T'ikary Youth Program Fellow

Cause Areas


Fri Mar 30, 2018 - Sun Sep 30, 2018


Casa MosqoyCusco, PE


General Description

This is an exciting youth-focused fellowship position, which involves supporting the activities and programming of a scholarship and leadership program for high-achieving students from indigenous communities in the Sacred Valley. The Fellow will live at Casa Mosqoy, the Cusco student residence and hub of the T’ikary Youth Program’s activities. During their stay in the Peruvian Andes, the Fellow will be responsible for supporting with activities programming for the youth in the house, will help to communicate the stories of the students to our audience around the world, and will support with general program responsibilities. The Fellow will have the opportunity to leave their mark on the program through a legacy project, which utilizes the Fellow’s skills and hones in on an aspect of the program they are particularly passionate about. The Fellow will gain leadership and international development experience working in Cusco, and the opportunity to form meaningful bonds with promising youth leaders from indigenous Andean communities. We are seeking someone with a high level of Spanish who is passionate about sustainable international development, education, and indigenous rights.

If you are passionate about youth empowerment and cultural rights, enjoy facilitating social community-building experiences, and are interested in getting to know youth from a different background to your own, then this is the ideal position for you!


  • Volunteer position
  • 4-6 month commitment
  • Expected number of work hours: approximately 20-30 hours per week
  • Flexible, unconventional schedule
  • Job-related expenses are covered
  • The Fellow is required to live at Casa Mosqoy for the duration of their fellowship at a cost of S/. 400 per month. Four dinners and five breakfasts per week with the students at Casa Mosqoy are provided
  • A letter of reference and certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the fellowship
  • Location: Cusco, Peru, with the opportunity to visit remote communities in the Peruvian Andes
  • Start Date: As soon as possible

Contribution: All Mosqoy fellows are expected to fundraise a minimum of CAD$500 before the start of their fellowship. We also supply you with resources to help you with your fundraising endeavors. Please email Steph Guthridge at tikary@mosqoy.org if the fundraising contribution is a barrier to your participation in the fellowship program.

Required Skills

  • Ability to interact with youth in a way that demonstrates and inspires maturity and responsibility
  • Highly competent (reading, writing, and speaking) in English and Spanish
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to new environments, resourcefulness, and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and ability to work in multi-cultural, collaborative environment
  • Confident self-starter, with a high degree of motivation and initiative
  • Accountability and trustworthiness
  • Ability to work effectively when unsupervised, but also work well with others as part of a small team
  • Creative and enthusiastic in order to seize new opportunities and identify potential areas for improvement and growth
  • Basic photography skills


  • Professional writing experience
  • Event planning experience
  • Relevant university degree
  • Experience living in a developing nation
  • Understanding of concepts and knowledge of language surrounding responsible international development, indigenous rights issues, and intersectionality

General Duties

  • Coordinate with T’ikary Youth Program Manager to plan and execute community- building activities and monthly workshops
  • Assist with student supervision and support, helping to monitor house responsibilities and modeling positive behaviour
  • Assist with the organisation and running of weekly fundraising events and activities, preparing materials, establishing relationships with local businesses, and campaigns
  • Develop program updates and individual student updates based on program activities and student accomplishments
  • Assist T’ikary Youth Program Manager with running of Casa Mosqoy homestay program
  • Travel to students’ home communities to gather content to communicate to our network
  • Support in developing a stronger T’ikary Youth Program alumni community
  • Write monthly blog posts
  • Assist in Mosqoy Peru event promotion and organization
  • Administrative program support
To Apply:

For more information on this position, or to apply, please contact our Recruitment Officer at recruitment@mosqoy.org. Complete applications consist of a resume/CV and cover letter in English, and names, relation, phone numbers, and emails of three references. Please also indicate how you learned about this opportunity. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Spanish
  • Administrative Support

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 20 to 30 hours per week

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