Central America Committee (MAK) is a solidarity organization that has worked since 1980 to strengthen the social and political conditions of the poor majority in Central America. MAK actively supports the struggle for self-determination and social justice and prioritises direct cooperation with the popular organizations in Central America.

Central America Committee has three main activities:

  • Broadcasting of work and solidarity brigades to Guatemala and Nicaragua
  • Project work in Central America funded by Danida and collected funds
  • Information and information work in Denmark

We need a coordinator who can act as the core of the brigade group, program manager and travel planner and on the journey act central contact person and otherwise participate on equal terms with the other participants. This is a position where a high degree of responsibility and empathy is expected on your part. In cooperation with the brigade group, you must also plan and participate in the preparation for the participants in Denmark. The preparation consists of a thorough introduction to Guatemala, the form of travel, the volunteer work and the challenges along the way. The preparation for the tour starts with a weekends preparation seminar in December and a 14-day high school stay in mid-January 2020.

 

As coordinator you will:

  • experience with collaboration across borders and languages
  • the opportunity to become part of an organization with many years of experience working with Central America
  • paid airfare, travel insurance, vaccinations as well as diet and lodging
  • a year of free membership of Central America Committee
  • An opinion for further job search

We expect you to have:

  • high degree of independence
  • good working skills
  • experience with mobilizing volunteers
  • understanding and knowledge of Latin American culture, also like indigenous peoples
  • Spanish fluency
  • the ability to maintain an overview of partners and contacts

We look forward to receiving your application no later than May 13, 2019. The position is unpaid.

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Information:

  • Work abroad
  • Assignmenttype: Communication and IT, Managing activities, Volunteering abroad
  • Workarea: Cultural activities, Nature and environment, Political work
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: Mellemamerika Komiteen

Information about the organisation:

Mellemamerika Komiteen
  • Updated: 13.05.19
  • Expires: 13.06.19