Coordinator for Women Empowerment Activities

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Coordinator | Lara
Coordinator | Lara
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You will be responsible for managing and developing all activities related to our women's empowerment project Madres Luchadoras. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The goal of our Madres Luchadoras project is to provide technical & productive tools and socio-emotional support to at-risk mothers  and thus generate a source of employment for the women of Intiwawa's communities of impact which empowers them through their participation in economic-productive and leadership activities, including textile training workshops, socio-emotional support as well as finance classes. This source of work will in turn allow them to generate a permanent income to support their households without the need to disengage from caring for their children.  

As our Madres Luchadoras Project coordinator, you will be responsible for managing and developing all activities related to this project, from planning to execution & evaluation of the textile training, socio-emotional, and financial workshops for our participating mothers, including inventories involving the control and distribution of alpaca fibers. You will be responsible for coordinating the Madres Luchadoras team which includes the textile trainer, project leader, psychologist, financial classes leader. You will work closely with the participating mothers, as well as with the General Director and Programs Manager, Sales & E-commerce coordinator, Marketing & communications team, and the Finance Coordinator. In this key position, you will take this project to its next phase in line with this project’s empowerment objectives.


  • Work onsite in Mollebaya district (located 1:30 - 02:00 hours from the center of Arequipa) in close coordination with the participating mothers, the Project Leader, and the Sales & E-commerce coordinator.
  • Develop an annual work plan with objectives, resources & budget, and calendar in line with this project’s mission and Intiwawa’s values, including a training and production schedule.
  • Coordinate the execution of the workshops and manage the recruitment, registration, retention and attendance of participants.
  • Under the supervision of the Finance coordinator, General director, and Project Manager, manage and administer the project budget.
  • In conjunction with the trainer and Project leader, prepare and implement the textile training schedule and coordinate the monitoring & evaluation of the project.
  • Coordinate the schedule of  all academic and counseling activities in which the mothers are involved with the project leader, psychologist and financial trainer.  
  • Supervise the Project leader and trainer during the textile workshops as well as inventory control activities. 
  • Prepare and coordinate periodic feedback meetings with the project team, as well as participate in bi-weekly comité meetings.
  • Create a final report at the end of the year.  
  • Ensure compliance with internal rules and procedures.   
  • Others as assigned by the  Program Manager & General Director.


  • Previous experience in women's empowerment programs and/or circular fashion. 
  • Previous project management experience, including managing a small team. 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and collaborative environment.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, leadership, and assertive communication skills.
  • Proactive attitude and  high adaptability.
  • Empathetic skills to cultivate a trusting relationship with project participants. 


  • The position is voluntary (unpaid) and part-time (around 25 hours/week)
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Low-cost housing available 
  • A letter of reference and certificate will be provided  at the end of the term

Typical day

It is really difficult to describe a typical day of the Madres Luchadoras Coordinator. As already mentioned before, the schedule is flexible. 

Here is an example how a day could be: 

  • 8AM: start with your day heading to Casa Intiwawa in Mollebaya with the bus
  • 10AM: Meet parts of the team there and coordinate how the upcoming day is going to be performed
  • 1PM: Welcome the mothers (project participants) and start with the knitting training
  • 3PM: Coordinate with the Sales and E-Commerce Coordinator about the Sale of the new products

Free-time activities

Arequipa is one of the most largest cities of Peru and provides a wide range of possibilities for your free time activities! Sports, as well as cultural events and sightseeing are only some examples. You can also use your free time to travel and get to know the country a little better. 


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 (basic level) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CV, motivation letter and criminal report certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
see detailed Job Description
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Airport Pickup at Rodriguez Ballon International Airport
If desired, one of our team members can pick you up from the Airport in Arequipa.
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 Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP) in Arequipa. 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.
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

We are looking for a Coordinator for the Madres Luchadoras Project starting in January 2022. 

If desired, one of our team members can pick you up from the airport. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
26 - 50 weeks

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Coordinator for Women Empowerment Activities

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