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Business Investment Adviser (Tourism)

Closing Date: 03 Feb 2019

Interview: 8 & 9 March 2019

Pre-departure Briefing: 27 & 30 March 2019

Expected Start Date: 12-18 May

Assignment Number: 41153

Duration: 1 year (with the option to extend to 2 years by mutual agreement)

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste

Volunteer Service Abroad covers costs while you are on assignment, including travel, accommodation, living allowance and more.

TradeInvest Timor-Leste is a public authority, and the primary Investment and Export Promotion agency for Timor-Leste. Their aim is to create a sustainable environment for local businesses to expand both locally and internationally. They have recently completed their strategy and supporting action plans. TradeInvest plays a key role in supporting the Timor-Leste Government. It also works with local businesses to provide information and links both within the local and international market.

In this assignment you will support TradeInvest to deliver the tourism related investment targets within their strategic plan through mentoring and capacity building. You will work alongside the investment promotion team and tourism investment manager to develop a tourism investment plan. You will also support the development of a comprehensive tourism investment guide. This guide will aim support effective delivery and implementation of the tourism investment plan. The assignment requires you to collaborate with the leadership team and key stakeholders and provide coaching and mentoring where necessary.  

This is an opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience within the tourism industry, mentoring TradeInvest to operate effectively, and ensure that they are meeting their tourism targets. A key aspect of this assignment will be to provide capacity building for the investments promotions team, and to ultimately help facilitate growth in tourism.

This assignment will be based in the vibrant and fast-paced city of Dili, Timor-Leste. It is a great opportunity to work alongside people in a range of sectors to support the economic, social and environmental development of Timor-Leste.

VSA assignments provide a unique opportunity for professional development by sharing your skills to build thriving communities in the pacific and beyond.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Sound knowledge of, and experience in, the tourism sector
  • An understanding of the tourism investment environment
  • Experience developing operational plans
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Experience mentoring and coaching staff

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

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