Alberta College of Social Workers

Vocational Orientation Advisor - Volunteer in Bolivia

La Paz   |      January 04, 2018 12:00

Category:     Volunteer
Closing Date:     04/10/2018
Employer:     Cuso International
Title:     Vocational Orientation Advisor - Volunteer in Bolivia
Address:      Bolivia
City:     La Paz
Date Posted:     01/04/2018
Salary:     To be determined

Location La Paz, Bolivia

Start Date  Feb - Apr 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish, English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only


The Volunteer’s Role


Cuso International Bolivia is looking for a volunteer like you to support the Youth Employment Centre (CJE) of La Paz in their outreach strategy to current and potential youth in need of their services.

The CJEs in Bolivia are modeled after the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi of Gatineau, Quebec. These centers work towards the improvement of living conditions of youth in their communities, providing services such as vocational education, entrepreneurship guidance, job search and support, as well as many other services.

As the volunteer for this placement, you'll be working towards reaching youth between the ages of 15-30 by informing and guiding them on the services offered by the CJE, including trainings in technical and academic levels, motivating them to start their career plans.

Qualifications:     Essential Academic Qualifications:

University Degree in International Development, Education, Sociology, Psychology or other relevant area.

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience working with youth in public or private institutions

- Experience in workshop facilitation or interactive/participation methods
Description:     As a volunteer, you will:

- Inform and guide youth at the CJE in the institutional policies and processes.

- Create and facilitate internal and external workshops in vocational education and training.

- Attend different employment-related fairs and events to reach different audiences.

- Aide the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor in the implementation of a monitoring & evaluation system.

- Support in any other additional activities when needed.

Support Package

- 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

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer

- 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

Please forward your resume to: