Website Cuso International
Location: Lima, PeruStart Date: February 2024Placement Length: 12 MonthsLanguage Requirements: Spanish Level 4-AdvancedPlease submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of InterestOpen to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada OnlyThe Volunteer’s Role Are you passionate about addressing the challenges of exclusion faced by the most vulnerable individuals in accessing employment opportunities?. If so, your expertise and experience can make a meaningful difference in advancing the social and economic development of this population in Lima.Cuso International is seeking a volunteer to collaborate with the Kallpa team at the Youth and Inclusive Employment Centre (CJEI) located in the San Juan de Miraflores district in Lima, Peru.In this role, you’ll play a pivotal part in enhancing business management skills for marginalized groups (such as individuals with disabilities, teenage mothers, Venezuelan refugees, migrant women, LGBTQ+ individuals, etc.) who have initiated or are currently running businesses, aiming to facilitate their social and economic integration.This position holds significant importance in fostering self-employment opportunities and facilitating the social and labour inclusion of vulnerable communities.As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the Kallpa Association’s team. Since 1990, this organization has been actively engaged across Peru, crafting innovative, participatory approaches to broaden opportunities for the sustainable development of communitiesJoin us by applying today and contribute to making a meaningful impact!As a volunteer, you will: Provide support in the creation of a business plan for young entrepreneurs who participate in the entrepreneurship workshops. Carry out an analysis to understand the personal and business factors of the business in progress and to determine the areas to improve and strengthen business management.
Conduct workshops for personal strengthening and empowerment (soft skills and coaching) for self-employment (entrepreneurship) and employment (job placement). Conduct workshops to strengthen business management to properly lead a business venture and make it more profitable and sustainable. Provide advice and follow-up for implementing their improvement plan (diagnosis) of their business in progress. Conduct calls and follow-up visits to the entrepreneurs of CJEI users who have strengthened their businesses.
Participate in management meetings in the Lima region and with the local government technical team to improve the CJEI’s strategy. Essential Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science, International Administration, Business Management or similar. Complementary courses in diversity and socio-economic inclusion, gender approach, among others. Basic knowledge of Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Basic use of design programs such as Canva (asset). Essential Background: Experience in placing people in jobs. Experience in setting up a business. What’s in it for YOU?.
A life-changing experience!About Us, the Project and the PartnerCuso InternationalCuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
Project – Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.Partner – Asociación KallpaThe Asociación KALLPA focuses on promoting quality education throughout the community by carrying out projects, providing materials and developing methods to expand their work in education throughout the area.The organization has identified the need to address issues of employment and income generation while maintaining its focus on young people and their involvement in building sustainable communities. With the help of Cuso International, KALLPA has founded two Youth Employment Centers in Peru.