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Cuso International

A force for change in an ever-changing world.

 

Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality around the globe through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors.Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive, lasting change.

In 1961, a group of Canadian university graduates had a vision of a more connected world. A world where the social constraints you are born into don’t dictate the entirety of your life. Where each human being has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Over the next few decades, as our partners became the educators, health care professionals and farmers, so evolved the role of the volunteers. Today, our volunteers are experienced professionals who focus on building skills and transferring knowledge to our partners across Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. And, our name Cuso International reflects this change.

 

Read about Dr. Deirdre Nunan’s volunteer work in Ethiopia

 

Objective: Improving access to medical care.

As an Orthopedic Surgical Advisor at Asosa Hospital, my job is to help increase diagnosis of local cases and develop Continuing Medical Education. Asosa is a small rural hospital and we aim to provide excellence from the most basic level. I assist with surgeries and rounds, organize equipment and supplies, and demonstrate the cleanliness so critical to good care.

I’m also modelling respectful and compassionate care for marginal populations. I recently had a 50-year-old South Sudanese refugee come in from one of the refugee camps. He had a history of being treated with antibiotics for a joint infection inside his knee, but this kind of infection can’t be treated with antibiotics alone – it needs surgery. After we operated, he went from completely bedridden to walking around with a cane with his wife dancing and clapping behind him! It was incredibly gratifying and learning from this man’s case will help others in the future.

– See more at: http://journey.cusointernational.org/volunteers/deirdre-nunan/#sthash.uuUfY8cQ.dpuf

 

FOCUS AREAS

Building a more just and sustainable world together.

Cuso International’s work is driven by authentic engagement with and accountability to the people and communities involved. Our three focus areas are:

 COMMUNITY

At Cuso International, we believe that in order for communities to thrive, children need to be protected, and men and women must enjoy the same human rights and be given the same opportunities to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

  • Priorities include
  • Access to justice
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Citizen participation
  • Gender equality
  • Governance

In 2013-2014, 74 volunteers worked with 43 partner organizations delivering community projects in 13 countries.

READ ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

 HEALTH

Healthy people are better able to work, learn, take care of their families and participate in their community’s development. But access to health care remains a challenge for people living in poverty, in remote communities, or excluded because of race, gender or class.

Cuso International volunteers and partners work together to improve access to basic services.

Priorities include

  • Maternal, newborn and child health
  • Quality health services

In 2013-2014, 50 volunteers worked with 32 partner groups in 8 countries to support health initiatives.

READ ABOUT THE IMPACT OF IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

 LIVELIHOOD

Global economic challenges, such as food security and employment, ecological risks like climate change, and discrimination based on gender, disproportionately affect men, women and children living in poverty.

Through skilled volunteers and collaborative partnerships, Cuso International is working to help people and the communities in which they live become more self-sufficient and resilient.

Priorities include

  • Education and Skills training to improve employability
  • Enterprise development and Financing
  • Entrepreneurship support and Training
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable natural resource management and Climate change adaptation
  • Value chains

In 2013-2014, 281 volunteers worked with 143 partner organizations to improve their livelihoods programs in 25 countries.

READ ABOUT THE IMPACT OF BUILDING BETTER LIVELIHOODS

Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

If you join us, you can expect to:

  • Gain valuable international work experience in your field
  • Add to projects that have global impact and reach
  • Grow your global network by working with international colleagues
  • Broaden your professional experience within new industries

Cuso International will cover the following costs:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Health Benefits
  • A monthly stipend for daily living expenses
  • Moving allowances for dependents*
  • Additional language training*
  • Ongoing support and training to prepare for life overseas

*These are dependent on the placement and decided on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

Health Listings

Maternal Health Project Advisor

Location: Jamaica

Brief Description: 12 Months | Start Date between Jun – Aug 2017

Maternal And Child Nutrition Advisor

Location: Ethiopia

Brief Description: 9 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Pediatric Nurse

Location: Tanzania

Brief Description: 8-12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Community Nurse

Location: Tanzania

Brief Description: 6 -12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Health Advisors And Medical Doctors / Specialists

Location: Ethiopia

Brief Description: 6-12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Midwife

Location: Ethiopia

Brief Description: 6-8 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Maternal Health Project Advisor

Location: Jamaica

Brief Description: 12 Months | Start Date between Jun – Aug 2017

Special Education Advisor

Location: Benin

Brief Description: 12 Months | Start Date between Aug – Oct 2017

Research And Development Advisor

Location: Ethiopia

Brief Description: 12 Months | Start Date between Jun – Aug 2017

Hospital Management And Administration Advisor

Location: Ethiopia

Brief Description: 9 Months | Start Date between Apr – Jun 2017

Organizational Development Advisor

Location: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Nutrition Project Advisor

Location: Zambia

Brief Description: 9 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Nutrition Policy Advisor

Location: Malawi

Brief Description: 9 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Organizational Development Advisor

Location: Malawi

Brief Description: 10 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Location: Malawi

Brief Description: 10 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Multi-sectoral Nutrition Advisor

Location: Ethiopia

Brief Description: 9 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Maternal And Child Nutrition Advisor

Location: Ethiopia

Brief Description: 9 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Community Health Advisor

Location: Mozambique

Brief Description: 9 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Social Work Advisor

Location: Benin

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Apr – Jun 2017

Social Work Advisor

Location: Benin

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Gardening Counselor

Location: Benin

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Apr – Jun 2017

Organizational Development Advisor

Location: Benin

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Counseling And Training Advisor – Volunteer In Guyana (Caribbean)!

