Position: Entrepreneurship Advisor - Honduras (Spanish)
Employer: Cuso International
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Deadline: December 18, 2023
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Salary Range: Monthly Stipend
Closing Date: December 18, 2023
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Start Date: November 2023
Placement Length: 12 Months
Language Requirements: Spanish
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
The Volunteer’s Role
Cuso International is implementing different projects to promote economic development in rural and urban areas through the creation and strengthening of small businesses. This position is aimed at supporting the training and advisory activities of small businesses and entrepreneurship groups.
As a volunteer, you will:
Support the beneficiaries to increase business and organizational capacities to promote their own development and economic inclusion
Contribute to the design, creation and implementation of workshops on entrepreneurship and other related topics
Provide training and assistance to partner staff on related issues and others that contribute to increasing their capabilities
Provide feedback and suggestions on how existing programs can be improved
University degree in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Business Management, or similar.
At least 2-3 years of experience in research, organizational development, project design, planning, and management, preferably with community and civil society organizations, NGOs, national and local governments, or the private sector.
Demonstrated national or international experience in at least two of these sectors: project management, business administration, market research, innovation, marketing, microfinance, value chain analysis and management.
Demonstrated experience leading or working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
Understanding of Gender Equality, Social Inclusion and Human Rights.
Understanding of participatory approaches to development.
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
About Us, the Project and the Partner
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.
Partner - Centro de Estudios Marítimos
The Centro de Estudios Marinos (CEM) is a Honduran, non-governmental organization dedicated to applied science on coastal-marine ecosystems. Founded initially on the island of Utila in 2006, the CEM has grown and expanded its study area along the Honduran Atlantic and Pacifica coasts. We also work under regional approaches with the Mesoamerican Reef System and the Gulf of Fonseca.
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.
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
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
We seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities
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.