Institute for International Cooperation and Development

IICD Michigan was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit educational organization in the state of Michigan. IICD Michigan is an independent non-profit. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that IICD Michigan is an organization as described in the revenue code 501(c) 3. This means that IICD is exempt from federal taxation of its activities and that donors can deduct donations to IICD from the income declared in their tax return.

 

JOB OPENING:

Job Title:  International/National Relations Manager

JOB SITE: 56968 Dailey Road, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

JOB DUTIES: 1. Assist other management staff in creation and development of partner networks around the world where IICD Michigan works and plans to work, developing new partner possibilities for cooperation; 2. Cooperate with and maintain relationships with IICD Michigan’s project partners abroad and coordinate the projects in Africa and Latin America with IICD Michigan offices; 3. Identify target audience of individuals and companies for fundraising purposes; 4. Prepare press releases and information for other media; 5. Respond to requests for information about IICD Michigan's activities; 6. Develop and maintain IICD Michigan website; 7. Assist other management staff in recruitment of participants in IICD Michigan programs; 8. Be in charge of IICD Michigan’s international public relations. This includes relations with government agencies, NGOs and schools overseas with which IICD Michigan cooperates. 9. Make overall outreach strategy plan aka communication plan to target audience, monitor implementation, analyze the results of the implementation monthly to improve the plan for the following month, and supervise and oversee outreach activities carried out by IICD Michigan teachers and participants; and 10. Supervise the production process of videos, articles, reports and presentations made by program teachers and participants and ensure the quality of these products before use and distribution and to ensure compatibility with public relations efforts.

RATE OF PAY: $69,700.00 annual salary

EDUCATION: Four year degree (U.S. or foreign) or equivalent in the field of public relations, education or related field. Will accept educational equivalency evaluation prepared by qualified evaluation service or in accordance with 8 C.F.R. §214.2(h)(4)(iii)(D) .

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Three months experience working in a development organization in Africa, Latin America or another part of the developing world.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: Must be willing to travel a total of six weeks per year in Africa and Latin America.

EXPERIENCE: Three years experience in position as offered or as public relations manager, educator or related position.

CONTACT: Please mail cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Anne Katrine Wendelboe, Director, Instructional Development/Research, IICD Michigan, 56968 Dailey Road, Dowagiac, MI 49047 or e-mail cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Wendelboe at – no phone calls please This notice is being provided as a result of the filing of an application for permanent alien labor certification for the job opportunity described here. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on this application to the Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

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In our office the Development Instructors (DIs) have been working with the Pedagogical Workshops, the DNS database, the libraries book delivering and the renovating of the Milala primary school, one of the schools around Chilangoma DNS.

Pedagogical Workshops: We have 5 Pedagogical Workshops (PW) in total under DNS Chilangoma and 5 Pedagogical Workshops under Amalika DNS. In all these workshops we have different problems like electricity and lack of well functioning activities to put in place. The DIs come in with to help in PW like Nsanje and Mwanza, where they have helped in making sure that electricity is connected (though Nsanje is not yet but they are still pushing to make sure that it has electricity). They introduced competitions to maximize the library usage and make the library users to learn about books with good understanding by writing it in their own way. At the moment the PW are functioning well with different activities helping the learners and community members to grow in knowledge.

Database in DNS: We have three DNS at the moment and in two of this the DIs managed to come up with the database for all the students and also teach the teachers how to use it and how they can add more students if they want to.

Book delivery: We had a lot of books in our stores whereby they were needed to be distributed to different schools around Chilangoma DNS. In the first place the books were sorted out according to the level and subjects. After arranging the books were packed and distributed to 11 schools. This has been great as we are promoting reading culture in the schools.

Renovation of Milala Primary School: There has been some actions done by the DIs at Milala Primary School as it was not in good condition. Through the fundraising Eunji Kim made, Milala was renovated in all the class rooms by painting, re-roofing, plastering, fixing windows, doors and door frames. The DIs were included at all the activities done at the school.

Using solar bottle bulbs in the libraries having bats: When we visit the libraries we have been finding that there are a lot of bats and the room was not good at all. Now by looking at this the DIs came up with a suggestion of using the solar bottle bulb to provide the light in the room during the whole day as a way of making the bats leaving the room. So far they have install the bulbs in 2 schools.

 

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