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Mission Development Office (MDO) internship

for program officer begins this June in Rome

Submitted by: regina
On: 08/06/2010

Sr. Genoveva “Genny” Dumay will have internship as program officer of the Mission Development Office  (MDO) in Rome starting June 10, 2010.

Photo: Sr. Genny at Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Sr. Brigid Lawlor, congregational leader, wrote in her letter to unit leaders last May 19 that Sr. Genny was chosen to be an intern at the MDO. Sr. Brigid said that Sr. Genny has participated in MDO workshops and displays great skills.

In April, Sr. Brigid wrote a letter to the unit leaders in the congregation asking for recommendations  for  an intern for MDO. Ms. Lidia Minozzi, program officer, will soon be taking her maternity leave and Ms. Cristina Duranti, MDO director, continues to be on leave caring for her twin daughters. The six-month internship program will be followed by 1 1/2 years of service at the MDO.

The Program Officer will operate in collaboration with the MDO and Good Shepherd Foundation Director to foster the fundraising initiatives carried on since 2007 in support of the Good Shepherd missions in the developing countries.

The PO will: provide assistance to the Good Shepherd missions in the developing countries in writing applications for grants and will be the liaison with the unit leaders and with the local ministries coordinators; manage the flow of information from the projects; visit the missions; organize meeting with donors, Congregational Leadership Team (CLT) and hold training sessions in Rome and in other places; research new grant opportunities and support Sharing Fair in organizing seasonal sales in Rome.

The Province Leadership Team recommended Sr. Genny Dumay who is at present completing studies in Cambridge, England where she has a University scholarship as well as support from the Province of Great Britain’s Sr. Mary Thomas Aquinas Lee Scholarship.

In an email, Sr. Genny said, she welcomes the opportunity to be of service to the congregation through MDO and to be of assistance in its programs for the poor.

Sr. Genny arrived in Rome in the evening of June 8 to prepare for the MDO Committee meetings that will be held from June 21 to 26. She will be in the Philippines first week of July for homevisit and to get a long-term visa to Italy.