Internship Development Advisor

Position: Internship Development Advisor

Employer: WUSC - Uniterra

Location: Vietnam

Deadline: August 27, 2017

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: August 27, 2017

Full Description

Brief Description:

TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT: Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants.

DURATION: 12 months

EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE: Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.

Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic sub-sectors.

For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit:

The FPT University was established in 2006 by FPT Corporation, which is a leading Vietnamese corporation in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. FPT University aims to reflect the changes in the global educational system while merging Asian values with Western creativity. FPT University focuses on integrating education and practical experience in order to meet the industry’s demand for high quality IT professionals. FPT University is located in High Technology Park, about a 45-minute drive from Hanoi. For more information about FPT University, please visit

FPT Corporation has set up FPT University in order to develop talent for its corporation as well as for the ICT industry. FPT has created many internship opportunities for students within FPT Corporation. Now FPT is seeking to develop more internship programs for their students in other local and international enterprises and companies. With the support of an Advisor of Internship Programs FPT University will develop strong private sector partnerships both domestically and internationally to enhance employment skills and opportunities for students.

- Review FPT University’s current internship programs and partnership development plan to provide guidance for improvement and sustainability.
- Identify and thoroughly assess potential partnership opportunities, while sharing best practices for sustaining current partners.
- Support in the collection of feedback from current and potential partners to build stronger programs in the future.
- Facilitating workshops and/or trainings outlining the stages of internship program development, partnership development, and industry standards for FPT University leaders and staff.
- Collaborating with other Uniterra volunteers to share best practices of Internship Development and show how to apply them in the Vietnam context.
- Promoting the accessibility and participation of women and youth in all program activities.
- Preparing and drafting reports required by the host organization and the Uniterra program.

- University Degree(s) in Education, Business Administration or related field;
- Minimum of two (2) years of directly related experience in program development, partnership, or networking, preferably in an international context;
- Experience in organizing, and facilitating workshops/training with participatory approaches;
- Experience in training for trainers model;
- Friendly, enthusiastic, responsible, and a good capacity for adaptation;
- Working experience in multicultural environments is preferable.

- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
- Language training in-country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Comprehensive health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.

- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.


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