Don't miss out on your opportunity to join the ranks of Peace Brigades International and provide the protective accompaniment to human rights defenders in Guatemala who need your help!
Volunteer with the Guatemala Project
Deadline for applications: 9 February 2012
Next Training Date: May 2012
PBI policy relating to anti age discrimination for field volunteers: Age is not a barrier to working on projects. However, the need for mature and experienced volunteers is critical because the organization needs to present an experienced face in our interactions with high level authorities in the countries where we maintain field projects and because volunteers need to be able to assess responsibly risk and security questions in areas of crisis or conflict. Therefore volunteers are often over the age of 25.
1. A good level of Spanish - spoken, written and reading.
2. Previous experience of working with human rights or development NGOs, social, grass roots, or community organisations.
3. Ability to commit to a minumum of 12 months work in the field.
4. Ability to work within the principles of non-partisanship, non-violence, and non-interference.
5. Experience of teamwork and group living, especially in high-stress situations.
6. Basic computer skills - word-processing, email, databases etc.
7. Availability to participate in the project's training and selection process.
8. Availability of two referees able to give account of your professional capacities (who know you in the context of your paid or voluntary work with interest/solidarity groups, NGOs or academic study, for example).
1. Knowledge of Guatemala's history and current situation.
2. Experience of work involving liaising with authorities, campaigning, communication, negotiation, advocacy, etc.
3. Capacity for political analysis.
4. Knowledge of human rights.
5. Experience of work in the field of research and information management.
6. Experience of working using a consensus decision-making process.
7. Experience of working with PBI, such as with the PBI Country Group of your country of residence.
8. Minimum age of 25 years (see note above about policy relating to anti age discrimination).
Also fundamental, due to the characteristics of the PBI field experience, is that candidates are people who have the capacity to interact in a positive way with others; who are able to communicate assertively; who are able to adapt to diverse contexts (as dictated by the country's political and social situation as well as by the mandate and principles of PBI in Guatemala); who have strategies for managing stress; who possess a high degree of self-awareness, flexibility and openness; and who have a high capacity for work.
What we offer if you join the PBI Guatemala team:
1. Specialised training, based on more than 25 years of experience developing international accompaniment methodology.
2. An experience of living and working in a close-knit team of international volunteers.
3. Experience of volunteering in an internationally recognised human rights organisation.
4. The following expenses covered: return flights, room, board and medical insurance. Volunteers also receive economic support of $175 monthly for personal expenses, and a repatriation grant when they have completed their service.
PBI field volunteers protect threatened local non-governmental organisations through their physical presence, lobbying and information distribution.
For further inquiries or to submit your application form, please contact: formacion(at)pbi-guatemala.org
Posted by Nura Suleiman on December 22, 2011 at PCDN NETWORK