Project Officer on the Cybersecurity Agenda for Women's Organizations with the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES)

Internship Opportunity

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Host organisation: Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES)

FTDES is a non-governmental, neutral organization, independent of any political party and religious institution. It was created in 2011 to defend the economic and social rights at the national and international levels.

Required skills: The candidate must have a technical diploma or university degree in a field related to journalism, media, communication, ICT or any other relevant training. He or she must speak English and have good writing skills.


Support a computer security training program for women's organizations in Tunis:

  • Organize a small hands-on results-based management (RBM) training for the FTDES team and volunteers in Tunis to help develop a logic model and a performance measurement framework (PMF) for the duration of the three years of the program, which will be reviewed by subsequent cohorts.
  • Review the curriculum, tools and evaluation mechanisms for computer security training, and identify gaps, if any.
  • Collaboratively help to design a training plan during the internship for the training for trainers (additional training on computer security) and community trainings.
  • Organize trainings for trainers on topics defined before the internship.
  • Evaluate the computer security needs of women's organizations in the region, in collaboration with the DSS 216 and FTDES team.
  • Support the team in training target groups (4 training sessions during the internship, 12 participants per training).
  • Evaluate and document the process and share the tools developed with other partners.

Other prerequisites: All trainees must complete the training program before their stay abroad. Alternatives will cover the travel and accommodation costs of interns living outside of the Montreal area.

Length of stay abroad: 6 months

Pre-departure training: July 2019

Expected date of departure: August 2019


To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), the candidate must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a post-secondary diploma and have obtained a degree or diploma from a university, college, post-secondary technology school, post-secondary institute or CEGEP (general education college and professional in Quebec);
  • Be between the ages of 19 to 30 when the final selection is made (when the contracts between the trainee and Alternatives are signed);
  • Have never participated in the IYIP.


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