LAFF Charity

Communications and Information Officer

Cusco, Peru show on map

NGO | LAFF Charity

LAFF is a UK charity based in Peru. We work with 6 partner organisations to bring underprivileged children education, resources and safety.

Communications role:

The communications component of LAFFs work aims to provide and facilitate relevant and timely information for LAFFs communication and fundraising activities; maintaining and improving LAFFs international and local visibility through innovative strategies; and raise awareness about various socioeconomic problems, in particular those affecting children and young people in Peru. The communication strategy consists of producing and disseminating information, blogs, newsletters and posts through LAFFs website, social networks and/or other relevant channels. 

Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree (or currently enrolled) in communications, languages, international relations or related field. 
  • Volunteering and/or work experience (including communications, PR, field and/or international development experience) highly desirable. 
  • Interest in acquiring communications and international development experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and English required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented with ability to multitask.
  • Experience/good knowledge of social media usage.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office.

Personal Qualities

We are looking for self-assured, 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 an International Development context. 

Note: Volunteers are expected to cover all their own costs – including flights, visas and insurance. All successful volunteer applicants must undergo a CRB check prior to acceptance – which will be free of charge and LAFF will help to arrange. LAFF will hold interviews with suitable applicants. Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to contact successful applicants.

Typical day

  • Plan, develop and administer LAFFs communications 
  • Prepare and/or update a communications strategy identifying objectives, messages, audiences, and products.
  • Produce and disseminate public information and high quality print and electronic communications regarding LAFFs activities.
  • Provide quality control on all print and electronic public information materials – including social media platforms, the website, videos, blogs, organisational brochures and information packets, briefing books, etc.
  • Promote a better understanding and awareness of socioeconomic realities and LAFFs programmes.
  • Ensure that communication practices reflect LAFFs priorities, mission and vision.
  • Network and forge links with other stakeholders and organizations (including local government, donors, companies, universities and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives.

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. 

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

Program 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) and 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 10:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Wheel Chairs

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by LAFF Charity.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
LAFF Charity (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Airport Pickup at Jorge Chavez 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 Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. 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.
  Americas South America Peru  Cusco, Latin American Foundation for the Future – 3660

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