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LAFF Charity

Social Enterprise Coordinator

Cusco, Peru

NGO | LAFF Charity

Working to support disadvantaged young people or trekking the Inca Trail? Why not do both?!

About the Program

In order to reduce dependency and move towards sustainability, LAFF supports activities which generate income for our partners, reduce their dependency on external funding and, in some cases, provide training and job placement opportunities for at-risk young people. The Social Enterprise/ income generation programme is built around a participatory approach. 

The main strategy is to provide technical support directly or indirectly through LAFF’s volunteers, the PM and/or training institutions. LAFF also raises funds to cover the start-up costs of social enterprise projects/ income generating activities. The aim of the programme, however, is to design a self-sustainable business model, so that the business will one day no longer require financial assistance from LAFF or other sources.

Requirements 

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business, International Development, Economics or related field, or substantial Business Management experience.  Post graduate degree desirable but not essential.
  • Minimum of 1 year of work and/or volunteer experience in Business Administration and/or International Development.
  • Budget development, administrative skills and financial management experience required.
  • Experience with designing, developing and implementing social enterprises highly desirable.
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and intermediate English ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly organized, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented with the ability to multitask.

Typical day

Responsibilities 

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

  • Identify through meetings with partner managers the needs/requirements for the development of social enterprise/ income generation projects at our partner organisations and LAFF.
  • Identify methods, processes and tools to implement, sustain and grow social enterprises/ income generation schemes.
  • Provide technical support and build the capacity of our partners (directly or indirectly) in the development of effective business management processes, such as: budgets, investment plans, costs and income analysis, feasible business strategies, etc. 
  • Provide hands-on support when necessary.
  • Monitor and evaluate the results and impact of the Social Enterprise Programme and submit progress reports.
  • Support proposal writing for fundraising purposes.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Officer, develop Marketing Strategies, such as market studies, promotional materials, online visibility, etc.
  • Support in Financial Decision-making: developing financial projections, advising, etc.
  • Network and forge links with other stakeholders and organisations (including local governments, donors, companies, universities and other supporters) to ensure continued support for existing and new initiatives.

Free-time activities

Close to Machu Picchu and wonderful hiking opportunities. 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.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at Degree level
Required Documents
CV and Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• Undergraduate Degree in Business, International Relations, International Development, Economics or related field. Post graduate degree desirable but not essential.
• Minimum of 1 year of volunteering and/or work experience.
• Field and/or international development experience, as well as experience on designing, developing and implementing social enterprises highly desirable.
• Budget development, administrative skills and financial management experience preferred.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Any questions? Just ask. We at LAFF Charity are happy to help you.

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Airport Pickup at Jorge Chavez International Airport

A LAFF volunteer can be arranged to meet you at the airport in Cusco 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.
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