Hiring: Agriculture Advisor – Volunteer in Peru (Spanish Required)
Type: 12-month intntl. position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Lima, Peru
Start Date: November 2023 (ongoing until filled)
Placement Length: 12 Months
Language Requirements: Spanish Level 5-Fluent
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest: https://cusointl.org/3OM8qcV . Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
The Volunteer’s Role
Under the supervision of our partner organization Integración, Gobernabilidad y Economía Circular (INGEC), you will contribute to the implementation of urban agriculture projects in the South of Lima in the districts of Villa El Salvador, Villa Maria del Triunfo and San Juan de Miraflores. The projects involve the creation and strengthening of agro-ecological community gardens and the creation and strengthening of agro-ecological school brigades.
Are you interested in joining this initiative promoting urban agriculture in the second-largest city located in a desert and working to make a big impact? If so, this position is for you! We need people with commitment, respect and a love for people.
Join Cuso International and apply for this position to support our partner organization in Peru.
As a volunteer, you will:
What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso 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 - Integración, Gobernabilidad y Economía Circular (INGEC)
Integration, Governance and Circular Economy (INGEC) is a development promotion organization made up of professionals with many years of experience in the fields of governance, territorial development, urban agriculture and circular economy, with a cross-cutting approach to equity and participation.
Terms and Conditions
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.
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.
Pre-departure Training and Briefing
We commit to helping you prepare as best as possible for your placement. You will have an advisor to support you through the process and will receive essential training as part of your preparation. This training is designed to maximize your understanding of your placement and culture, help you identify and plan your own learning, and help you stay safe and healthy during your placement.
Overview of pre-departure training:
In-Country Training and Learning
You will receive an In-Country Orientation (ICO) that builds upon the pre-departure training. This will be conducted by either the country program office or the supporting partner organization. This normally lasts for 2-10 days (depending on language learning requirements and other factors). In some countries, volunteers will be able to access ongoing language training opportunities. In-Country Orientation equips you with the relevant skills, knowledge, and country-specific information to be successful in your placement. Furthermore, our Country Program Office or local partner will provide you with continuous in-country support throughout the duration of your placement.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 22 2023 ID: 68945