Tourism specialists

VSO has recently seen an increase in requests for tourism specialists in countries including Tanzania and Tajikistan.

Roles generally range from one to two years. You’ll have a degree in tourism or tourism management and at least three years experience of tourism development plans at a regional or national level. You’ll have excellent project management skills and demonstrable communications skills through your experience of working with a wide variety of stakeholders.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll work with local and national tourism boards and sometimes tourism operators. Together you’ll develop tourism and eco-tourism markets by developing and implementing strategic tourism and specific tourism initiatives. Working to develop skills within these organisations, you’ll assess and develop new markets, marketing plans and materials. 

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Transforming education from the top down – James Elford, Head Teacher, Ethiopia

Volunteer James Elford (Ethiopia - Education)

More than half of the world's out-of-school children live in just 15 countries, and nearly three million of them are in Ethiopia. Pupils are often passive recipients of knowledge, which can be ineffective at engaging students to think critically and creatively. Ex-head teacher James Elford is spending two years as a VSO volunteer, rolling out a programme that promotes a modern and interactive approach to primary teaching in remote parts of Western Ethiopia.



How long will the process take?

Once you have applied for a placement, the process will take approximately five months.