Networking Advisor

Position: Networking Advisor

Employer: WUSC - Uniterra

Location: Nepal

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: 10 months

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 subsectors.

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

The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training is the national autonomous body of the technical and vocational education and training sector in Nepal. CTEVT is responsible for policy formulation, quality control, preparation of competency-based curricula, development of occupational skill standards, skills testing and accreditation, applied research, and training needs assessment.

CTEVT operates 22 constituent technical schools and regulates the operation of private sector training providers. CTEVT has launched a Quality Improvement Program in ten of its constituent schools to develop them as model technical and vocational education and training schools.

Uniterra is collaborating with CTEVT to support a Quality Improvement Program in the schools.

The Volunteer will support the implementation of the schools’ QIP plan, especifically in developing a mechanism to network with community, industry, and potential employers.

- Establish networks to facilitate employment and financial linkages for graduates;
- Establish industry and community linkages;
- Develop mechanisms for regular consultations with the industry and the community;
- Organize industry exposure visits for students and teachers;
- Support schools in learning community needs and interests;
- Facilitate the organization of on-the-job-training;
- Promote the accessibility and participation of women and men, especially young women and young men, in all program activities;
- Prepare reports for the partner organization and Uniterra.

- University degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field;
- Experience in internal and external communications;
- Experience in providing training;
- Experience working in the school system;
- Experience working with communities;
- Ability to adapt quickly to a new environment;
- Excellent Intercultural communication skills and intercultural competency.

- 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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