City Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Start Date Feb - Apr 2018(flexible)
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements Spanish, English
Spanish Reading: Level 3, Writing: Level 3, Speaking: Level 4
English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 3
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
Are interested in international trade and commerce? You have experience doing market research and would like to use your skills to support small entrepreneurs develop their business? This position is for you!
Our partner in Honduras, FIDE, is currently looking for a Market Access Advisor to investigate national and international business opportunities for Honduran small producers and entrepreneurships. You will work closely with the organization to develop strategies that will benefit these businesses led by or with high participation of youth and women.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Conduct research on products and its uses and find details of local businesses, conditions and opportunities to dive into the local market.
- Conduct market research and analysis on Honduran product and services
- Analyze the Free Trade Agreement between Honduras and Canada
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- University degree in international business, commerce or a relevant combination of studies and experience.
Essential Professional Background:
- International trade
- Market research
- International marketing and regulations
FIDE, Inversión y Exportaciones
FIDE, Investment and Exports is a private non-profit organization created in 1984 to promote investment, develop exports and work closely with the government and other private organizations to create new legislation aimed at improving the business climate in Honduras. FIDE’s mission is to promote the sustainable development of Honduras by encouraging investment and exports through steady improvements in the international competitiveness of the country and its businesses. FIDE runs a series of programs and activities to offer investors and business owners, both local and foreign, a wide range of services to develop new exports or expand existing ones, forge strategic alliances and take advantage of emerging business opportunities.
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.