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Farm Radio International Tanzania Project – Employee Application

Employee Application Deadline: October 25, 2019

Program Summary:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting the first year of this exciting program opportunity!

NSCC would like to announce an opportunity for one employee from the  Creative Industries to participate in the Farm Radio International Tanzania Project in 2020. This program will only take place if a minimum of 3 students are selected to participate.

Interested employees are asked to review the information below, including the Criteria for Selection, and to submit the online application form.

Farm Radio International is a non-profit organization with the mandate to work uniquely with radio broadcasters to improve food security and agricultural methods for small-scale farmers in African countries using communication for development methods. This project is working with Farm Radio Tanzania and will give students (led by an NSCC employee) the opportunity to travel to Arusha Tanzania to work with the field office developing audio/visual resources to share with local broadcasters. These resources could include instructional videos on best practices in broadcasting or audio guides on how to best reach their target audience (small-scale farmers).

While working with Farm Radio Tanzania the students and faculty will stay at NSCC partner institution VETA Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (VHTTI) which is located nearby.

The program will take place in May 2020.

Program Qualifications for Students:

This program is open to students enrolled in the following programs:

  • Radio & Television Journalism
  • Screen Arts

About Farm Radio International

Farm Radio International targets its work towards small-scale farmers and rural communities in Africa. They use radio, a tool that is easily accessed in sub-Saharan Africa, to communicate information on low-cost and sustainable farming practices. This allows farmers, often among the most vulnerable to hunger, malnutrition and poverty, but who also produce and provide the majority of food on the continent, to gain valuable information through radio programs, which can improve their knowledge and help grow and improve their farming practices. Farm Radio International states that across Africa, 2% of farmers have landline access, 3% have internet access, and 18% have mobile phones. In contrast, 76% of farmers have radio set access, making radio an effective way to share farming practices. However, the access to mobile phones has been increasing quite rapidly, making mobile phones another effective way for Farm Radio International to share farming practices.

Farm Radio International works with hundreds of broadcasting partners, where they have surpassed 700 radio station partnerships in 40 sub-Saharan African countries. These partnerships have allowed Farm Radio International to create radio resources, mobile innovations, and projects, which have reached millions of small-scale farmers, providing them with information that may have been inaccessible otherwise.

About Arusha, Tanzania and the VETA Hotel and Tourism Training Institute

NSCC began working with VHTTI in 2015 on a Government of Canada funded project developing a tour operations program at the Diploma level. The institute is located in Njiro – Arusha, about 15 kilometres from the heart of Arusha city. VHTTI was strategically established and located in Arusha to curb the rising need of expertise in hospitality and tourism industry. Arusha was chosen as a strategic location due to the fact that among other reasons the city is at the heart of the Tanzania’s Northern tourism circuit.

Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorogoro Conversation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop and refine the skills needed to prepare for and participate in an international learning experience including research, organization, risk management, teamwork, interpersonal communication and cultural competence and sensitivity
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Tanzania in the context of the broadcasting industry and community outreach.
  • To strengthen academic and portfolio profiles through enhanced research, analytical thinking, planning, communication, innovation, entrepreneurship, and applied learning.

NSCC International will provide:

  • Logistical coordination (risk management, pre-departure orientation, travel documentation support, arrangement of in-country transportation and accommodation, etc.).
  • Program management support.

Selection Criteria:

  • Employee with a continuing employment status.
  • Must teach in one of the identified programs (Radio & Television Journalism or Screen Arts)
  • International experience considered an asset.
  • Commitment to applying learning in future work with NSCC.

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application (see below)
  • Signed letter of support from your supervisor stating they are aware you are applying for this opportunity (uploaded to the online form)

Project Timeline (subject to change):

October 2019Student and Faculty Application (Call for Submission)
October 2019Faculty Selection
November 2019Student Selection
November 2019Design Student Learning Contract
November 2019Program Development and Consultation with Local Partner
January 2020Research and planning phase initiated
April 2020Pre-Departure Conference
May 2020International Learning Program in Tanzania
June 2020Reporting and Debriefing

Pre-Departure:

  • Selected employees must participate in the one-day pre-departure conference on April 17, 2020.

APPLY NOW! Click here to access the application form

For More Information:

www.international.nscc.ca

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