Volunteer Opportunity

Leader of the Women's Empowerment Program

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SKIP - Supporting Kids in Peru | Trujillo, LAL, Peru
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SKIP - Supporting Kids in Peru


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Published 5 months ago

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


We’re looking for a hard-working and motivated volunteer to lead our Women’s Empowerment Programme and support women in Northern Peru. As part of our Economic Development Department, we run artisan workshops to help the mothers of SKIP families. In addition to providing an additional income, the artisan workshops are an opportunity for the women to learn skills, allowing them to explore their artistic creativity and empower them to be agents of change in their own lives.


At the same time, It is also a space to share experiences with and gain support from other women in the community which is a huge benefit and help since many deal with depression and isolation.


The Leader of the Women's Empowerment Programme will be under the supervision of Family Welfare Coordinator. They will be responsible for facilitating and supervising the daily development of the productive artisan workshops that are carried out with the mothers of SKIP families three times a week and supervising the other volunteers that work in this area.


The women have just formed their own Association which allows them to sell their products more openly. We are looking for a committed volunteer to help them more fully develop their association- helping them to host board elections, board meetings, decide on product ideas, increase sales, etc.


This position demands creativity, and will involve direct work with the women from the groups. The volunteer must also be able to help in the planning of workshop sessions, always maintaining the logistical and administrative aspects of the project completely up-to-date. We are looking for ways to grow this program and further empower the women in our community so all ideas and new approaches are welcome.




Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the development of the Association that the women have created
  • Session planning and supervision of the development of productive workshops
  • Research up to date trends and create new products based on these trends
  • Source materials from local markets and shops
  • Analyse cost breakdowns in the development of new products
  • Maintenance of effective communication with the mothers that attend the workshops
  • Administration of the projects
  • Recording sales and tracking stock locations on our Salesforce database
  • Identification of new sales opportunities
  • Preparation of consistent and timely reports on the work for the Coordinator of Family Welfare
  • Create a comfortable and inspiring work place for the women




Requirements:

  • 6 month commitment
  • Intermediate level of Spanish
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Empathy, open-mindedness and friendship in all dealings with the women we work with
  • Capacity for teamwork, but also able to use own initiative and work independently
  • Disposition and capacity to live modestly and work with limited resources




Desired:

  • 9 month commitment
  • Advanced level of Spanish
  • Familiarity with ethical and fair trade
  • Previous work experience in South America
  • Experience with Salesforce databases
  • Background in product development, from initial research and design to production and quality control
  • Some familiarity with tools of administration, commercialization and design




The benefits of working with SKIP

In exchange for your valuable participation in our programme, SKIP will provide:




  • A rigorous introduction to the organisation, its projects and departments, and your specific role
  • Structured and relevant training carried out by qualified and experienced staff members - you can read bios for all our permanent team on the website
  • The opportunity to form part of a team of committed and diverse volunteers
  • The opportunity to work for, on behalf of, and with a receptive and welcoming community
  • Confirmation of Volunteer Service
  • The confirmation fee can be waived and housing provided if this position is combined with the Volunteer Leader Position 50/50 https://skipperu.org/volunteer-positions/volunteer-leader/


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We’re looking for a hard-working and motivated volunteer to lead our Women’s Empowerment Programme and support women in Northern Peru. As part of our Economic Development Department, we run artisan workshops to help the mothers of SKIP…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

You can download an application form on our website

Feel free to email volunteering@skipperu.org with any questions

You can download an application form on our website

Feel free to email volunteering@skipperu.org with any questions

Location

Calle Mayta Capac 1301, Rio Seco, El Porvenir, Trujillo, LAL 00000, PE
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