IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER NEED!
LICHUTAM is an international development organization based in El Valle del Polochic–Guatemala. The Polochic Valley is one of the most disadvantaged areas in Guatemala, where education is still a privilege only a few can afford. Most rural communities in the region are affected by low income, high levels of poverty, and low access to basic service such as health, electricity, and water. Since 2009 we have been working to promote sustainable development in indigenous Maya communities through innovative solutions with the aim to improve education and livelihoods of local inhabitants.
Currently our projects serve two Maya Q’eqchi speaking communities, with a total population of 600 people, focusing on following key activities:
We are a small and young organization, a group of eager and practical people who want to make a difference in the world.
Currently, we are looking for a Local Programme Coordinator to lead a team of up to 4 volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity for a person who has interest in international development, enjoys working in rural environment, has excellent intercultural communication skills and previous experience in project management.
Our current Programme Coordinator will be leaving the project in January 2019, so we are looking for applicants who are interested in starting anytime between now and the end of January 2019. This will ensure the greatest amount of hands on training and knowledge transfer to maintain the integrity of the projects.
We are looking for a commitment of 12 months in the field in order to develop a long-term relationship of trust with the local Maya community and to facilitate ownership within the organization.
A minimum of an undergraduate degree in pedagogical studies, international development, international relations, economics, anthropology, environmental science, or equivalent. Master’s degree and/or knowledge in alternative pedagogies such as Stainer School or Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed are advantages.
What we offer
Joining our volunteer team is a challenging opportunity that suits highly motivated people interested in pursuing a career within international development and who want to make a visible difference in the lives of others.
* Unfortunately we cannot offer a salary, health insurance, or compensation for flights to and from Guatemala.
Please submit your application, consisting of a CV and a motivation letter, to email@example.com. Please mark “Application: Local Programme Coordinator” in the subject field. Please specify your potential start date within the email and/or motivation letter.
As we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis so we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.
We will contact all successful applicants to arrange an interview via Skype.
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