Employment Type
Contract Length
6-12 Months
Non Profit
Education Social Work


Job Qualifications

  • Previous experience in women's empowerment programs and/or circular fashion
  • Previous project management experience, including managing a small team
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and collaborative environment
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, leadership, and assertive communication skills
  • Proactive attitude and high adaptability
  • Empathetic skills to cultivate a trusting relationship with project participants

Job Benefits

  • Flexible, unconventional schedule
  • Low-cost housing available
  • Work-related expenses are covered
  • A letter of reference and certificate will be provided at the end of the term

Company Description

Intiwawa is a young and dynamic NGO fighting poverty in the southern slums of Arequipa, Peru's second largest city.
We consist of an international team volunteering in Peru and in Germany. The onsite projects take place in Arequipa/ Peru in the district Mollebaya, San Isidro.

Our goal is the integral development of the children and their families, and a sustainable improvement of their living standards. To achieve this goal, Intiwawa carries out projects in several areas:

● Education: Homework support, English classes, tutoring in math and reading
● Health: Dentist project, promoting healthy nutrition and personal hygiene
● Strengthening sociocultural values: Cultural and artistic workshops
● Empowerment of parents: Parent’s School, Madres Luchadoras project for the mothers

Job Description

The goal of our Madres Luchadoras project is to provide technical & productive tools and socio-emotional support to at-risk mothers and thus generate a source of employment for the women of Intiwawa's communities of impact which empowers them through their participation in economic-productive and leadership activities, including textile training workshops, socio-emotional support as well as finance classes. This source of work will in turn allow them to generate a permanent income to support their households without the need to disengage from caring for their children.

As our Madres Luchadoras Project coordinator, you will be responsible for managing and developing all activities related to this project, from planning to execution & evaluation of the textile training, socio-emotional, and financial workshops for our participating mothers, including inventories involving the control and distribution of alpaca fibers. You will be responsible for coordinating the Madres Luchadoras team which includes the textile trainer, project leader, psychologist, financial classes leader. You will work closely with the participating mothers, as well as with the General Director and Programs Manager, Sales & E-commerce coordinator, Marketing & communications team, and the Finance Coordinator. In this key position, you will take this project to its next phase in line with this project’s empowerment objectives.


● Work onsite in Mollebaya district (located 1:30 - 02:00 hours from the center of Arequipa) in close coordination with the participating mothers, the Project Leader, and the Sales & E-commerce coordinator.
● Develop an annual work plan with objectives, resources & budget, and calendar in line with this project’s mission and Intiwawa’s values, including a training and production schedule.
● Coordinate the execution of the workshops and manage the recruitment, registration, retention and attendance of participants.
● Under the supervision of the Finance coordinator, General director, and Project Manager, manage and administer the project budget.
● In conjunction with the trainer and Project leader, prepare and implement the textile training schedule and coordinate the monitoring & evaluation of the project.
● Coordinate the schedule of all academic and counseling activities in which the mothers are involved with the project leader, psychologist and financial trainer.
● Supervise the Project leader and trainer during the textile workshops as well as inventory control activities.
● Prepare and coordinate periodic feedback meetings with the project team, as well as participate in bi-weekly comité meetings.
● Create a final report at the end of the year.
● Ensure compliance with internal rules and procedures.
● Others as assigned by the Program Manager & General Director.