Strategic Planning Advisor

Position: Strategic Planning Advisor

Employer: World University Service of Canada

Location: Guatemala

Deadline: April 2, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: April 2, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

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

Asociación de Mujeres en Café

GUATEMALA , Guatemala city

12 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.

The expected start date and duration are flexible and subject to change. The departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Please note that we are currently recruiting for Fall 2018 assignments


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 Asociación de Mujeres en Café (Women in Coffee Association) has the mission of strengthening the productive and business capacities of its members, in order to promote profitable and competitive coffee companies. It has the vision of being recognized as the national and international leader for creating opportunities for women in the coffee industry in Guatemala, improving their lives, and of their families and communities.

Currently, the Association is in need of updating their strategic plan, including the implementation strategy.

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- Provide feedback to the Association and its members on their current strategic plans;
- Strengthen the capacity of the association and its members on strategic, tactical, and operational planning.
- Work with partners to develop the skills required to interview and consult their board of directors;
- Support partners in developing an online survey for their members, staff and customers;
- Ensure the participation of women and youth, as well as their representation, in all activities of and all program benefits;
- Write reports required by partner and the Uniterra program.

- Degree in business, management, marketing or any other related field;
- Experience in the development of strategic plans, business plans and/or marketing plans;
- Ability to work in an intercultural environment;
- Dynamic, flexible and able to adapt to changing situations.
- Ability to work in an intercultural environment
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Intermediate Spanish is essential

- 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.
- 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.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

- 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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