Position: Enterprise Development And Livelihoods Specialist
Type: 11-month intntl. position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Palo, Philippines
Start Date: Jan – Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement: 11 Months
Language Requirements: English
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only.
The Volunteer’s Role
Through this placement, you will support International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) in the delivery and implementation of its peatland forest conservation project entitled, “Leyte Sab-a Peatland Forest Restoration Initiative.” The project aims to protect, restore and manage the more than 1,200 hectares of peatland and sustain its ecosystem functions.
Specifically, you will assist in identifying livelihoods and social enterprises with the communities in and around the peatlands and wetlands; undertaking feasibility studies for these livelihoods and enterprises including possible ecotourism development; and coordinating with and engaging the relevant stakeholders.
You are part of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction Project team in Palo, Leyte and will be stationed in IIRR office. Regular travel to the project areas covering three towns in Leyte province will be required. You will report to the Project Coordinator and will work closely with other members of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction project team.
As a volunteer, you will:
Essential Academic Qualifications:
University Degree in enterprise development, community development or natural resources/environment management, or equivalent professional or volunteer experience
Essential Professional Background:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 19 2018 ID: 48410