Monitoring and Evaluations Assistant

This position seeks to understand the social impact Awamaki brings to the community & economic opportunities it provides to cooperative members.

Monitoring and Evaluations Program


The Monitoring and Evaluation program seeks to better understand the social impact Awamaki brings to the local community and the economic opportunities it provides to the members of the business cooperatives. The primary tasks of volunteers and interns in the Monitoring and Evaluation program are to assist with surveys, focus groups, interviews and data recording with the members of the woman's business cooperatives; analyze collected data; assist with planning, and attend, capacity building workshops for the women's artisanal cooperatives; document workshops and the content the participants learned; and prepare data that will be used for Awamaki's grant reports. Volunteers and interns in this program are expected to have some statistical background as well as skills in data management.

Where We Work 
Awamaki works in the town of Ollantaytambo, pronounced O-YAN-TIE-TAMBO, and the surrounding communities. Most people refer to the town as Ollanta (O-YAN-TA), which is easier and quicker to say! Ollantaytambo is situated between Cusco, the capital city of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, a U.N. World Heritage site. A half million tourists travel through Ollanta on their way to Machu Picchu every year and many tourists stop in the town to visit its own ruins and attractions. Ollanta is in the Sacred Valley, a beautiful and lush valley at a mere 2800 meters above sea level (or 9100 ft), but surrounded by imposing, almost vertical, mountains. Other towns in the Sacred Valley include Urubamba, Pisac, and Calca. Volunteers and interns typically live in Ollantaytambo when working with Awamaki. 

What We Do
Awamaki works with women and rural and indigenous families in Ollantaytambo and the surrounding high Andean communities through our two main programs: Women's Artisanal Cooperatives Program We aim to conserve and revitalize the Andean traditions of weaving, knitting and spinning by finding a market for hand-made textiles in an economy which is fast modernizing (and where the value of textiles is losing relevance). In doing so we help to empower indigenous women weavers and create the opportunity for them to achieve a higher degree of financial independence. With this vision, Awamaki sees rural, indigenous women as no longer marginalized and disadvantaged; rather they will be empowered to participate in the modern economy, recognizing the value of their Quechua heritage as a vehicle to do so. We organize women's artisan cooperatives, provide skills-building workshops (in spinning, weaving, knitting and sewing) and provide access to the market through our Fair Trade Store in town, thereby allowing women to earn a reliable income. Through Awamaki Lab, the product development arm of the Women’s Artisanal Cooperatives Program, we aim to bridge the gap between weavers and the international market, using fashion and design skills to appeal to an international consumer base. Ultimately we hope to phase out Awamki's presence as an intermediary in 10 years time by equipping Quechua women with the capacity to appraise the value of their textiles and connect directly to a consumer market.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
16 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and Spanish (basic level)
Other Skills
some statistical background, skills in data management
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 - 16:00

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Free-time activities

many nearby hikes to Inca ruints, archaeological and cultural tours, day trips to thermal pools, Cusco, salt flats, and Machu Picchu.



What's included?
WHAT’S INCLUDED? • Welcome and airport pickup • Full orientation of Awamaki and the Sacred Valley • 10 hour cultural orientation class • 2 weeks in a homestay • room and board in the volunteer house • 2 night/3 day weaving immersion workshop in Patacancha • 2 night/3 day volunteer retreat (Location: Quillabanba jungle, hot springs, or a full archeological tour of the Sacred Valley) • 24 hour in country staff support • Volunteer departure • Administration fee • Program donation
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Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

pickup from Cusco airport, 1.5-2 hours drive to Ollantaytumbo


2 weeks in a homestay, Volunteer house (good size rooms, shared bathroom)

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

breakfast, lunch, dinner, can accomodate special dietary restrictions

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
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30 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Ollantaytambo /Peru between 3 weeks and 30 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Awamaki will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Awamaki during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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