We are currently looking for a Project Assistant to start in May 2018.

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HOOP is expanding and we need a hand for all of our different projects! We are looking for a hard working Project Assistant who shares our passion for Community Development. As an intern at HOOP you will be involved directly in all of our projects. You will be working alongside our Project Coordinator, helping out in our various Education, Social Work and Psychology Projects.

We are looking for an intern that can work under pressure, is well organized with good time management capabilities, and doesn’t hesitate to go beyond his/her responsibilities. HOOP has a lot of room to grow, we are just waiting for you.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the organization of medical campaigns, ranging from getting contacts, coordinating the logistics of the campaign, to evaluating and analysing the operation.
  • Create new partnerships with those who are interested in the mission of HOOP in order to obtain different agreements.
  • Research and prepare proposals for national and international scholarships for HOOP students between the ages of 14 and 16 years old.
  • Help with the HOOP school registration process, and create of a database for both children and their families.
  • Implement the reading comprehension and math program for our students.
  • Run workshops on leadership, teamwork, and emotional intelligence for children in the last years of our school, in order to improve their interpersonal skills.

Desired skills:

  • Fluent in English.
  • Advanced level in Spanish.
  • Educational or professional background in International Development, Public Management, or a related field preferred.
  • Experience organising activities, events, and health campaigns.
  • Knowledge and work experience in other NGOs with children, women and young people.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Good time management and ability to organize workload effectively.
  • Approachable and personable to build effective relationships with the HOOP team, volunteers and the community where we work.
  • Ability to make decisions quickly when needed and resolve any conflicts.
  • Proactive, creative and risk-taking abilities.
  • Good team work and public speaking skills.
  • Empathy, understanding and cultural sensitivity when working in the community.
  • Commitment to the mission of HOOP and achieving the project vision.
  • A positive attitude and a big smile!

What we offer:

  • Further your practical work experience in a friendly, welcoming, and supportive environment.
  • Gain experience working in the NGO sector and learn about issues in international development.
  • One-to-one mentoring by the Project Coordinator.
  • A structured personal development plan, which will be reviewed regularly throughout your placement.
  • A reference upon successful completion of your placement.

Unfortunately as a very small organisation we are not able to offer pay or other benefits. Interns, like our volunteers, must pay a one-off admin fee of $250. For information on what this admin fee covers, go to www.hoopperu.org/faq

Based at: HOOP Office, Quinta Gamero B-2, Cayma, Arequipa, Peru and Flora Tristan English School, Flora Tristan, Villa Fontana, Arequipa, Peru.
Minimum time commitment: Four months (preferably six months).
Working hours: Monday to Friday, six hours per day (plus one hour for lunch), plus occasional ad-hoc hours in evenings or weekends relating to HOOP’s local fundraising events
Position reports to: Project Coordinator

How to apply: Send your CV and cover letter to andres@hoopperu.org