Medical Supervisor - Peru
Vacancy for: Project Coordinator – Peru
Based: Cuzco, Peru
How to apply: Use the "Apply" button on this page. Please do not send applications by email.
At Projects Abroad, we’re passionate about travelling with a purpose. We love travel, and we love making a positive difference in communities around the world. We have projects running in dozens of countries, where we send volunteers to help in anything from medicine and healthcare to education and conservation.
We don’t just dream about making a difference in the world. We do it every day.
We’re looking for a Project Coordinator to plan and coordinate Medicine projects of Projects Abroad Peru. The nature of the position entails frequent, timely and effective communication with health professionals, health establishments, volunteers and overseas offices. The main objective of this position is to manage the assigned project area thereby ensuring that volunteers are matched appropriately with placement, activities for volunteers are clearly worked out, and volunteers understand their roles and responsibilities. The Project Coordinator also works closely with medical establishments to ensure a legal framework for the volunteers’ activities.
Duties and responsibilities of the role:
Frequent contact with directors and managers in health sectors to explain or renew obligations and responsibilities.
Supervision of volunteers at their placements and some administrative paperwork.
Weekly meetings and monthly workshops with volunteers.
Biweekly meetings with our partner organizations making sure contracts are renewed depending on the rapid change of health officials and regional health authorities.
Outreach activities with partner organizations.
Administrative and legal paperwork before volunteers’ arrival.
Coordination with the staff in the different areas in the placements to make sure volunteers are well received and that there is a good dynamic between them, to prevent problemas arising from culture barrier.
Allocation of volunteers to the placements depending on profiles.
Introduction at the placement, explaining transport, activities, rotations between areas, time schedule, introduction to staff and heads of areas.
Monitoring of the volunteers.
Meetings with volunteers to make sure communication is optimal and all volunteers are in touch with each other, understand the context, etc.
Workshops according to the study levels and interests of volunteers.
Proficiency in the use of MS Office and the Internet.
Two year experience in project development.
Currently be living in Cusco (or nearby areas).
Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish (both spoken and written).
Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
Organizational skills, problem solving and decision making.
Experience working with culturally diverse population is ideal but not mandatory.
Ability to work under pressure, meet short deadlines and multi-task.
Team building skills.
You will be offered a permanent contract, subject to passing a three-month probationary period. An offer of employment depends on a personal interview and satisfactory references.
To apply, please complete the online application form and provide a CV and a cover letter in English.
Projects Abroad is the leading international volunteer organisation recruiting young people from the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan to do worthwhile voluntary work overseas.
Annually we send over 10,000 volunteers to 29 developing countries to gain experience in fields such as teaching, medicine, journalism, veterinary science, law and conservation.
We promote volunteering opportunities through our websites, social media accounts and events.