Market Researcher – Medicinal Plants (E-Volunteer)

Position: Market Researcher – Medicinal Plants (E-Volunteer)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Work from Home

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: March 2, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from on-site volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting in one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location Bolivia

Start Date May - Jul 2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 5 Months

Language Requirements Spanish, English, French

Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4

English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4

French Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4 (not mandatory)

Language Scale:

Please submit a Spanish Cover letter and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

The Volunteer’s Role

Cuso International Bolivia is searching for a volunteer like you to support our partner Fundación PUKARA and their producers in their search for market opportunities in Canada for their natural medicinal products.

Fundación PUKARA is the social branch of Grupo ALCOS, a leader in the pharmaceutic industry in Bolivia. As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility activities, the company has recently launched a medicinal plant-based product line made from traditional medicinal practices in Bolivia.

Cuso International has been supporting two of their suppliers, female producers' associations from the departments of Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca since 2016.

As an e-volunteer, you will support the associations in their business training in order to reduce the bottlenecks in the making of their products from beginning to end - production all the way to the delivery - to increase the income in their communities.

As an e-volunteer, you will:

- Explore interest in medicinal products through market research of Canadian opportunities.

- Research and provide information on importation processes for Canada of medicinal products or plant-based products.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Degree in business management, administration, marketing or other relevant areas.

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience on making market research

- Technology savvy

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