Volunteer Opportunities with Canadian Co-operative Association in Peru
|Canadian Co-operative Association
One-year overseas volunteer opportunities in Peru (2)Knowledge Manager OfficerÂ Gender and Youth Engagement Officer
WHERE: Â Piura, Peru (travel to rural areas required)
Note: These are voluntary assignments. Domestic and international economy airfare, ground transport, visa, travel insurance, out of country accommodation, and a meal/incidental allowance will be covered by CCA.
The Peru INVEST Program was designed and will be implemented in partnership with the Norandino Agricultural Cooperative Ltd. The project will be providing capacity building and inputs for 13 primary organizations located in the Piura, Cajamarca, Lambayeque, and Amazonas regions and will provide direct and indirect benefits to 4,349 Norandino member coffee and cacao producers. The project will build the capacity of small holder famers to increase the quality and quantity of cacao and coffee produce, as well as improve financial literacy and agriculture enterprise management skills. The project will further develop existing co-ops to assist women and men producer’s ability to access new markets, extension services and low cost quality inputs.
ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENTS:
The Knowledge Management Officer will provide support to the project’s local Program Coordinator to carry out the internship objectives. The Knowledge Management Officer will be based out in the partner offices in Piura working with Project Staff, the Gender consultant, the Gender Intern and Norandino staff. A significant percentage of their time will be spent in the field (Amazonas, Piura, Cajamarca and Lambayeque regions). Â For more details, visit ourwebsite.
The Gender and Youth Engagement Officer will provide support to the project’s local Gender Consultant, under the joint general direction of the local Gender Consultant and the local Project Co-ordinator. The Gender and Youth Engagement Officer will be based in the partner offices in Piura, and will work closely with the project team. A significant percentage of the Gender and Youth Engagement Officer’s time will be spent in the field, participating in gender training activities with the local producer organizations in rural communities, under the guidance of the local Gender Consultant. Â For more information, visit our website.
|ABOUT THE CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is a not-for-profit co-operative with a mission to establish and grow co-operatives internationally that build a better world. Â CCA delivers programs for the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) and other organizations which help communities fight poverty and create more secure lives through community-owned co-ops.
To achieve this mission, CCA works closely with Canadian co-operatives and credit unions to channel their knowledge and experience to partner organizations and co-operatives in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. For more information, visit Â www.coopscanada.coop.
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