ABOUT CUSO INTERNATIONAL Cuso International is a non-profit development organization that works through volunteers. Each year, we send hundreds of global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We are one of North America's leading international development organizations that works through volunteers.
ABOUT THE PARTNER The Peruvian Human Rights Ombudsman's Office is an autonomous state institution created by the Constitution of 1993. Its mission is to protect the constitutional and fundamental rights of the individual and the community, to supervise the public administration in the fulfillment of its duties, and to provide public services for citizens.
THE VOLUNTEER'S ROLE
Since 2003, Cuso has been fostering the National Volunteer Program, with the aim of promoting the participation
of volunteers in the development of their communities and the strengthening of processes of democracy and
access to justice. CUSO aims at increasing the leverage of national volunteers in the decision-making processes
in their respective countries. The international volunteer's overall placement goal is to strengthen the national
volunteer program of the Ombudsman's Office in Lima or Ayacucho so as to promote better service delivery for
access to justice for the most vulnerable sectors of the population, while encouraging the participation and social
responsibility of the citizenship in this endeavour.
• Validating and piloting the national volunteer program, focusing on: the promotion of the program,
identification and recruitment of volunteers, integration, training, coaching and evaluation of the program
• Increasing the number of volunteers actively involved with the Ombudsman's Offices. • Promoting gender and rights based approach, and intercultural issues within the volunteer program,
through the implementation of differentiated strategies that reduce the exclusion of socially marginalised groups
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential qualifications & experience for this volunteer placement: • Degree and/or equivalent experience in the social sciences and/or public administration • Minimum 3 years experience in volunteer program coordination/management or related experience • Knowledge and/or experience in human rights, diversity/indigenous rights or gender work is an asset
• Experience in public engagement, human resources, organizational development and networking are assets
TRAINING AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT Our training and support package covers the costs of being an overseas volunteer, allowing you to enjoy a modest but healthy lifestyle while you volunteer abroad. This includes:
• Attendance at a Cuso International assessment day (candidates are expected to cover the first $150 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and accommodation costs).
• Travel and accommodation costs associated with five day pre-departure training course held in Ottawa. • Return airfare and visa/permit (this includes a return flight in the case of a family emergency).
• Coverage for required vaccinations, medications and health insurance. • Accommodation while overseas.
• A modest living allowance, which varies depending on the country where you are placed. • Quarterly payments to support you in your placement
• Modest support for accompanying partners
Please apply online, quoting referral code PER0012/0003/0001 the name of the placement.