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WORK-STAY / VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH AMERICA

Position: Youth Program Fellow (Spanish speaking)
Type: 4-6 month international volunteer position with subsidized room & board, more (see below)
Organization: Mosqoy
Location: Cusco, Peru, South America

General Description

This is an exciting youth-focused fellowship position, which involves supporting the activities and programming of a scholarship and leadership program for high-achieving students from indigenous communities in the Sacred Valley. The Fellow will live at Casa Mosqoy, the Cusco student residence and hub of the T’ikary Youth Program’s activities. During their stay in the Peruvian Andes, the Fellow will be responsible for activities programming for the youth in the house, will help to communicate the stories of the students to our audience around the world, and will support with general program responsibilities. The Fellow will have the opportunity to leave their mark on the program through a legacy project, which utilizes the Fellow’s skills and hones in on an aspect of the program they are particularly passionate about. The Fellow will gain leadership and international development experience working in Cusco, and the opportunity to form meaningful bonds with promising youth leaders from indigenous Andean communities. We are seeking someone with a high level of Spanish who is passionate about sustainable international development, education, and indigenous rights.

Mosqoy is a registered Canadian charitable organization that works in remote communities of the Peruvian Andes, offering opportunities for economic development while nurturing the threatened indigenous Quechua culture. We operate three main programs. The T’ikary Youth Program offers promising youth of the Andes region with opportunities for post-secondary education. Upon graduation, these students will become professionals in their field of study, and leaders for their communities. The Q’ente Textile Program supports indigenous communities and women weavers by revitalizing textile traditions through its social enterprise. The Mink’a Knowledge Exchange Program, which aims to raise global awareness and responsibility in schools and universities in North America through courses and presentations, and through our Field School in Peru. For more information, please visit http://www.mosqoy.org or http://www.facebook.com/mosqoy.

If you are passionate about youth empowerment and cultural rights, enjoy facilitating social community-building experiences, and are interested in getting to know youth from culturally diverse backgrounds, then this is the ideal position for you!

Details

  • Volunteer position
  • 4-6 month commitment
  • Approximately 20-30 hours per week (based on deliverables/results, not on hours)
  • Flexible, unconventional schedule
  • Job-related expenses are covered
  • Subsidized room and board at Casa Mosqoy (S/.90 per month goes towards food and utilities)
  • The Fellow is required to live at Casa Mosqoy for the duration of their fellowship
  • 4 dinners and 5 breakfasts per week with the students at Casa Mosqoy are provided
  • A letter of reference and certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the fellowship
  • Location: Cusco, Peru, with the opportunity to visit remote communities in the Peruvian Andes
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Application Deadline: This opportunity will stay open until an appropriate candidate is found, and interviews will be conducted as applications come in

Contribution: All Mosqoy fellows are expected to fundraise a minimum of $500 before the start of their internship. However, some bursaries are available for interns that are unable to raise this amount due to extenuating circumstances. We also supply you with resources and toolkits, to help you with your fundraising endeavors. Please email cara mask mosqoy.org* if the fundraising contribution is a barrier to your volunteering.

Required Skills

  • Highly competent (reading, writing, and speaking) in English and Spanish
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Basic photography skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to interact with youth in a way that demonstrates and inspires maturity and responsibility
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to new environments, resourcefulness, and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and ability to work in multi-cultural, collaborative environment
  • Confident self-starter, with a high degree of motivation and initiative
  • Accountability and trustworthiness
  • Ability to work effectively when unsupervised, but also work well with others as part of a small team
  • Creative and enthusiastic in order to seize new opportunities and identify potential areas for improvement and growth

Assets

  • Professional writing experience
  • Event planning experience
  • Relevant university degree
  • Experience living in a developing nation
  • Understanding of concepts and knowledge of language surrounding responsible international development, indigenous rights issues, and intersectionality

General Duties

  • Coordinate with Casa Mosqoy Resident Advisor and T’ikary Youth Program Manager to plan and execute community-building activities and monthly workshops
  • Assist Casa Mosqoy Resident Advisor in student supervision and support
  • Develop program updates and individual student updates based on program activities and student accomplishments
  • Travel to students’ home communities to gather content to communicate to our network
  • Support in developing a stronger alumni community
  • Write monthly blog post updates
  • Assist with fundraising events and campaigns
  • Assist in event promotion and organization
  • Administrative program support

To Apply:

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact our Recruitment Officer at:
recruitment mask mosqoy.org*
Complete applications consist of a resume/CV and cover letter in English, and names, relation, phone numbers, and emails of three references. Please also indicate how you learned about this opportunity. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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GoodWork ID: 36842       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Nov 17 2016


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