Tourism Training Advisor - Volunteer in Laos

August 19 2019
Industries Non-profit organisation - NPO
Categories HR, Training, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Training - Development - Improvement, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, HR, Training, Travel, Tourism, Management, Administration
Toronto, ON

Location: Prabang, Laos

Start Date: Sep - Nov 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement: 6 Months

Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer's Role

  • Do you want to help reduce poverty by empowering others to gain skills?
  • Develop and expand programs and lesson plans for the Skills for Tourism projects through vocational education training for local communities.
  • Share your tourism and hospitality skills in Laos and help to reduce poverty in the Luang Prabang sector.

As a volunteer, you will provide:

  • Business Management Support

-You will assist in further developing and implementing 3-5 years business plans that generate revenue and attract investment supported by marketing & communication.

-Provide organizational development support and assistance in developing standard operating procedures.

  • Academic Support- Tourism & Hospitality Training

-You will conduct training needs analysis, formulation of a capacity strengthening plan, training provision and the coaching and mentoring of teaching and management staff in areas identified.

-Deliver tourism & hospitality education and training and provide hands-on practical experience for students.

-Provide advice and support in the scheduling (timetabling) of education and training programs.

  • Other

-Depending on assessment needs, you will provide English language training for teachers, management staff and students as needed.

- Identify opportunities to strengthen inclusion and mainstream gender.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  •  An under-graduate degree in Tourism/Hospitality Management, or equivalent.

Essential Professional Background:

  • At least three years' experience of working in a tourism/hospitality school/college environment.  
  • Strong appreciation/understanding of the tourism and hospitality private sector and the training needs of the sector.
  • Excellent organizational skills and proven success in achieving results-oriented outcomes.
  • Highly developed skills in communication, report writing and making presentations in English.

Support Package

  •  Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country).
  •  Accommodation while in placement.
  •  Return airfare and visa/work permit costs.
  •  Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance.
  •  Pre-departure training and in-country orientation.
  •  Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend.
  •  Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return.
  •  Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation.
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