Youth Entrepreneurship Advisor

Position: Youth Entrepreneurship Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Cusco, Peru

Deadline: December 31, 2022

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: December 31, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Cusco, Peru

Start Date: October - December 2022 (flexible)

Placement Length: 12 Months

Language Requirements: Spanish Level 4-Advanced

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
As a Youth Entrepreneurship Advisor, you will support the Kallpa team by providing guidance, training and technical assistance to young people and adolescents for their insertion into the market through business entrepreneurship.

You can support young people to improve their capacities to increase their entrepreneurial opportunities!

As a volunteer, you will:

Participate in the organization, implementation and evaluation of business entrepreneurship and financial education workshops for adolescents and young people.
Organize and implement personalized advice for young entrepreneurs using CJEI services to develop their business plans and marketing strategies.
Strengthen the project's social networks to promote the products and services of young people from the Entrepreneurship Seedbed and the services and activities of the CJEI.
Other related tasks that may be necessary as required by the CJE coordinators and/or the Cuso Country Representative.

Essential Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in economics, business administration, social sciences, social work, finance, marketing or related fields.

Essential Background:

Experience in working with adolescents and young people, in training, and personal and/or organizational development processes.
Excellent skills in facilitating training processes.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills to be able to communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Knowledge of and commitment to social inclusion and gender equality.- Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.

Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Partner - Asociación Kallpa

Our partner, the, Asociación KALLPA focuses on promoting quality education throughout the community by carrying out projects, providing materials and developing methods to expand their work in education throughout the area.

The organization has identified the need to address issues of employment and income generation, while maintaining its focus on young people and their involvement in building sustainable communities. With the help of Cuso International, KALLPA has founded two Youth Employment Centers in Peru.


Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.

Support Package

Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on 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 (more details below)
On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

Other Requirements:

Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
Obtain a Police Check at our request
Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared by the Cuso International Medical Advisor prior to your departure
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with the World Health Organization-approved vaccines.


We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

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