Location: Guyana

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Jul – Sep 2017

Pediatric Nurse

Location: Tanzania

Brief Description: 8-12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Hospital Management And Administration Advisor

Location: Tanzania

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Community Nutrition Advisor

Location: Tanzania

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Health Advisors And Medical Doctors / Specialists

Location: Ethiopia

Brief Description: 6-12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Organizational Development Advisor

Location: Nigeria

Brief Description: 6 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Program And Business Development Advisor

Location: Nigeria

Brief Description: 6 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

Youth Sexual And Reproductive Health Advisor

Location: Nigeria

Brief Description: 12 Month | Start Date between Mar – May 2017

 

All positions have the following Support Package:

  • 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
  • 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
More about Cuso International
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Take the next step to becoming a part of the global Cuso International family. 

If you have any questions, please connect with us by calling 1-888-434-2876 ext. 248 or by emailing cuso.recruitment@cusointernational.org

200-44 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1R 6S4 | Telephone: +1 888 434 2876 | www.cusointernational.org

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School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) – Job Posting

 

Applications are invited for the position of Manager of Health and Safety for School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson). As part of School District No. 73’s management team, the Manager of Health and Safety is responsible for the continued development, implementation and oversight of the occupational health and safety program for the district. This broad set of responsibilities includes prevention and claims (including all claim reporting to WorkSafeBC, Review Division and Appeal Tribunal Representation). The manager is responsible for related Human Resources functions, such as employee orientations.

 

The successful applicant for this position will demonstrate:

  • Five (5) years’ experience in a lead role as Manager of Health and Safety for a large organization
  • Degree/diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent
  • CRSP designation
  • Experience in the field of Human Resource Management

 

Application Deadline:  Sunday May 7, 2017

@  11:30 PM

Letters of application and resume, including references, to be submitted through the Make a Future website: www.makeafuture.ca/kamloops-thompson

Further information is available on the Employment section of the School District No. 73 website: sd73.bc.ca/careers

UBC Faculty of Education Summer 2017 Teacher Programs: Home Economics – Human Ecology & Everyday Learning

University of British Columbia

Faculty of Education

2017 Programs for Teachers

Focus on Home Economics & Human Ecology

http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/Summer2017

SUMMER INSTITUTES

UBC Faculty of Education is offering a number summer institutes with a focus on Home Economics – Human Ecology & Everyday Learning. These professional programs are designed for teachers to build up expertise and to address the changes in the renewed BC curriculum.

 

CURRICULUM DESIGN & EVALUATION IN HOME ECONOMICS

Practical & Theoretical Issues

July 4-7 @ Kelowna | EDCP 362B 96A

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/2017HomeEc

The New BC Provincial Curriculum for Food Studies, Textiles, and Family Studies offers the opportunity for teachers to review and refresh their teaching. The course will help teachers to consider the new curriculum in detail and to identify the areas where Home Economics is located. Teachers will have opportunity to consider the ways that their teaching can meet the needs of their students within context of the model ­ know, do and understand and create opportunities to address curricular competencies. This course will use a lens of inquiry to explore the curriculum and how it can be applied. Participants will leave this course with scopes and sequences for each curriculum developed throughout the course in partnership with class members.

 

 

ECOLOGY OF FOOD STUDIES
Using Imaginative Ecological Education as a framework

July 10-14 @ Victoria | EDCP 495B 96A or non-credit

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/FoodStudies

Food is one of our most basic needs, an infinite repository for learning and a powerful vehicle for building relationships. Yet classroom learning and teaching with food is a complex endeavour. This course will help teachers untangle learning intentions and logistics, design engaging learning experiences, access resources, stretch budgets and create meaningful assessment while considering 21st century learning principles. This course will use Imaginative Ecological Education as a framework to inform hands-on teaching and learning in the classroom and community. Students can expect to work collaboratively and taste the fruits of their labour too!

 

 

AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM
Integrating agricultural literacy and sustainability into classrooms

July 17-21 @ Abbotsford | EDCP 329 96A or non-credit

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/Agriculture

Food is often taken for granted. Students and society often have limited understanding of the sources, processes, and issues related to food production. The British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation has devoted itself to providing teachers with useful resources to help them integrate important concepts related to food, the agriculture industry and environmental sustainability into their classrooms. This course examines best practices in implementation, such as pedagogies of engagement, interdisciplinary/integrative studies, and outdoor studies. Through active participation, field trips, guest speakers, and video presentations, participants will expand their knowledge of agriculture and food concepts and issues and reflect on their own values and orientations.

