Bakery And Pastry Training Expert - Volunteer in Manmar - Cuso International

Volunteer Details

Position Activity

Food Preparation / Kitchen Assistance


Individual Adult (over 18)

Age Requirement


Hours Per Week




Population Served


Number of Positions


Time Commitment: 

  • Long-Term (6+ months)

Deadline to Apply: 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Position Description

Location Myanmar

Start Date  Oct - Dec 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4

Language Scale:

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role


IECD hospitality and catering projects in South East Asia aim at giving a chance to the most disadvantaged youth, through a 1-2-year training of excellence, providing them with accommodation, food, stationeries and uniform. IECD accompany the trainees from orientation and selection to first employment, ensuring them a decent and rewarding position.

IECD is currently launching a new bakery and pastry training in Yangon, Myanmar. This centre will allow disadvantaged youth to take part in a long term, fully funded life skills and vocational training program, building opportunities that may not have existed before.

You will work with (a) passionate bakery-pastry trainer(s) enabling him/them to acquire technical and pedagogical competencies, on French and Western bakery and pastry excellence. Additionally, you will support the commercial activities, co-working on the development of a range of bakery and pastry products.

As a volunteer, your duties will include:

Training - Design and deliver bakery and pastry intensive training for trainers, in line with the training objectives and the production plan

Pedagogy - Accompany trainers during the lessons, helping them to provide expertise to students.

Academic- Assist trainers in designing and updating the training curriculum according to students’ evolution and market needs (i.e. required skills, expressed by high end hotels and restaurants, to fulfill the lack of skilled labour force).

Develop a range of bakery and pastry products and their recipes, taking market demand /seasonal availabilities into account.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

Bakery and Pastry certification

Essential Professional Background:

Solid (5-year) experience in Bakery/Pastry (high end artisanal bakery, restaurant or hotel).



Additional Opportunity Information

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 - 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


  • Food Preparation / Kitchen Assistance

How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Lorraine Monteiro


Deadline to Apply: 

Saturday, June 30, 2018
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