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English for a Special Purpose Training Advisor

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Uniterra - A program of WUSC & CECI | Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Uniterra - A program of WUSC & CECI


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

July 1, 2019

End Date

October 1, 2019

Schedule

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


LOCATION:

VIET NAM , Hanoi

DURATION:

Flexible duration (3-10 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.

OVERVIEW:

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.

PARTNER DESCRIPTION:

Hanoi Open University (HOU) is a public university which aims to provide high quality, open learning opportunities for students, and to address the diverse learning needs of society by providing multidisciplinary and multi-level on-campus and distance training programs. HOU has become a reliable training institution, and is comprised of 10 research centres and 12 training faculties, and offers 16 programs at the undergraduate level and 5 programs at the Master’s level.

The Faculty of Tourism of HOU hopes to revise its English for a Special Purpose curriculum to make the content more relevant to the tourism and hospitality industry. As such, they seek a volunteer Curriculum Development Advisor to provide guidance and support on developing textbooks and content.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review the current English language curriculum an provide recommendations for improvement;
  • Provide support for developing content for tour guiding and hospitality management;
  • Share experience on teaching English for Special Purpose students;
  • Provide training on curriculum development;
  • Consolidate the results, document best practices and participate in the implementation of exit strategies;
  • Ensure the participation of women and youth in all program activities; and
  • Write reports required by the Faculty of Tourism and the Uniterra program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in teaching and training ( Preferable owning ESL - teaching certificate)
  • Flexible and adaptable to changes
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to mentor or coach
  • Excellent written and oral English skills

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:

  • Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
  • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
  • Language training in-country where required.
  • Return flights, visas and work permits.
  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
  • Health insurance.
  • Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
  • Accommodation while overseas.
  • Vacation leave entitlement.
  • Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

LOCATION:

VIET NAM , Hanoi

DURATION:

Flexible duration (3-10 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…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available

How to Apply

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
  • Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
  • With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.

TO APPLY:

  • You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position. 

For inquiries regarding this assignment, please contact: rmclaughlin@wusc.ca

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
  • Departure date is contingent upon the timely…

Location

Ottawa, ON, CA

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