In-Country Coordinators

The In-Country Coordinator position is directed towards past volunteers who have an interest in returning to Peru as a volunteer program coordinator. As an In-Country Coordinator, you will serve as a primary contact for the volunteers in your city ensuring that each volunteer has the best possible experience, while caring for their physical health and safety. They will assist the full-time Vive Peru staff in carrying out all program related activities. These include:  

  • Airport pick-ups
  • Leading Orientation sessions
    • Escorting volunteers to sites
    • Escorting volunteers to orientation activities
    • Being knowledgeable in Vive Peru policy and program details in order to answer volunteer questions
    • Present information during orientation sessions
      • This may include; safety, country information, cultural information, site expectations, weekend trip planning, etc.
  • Escorting volunteers to their worksites and teaching them how to use transportation on their first day, introducing them to their supervisors.  Following up with any difficulties at worksites in conjunction with Peruvian staff.
  • Assisting volunteers with the planning and execution of community workshops and medical campaigns.
  • Taking photos and collecting reflections to update Facebook and website with photos and volunteer testimonials.
  • Fulfilling additional tasks as requested by Vive Peru staff.

As an In-Country Coordinator you are expected to stay in regular contact with staff and exercise good communication skills while keeping Vive Peru staff updated and informed regarding all program activities and plans. You are expected to maintain a positive attitude, flexibility, and good relationships with the volunteers. As an employee, you are representing Vive Peru at all times. As such, you are expected to act in a professional manner keeping in mind that you are a role model for the program.

Additional expectations and responsibilities can be communicated at any time during your period of employment by Vive Peru staff. Flexibility is key.


Qualifications:

  • Previous program participation
  • Intermediate-Advanced level of Spanish language
  • Availability for informational and orientation meetings on your campus and entirety of the volunteer program (for summer session, at least 2 sessions is recommended).

Responsibilities:

  • 100% availability during summer session (no online jobs, research projects, etc)
  • Help plan/conduct informational and orientation meetings
  • Follow-up with applicants
  • Manage blog while in-country
  • Introduce/accompany volunteers to in-country sites
  • Visit volunteers at project locations
  • Group integration activities and check in with volunteers while in country
  • Record volunteer activities (blog, pictures, etc.)
  • Assist Program Coordinators and in-country staff as needed

Benefits:

  • 50-80% flight reimbursement (depending on recruitment success)
  • Room/board, transportation and phone costs covered by Vive Peru (weekend trips not included)
  • Great leadership opportunity
  • Chance to return to previous project site!
Application Process:
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