Youth Risk Prevention Advisor

Position: Youth Risk Prevention Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: June 15, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

The Volunteer’s Role

Live in the most important business centre of Bolivia and work alongside the Bolivian Foundation for Social Development (FUNDESOC) in producing comprehensive educational materials and tools in the areas of risk prevention and entrepreneurship.

With these tools you've helped create, the FUNDESOC staff will develop trainings and support to at-risk youth in Santa Cruz while collaborating with private sector companies in the hopes of generating programs such as the Prevention of Social Risks Program, related to social inclusion that will benefit the community.

FUNDESOC works in a variety of programs, one of which is working with children and youth placed in shelters with the purpose of supporting their personal development and to help them become positive actors in their own community.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Review and adjust existing educational materials for social risk prevention.

- Verify that educational materials are useful with target population.

- Prepare a guide for social factors related to risk prevention.

- Assist in seeking financing for the production of educational materials and implementation of the Prevention of Social Risks Program.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- University Degree in Education, Social Work or related field.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Experience in the development of educational materials

- Working experience with vulnerable groups and/or population

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

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