[Sust-mar] ACIC Job Posting International Development Week Coordinator

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Mon Dec 5 10:25:07 EST 2005

ACIC StationeryInternational Development Week - Coordinator

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a unique
coalition of Atlantic Canadian organizations and individuals, with a shared
interest in international development and cooperation issues, working
together to achieve sustainable global development in a peaceful and healthy
environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all.

ACIC supports its members in development and developmental education through
collective leadership, networking, information, training and coordination,
and represents their interests when dealing with government and others.  We
currently have 54 members, including institutions, national organizations
and grassroots organizations, as well as individuals from across the
Atlantic Provinces.  For more information, please refer to our website at

ACIC seeks the services of responsible, energetic, and experienced
individual to organize International Development Week (IDW) activities
throughout the Atlantic region.

Project Summary:

ACIC is planning to organise two International Development Week activities
in Atlantic Canada. The first activity, an essay contest, is intended to
engage a large number of Atlantic Canadian youth by encouraging discussion,
reflection, and action on issues of global poverty and the role Canadian’s
can play in eliminating it. It involves inviting Atlantic Canadian youth to
write an essay on one of the following themes: HIV/AIDS, Child Protection,
Basic Education, Environment, Health and Nutrition, or Governance. Prizes
will be awarded for the top essay in each province as determined by a panel
of judges comprised of ACIC’s coordinator, an ACIC member engaged in
development education, and an individual from the school system.

The second activity is a two-day Atlantic youth conference on international
development. The theme of the conference would be “Move Your WORLD” and
approximately 40 youth from across Atlantic Canada would be invited to come
together to learn, share, connect, and develop action plans that address
global poverty. The conference would be designed to be highly interactive
and have a strong focus on developing concrete actions to ensure that the
impact of the conference extends past International Development Week. The
hope is to invigorate a sense of global citizenship and awareness amongst
Atlantic Canadian youth.

Work to be completed:

·                     Collaborate with the International Development Week
Planning Committee and ACIC Coordinator to develop a detailed work for both
the conference and the essay contest;

·                     Coordinate application process to recruit 40 youth
participants from across Atlantic Canada;

·                     Finalize the venue and food arrangements, secure
accommodations, and organize travel logistics;

·                     Develop a communication strategy and distribute
promotional materials;

·                     Work with Planning Committee to identify possible
youth panellists, workshop facilitators, and relevant development

·                     Liaise with CIDA, school boards, and community
organisations to promote the essay contest;

·                     Solicit prize donations for the essay contest;

·                     Coordinate the selection of winning entries;

·                     Provide overall direction and co-ordination during the
conference; and

·                     Monitor the budget and prepare the final report.

Desired Qualifications:

·                     Proven experience planning programs for and mobilizing
youth, particularly conferences or symposiums;

·                     Self-directed, with the ability to assume a high level
of leadership and direction;

·                     Detail-oriented, organized and thorough;

·                     Experience working with the media;

·                     Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
bilingual an asset;

·                     Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Publisher,
internet, e-mail); and

·                     Experience working overseas in a cross-cultural
setting an asset.

Timeframe: December 14 2005 – February 24 2006

Location:  Atlantic Region

Salary: This is a contract position, paid on a fee-for-service basis. The
rate of pay will be $2600 for the entire project, including all taxes and
disbursements. We estimate the hours of work to be approximately 20
hours/week for 10 weeks. It is understood that the time commitment will
increase closer to the date of the event, requiring flexibility on the part
of the IDW Coordinator.

Application Deadline: December 11, 2005

Application procedure: Please submit a letter of intent and CV by December
11, 2005 by email to: info at acic-caci.org

Jessica Dubelaar, Coordinator - Atlantic Council for International

Thank you for applying.  Only short listed applications will be contacted to
arrange for an interview.

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation /
Conseil atlantique pour la coopération internationale
PO Box 27025, 5595 Fenwick Street
Halifax, NS/N.-É. Canada, B3H 4M8
Tel/Tél: (902) 431-2311 Fax/Téléc: (902) 431-2311
E-mail/Courriel: info at acic-caci.org

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