Thursday, 3 March 2016

Tourism Legislation Advisor at Cuso International


Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. Cuso International’s work is driven by authentic engagement with and accountability to the people and communities involved.

We therefore invite applications from qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Tourism Legislation Advisor

 Calabar , Nigeria
Department: Tourism Development
Length of placement (months): 12

About Department of Tourism Development

  • The Department of Tourism Development was created in 2008 to promote tourism as priority economic sector for Cross River State.
The Volunteer's Role
  • The volunteer placement will assist to formulate/develop appropriate tourism legislation that ensures the smooth implementation of the tourism policy on green jobs in a green economy. The Cross River State Tourism Legislation is anticipated to provide a broader framework that gives legal backing to the state tourism policy to support the development of the state’s tourism industry.
The Volunteer will:
  • Develop Cross River State Tourism Legislation.
  • Organize consultative workshop(s) with tourism related public and private sector stakeholders to develop the new Tourism Legislation
  • Recommend institutional mechanisms to increase synergy and collaboration for the shared responsibilities of state and local governments and the private sector to implement the tourism policy document within the policy framework
  • Organize training workshops for key officials on tourism legislation
Essential Academic Qualifications
  • University Degree or equivalent level qualification in Law, Tourism, and/or other Social Science related fields.
Essential Professional Background/Competencies:
  • At least three (3) years of practical work experience with legislative responsibility with a reputable registered firm or tourism organization preferably in a developing country with a thriving tourism industry
Desirable Academic Qualifications
Desirable Professional Background/Competencies:
  • Work experience in any major tourism/ecotourism project or related work is desirable.
  • Strong organizational, planning and facilitation skills and the ability to work with public and private sector representatives.
  • Practical experience in strategic and action planning, project management and/or institutional reform (highly desirable)
  • Previous experience working with private sector tourism operators in a developing country.
Important information for candidates:
  • Cuso International covers the following costs:
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation
  • Return airfare and visa/permit costs
  • The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return
  • Accommodation while overseas
  • Modest living allowance while overseas
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
Language Requirements:
  • English reading=5, writing=5, oral=5
Start Date
March 2016

Application Closing Date


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online