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Social Cartographer

Chinda Santa Barbara Honduras

12 Months | Start Date between Jun - Aug 2018

 Location: Toronto

City  Honduras

Start Date Jun - Aug 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish, English

Spanish Reading: Level 3, Writing: Level 3, Speaking: Level 4

English Reading: Level 3, Writing: Level 3, Speaking: Level 3

Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

 

The Organismo Cristiano de Desarrollo Integral de Honduras is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on development. Founded in 1993 in the city of Santa Rosa de Copan, OCDIH supports comprehensive development processes, aiming at promoting economic growth of people in neglected rural areas, emergency assistance during natural disasters, and social, ethnic, religious and political unrest.

The partner organization focuses on promoting the capacities and rights of women and men and their organizational expressions in a sustainable manner through the perspective of justice and welfare.

Due to the nature of the work the Volunteer is also expected to work in close coordination with CONIMCHH, which is the primary organization that represents the Indigenous Maya Chorti communities in Copan, Honduras.  

As a volunteer you will contribute with investigative efforts and research regarding indigenous peoples territories and lands in Copan and Ocotepeque departments of Honduras. The Cartographer will support in mapping the extent of indigenous peoples territories in   Copan and Ocotepeque departments of Honduras.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Develop meetings with the various leadership of the Indigenous communities (CONIMCHH)

- Organize visits to the various indigenous communities

- Elaborate reports and doc- Coordinate and lead a mapping exercise of indigenous people’s territories:

1.Mapping the extend of land already recovered by the indigenous communities

2.Mapping of regions in which indigenous communities exist without access to land

3.Mapping of lands suited for agriculture and forest

4.Mapping of Maya Chorti families and demographic within different departments

- Coordinate with other volunteers and actors for the implementation of the strategic plan for the defense of indigenous peoples rights

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- University degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Human Geography and/or equivalent experience in a related field.

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience working with Indigenous Populations

- Expertise in developing charts and maps of demographics and territories

- Knowledge of tools and systems for the design and development of demographical and topographical maps/graphs/ charts.

- Experience conducting research projects

About Our Partner

 

Organismo Cristiano de Desarrollo Integral de Honduras

The Organismo Cristiano de Desarrollo Integral de Honduras (Christian Organization for Integrated Development of Honduras) (OCDIH/CONIMCHH) is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on development. Founded in 1993 in the city of Santa Rosa de Copan, OCDIH supports comprehensive development processes, aiming at promoting economic growth of people in neglected rural areas, emergency assistance during natural disasters, social, ethnic, religious and political unrest.

The partner organization focuses on promoting the capacities and rights of women and men and their organizational expressions in a sustainable manner through the perspective of justice and welfare.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.

 

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

 

Fundraising

We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

 

E-volunteering

Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.

 

Residency and Citizenship  

 

Residency

The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.

We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.

 

Citizenship

Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.

By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.

You  must  check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:

  • Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
  • Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.