Youth Development Advisor
Position: Youth Development Advisor
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Location Cusco, Peru
Start Date Oct – Nov 2020
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements Spanish Level 4 – Advanced
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
The Volunteer’s Role
Your work could help improve social inclusion and access to the labor market for youth and adolescents. With your knowledge and experience you will be able to contribute with the cause to advance the inclusive socioeconomic development of vulnerable young people in Cusco.
As Youth Development Advisor you will support the Kallpa team providing orientation and technical training to vulnerable youth, so they are able to access the formal job market or establish small entrepreneurships.
Apply to this position and support the youth in becoming empowered and trained for employment!
As a volunteer, you will:
-Support in the organization, facilitation and evaluation of vocational orientation, job searching and entrepreneurship trainings for vulnerable young people.
-Development/management of website to sell products or services offered by users of the Youth Employment Center.
-Strengthen the organization of youth with disabilities in Cusco.
-Additional tasks that may be necessary as required by the coordinators of the CJEs and / or the Country Representative of Cuso International
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Degree in economics, business administration, social sciences, social work, finance, marketing or equivalent experience.
Essential Professional Background:
-Experience working with youth and training processes, personal/ organizational development.
-Excellent facilitation skills
-Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate and work with people of diverse cultural settings.
-Commitment towards gender equality and social inclusion.
-Ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
– 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 program and in-country orientation (more details below)
– On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
– Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
– Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course, in-country orientation, and reintegration debriefing weekend
– Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
– Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.