Marketing Specialist

Position: Marketing Specialist

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Philippines

Deadline: November 25, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: November 25, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location Guiuan, Philippines

Start Date Dec 2018 - Feb 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

Language Scale:

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

Through this placement, you will support People in Need in the delivery and implementation of its local economic development project entitled, “Enhancing Sustainable Income in the Philippines,” to improve the income and increase resilience of the poor and marginalized people. Specifically, you will support the small-scale business enterprises, or agri start-ups, mostly women to build their capacity on different areas of marketing. More specifically, you will assist them in developing their marketing plans (marketing strategy, value proposition, market research and segmentation) and products promotional materials (product brochures, catalogue) and improve their marketing and communication skills (how to find buyers, how to communicate and engage with buyers). You will be part of the People in Need Program team in Guiuan, Eastern Samar and will be stationed in Guiuan office. Regular travel to the program areas across Eastern Samar province will be required.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Field visits and meetings with agribusiness start-ups (ASUs) and local business providers to familiarize self on their businesses and activities

-Support agribusiness start-ups to develop marketing plans and promotional materials

-Support agribusiness star-ups find new buyers and investors (trade fairs, b2b meetings)

-Coach and mentor relevant staff of agribusiness start-ups on basic marketing, effective presentations and negotiation

Essential Academic Qualifications:

University Degree in Marketing, Communications, Strategic Marketing

Essential Professional Background:

- Min. 3- 5 years of experience in strategic marketing,

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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