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Junior EU Aid Volunteer Communications, Peru

— 1 positions
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The EU Aid Volunteers is an initiative of the European Union. It brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be over 18 years of age and be a citizen of an EU Member State or a long-term resident in the EU.


The volunteer will be engaged in Aprodeh’s headquarters communication activities in Lima, Peru. The project responds to the institutional strategic communication plan through which Aprodeh seeks to improve its internal and external communication, thus strengthening the generation of synergies, institutional image and institutional strategies in favour of human rights.


The volunteer will support Aprodeh in the achievement of the following results:

- Improvement of internal communication channels.

- Strengthening the communication capabilities of the entity.

- Improving the dissemination of news and projects of the entity through social networks.

- Generate network management strategies adapted to the context and situation of the country and the target audience to which Aprodeh is addressing.

- Creation of spaces for dissemination and reflection on prioritized topics.

- Generate innovative content to strengthen institutional advocacy strategies.


For all this, the volunteer must at all times consider the importance of the socio-political situation of the country, as well as the cultural identity of the populations with which Aprodeh works.

APRODEH headquarters are located in Lima, capital city of Peru, in Jesús María district, a middle class district with easy access to many parts of the city.

Lima is a city of 9 million inhabitants, and, as any big city, has areas with different security situations. Major security issues are robberies and assaults, which are concentrated in some areas, and a high rate of traffic accidents. APRODEH will therefore emphasize safety regulations to avoid any mishap. The public transport system, although it has improved, has still an informal management component.

Though there are strong confrontations between the majority party in the congress and the executive, the political and social situations are not affected and it does not lead to security issues.
The districts where the volunteer will carry out the daily are safe areas with rare cases of robbery or assault.

Healthcare in the capital is good, both in private and public medical centres, however it is suggested to use private medical facilities. The volunteer will be trained to prevent any challenge in their personal safety and health.

Being located on the Peruvian central cost, Lima has several beaches. The presence of the sea comes with high humidity rates. The average winter temperature is 15-17° and the weather is cloudy and foggy. In summer the temperature is average 28°.

Lima has transportation services to all the regions in the country (land terminal and airport). It has all the amenities such as internet, shopping centers, good restaurants and a variety of cultural activities, recreation and learning. It is possible to find a great variety of food from all regions of the country, international, as well as preparations for vegetarians, vegans or celiacs. Lima stands out for an active cultural life and offers opportunities for training and practicing sports.

Design of a new institutional communication strategy

Assisting Aprodeh in creating its communication strategy.

Preparation and dissemination of press releases

Writing press releases and sending them to relevant journalists and media outlets

Development of content and visual materials according to institutional needs

Give recommendations and develop the content and visual communication materials

Participation of the update of the website and social networks

Updating the website of Aprodeh and its social media page

Creation of audiovisual materials

Preparing and disseminating audiovisual materials about the activities of Aprodeh.

Content writing based on prioritized topics

Writing about the projects and activities of Aprodeh

Participation direct and fluid coordination with all APRODEH teams and regional offices

Ensuring good information flow across the teams and offices

Participation in advocacy actions carried out with allied institutions

Contributing to advocacy efforts of Aprodeh

Advocacy tasks

Participation in the design of political and social advocacy strategies of the different teams and venues


Required competences

- Professional in Communication, Journalism, Audiovisual Communication or similar

- Ideally, knowledge about Peru

- Ideally, previous training in human rights

- Social sensitivity and empathy

- Ability to synthesize and write in Spanish

- Organizational skills

- Management of social networks

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.

- Degree in Communication, Journalism, Audiovisual Communication or similar;
- Previous working experience in the field of Communications;
- Experience in graphic design programs;
- Advanced level of English and Spanish;
- Previous experiences as a volunteer;
- Knowledge about Latin America.

Condition of service

During the deployment, the volunteer will have the opportunity to participate in training session organized internally or by partner organizations. APRODEH will also offer spaces for dialogue and training on various topics, including safety and health.

APROEH work will require regular self-training: the institution will provide time during the working schedule to read key documents.

APRODEH will provide information about short courses offered by museums or cultural centres related to the local culture (dance, music, etc).

The volunteer will be based at APRODEH headquarters in Jesus Maria district, from where it is easy to reach the historical centre of Lima or Miraflores or Barranco and other bordering districts where different human rights organs are located.

Daily working hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday.

In case of engagement in activities that require a higher dedication time or work outside the normal office hours, the volunteer will accumulate hours that will be recovered at the most convenient time in agreement with the organization.

APRODEH will provide the basic office requirements for the implementation of the volunteers tasks and will cover the expenses related to the regular working activities and to activities conducted outside the usual working place.

APRODEH will assign the volunteers a tutor to guide their professional and personal performance through the production of a work plan and monitoring the achievement of the goals set. The local volunteering focal point will be available to support the volunteers orientation and induction, their performance and the solution of any unforeseen problem that may arise.

APRODEH will provide safe accommodation with basic services near its head office.

The volunteer will be entitled to:
- Transport and accommodation during training period;
- Transport and accommodation during deployment period;
- Medical insurance throughout the deployment period;
- 2 days of leave for each month of service;
- Monthly allowance of 354,02€ to cover personal expenses (food, communication costs, etc);
- Up to 50€ of local transport costs covered;
- Resettlement allowance of 100€ for each month of service completed.

Selection process

Candidates shall send the following documents to
- Application form SuD HAV2 completed in Spanish
- Self-assessment questionnaire in Spanish
- CV europass in Spanish
- Copy of passport
Shortlisting and interviews will be carried out in October-November 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for an on-line interview. Suitable candidates will be proposed for the preliminary EU Aid Volunteers training. Please note that multiple candidates are pre-selected for a single position and proposed for the EU Aid Volunteers training. This is to ensure that, for each position, substitute volunteers may be chosen to replace the candidate in case he or she resigns or is no longer available. The final selection takes places after all pre-selected candidates complete the training.

Date of training
January-February 2020
Apprenticeship Placement
No apprenticeship
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
February 2020
March - August 2020
Post-deployment activities
September 2020