Junior EU Aid Volunteer – Volunteering management and Advocacy 12 months – Peru

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The project is in line with the 2019 - 2021 three-year institutional work plan. It has two components:

1) Management of the volunteer program in its national version

2) Development of activities around the memory of the period of political violence that Peru experienced between 1980 and 2000.

The work of volunteers will contribute to the management of the "Let's Make Change for Human Rights" volunteer program by prioritizing their bets at the national level. Although it is planned to expand it, its work plan will include dissemination actions, training of tutors, monitoring and ongoing evaluation in order to professionalize the management of the programme and the achievement of institutional objectives. These actions will be reproduced on the Apurimac and Ayacucho sites by the APRODEH team.

It will also contribute through concrete actions in the “El Ojo que Llora” memorial, in particular in the organization of commemorative activities, dissemination, exchange of experiences, systematization of information, organization of cultural activities and management of specific volunteers in the activities of the Memorial, can be trained to guide groups of students (optional).

This volunteering position will take place in APRODEH that is a local organization developing mainly local and national development aid projects. It is expected that the volunteer to be autonomous and able to take initiatives to support the hosting organization and local community in the development of their projects and activities.

Expected results/objectives :

- National volunteering is strengthened through management appropriate to ongoing evaluation and priorities established in the Corporate Strategic Plan.

- The tutors of the three institutional headquarters have strengthened their capacity to monitor national and foreign volunteers.

- The memory of the victims (civilian, police and military) contributes to the processes of raising awareness among the new generations through commemorative, creative, reflective, educational and solidarity actions.

- The memories of victims of enforced disappearances contribute to requests for justice and the application of the law on the search for the disappeared.


Lima is a city of more than 9 million inhabitants, and like every major city, has areas with different levels of security. The areas where the volunteer will work, our headquarters and the “El Ojo que Llora” Memorial (District of Jesús María), where meetings with other human rights organizations, universities (districts of Pueblo Libre, Miraflores, Lince) etc., will be held, are quiet areas and theft and/or attacks are rare. The political and social context does not represent security problems. A problem affecting the country in general is the lack of compliance with traffic rules by drivers and pedestrians, which leads to a high rate of traffic accidents. In some districts of Lima, the authorities are more aware and controlled. The volunteer will be trained to prevent any kind of difficulties in his personal safety and health.

Lima is home to many internal and foreign migrants, so its gastronomic and cultural offer is very wide. Lima is located on the central coast, its proximity to the sea means that several of its districts have beautiful dikes but also high percentages of humidity which make the thermal sensation higher in summer and lower in winter. In summer, the average temperature reaches 28°C and in winter, it drops to 15°C; in this season, it rains very slightly and the sky remains cloudy. The hosting organization will share at the very beginning of the project a security briefing and a security management plan with all health and safety rules to follow.

1. Support for the management of the volunteer programme

- Support for the management of national volunteers: convening, induction, capacity building of tutors, preparation of reports and statistics.
- Support for the monitoring of three foreign volunteers and compliance with the requirements of their foreign counterparts.
- Support for the visibility of the volunteer programme as a whole.

2. Support for work on historical memory

- Support for the implementation of commemorative, educational, creative and visibility activities, mainly in the "El Ojo que Llora" memorial, aimed at different audiences, giving priority to students. The activities are carried out in alliance with human rights organisations, victims' parents' organisations and schools.
- Participation in advocacy actions to promote the approval and implementation of a national memory policy and the law on the search for missing persons from the period of political violence 1980-2000. They are conducted in alliance with human rights organizations, activist groups and victims' relatives' organizations.


Required competences

- Educator, communicator or sociologist

- Knowledge of Latin America.

- Experience working with youth and/or adults.

- Experience in the processing and systematization of information.

- Knowledge of Peru would be ideal.

- Preliminary training in Human Rights is a plus.

- Experience in volunteer management would be ideal.

- Handling of graphic design programs is a plus.

- Spanish speaking and reading.

- Previous experience as a volunteer.

- Ability to synthesize and write in Spanish.

- Organizational skills.

- Management of social networks.

- Strong autonomy and adaptability.

Selection criteria
Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply section.

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.
APRODEH organisation has a charter of values that has indicated the procedure of selection, recruitment and placement of volunteers, which is highly observed. It also states that no candidate should be discriminated according to his or her race, religion or financial status during the selection.

- Ability to synthesize and write in Spanish
- Previous experience as a volunteer
- Previous experience in team management and advocacy

Condition of service

APRODEH will offer different training opportunities for volunteers, 2 per year organized by the volunteer program, but also some organized by the institution as well as others organized by allies. Working at APRODEH will require constant self-training, allowing you to have a slot in your work schedules for reading key documents. You will receive information on short courses given by museums or cultural centers, usually related to Peruvian culture or training in dance, music, ceramics, etc.

The volunteers will have to adapt and to be flexible regarding the local working and living environment that is very different from the European one. The volunteer must be autonomous and be able to take initiatives.
The programme covers the following costs:
- Pre-departure training with the European Commission: transport, food and
accommodation covered by the programme
- Pre-departure training with the sending organisation: transport, food and
accommodation covered by the programme
- International travel covered
- Insurance during the duration of the project
- Accommodation
- Local transport costs for travel between project sites
- A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (354.02 per month), will be paid to the volunteer to cover subsistence (food, any other personal items) in addition to a local transportation reimbursement (up to 40€ per month).

Your working hours are eight hours a day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. In the event that the volunteer performs certain activities outside of established office hours and days, or activities that require a greater involvement of established hours at the workplace or at your home, it will be possible to accumulate hours and recover them at the most convenient time for the volunteer.
The APRODEH offices have all the basic conditions to carry out their work. In the event that the volunteer remains for more than six months, he will be entitled to a vacation, taking into account the number of months of work and in accordance with Peruvian labour standards, which establish one month of vacation for a period of 12 months of work.
APRODEH will assign you a tutor to guide you in your professional and personal performance as soon as a work plan, objectives and products are established. The local volunteer in charge will be available to support you in your integration, your performance and find solutions to any unforeseen problems that may arise. APRODEH will also provide spaces for dialogue and training on various topics, including safety and health.
APRODEH undertakes to cover the personal expenses necessary for the performance of professional activities outside the usual place of work.

Selection process

The candidate has to send the following documents in Spanish to
- his/her application form SuD HAV 2
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV in Europass format

At the end of April: the candidates interviewed will know if they are selected to participate to the pre-departure training.
In May 2019: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online training.
In June 2019: The pre-selected candidates will participate to a face-to-face pre-departure trainings (12 days).
The final selection will be done after the pre-departure trainings at the end of June 2019.

Information on the interview process: Skype interviews with the sending and hosting organizations in April 2019

Date of training
Compulsory online training in May and face-to-face training with EC training provider from the 3rd to the 14th of June 2019
Apprenticeship Placement
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
Pre-departure training with sending organization: from the 8th to 12th of July 2019
September 2019 – September 2020
Post-deployment activities
Autumn 2020
Self assessment questionnaire
File SAQ Peru Lima ES