Position: Recyclable Materials Markets Management Advisor
Organization: Uniterra / WUSC & CECI
Remuneration: living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Location: GUATEMALA, Guatemala city
Duration: Flexible duration (3-8 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 subsectors.
For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit: Uniterra.ca
The Gremial de Recicladores (solid waste Recycling Association) promotes the business development of the recycling industry that could lead to a culture of conservation of the environment within society and also strengthen the economy. The Association’s objectives are: to be recognised as the Union representing Guatemala’s recyclers; promote legislation that would provide more advantages and opportunities; enhance and modernise the recyclers’ work through value-adding to the ongoing process; bring about changes in the people’s individual and collective behaviour and conscience regarding the conservation of natural resources.In this context, the volunteer would support the development of a market analysis of recyclable material in the department of Guatemala
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 4 2019 ID: 54096