting; to attend and participate fully all educational and workshop sessions; to research and document their placement country and organization and build a portfolio related to the overseas job description; to participate in one-on-one counselling sessions with the Youth Programs Coordinator and to develop links with a Canada-based mentor who will be available by email and telephone to provide advice related to the overseas work.

Re-entry Program. Following the overseas component of the internship, the associate is required to participate in a two-week re-entry program in Canada. The re-entry program assists the youth associate to reflect on their experience, to de-brief and to share their experiences with other Canadians. The program also includes an opportunity to develop career and job search skills. Associates are required to prepare substantive reports of their achievements relative to their job descriptions, prepare a press release, engage in job search activities, to participate and present their experience in at least one public forum, and to participate fully and openly in debriefing exercises with their colleagues as well as on a one-on-one basis with the Youth Programs Coordinator. They are also required to prepare written evaluations of each component of the internship program, to participate in group evaluation discussions and to provide a critical assessment of their individual placement.

Overseas

The intern will report to Mr. Paul Mutagoma, the Head of Programs at AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA. The intern's role will to work with the Head of Programs to develop the organizations programming in the area of Human Rights and HIV/AIDS. The objective of the Human Rights and HIV/AIDS program at AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA is to enable the organisation to clearly orient its interventions in line with mainstreaming HIV/AIDS issues and Human rights, and to mobilize requisite resources.

Specific responsibilities will include:

- To spearhead the programmatic conception of mainstreaming HIV/AIDS issues with Human Rights in the Organisation based on its mission statement;
- Conceive and elaborate project proposals to enable the realization of the programmatic conception on mainstreaming HIV/AIDS and Human rights;
- Mobilize funding for the elaborated projects;
- Develop relevant tools for effective monitoring and evaluation of the success of the projects;
- Participate in the implementation of funded projects.

This placement is suitable for graduates with a background and interest in human rights, HIV/AIDS and youth. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills (verbal and writing), and a demonstrated ability as a leader. French language skills an asset.
Organisation d'accueil : Youth Association for Human Rights Promotion and Development
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Founded in 1996 by students at the National University of Rwanda, the Youth Association for Human Rights Promotion and Development's overarching goal is to empower Rwandan youth in the areas of human rights and socio-economic betterment. With a main office in Kigali and branch offices in the Eastern, Western and Southern provinces, the specific objectives of AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA are: to promote and protect human rights in line with national and international legislation; to adopt an integrated approach for promoting human rights and development; to sensitize youth about their rights and duties in society; to promote gender equality and social welfare; and to sensitize youth on environmental conservation and protection activities as a basis for the full enjoyment of human rights. .