Unique international career opportunity (salary + commissions)!
Do I need to be fluent in a foreign language in order to apply?
All applicants must have a fluent level of English and any additional languages are a plus but not a prerequisite.
If I am successful during the recruitment and offered the position, when can I expect to start?
Your starting date would be determined in accordance with your availability. Once you are offered position you can start immediately or within 1-2 months.
If I am sent to a country, which requires a visa, do I have to organise it myself?
We never go into a country without a formal invitation letter from the relevant ministry of information or foreign affairs. These entities will facilitate the visa obligation for us. However, you might go to your local embassy to pick-up the visa. Later into the job one of your responsibilities would be to organize the contact with the relevant ministries in order to facilitate the visa for the team. Any cost incurred in doing so will be of course covered by the company.
As a trainee will I be based on a project?
As a trainee you first assignment would involve a short 2-3 weeks on-the-ground (not necessarily) training with experience team members. Later you will become a member of an experienced team and you would be required to carry your dedicated tasks -- but the experienced member will always help you. We never send inexperienced individuals together.
How long can I expect to be a trainee for?
Ideally, for 2 months. Later you would become a team member.
When can I expect to become a team director?
Normally, when you are ready. This is individual and takes anywhere from 1-3 years.
Where will I be based?
This position is project based. You would be home based and travel to project on average 4 months a year. Everything is done electronically and thus we have a virtual office.
How long does each project last?
This varies from project to project, depending on market size and complexity. On average you can expect projects to last 3 months, staying 4 weeks on the ground (2 missions of 2 weeks).
Where will I live when I’m on a project?
A five star to four star hotel or luxury apartments. Your expenses are covered by the company.
What costs does the company cover?
The company will cover all your work expenses whilst you are on and off project. During the project the company would pay per diem for your food expenses and would cover the cost of accommodation and basics required for the project (transportation, work materials, communication expenses and more).
Off project you will not receive per diem.
How do you decide who goes where?
We focus on emerging-frontier markets. You might be assigned to already established market for us or open a new one. The process of deciding who goes where depends on two factors: the company’s needs at that point in time and your skills set. We will always try and match you to the market in which we feel you will perform best. This is a decision taken by the company and candidates must be flexible and willing to live and work anywhere. However, we choose often the destination with team members, especially if they already have useful contacts.
How many days of holidays do I have?
Each employee has 25 days of paid vacation.
When can I take my holidays?
Holidays may only be taken in-between projects and there are no guarantees that you can take them as a new project might already be assigned to you. You have to announce longer holidays 2 months in advance.
How big is the company? What is the company culture like? What have been the experiences of previous employees?
It is important to feel comfortable in a company. For us, more than anything else, what is important in a job is to have pleasure to work. More than anything is having a good relation with your colleagues and management.
Aside from a core teams, we are working with a team of around 50 people on a project or consultant basis, in different fields: IT, admin, legal, transcription, translation and editorial and a number of contributors based in US and all over the world.
Housing, phone, and internet situation? What is the housing budget per day/month?
Everything is covered by MarcoPolis when on project. When you are at home, MarcoPolis pays for calls (Skype) and any expenses related to the job.