Communications And Marketing Advisor (Spanish)

Position: Communications And Marketing Advisor (Spanish)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Peru

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: January 31, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

City Lima, Peru

Start Date Jan - Mar 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

The Volunteer’s Role

The main objective of this placement is to strengthen the Responsible Tourism Project, so local communities can be in charge of the process and develop sustainable tourism business, introducing themselves in new markets with the help of our partner, Centro Bartolome de las Casas (CBC), and achieve an economically beneficial outcome for all stakeholders, while establishing sustainable community-based tourism (CBT) in Cusco communities.

Tasks will be divided between our partner, the non-profit sectiong of CBC (in charge of capacity building process, systematization and institutionalization of the learning and strengthening process until 2019) and the travel agency CBCtupay (for-profit branch in charge of product development, marketing and sales, based on the systematization and accompanying work of CBC NGO with the communities). The staff of CBC and CBCtupay in Cusco will be directly involved in the systematization of knowledge, the implementation of tools, product development, CBT marketing and sales and the whole process monitoring.

The overall aim of the project is the auto-determination of the native Andean communities, taking actively part in the sustainable CBT business, the Cuso International volunteer will be integrated in the process with the objective to foster this aim by contributing auto-determination based on knowledge building in the field of CBT and rural development.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Accompany the staff in work process of the community-based tourism (CBT) project

-Support rural tourism organizational system, as well as support result-based activities

-Integrate the capacity-building and organizational results of the CBT project into CBCtupay -travel packages

-Process the rural tourism experiences by destination (native community) for product development (CBT tours) and promotion

-Capacity building on promotional techniques and channels for the rural tourism experience for staff working in the project

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in economy, tourism, business, marketing, rural development, communication, or related fields

Essential Professional Background:

- Strong networking skills and the ability to communicate clearly to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders

- High level capacity for analytical research

- High level of intercultural competence due to the variety of stakeholders in a Quechuan-speaking

- Rural context knowledge as well as international context understanding

Support Package

- 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

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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