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INTERNATIONAL PLACEMENT

Position: Coffee Value Chain Advisor - Volunteer in Honduras (Spanish)
Organization: Cuso International
Type: 6-month intntl. position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America

Start Date: February/March/April 2024
Placement Length: 6 Months
Language Requirements: Spanish Level 5-Fluent

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest: https://cusointl.org/3tqqy5c. Please mention you saw this at FoodWork. Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only.

The Volunteer’s Role

This volunteer opportunity focuses on analyzing the production costs of coffee across different quality categories, involving a minimum sample of 20 producers. The objective is to present these costs to potential buyers, aiming to establish fairer and more sustainable pricing structures.

Join us by applying today and become a part of creating a meaningful impact!

As a volunteer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Introducing the project findings to key stakeholders
  • Exploring collaboration opportunities, gathering data, and devising new proposals
  • Assessing the production cost per quintal or its equivalent for dry parchment at current expenses
  • Understanding the production expenses of coffee producers
  • Crafting diverse business models for profitable farms across various categories, highlighting price/lb, farm performance, and production costs
  • Suggesting to the HCA and Cuso International team cooperatives to proceed to Phase 2, setting targets such as transitioning from 4% to 50% of profitable farms within 5 years using the defined business models
  • Assisting in designing Phases 2 and 3 of the project (developing strategies to enhance profitability in coffee farms)
  • Managing business relationships with partners
  • Formulating a marketing strategy to reach the target audience
  • Disseminating information to each producer to enable them to create their monitoring center, manage costs, and make adjustments for farm sustainability.
  • Additionally, there will be other tasks determined by Cuso International.

Essential Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting inclusive analysis involving gender perspectives, administration, and coffee management methodologies.

Essential Background:

  • Academic degree in agriculture, business engineering, marketing, social sciences, administration, and other related careers.

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

About Us and the Project

Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.

Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Terms and Conditions

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.

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training, in-country orientation, and reintegration debriefing, including travel and accommodation (more details below)
  • On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

Other Requirements:

  • Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
  • Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
  • Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
  • Obtain a Police Check at our request
  • Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared by the Cuso International Medical Advisor prior to your departure
  • Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with the World Health Organization-approved vaccines
  • We seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities

Fundraising

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.

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Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest: https://cusointl.org/3tqqy5c. Please mention you saw this at FoodWork. Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 20 2023    ID: 69689