Community Development Specialist - Central America

SNEAK PREVIEW

Planeterra is the nonprofit partner of the small-group travel company, G Adventures. Planeterra help local businesses in travel destinations that are making a positive impact on their communities, supporting them to create a successful tourism experience, harnessing the travel industry to invest in rural and underserved communities around the globe, and then linking them into G Adventures travel itineraries.

Reporting in to the Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Central America Community Development Specialist will play a support role within the global Planeterra team, to help maintain and monitor existing Planeterra partner relationships with communities and non profit organizations in the Central America and Caribbean region.

 

PROJECTS INFORMATION:

https://planeterra.org/what-we-do/central-america-and-the-caribbean/

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

  • Monitoring of our existing projects in Central America.
  • Work closely with community partners to support them with technical assistance to maintain and keep growing the community’s businesses and social enterprises supported by Planeterra.
  • Gather Planeterra impact data (via partner and community surveys).
  • Build a strong, friendly and open relationship between communities and our corporate partners (G Adventures).
  • Assist the growth of the social enterprises supported by Planeterra to have more market access.
  • Ensure that Planeterra community partners are continuing to evolve and improve their social enterprise and community businesses based on the current companies that use their services.
  • Be a strong voice of Planeterra among the community members in locations where Planeterra works.
  • Promotion of Planeterra brand among the local partners.
  • Any other activity needed by Planeterra team or Planeterra corporate partner (G Adventures)

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years of experience working in tourism with communities – related to tourism projects or community development projects.
  • 2+ years of experience working in tourism industry (Operations, tour leader, etc.)
  • Knowledge of tourism industry.
  • Exceptional communication skills with rural community’s members.
  • Knowledge to lead, support social enterprises in tourism.
  • Advanced Spanish skills, both written and oral.
  • Intermediate English language skills (written and oral) ideal.
  • Ideally living in San Jose or other Central América countries.

 

TIME COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION

  • Estimated time is 1-2 days per week
  • Compensation will be on a monthly basis, invoiced in USD by contractor

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Joel Callañaupa, joelc@planeterra.org

Kelly Galaski, kellyg@planeterra.org

 

All candidates should send an intention letter including their CV to joelc@planeterra.org.