[Sust-mar] Intntl. Dev't. Week Coord., ACIC, p/t contract, Atlantic Canada, Dec 11 deadline

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International Development Week Coordinator
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation

Date posted to GoodWork: Dec 5, 2005
Application deadline: Dec 11, 2005
Start date: Dec 16, 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada

International 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 http://www.acic-caci.org

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 Cooperation

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


[GoodWork Editor adds... topical links, resources & opportunities:

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation


International Development Week

International Development -- links & organizations

Sustainable Develoment -- links & orgs.

Ecoportal Canada - gateway to sustainability & environment in Canada


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