Start Date Mar - May 2017Jun - Aug 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 11 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
This is a very exciting opportunity. The volunteer will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of Guyana's Labour Market Information System.
The right candidate for this placement will have experience working with labour market data and statistics and designing and implementing labour-market surveys. They will have experience working with industry, education and government. They will have in-depth knowledge of the relationship between industry needs, a country's workforce and its education and training institutions. We are looking for someone with experience in the petroleum and gas industries and knowledge of emerging industries - someone who understands what skills are needed to drive these industries forward. The right candidate will have the confidence to train their colleagues in labour market data collection, analysis and reporting.
*We are trying to match the perfect volunteer to the perfect experience so our start dates can be flexible. It would just depend on the partner organization’s needs
As a volunteer, you will:
- Work in the Statistical Unit/LABOUR Market Information Unit of the Ministry of Social Protection to contribute towards the development of a modern labour market information system (LMIS) in Guyana.
- Presently Guyana is ranked in the third TIER amongst Caribbean Countries as it pertains to LMIS
- Design and develop a survey for skills in the petroleum, Gas and other emerging industries.
- Training of staff in both theory and practice on collection, analysis and reporting of LABOUR Statistics.
- EXAMINE application issues involved, as it relates to the theory of LABOUR Statistics best policies.
- Design and Implement tracer studies for Technical Institutes.
- Review and improve the Occupational Wages and Hours of work surveys being conducted.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- First Degree in relevant field
- Minimum of five (5) year’s work experience in related Statistical/LABOUR Market Work/Environment.
Essential Professional Background:
- Work experience in related Statistical/LABOUR Market Work/Environment.
- Very good computer knowledge and experience.
Ministry of Labour (Statistical Unit) & The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET)
A Labour Market Information System can support a country's economic development. The data collected through a LMIS supports employers, training and educational facilities, job seekers, youth, policy-makers and other parties to make critical decisions. Data can provide insight on: what jobs and skills employers are looking for; which industries are hiring and which industries have a shortage of workers; what regions have employment opportunities and which do not; what education and training is needed for specific jobs; and what and where furture employment opportunities will likely exist.
The Labour Market Information Survey Researcher will work with two organizations: The Statistical Unit at the Ministry of Labour, Human Services & Social Security and the Council for Technical and Vocational Education Training (CTVET).
The Statistical Unit is responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemintation of data that ensures that polices related to issues that fall under the scope of the Ministry of Labour, Human Services & Social Security are evidence-based.
The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) is a national, autonomous body that aims to develop the country's workforce. The CTVET does this through activities that include policy making, curriculum development and establishing occupation-based skills standards.
To learn more about the partner organizations, Guyana’s labour market and the need for a modern Labour Market Information System to be developed, please visit:
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
- 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.