Location Sucre, Bolivia
Start Date Apr - Jun 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 11 Months
Language Requirements Spanish
Spanish Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only
As a Youth Employment Advisor, you will provide substantive support to the Youth and Employment Center of Sucre. In this role, you will consolidate and build processes and service delivery programs, consistent with the philosophy of Youth Employment Centers.
The Youth Department of the Municipality of Sucre is responsible for ensuring compliance with national and autonomous laws for the youth population in Sucre, as well as to follow up and support youth actions and projects in the Municipal sector. They are a new organization, but with the support of Cuso International, the Center for Youth Employability is now looking for someone like you to continue their work.
If you are passionate about Youth-entrepreneurship and employment, come join our amazing team! We need your expertise for our projects to succeed.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Coordinate, collaborate and follow up on the planned activities of the three areas in the Youth Employability Center.
- Strengthen inter-institutional coordination for the Youth Employability Center.
- Support and technically strengthen the municipal consultants, who oversee the services at the Youth Employability Center
- Elaborate and complement the materials and support tools for the development of the services provided by the Youth Employability Center.
- Support planning and organizing events.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
University Degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, Business, Social Work, International Development or related field.
Essential Professional Background:
- Minimum two years of work experience in the field of social and/or youth project implementation.
- Experience in coordination of projects and teams.
- Experience identifying and building partnerships.
Municipality of Sucre
The Municipality of Sucre is one of the most active municipalities of Bolivia in youth issues, including the implementation of the youth law. Within the municipal structure there's a Municipal Youth Department that is responsible for developing and implementing different kind of youth-related projects and activities, such as Youth and Employment Centre (CJE for its acronym in Spanish) of Sucre that is an information center that provides free vocational guidance, job search counseling and advice on youth entrepreneurship with the objective to improve the socio-economic conditions of young between 15-30 years old, provision of life skills and tools for marginalized groups and development of formal volunteering opportunities and management to strengthen local organizations, but also by giving important experience for youth on working and personal skills.
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.
Residency and Citizenship
The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.
We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.
Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.
By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.
You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:
- Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
- Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.