Food and Beverage Advisor
Position # 1248-153


Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants


Hanoi Tourism College


VIET NAM , Hanoi


Flexible duration


Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.


Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.

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Hanoi Tourism College was founded (HTC) in 1972 as the first national school to offer training in the tourism industry. The College provides professional training in all areas of hospitality and tourism from entry-level positions through to management. HTC also conducts research and provides advice in the area of socio-economic development for the tourism industry. The College continues to provide its students with solid industry knowledge, strong professional skills and foreign language skills.

Hanoi Tourism College plans to update the Food and Beverage Management program’s content to keep it up to date with industry trends. As such, they seek a volunteer Food and Beverage Advisor to provide guidance and support.


  • Review current hand-on training courses on Food and Beverage and Hospitality Management and make recommendations for imporvement
  • Research on Food and Beverage Trendy (especially in Western cuisine and Baking)
  • Work with the department to develop hands-on training courses that are suitable for Hanoi Tourism College's (HTC) students and meet industrial’s needs
  • Provide training for HTC’s teachers to implement the updated courses
  • Provide updated skills for HTC’s students to attend international competitions, if required
  • Ensure the participation of women and youth, as well as their representation, in all activities of and all program benefits
  • Write reports required by HTC and the Uniterra program
  • Organize in-country orientations for volunteers and provide settling in support
  • Regularly monitor volunteers work, proactively manage issues or conflicts that may arise during the duration of their assignment
  • Provide support and guidance to volunteers in managing health and security issues
  • Ensure privacy and confidentiality procedures are followed during any situation, especially where personal or medical information is involved
  • Support the country team in ensuring that emergency and security procedures and information is updated on a regular basis and communicated with volunteers


  • Degree and/or training in Food and Beverage Management or a related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in food and beverage management or curriculum development
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in cross-cultural environments
  • Demonstrated coaching or mentorship skills, including tact and professionalism
  • Written and oral fluency in English


  • Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
  • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
  • Language training in-country where required.
  • Return flights, visas and work permits.
  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
  • Health insurance.
  • Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
  • Accommodation while overseas.
  • Vacation leave entitlement.
  • Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!


  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
  • Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
  • With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.


  • You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position.