Bpeace is highly experienced in helping what we call
"Fast Runner" businesses develop their potential
Match your skills with Guatemalan businesses that need your insight.
Make an impact. Help talented entrepreneurs in Guatemala strengthen and grow
their businesses to provide more jobs for troubled communities.
Volunteer. Provide your skills as a volunteer mentor and pro bono consultant. Bpeace pays for your 4-star Guatemalan hotel; you pay for your airfare.
Leave the logistics to us. Bpeace HQ in New York and our staff in Central America facilitate your volunteer engagement from start to finish.
Share What You Know with Others, and Make a Difference!
Put your process improvement experience to work changing lives.
The award-winning nonprofit Bpeace seeks experienced business consultants with at least ten years’ experience to TRAVEL to Guatemala to work with selected small and growing businesses. The firms are participants in Bpeace’s18-month enterprise development program during which time they will implement two Growth Projects to tackle barriers to growth, strengthen ongoing operations, or meet a growth opportunity. The firms want to increase efficiencies in their production processes to decrease waste and costs.
What you will be doing--Travel to Guatemala for one week to work with two Fast Runner firms. --Discovery. Prior to trip, review background information on each Fast Runner firm and work with Fast Runners to create a Scope of Work. --Consult. In Guatemala, Conduct business process mapping. Work with members of the leadership team to assess organizational objectives, current operational processes, identify areas of the business that require modifications and improvements. Based on the results of the process map, use operational efficiency (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other related methodologies) tools and techniques to improve the company’s processes. --Mentor. Virtually coach and guide Fast Runner as the company implements the changes.
About the Businesses
The small and growing businesses in the Bpeace program have been in operation for two to 20 years, with 10+ employees, with annual revenue between US$100,000 and $1 million, and operating in diverse industries including manufacturing, food processing, IT and other services. Each firm was selected through a competitive process to participate in the Bpeace program based on their appetite and capacity for growth.
Where and When--Start working virtually by phone, email, Skype or GotoMeeting. --Flexible dates. Travel to Guatemala City for one week in 4th quarter 2016 or first quarter 2017. --Estimated work time: two days prep, six days in Guatemala, and approximately two hours a month post-trip for up to three months.
Skills and Experience Needed--10+ years of experience in process improvement techniques in the manufacturing sector. --Experience with small and medium businesses preferred. --Proven level of cultural competence; experience working in the developing world preferred. --Excellent communication skills. Sense of humor. --We are looking for two or more consultants; at least one fluent in Spanish. --Flexibility; able to work where there is ambiguity and uncertainty.
- Business Analysis
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Requirements & Commitment
- 2 days prep, one week traveling to Guatemala
- We are looking for two or more volunteers, at least one fluent in Spanish.