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Vacancy International Law Comparison Research on Children’s rights General project information Project name: Budamburam community; former Refugee Camp for people from Niger (multicultural environment) Project type (practical/research/policy): Research Intended for interns from following study fields: Law, Social Work, Gender (equality) Studies and other Humanities/Development studies) Total project duration: 2-6 months Preferred starting period: As soon as possible Number of students required: 1-2 students Project description Background of the project: General overview of the vulnerable state of children and their rights in Ghana. A critical review of the manuscript and policy briefs of rights of children and the state of the Ghanaian child. Despite what many Ghanaians believe, in Ghana, there is considerable inequity in children’s enjoyment of their rights from region to region and between groups of children. These inequities are influenced by such factors as economic status, geographical location, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual identity and ability. Problem statement: Increasing vulnerability of children to all forms of abuses Goals: -The student has the opportunity to get insight in the situation of children in development countries and experience the combination of a unique practical approach with Law theories. - University offers more diverse international research opportunities, giving students the chance to develop themselves in the practical field of Law besides the theoretical side and stimulates personal development in Africa. - Local partner organisation gets a professional report on their standard of Children’s Rights, next to an advice regarding a variety of topics on how to realistically improve the situation of the children. - Evaluation of programmes and policies to support and protect the rights of children Role of the intern: - Students can do a field research on children’s rights in the particular partner organisation. - Finding out what exactly the new government regulations are for the NGO and the living conditions of the children. - Comparing the current situation with the governmental standards and integrate suitable Dutch Law regulations on the rights of the child, to develop an advisory report. In order to create local ownership and sustainability within this project, students must work closely together with the local project managers and all research activities must be supported by the partner from the beginning. Only then the local people within the organisation will be willing to create changes by implementing these advices. - Perhaps students/alumni can follow up by actually contributing in the implementation of these changes to increase the quality of life of children in that particular NGO. Specific activities: Producing resource information such as research reports or consulting with clients, handling case work and writing up legal opinions on these cases. Measurable end product (report/advice/development/product): Advice report Interested? Contact: Noor van Hout Consultant (MSc) Programma Manager/ Supervisor Let’s Go Ghana T Ghana: +233 541082283 W www.letsgoafrica.nl E noor@letsgoafrica.nl Hoofdkantoor Nederland: Korhoenderveld 44 5431 HH Cuijk Kamer van Koophandel: 60323310 BIC: INGBNL2A • IBAN: NL23 INGB 0006 3799 75 Bezoek onze website| Like ons op Facebook Facilities for intern Supervision: By the programme director of the partner organization and Noor van Hout (Msc. Educationalist/Behavioural Therapist and BSc. Social Worker), who is living and working in Ghana for more than 4 years. Workspace for intern: office is available for interns next to work in the field Introduction and guidance during project: By the field supervisor and Programme manager of Let’s Go Africa. Accommodation options: Interns will be provided with a homestay accommodation. Local food will be served twice daily (breakfast and supper) Intern requirements Intern characteristics/qualities: Interns should be flexible, confident and have a professional attitude.  Able to work with different cultures and accept different norms.  Can work independently and is creative.  Confident and able to create positive professional relationships.  Good organizational and interpersonal skills.  Able to adapt to different work environments and situations. Fully self funded or reimbursement for accommodation & transport: self funded Other criteria/selection procedure: Must be a Higher Education (HBO) or University student that is prepared to integrate in rural living conditions. Role Let’s Go Africa * Assists with all preparation and organisational support for the internship * Matches vacancy with intern’s personal and University criteria * Publishes vacancy on the online internship board of different Universities in the Netherlands *Sends intern’s CV to the partner and does personal screening of candidates * Ensures accommodation costs are transferred to project/ accommodation owners beforehand