Teach A Man To Fish currently have exciting opportunities in Guatemala

Role Description Project Officer, Guatemala 

Type and Category: Fixed-termConsultancy Contract

Duration: 5th of June – 22nd of December 2017 (with possibility of a contract extension subject to funding and performance)

Consultant Fee: USD 1,035 (incl. health care and national insurance) per month 

Hours:                        Approx.40 per week (5 day working week)

Setting: Guatemala City or Antigua, Guatemala – with frequent travel (33%) on the national level and occasional travel within Latin America

Organisational background

At Teach A Man To Fish our mission is to address global youth unemployment and poverty by supporting schools to set up educational and profitable school businesses which provide hands-on training and experience for pupils. This boosts the quality of education that students receive and their employable skills - bridging the gap between education and the workplace - so that students leave school with the right skills to get a good job or run their own successful business.

We are a small organisation with big reach - since 2006 we have brought the pioneering school enterprise model to more than 100 countries, reaching over 80,000 beneficiaries and supporting them to reach their full potential in work and in life.

We have been working in Central America for 7 years with a field presence in Nicaragua since 2009.

Project Background: Our project Spreading Entrepreneurship Education in Central and Latin America (SEECLA) responds to the lack of relevance of education in Central America by using school businesses effectively to teach business and transferable skills. Over the period of 28 months, Teach A Man To Fish aims to support 525 schools in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua to plan and implement school businesses, and provide practice-oriented entrepreneurship education to their students through the participation in the School Enterprise Challenge (www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org). Simultaneously, the project will strengthen existing ties with the Honduran and Guatemalan Ministries of Education and advocate in the other countries to include school businesses as an integral part of a relevant education that prepares children and young people for life after school and gives them the tools to fulfil their potential in work and in life.

A total of 10,500 children and young people and 700 teachers during the project period will benefit directly from their involvement in school businesses, where they will develop both business and life skills.

Furthermore, the project aims to benefitstaff members from 8 local partner NGOs and the Guatemalan and Honduran Ministries of Education, by building their capacity in entrepreneurship, business planning and development.


As the only staff member based in Guatemala, the Guatemala Project Officer will play a key role in scaling the School Enterprise Model supporting existing partners but also creating new partnerships. The Guatemala Project Officer will work closely with the Programmes Officer in Nicaragua and reports directly to the Regional Coordinator.

1. Project Implementation

Recruit and support partner organisations to participate in the School Enterprise Challenge, including delivering workshops.

  • Grow our existing network of valuable operational and promotional partners
  • Lead on the communication with DIGEEX and other government/NGO partners, as well as with individual participating schools throughout the running of the Challenge.
  • Delivery of School Enterprise Challenge and “Training of Trainers” workshops
  • Communication and support with coordination of translations of educational and communication material in conjunction with the School Enterprise Challenge UK team
  • Promote the School Enterprise Challenge with possible operational and promotional partners, school networks and the Ministry of Education
  • Provide feedback on the Challenge to the Regional Coordinator and the School Enterprise Challenge UK team
  • Provide monthly and quarterly progress report (narrative and financial)   for donor reports
  • Keep updated lists on participating schools and partners, as well as general contacts

2. Communications

Lead on Guatemala-specific communications possibilities

  • Research and use possibilities to raise Teach A Man To Fish’s profile through national media (newspapers, TV, online)
  • Establish contact with important national news outlets and ensure the publication of at least 1 press release
  • Collect and create communications material like case studies, photos and videos
  • Update the Spanish Facebook page with Guatemala-specific news


3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Measure progress and evaluate impact of the project.

  • Support the UK team in creating and piloting tools for evaluation for schools
  • Support the UK team in creating and piloting tools for organisational evaluation
  • Lead on organising school visits and M&E trainings for our government and operational partners
  • Carry out M&E activities as per the project plan (pre- and post-assessment school visits, focus groups with students, annual information collection)
  • Take part in any organisational learning events, that help us grow as an organisation

4. Ad-hoc activities

Support the UK and Central America team in any additional activities, e.g.

