City Guiuan, Philippines
Start Date Oct - Dec 2018 (flexible)
Length of Placement 6 Months
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Volunteer's Role
Through this placement, you will support People in Need in the delivery and implementation of its local economic development project entitled, "Enhancing Sustainable Income in the Philippines," to improve the income and increase resilience of the poor and marginalized people. Specifically, you will support the small-scale enterprises, or agribusiness start-ups, mostly women to build their capacity on different areas of business management. More specifically, you will assist them in developing their business plans (marketing, costing and pricing, production and operations) and improve financial management skills (bookkeeping, preparation of sales and income reports). You will be part of the People in Need Program team in Guiuan, Eastern Samar and will be stationed in Guiuan office. Regular travel to the program areas across Eastern Samar province will be required.
Overall objectives include: Increased business, employment and income opportunities for poor people, including farmers, women and youth, created by the business start-ups and local service providers that are assisted by PIN and its implementing partners. PIN program aims to reach 12,000 beneficiaries, 60% of them are women.
As a volunteer, you will:
Essential Academic Qualifications:
University Degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or related field
Essential Professional Background: