Position: Environmental advisor
Organization: Uniterra / WUSC & CECI
Remuneration: living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
LOCATION: BOLIVIA, La Paz
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 partner organization for this assignment is ASARBOLSEM (Asociación Artesanal Boliviana Señor de Mayo), leader in the development of Fair Trade and Social Solidarity Economy in Latin America. The Association is a member of IFAT (The world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies) and is invited each year to testify to the progress of fair trade and its contribution to the income of small producers around the world. ASARBOLSEM has previously been able to exhibit in Italy, UK, Switzerland, Canada, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, among other countries, as well as in Bolivia, and during the Fair Trade Fortnight in France. The Association is also recognized by importers registered in the AELE network, with whom they carry out surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and fair trade impact activities.
The objective of this assignment is to support producers and sellers of artisanal llama and alpaca products, in order to establish and strengthen their internal and external communication. The goal is to foster the creation of linkages with foreign or domestic customers who visit the shop in person or even shop from abroad
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jun 24 2019 ID: 54000