Project implementation advisor
Position # 71201-081

TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT:

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

PARTNER:

Autoridad para el Manejo Sustentable de la Cuenca del Lago de Atitlán y su Entorno

LOCATION:

GUATEMALA , Solola

DURATION:

Flexible duration

EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE:

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.

OVERVIEW:

OVERVIEW:

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.

For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit: Uniterra.ca

PARTNER DESCRIPTION:

La Autoridad para el manejo sustentable de la cuenca del lago de Atitlán y su entorno (AMSCLAE) is a high-level technical and scientific government institution with specific jurisdiction over the Lake Atitlán watershed and its environment. AMSCLAE's general objective is to plan, coordinate and implement all of the measures and the public and private sector actions necessary to conserve, preserve and protect the Lake Atitlán and surrounding area ecosystems.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In this context, Amsclae requires a volunteer to strengthen its management and implementation capacities regarding projects focused on women and youth.
  • Support the revision and implementation of Amsclae’s strategic plan, notably as regards approaches to GE and youth inclusion
  • Analyze/evaluate proposals for diversifying Amsclae’s products and services
  • Advise on the development of youth inclusion projects in which Amsclae partners with other stakeholders, including the Ruta ecológica del café con destino Atitlán (Atitlán Eco-friendly Coffee Trail)
  • Support the creation of tools to enable improved collection of relevant information which is gender disaggregated.
  • Consolidate the results, document best practices and participate in the implementation of exit strategies
  • Produce reports for the program and the partner, as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Studies in economics, development, public relations, management, or any other related field
  • Experience in project management
  • Great ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent oral and written expression abilities.
  • Have a deep sense of ethics and respect for different cultures;
  • Faculty of adaptation and good sense of humor
  • Work experience in partnership development would be an asset
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:

  • 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!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

TO APPLY:

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