City Shinyanga, Tanzania
Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
This placement will support the efforts aimed at strengthening the capacity of the AGAPE AIDS CONTROL PROGRAM (AACP) in the area of Information Tecnology. The IT specialist will help the organization to develop good approaches to integrate IT into project activities, ensuring systems are consistently used and implemented an individual who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of people.
The IT advisor will support the development of IT plan to integrate the IT in the implementation of AGAPE`s strategic plan. In that perspective, the advisor will identify gaps and share knowledge about good practices that could help to promote AGAPE`s mission, vision, values and strategic priorities within and outside the organization.
As a volunteer, you will:
-Identify needs and opportunities across the project's technical components to be addressed through ICT solutions
-Develop approaches to integrate ICT into project activities, ensuring systems are consistently used and implemented
-Design and implement technology-enabled programming based on established ICT standards and procedures
-Build capacity of staff, partners, and grantees to use ICT tools to achieve project objectives
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Advanced degree in computer science or a related field preferred
- Minimum of 3 - 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in applying technology to international development, education, or organizational development
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience working with technology vendors and consultants
- Experience designing and implementing databases and mobile technology preferred
- Experience working on international donor-funded projects strongly preferred
Agape Aids Control Programme
Agape AIDS Control Program was established on 24th of January, 2006 as a Community-based Organization (CBO) working to cover the Shinyanga Region and later registered as an NGO on 24th June, 2009 by the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children. AACP is a Non-partisan, Non-Religious and Non-profit Organization geared at promoting human rights and Community Development
In 2009, AACP came to realize that violation of Human Rights in the Community was a problem. Since then, AGAPE started working on four core programs which are; HIV/AIDS control and prevention, Child and Youth Protection, Legal Aid Services provision, and Prevention of Gender Based Violence, Child marriages and pregnancies. These core works contribute to the attainment of their Mission which is “to empower the Community to challenge Human Rights violation by strengthening their capacity to improve their resources of Income and reduce poverty, HIV/AIDS transmission, GBV prevalence, Child abuse and advance its mitigation measures “and the Vision is “to see the Community is free from Human Rights Violation and discrimination where Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Domestic Workers, Women, Youth, PLWHAs and the Community at large live harmonious happy life and Dignity”.
Enhanced community especially women, youth, children and the old with capacity to access legal aid services, reduce incidence of HIV/AIDS and its impacts, income generation and abilities to prevent human rights violation in six districts in Shinyanga and Tabora Regions by 2022.
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.