Location Lima, Peru
Start Date Jul - Sep 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 12 Months
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
We are looking for someone passionate about promoting women’s and indigenous rights!
As a volunteer, you’ll be working with ONAMIAP – the National Organization of Andean and Amazonian Women of Peru – to contribute to breaking the silence on violence against Indigenous women and girls.
Indigenous women and girls continue to experience high levels of violence in their own families and communities, as well as within wider society. Violence against indigenous women and girls is rooted in racism, marginalization and poverty. It fits within the wider context of the discrimination and exclusion indigenous women and girls often face in all aspects of their life, including in the political, social, economic and cultural spheres.
This volunteer placement will be located out of ONAMIAP’s office in Lima, Peru’s bustling and diverse capital, where you will work with a dedicated and talented team of Andean and Amazonian women leaders. It’s a great small-team environment, with plenty of opportunity to lead and learn.
As a volunteer, you will:
Carry out a capacity building needs assessment
Support the monitoring and implementation of the Indigenous Women’s Agenda
Develop a range of flexible gender-based violence prevention workshops and training sessions which can be tailored to the particular needs of Indigenous women (forced sterilization and sexual violence during conflict)
Carry out pilot gender-based violence prevention workshops and training sessions with Indigenous women
Systematize the experience with recommendations for ONAMIAP and other women's organizations that work with indigenous communities.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Degree in social sciences, humanities, political sciences or similar disciplines and/or equivalent experience
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Experience in the implementation of training processes for diverse audiences
- Understanding /sensitivity to gender equality and intercultural processes
Organización de Mujeres Indígenas Andinas y Amazónicas del Perú (ONAMIAP)
Organización de Mujeres Indígenas Andinas y Amazónicas del Perú (Organization of Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Women of Peru) or ONAMIAP for its acronym in Spanish, is a national organization of Andean and Amazonian indigenous women in Peru that fights for individual and collective rights of women and indigenous people. Based on respect and recognition of the Peruvian diversity, ONAMIAP develops interventions directed to strengthen its community base, to disseminate its proposals and demands and to advocate in the public agenda to have more spaces for women's and indigenous people's representation in a local, regional, national as well as international levels.
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.
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.