WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT COORDINATOR POSITION IN BEAUTIFUL BAHIA!

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Program Description

ETIV do Brasil is looking for a Women’s Empowerment Coordinator who will actually take the lead on helping us build and manage a new women's empowerment project from the ground up. The Coordinator will be working with the support of of the Director and/or the Assistant Director, and will receive supervision and trainings at least once every two weeks. Our Women’s Empowerment Coordinator will begin by building positive relationships within the community, mainly by meeting with local women to better understand their stories, hopes and concerns for themselves, their families and their community. The Coordinator will then begin to organize regular meetings with the women (at least twice a month) bringing women together who share similar hopes and concerns and are interested and willing to work together towards positive change. It will be important to help the women focus on things they can do to positively impact their lives and that of their families and the community, while it is imperative that we help them create goals that are actually obtainable or winnable. We want to be open to support the interests and passions of both the women and our volunteers, but we also want to link some of these projects with our environmental work, ensuring that all the projects we support are also eco-friendly and sustainable. It would be fantastic, for example, to make profitable products out of reused recyclables or natural and sustainable materials.

Highlights

• Enjoy the natural paradise of Itacare, with it's gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, and rich biodiversity
• Learn about NGO operations and international development in Brazil
• Combine volunteering and research with community organizing and an internship
• Establish positive relationships with the local community and participate in day to day life in Itacare
• Support and empower women to become an essential pillar in the community and future leaders

Qualifications

This position requires at least an intermediate level of Portuguese and a minimum of 3 months time commitment.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Low income volunteers and interns that are willing and able to dedicate at least 6 months time commitment to the project may apply for a grant with the NGO to have their volunteer contribution waived. This allows students to receive all the benefits of volunteering with our NGO (incl. life insurance, a tour of Itacare, an induction to the NGO, training in your project, ongoing supervision and support and 24 hour emergency support)free of charge. However, they must still pay the $67 administrative fee to cover all the legal legal paperwork, and all volunteers are responsible for covering their own food, travel and accommodation expenses. We provide affordable rent at our volunteer house.

Program Locations

Itacare, Brazil

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Program Details

Provider:
ETIV do Brazil
Location
  • Brazil: Itacare
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
3-6 months, 6-12 months
Languages:
English, Portuguese
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
Contribution per month: 1 month - $275; 2 months - $233 per month; 3 months - $198 per month; 4 months - $168 per month; 5 months - $143 per month; 6 months - $121 per month

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