Start Date Apr - Jun 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 6-12 Months
Language Requirements Spanish
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a Spanish Cover Letter and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
Cuso International Peru is searching for a volunteer like you to advise them in the design and implementation of their Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Awareness Campaign.
The team in Peru is focused on reducing the tolerance to violence against women and girls, and increase the perception of safety in themas well as promoting positive masculinities as an essential approach to achieve gender equality.
This campaign will not only support the work that Cuso International in Peru is doing but more importantly, highlight all the impact our partner organizations are making in their own communities and your key role in this campaign will help these organizations to be strengthened and therefore, achieve even more.
Some of our GESI partners include: the Peruvian Ombudsman's Office, the Legal Devense Institute (IDL) and PRODEMU, a women's association that works for the defense of women's rights in the city of Tarapoto in the department of San Martin.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Develop a campaign plan, including indicators and targets.
- Support the implementation of the campaign plan, including the delivery of communications and social media training for the stakeholders involved (civil society and public institutions).
- Support the elaboration of internal and external communicational materials for the campaign.
- Support the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the campaign
- Support Cuso International and its partners in drawing lessons learned from its communications initiatives, capitalizing experiences and sharing conclusions.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a similar discipline
Essential Professional Background:
-2-5 years of relevant professional experience
-Experience in developing and implementing communications and/or marketing and branding strategies
-Strong writing, editing, and communications skills; experience in developing print and digital communications materials
-Good communication and interpersonal skills, in order to communicate with stakeholders of different cultural backgrounds
-Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
-Sound working knowledge of digital and social media
-Person with creativity, sound judgement and ability to work both independently and in a team
Cuso International Peru
Cuso International works in many places around the world, one of which is Peru. Our Cuso International Peru office has recently implemented our VOICE project in 2015 which stands for Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment. This project focuses on increasing the capacity of community-based organizations and the government in order to deliver innovative and sustainable/inclusive development opportunities for women, men, and youth in poor and marginalized communities. Cuso International will focus on two VOICE projects areas: Inclusive Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG) project area and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) project area.
Learn more about the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment project: http://bit.ly/2jvWhwm
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- 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
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.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.