  • Prepare and run business planning workshops in Guatemala and other Latin American countries
  • Support in the planning and running of regional events
  • Support on research on NGO registration and entrepreneurship education in a Mayan-speaking context

Person Specification

We are looking for somebody with:


  • 2 years’ experience of business/entrepreneurship
    Or 2 years’ experience of working in an NGO, particularly in connection with entrepreneurship and education
  • A passion for sustainable development, NGO work, enterprise and education
  • Experience preparing and holding participatory workshops
  • Previous experience of working with budgets 
  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in Business Administration, Education, International Development, Social Communication (you may be eligible if you are currently finishing your degree on a part-time basis)
  • Excellent communication skills: be an engaging communicator with the ability to write high quality narrative reports as well as upbeat social media entries, and the confidence to represent Teach A Man To Fish in front of potential partner organizations and government bodies
  • a proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • strong IT and social media skills (at least intermediate level with Word, Excel, social media sites)
  • Evidence of a ‘can do’ attitude, highly motivated, outgoing
  • An ability to influence and facilitate people to change and adapt the way they do things
  • Highly flexible, with the disposition to take on ad-hoc tasks
  • Disposition to travel to other Latin American countries (approx. 2 weeks per travel)
  • Guatemalan citizenship or a valid permit to live and work in Guatemala


  • Experience working with young people
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, especially in applying tools to measure soft skills
  • Knowledge in teaching or tutoring
  • Knowledge of the Guatemalan education system
  • Knowledge working with Guatemalan government bodies
  • Drivers’ license

Benefits: 11 days annual leave, plus national holidays, work space in one of our partners’ offices, travel insurance if travelling outside of Guatemala for work purposes

Please note that the contract is on consultancy basis, this means that the candidate is responsible for paying tax and signing up for national social security.

Please send your CV and a short motivational letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for the role to our Regional Coordinator Christine Moser: christine@teachamantofish.org.uk (Deadline: Tuesday, 9th of May 2017)

If you are a native English speaker, please send your information in Spanish.
First round of interviews via Skype: Thursday, 11th and Friday, 12th of May 2017 

PR, Communications and Marketing Officer (London)


Submission deadline: 21 February 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Teach A Man to Fish, an education and entrepreneurship international development charity that is based in the UK.  

We’re looking for a proactive and driven individual, with a demonstrated track record in PR and marketing communications, events organisation and excellent administrative capability.

The Officer will develop and manage organisation-wide communications to raise the profile of Teach A Man To Fish and ensure that high quality communications are produced and shared in a timely fashion with the appropriate audiences. In addition, the Officer will provide marketing and communications for two exciting programmes - our global School Enterprise Challenge competition and our Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education.

To apply for this role, please go to: https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/marketing


Income Generation support consultant (local)

Mae-Sot, Thailand 

Submission deadline: 3rd Feb 2017

Teach A Man To Fish aims to eradicate poverty by providing good quality, low-cost, relevant education to young people in developing countries. We support schools to establish school-based enterprises - from eggs to grain storage, crafts to a hotel. These enterprises serve both as learning platforms, and as income-generating activities for the school, as students work on the businesses alongside their academic education. In this way, students learn valuable business and entrepreneurial skills and the school has the ability to raise additional funds in a sustainable way. The student’s involvement in the businesses makes their education more relevant to the workplace and means graduates leave school better prepared to succeed in work, in further education and in life.
Save the Children has led global action on children’s rights for more than 90 years. The ‘Improving Migrant Protection and Assistance for Children in Thailand’ (IMPACT) project has been and continues to develop local child protection mechanisms that are relevant to government policy framework, and integrate these into existing child protection systems so migrant children can live within an effective protection system and have access to effective care, education and health services. This consultancy falls under the objective of promoting access to education services and specifically looks at the challenge of closure of Migrant Learning Centres in Mae Sot due to financial gaps. The consultancy is called for as there is a need to develop and implement a model to enhance the financial sustainability and self-sufficiency of migrant learning centres in Mae Sot.
Under this consultancy project TAMTF is looking for an experienced local consultant to support with the delivery of the project activities.
Purpose and scope of this consultancy
This project aims to enhance the financial sustainability and self-sufficiency of migrant learning centres in Mae Sot to addresses their financial gaps and in turn the risk of closure. The overarching goal is to improve the financial sustainability of participating Migrant Learning Centres and have a workable model that may contribute toward addressing the current funding gaps. Under the direction of TAMTF, the local consultant will give on-the-ground support to MLCs.
For full terms of reference please click here
For applications please e-mail amelie@teachamantofish.org.uk 

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