Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nicaragua Development Job

From Dr. Hayes-Bohanan: I recently received this job announcement from a Nicaragua listserv. The deadline is soon and the job requirements are very specific, so finding the right applicant through this post is not very likely. I decided to share it, however, as the kind of opportunity for which a geographic education may be quite suitable. Even though the description does not list geography as a qualifying discipline, many of the responsibilities and characteristics listed are those of geographers! 

Note the need for foreign language skills. Although BSU does not require a foreign language (at the moment), languages are required for many of the careers to which geographers are best suited.

Food for the Hungry (FH, is a Christian International Development Organization with presence in Nicaragua since 1994.  FH is expanding its short-term teams program and is recruiting for the following position:
Assistant Teams Coordinator – This individual will support the Teams Coordinator in all aspects of the administration and implementation of the short-term teams program in Nicaragua.  
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Help in the identification and execution of projects that support the on-going work of the organization in the communities of Chinandega and Somotillo.
·         Organize and implement all the logistics related to team visits.
·         Share the vision, mission, and values of the organization with each team and helping them understand how they can support the on-going transformation process in the communities where they serve.
·         Facilitate the development of just and mutually respectful relationships between team and community members.  
This position requires an individual with the following characteristics:
·         A desire to serve and transform vulnerable communities in Nicaragua.
·         Good understanding of the context and culture of both Nicaragua and the United States.
·         Bilingual in English and Spanish (oral and written).
·         Highly responsible and detail oriented.
·         BA/BS in business administration, international development, or similar field,

Send resume and cover letter explain your interest in the position to by August 19, 2011.  After this date we will conduct interviews with the top candidates. 

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