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Business Mentor

Closing Date: 01 Dec 2019

Interview: 31 Jan - 01 Feb

Pre-departure Briefing: 25 - 28 March

Expected Start Date: April - May 2020

Assignment Number: 41187

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

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is a tropical island nation of great natural beauty. It is one of the world’s newest nations, and this assignment is an opportunity to make a difference in a country where there is lack of experience in key positions.

Volunteer Service Abroad supports a number of private organisations across its programmes. This contributes to the provision of key services to the general public. This assignment will see you working alongside Univen Caripintaria. Since 2008, Univen Caripintaria has focused on providing quality funeral services to their clients. An understanding of the funeral sector is not essential for this assignment.

In this assignment you will support the team at Univen Caripintaria to develop a clear business plan and develop relevant systems and processes to implement this plan. On a day to day basis you will work closely with management and staff in Human Resources, Logistics and Finance. This role will focus particularly on increasing business understanding. However, a respect for diverse religious and spiritual beliefs, particularly those related to funeral ceremonies is important.

If you are looking to use your expertise in business to make a difference this is the assignment for you.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Experience with business planning, development and management
  • An understanding of marketing for small to medium sized businesses
  • Proven ability to conduct market research to identify business and market development opportunities
  • Experience providing on the job training and mentoring 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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