Youth Development Coordinator

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

Summary


Through the Youth Development Programme LAFF designs, funds and/or delivers training and workshops according to the identified needs and interests of our partner organisations and beneficiaries, following our established workshop programme/plan. Young people might also receive support from career guidance specialists. The main goal of this programme is to equip children and young people with relevant soft skills (communication, language, interpersonal); life skills (decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking); and basic technical skills. Intended to increase economic opportunities, technical skills training targets young people aged 14 to 25 to provide career guidance and support in the search for internship, business start-up and employment opportunities.  


Requirements 


·         Undergraduate Degree in Social Sciences, Education (or related field), or substantial experience working with young people and                   implementing youth development programmes.

·         Minimum of 1-year volunteer and/or work experience involving management, teamwork and administration.

·         Cultural sensitivity and experience working with vulnerable children.

·         Advanced proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and intermediate English ability.  

·         Excellent interpersonal skills.

·         Highly organized, flexible, independent, and detail oriented with the ability to multitask. 

·         Excellent time management skills. 

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

Responsibilities 

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

·         Identify and address the educational and developmental needs/requirements of LAFF’s beneficiaries.

·         Based on partner feedback, plan/implement life and technical skills training workshops and the LAFF Career Guidance Programme.

·         Develop budgets and keep detailed financial records.

·         Recruit and manage a team of local volunteers to assist with the workshops.

·         Monitor academic results of beneficiaries.

·         Identify and liaise with training providers (institutions, training centres, businesses and/or experts) and establish agreements when possible.

·         Monitor and evaluate the results and impact of the vocational training and career guidance programme and submit progress reports.  

·         Identify internships, short work experiences and job placement opportunities for young people. 

·         Foster and maintain positive working relationships with LAFF’s partner organisations.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
International Relations, International Development, Education or related field at Degree level
Required Documents
CV and Cover Letter
Other Skills
• Minimum of 1 year of volunteering and/or work experience. Field and/or international development experience, as well as experience implementing vocational training programmes desirable.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Highly organized, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented
• Excellent time management skills.
• Solid report-writing skills.

We are looking for self-assured, motivated self starters who are able to work independently
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:30

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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.

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

Services

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

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

Internet Access
Good access at the project site

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Latin American Foundation for the Future – 3660, PO Box 6945, W1A 6US Cusco, Peru