Location Bogotá D.C, Colombia
Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 11 Months
Language Requirements Spanish
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
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
Due to funder restrictions, support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.
We are looking for a volunteer like you to support the Ministry of Labor in the construction and implementation of a monitoring process for the employment route of the Public Employment Service. The expectation is that the monitoring process will give new guidelines and improvements to achieve greater accessibility to the route for employers and citizens to search of a job or a better job opportunity in their municipality or city.
"Jobs to build a future" is a project financed by the Government of Canada that seeks, in partnership with the national and territorial government, private companies and civil society, to offer formal employment opportunities to women, young people and victims of the armed conflict, fostering their socio-economic inclusion and increasing the levels of labor equity for people in vulnerable situations entering the labor market.
In this context, we seek a volunteer who will provide advice and strengthen tools, methodologies and general procedures for partner organizations of the project. These tools, methodologies and procedures will be implemented within the framework of technical assistance that Cuso International provides in matters of public policies for inclusive employment.
The Ministry of Labor aims to formulate and adopt policies, general plans, programs and projects for work, respect for fundamental rights, guarantees for workers, strengthening, promotion and protection of economic activities. solidarity and decent work, through an effective system of surveillance, information, registration, inspection and control; as well as understanding and social dialogue for the proper development of labor relations.
The Ministry of Labor promotes policies and strategies for the generation of stable employment, labor formalization, protection of the unemployed, training of workers, labor mobility, pensions and other benefits.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Review of existing experiences that support the employability route of the Public Employment Service.
- Development of physical and virtual instruments for the multiplier training methodology.
- Review of existing alliances that support the employability route of the Public Employment Service.
- Development of virtual instruments for the multiplier training methodology.
- Prepare recommendations for the Colombian Public Employment Policy according to the results of the reviews carried out.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Degree in Economy, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Education or any related studies;
- Graduated studies in a related field.
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience in development, evaluation and monitoring of projects;
- Experience using participative research methodologies;
- Experience in data analysis and using statistical methods;
- Experience in de development of online tools.
Unidad del Servicio Público de Empleo
The Unidad de Servicio Público de Empleo (Public Employment Service Unit) is a public entity funded by the Ministry of Labour of Colombia. Their main objective is to guarantee the quality of the public employment service determined by demand and supply in the Colombian labour market in accordance with requirements such as labour market demand, training needs, and psychological support among others.
The Unit defines itself as a committed team looking for the establishment of a system in which workers will be able to find a job according to their qualifications. In addition, this system is also looking for helping companies and employers to find labour force according to their needs.
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
- 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.
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.