 

 

CRITICAL INQUIRY IN HEALTH EDUCATION
Health education in the context of physical education

July 24 ­ August 11 @ UBC Vancouver | EDCP 327A 96A

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/HealthEd

This course examines the nature and practice of health education in the context of physical education. Critical inquiry in health education aims to provide educators with critical perspectives of health, illness and disease. Premised on the World Health Organization¹s definition of health, this course moves beyond individual-focused behavior modification approaches to health and wellbeing, positioning health as a complex social, cultural and biological issue. In particular, issues, such as gender and gender expression, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity, and age will figure prominently into theoretical and practical oriented approaches to health education.

 

 

Visit pdce.educ.ubc.ca/Summer2017 to discover other summer programs.

Closing the Gap Conference – Livestream option available

It’s last call for the second annual Closing the Gap conference in Ottawa, this Saturday! If you haven’t got your ticket yet, there’s still a handful left — contact us directly if cost is a factor, and we’ll work something out for you.

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CMHA – Confident Parents: Thriving Kids Intake Coordinator – job opportunity

 

ABOUT US:

Founded in 1918, The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health and addiction, CMHA helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness and/or addiction.

ABOUT THE JOB:

Reporting to the Intake Supervisor, and as part of the Intake/Exit team, the Confident Parents Intake Coordinator conducts intake and exit questionnaires with families referred to the program using the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview (BCFPI) tool and other measures. This position helps assess referrals for program fit and ensures exclusionary criteria is used to identify inappropriate referrals.

The position acts as one of the first official contacts for the program with families and provides a supportive presence to parents experiencing difficulties.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that clients are served in a timely manner according to program protocol;
  • Schedule and administer recorded semi-structured interviews/questionnaires as needed, following a telephone script and protocol;
  • Connect clients to other CMHA Resources as and when needed;
  • Consult with Confident Parents: Thriving Kids Coach Supervisors for clinical supervision when client safety concerns arise;
  • Apply the Agency’s Diversity Lens and Framework for Support in all assignments associated with this role;
  • Other duties as assigned.

ABOUT YOU:

You will have an undergraduate education (BA, BSW, BSc) in Social Work, Child and Youth Care or related human services field, along with 1-3 years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience may be considered. You will also bring the following skills, knowledge and ability to the role:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health, health education, and health literacy, particularly in multiple settings or with various populations;
  • Knowledge of community outreach, along with knowledge of the mental health system in BC;
  • Knowledge of specialized and personal computer systems and databases, Internet, and software applications, particularly Microsoft Office;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and under pressure to deadline.
  • A strong attention to detail is required.
  • Experience with telephone service delivery as well as direct engagement with the public;
  • Experience administering a standardized questionnaire an asset;
  • Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries, while remaining empathetic when interacting with families. Experience in customer service and challenging situations an asset (where experience lacking, a high degree of emotional intelligence will also be accepted).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Resourcefulness and innovation to solve problems;
  • Personal experience with mental health and/or addiction issues and services, through self or loved ones, is an asset in this role.

MORE ABOUT US

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with flexible work hours and a friendly and engaging work environment.  Located in downtown Vancouver, this 37.5 hour a week position will require flexibility to work some evenings and/or Saturdays.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter, in PDF format, clearly documenting how you satisfy the requirements outlined in this job posting to human.resources@cmha.bc.ca by April 17, 2017.  NOTE: Please state Intake Coordinator in your e-mail subject line.  We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Given the intended reach of this program, we are actively seeking applications from First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. We encourage you to self-identify in your application.

We are an equity employer and encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people, people of all sexual orientation and genders, and others who may contribute to our further diversification.

Press Advisory – Future of Public Health in BC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3rd , 2017

FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN BC

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Public Health Association of BC is non-partisan, voluntary, non-profit, member driven organization that provides leadership to promote health, well-being and social equity. From a public health perspective, social, economic, and environmental conditions should promote optimal health, and all citizens have a right to opportunities for success and prosperity.

PHABC has partnered with PlaceSpeak a digital platform whose mission is to facilitate legitimate and defensible online citizen engagement processes by connecting the digital identity of participants to their physical location.

The coming Provincial election is an opportunity for general public and public health professionals in BC to advocate for policies that will improve the health of the population. Click here to link to PlaceSpeak.

PHABC is interested in speaking with all British Columbians about their interest in the future of healthy public policy, public health services and ensuring that we have conditions that support health for all.

For more information about PHABC’s activities or to find out more about #InvestInPublicHealth contact:

Shannon Turner

PHABC Executive Director

execdir@phabc.org

(250)595-8422

@pha_bc