Start Date Jul - Sep 2018(flexible)
Length of Placement 9-12 Months
Language Requirements Spanish
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 3, Speaking: Level 4
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
Our partner, The National Association of Industrialists of Honduras focuses its efforts in ensuring the rights of the industrial sector, enhancing their capabilities and increasing the sector's influence in the market, especially with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The organization sees the importance in involving youth and creating opportunities for them to participate in entrepreneurship as a means of sustainable development of their communities.
With ANDI, you'll get a chance to support and strengthen the Business Development work of ANDI throughout Honduras. You'll use new approaches and mechanisms to improve their management capacity and supporting them in researching and applying for new project opportunities as well as the development of business in the sector. In addition, you'll also collaborate with stakeholders to create businesses that result in more equitable benefits for everyone, including women and youth.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Analyse current processes and advise the ANDI and its stakeholders in improving business development & governance, service and extension models through the creation of new approaches and mechanisms and the research of new project opportunities that will benefit the sector.
- Contribute to the promotion and development of businesses and links to building efficiency and quality.
- Collaborate with stakeholders through training on business development in order to build a strong interest in establishing a more profitable sector and equitable sharing of benefits, including the participation of women and youth.
- Contribute to the improvement of the volunteer program between Cuso International Honduras and ANDI.
- Support other Cuso International partners focused on business development as well as other activities assigned.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- University degree in business, economics, or related field.
- Desirable: Specialization or experience in private sector development and/or social business development
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience working in Business Development.
- Experience working alongside donor-funded programs supporting businesses and market systems.
- Experience in project management, proposal writing, project planning, and/or monitoring & evaluation.
Asociación Nacional de Industrias (ANDI)
The National Association of Industrialists of Honduras (ANDI) was founded on 1958 in Tegucigalpa thanks to the initiative of a group of entrepreneurs and emerged as a response of the industrial sector to the establishment of unions that after the strike of 1954 and during the regime of Ramón Villeda Morales had become very strong.
As a non-profit entity, with national projection, ANDI's role is to represent and support companies in the industrial sector, ensure their rights and promote the solution of problems that generally or particularly affect their development. They focus their work with the purpose of strengthening the sector through proposals, management industrial development services, priding itself as a solid, participative and ethical institution. ANDI is recognized for its leadership in promoting competitiveness and for its impact on the sustainable and integral development of Honduras.
ANDI's principles are:
- To promote national production and defend the rights and interests of the industrial sector.
- To promote respect for human dignity, private property production within a regime of free enterprise.and
- To promote and contribute to the establishment of a close relationship between the industrial sector and the other members of the business community as well as the remaining sectors of Honduran society in order to achieve a permanent dialogue and the greatest possible understanding in the interests of democracy and development.
- To collaborate with the small and of Honduras through the development of their productive capacities and the incorporation of this sector to the formal economic task.
- To strengthen the participation of Honduras in the process of Central American Economic Integration and in the efforts of the opening and incorporation of the country to the dynamics of international economic relations.
For more information, please visit: http://www.andi.hn/
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.