Communications Coordinator .

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Coordinator | Melissa
Coordinator | Melissa
LAFF’s team is based in Cusco and currently supports four partner organisations and over 100 young people in Cusco and across the Sacred Valley region. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

Summary: 

The Communications Coordinator will be in charge of managing LAFF’s communications strategy, which is guided by three main objectives: fundraising, recruitment, and raising awareness. This consists of producing and disseminating information through our website, blog, newsletters and social media accounts.


Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, you will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Manage all of LAFF's communications

  • Produce and disseminate high quality electronic communications regarding LAFF's activities

  • Provide semi-monthly reports on social media performance

  • Collaborate with LAFF's Fundraising Coordinator to build relationships with donors, identify new funding opportunities and launch effective online campaigns

  • Proofread and provide quality control for all print and electronic publications

  • Maximise and update LAFF's communications strategy

  • Maintain and strengthen LAFF's online presence

  • Write and publish articles to raise awareness of thematic issues central to the aims of LAFF

  • Support the marketing efforts of our partners' social enterprises

  • Ensure that communication practices reflect LAFF's priorities, mission and vision

  • Network and strengthen social media strategy to link LAFF with other stakeholders and organisations (including NGOs, donors, companies, universities and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives. 


Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in a related field (Communications, Languages, International Relations) or experience working in a communications role

  • Volunteering and/or work experience in Communications, PR, Journalism, Education or International Development highly desirable

  • Intermediate or Advanced Spanish language skills

  • Experience with/or good knowledge of social media usage

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Interest in acquiring communications and International Development experience

  • Highly organised, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented with the ability to multitask

  • Good knowledge of MS Office


Personal Requirements:

We are looking for motivated self-starters who are able to work independently as well as being good team players. A non-judgemental approach and commitment to learning is essential, as well as a positive outlook and preparedness for the realities of volunteering in a Latin American country. 


In order to apply for this fantastic opportunity, please download an application form from our website (www.laffcharity.org.uk) and submit it, together with your CV, to: info@laffcharity.org.uk. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.


Note: Volunteers are expected to cover all their own costs - including flights, visas, insurance and living expenses. Applications not compliant with the instructions above will not be accepted. All successful volunteer applicants from the UK must undergo a police check and/or provide two personal references prior to acceptance. LAFF will hold interviews with suitable applicants. Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to contact successful applicants.

Typical day

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, you will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Manage all of LAFF's communications

  • Produce and disseminate high quality electronic communications regarding LAFF's activities

  • Provide semi-monthly reports on social media performance

  • Collaborate with LAFF's Fundraising Coordinator to build relationships with donors, identify new funding opportunities and launch effective online campaigns

  • Proofread and provide quality control for all print and electronic publications

  • Maximise and update LAFF's communications strategy

  • Maintain and strengthen LAFF's online presence

  • Write and publish articles to raise awareness of thematic issues central to the aims of LAFF

  • Support the marketing efforts of our partners' social enterprises

  • Ensure that communication practices reflect LAFF's priorities, mission and vision

  • Network and strengthen social media strategy to link LAFF with other stakeholders and organisations (including NGOs, donors, companies, universities and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives. 

Free-time activities

Cusco has endless opportunities for free time activities. it is close to Machu Picchu and wonderful hiking opportunities, and you are always surrounded by beauty. 

Also within the city there are several sports clubs to join, as well as an array of cultural activities. The beautiful and sociable city of Cusco is also within reach of Lima, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon rainforest! You will be part of a small and friendly LAFF team with whom you can socialise and undertake these activities in your spare time.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Communications, Development, or related field at Bachelor Degree level
Required Documents
CV and Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Spanish and English
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:30

What's Included

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

A LAFF volunteer can be arranged to meet you at the airport to welcome you

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

Details on arrival

Recruitment is ongoing. There is a high turn-over of volunteers so we do our best to accommodate the dates you are able to work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
12 - 26 weeks

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Communications Coordinator .

LAFF’s team is based in Cusco and currently supports four partner organisations and over 100 young people in Cusco and across the Sacred Valley region.

Free of charge

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